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Date published: 12/6/2012

By Bill Freehling

Spotsy supervisors will interview for deputy administrator

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to interview finalists for the deputy county administrator position.

The interviews will take place in closed session--which means they won't be open to the public--at the Holbert Building, 9104 Courthouse Road.

It's unclear if supervisors will hire someone after meeting privately.

The county received 104 applications for the opening to replace Ernie Pennington, who retired as deputy county administrator at the end of October.

A subcommittee--which includes the HR director, the county administrator and Supervisors David Ross and Emmitt Marshall--was tasked with narrowing the applicant pool to three.

--Jeff Branscome

State lawmakers urge GSA to pick No. Va.

Virginia lawmakers are urging the General Services Administration to pick Northern Virginia for the FBI's relocated headquarters.

Virginia representatives Jim Moran, Frank Wolf, Gerry Connolly and Rob Wittman as well as Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner sent a letter to GSA Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini on Wednesday making the case why Northern Virginia would be a better choice than Maryland for the consolidated FBI campus.

The FBI is headquartered at the deteriorating J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

The GSA, which handles real estate transactions for federal agencies, put out a request for information Monday asking real estate developers to submit specific proposals for the new headquarters campus, which could include more than 2 million square feet of office space and up to 12,000 jobs.

The Virginia lawmakers note in their letter that Northern Virginia is already home to a majority of FBI employees, as well as the FBI's major training academy at Quantico. Stafford and Prince William counties have made the case to the FBI that it would be logical to move the headquarters to the Quantico area.

--Bill Freehling