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12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

Walk to support the men and women in your life at the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail....
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been recognized in the most recent Best Hospitals issue of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was ranked as high performing in the areas of urology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures, and heart failure procedures. “We’re so proud of our mention in the 2017 Best Hospitals...
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Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Next week any person within Southern Maryland should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse, weather permitting. NASA’s website stated; “A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles.” There are parts of the country that will be able to witness a total eclipse of the sun; however, within the National Capital Region...
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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Mohamed Elshinawy, 32, of Edgewood, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS terrorism financing; and making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter. Acting Assistant...
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Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. The apprentice license is $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, and provides the same privileges as other Maryland hunting licenses. It allows anyone interested...
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Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning announces the appointment of Rachel Yasser to lead the District’s project targeting opioid-related health care fraud. Yasser, 38, graduated from Columbia University in 2001 and Northwestern School of Law in 2004. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland since 2008....
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Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash on Plum Point Road and Stinnett Road, in Huntingtown. The investigation revealed, Ashely Shae Donaldson, 24, of Chesapeake Beach, was driving a Toyota Camry on Plum Point Road when her vehicle left the roadway...
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Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder for the 2016 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis on May 31, 2016 and to Second Degree Murder for the 2012 killing of a young woman whose body was found...
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Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

New this school year for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) parents and staff are text message notifications. CCPS has a new notification system called School Messenger, which is used to send systemwide and school emails, phone calls and text message updates. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature...
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Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has procedures that guide how the school system handles unpaid meal accounts. Superintendent’s Rule 3842 outlines how the school system handles negative meal account balances. The Rule applies only to students who pay full or reduced prices for meals. The guidelines do not apply to children who receive free...
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Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended by calling the hospital’s Health Connections department...
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Health department hosting vaccination clinics

Health department hosting vaccination clinics

The Charles County Department of Health is holding several immunization clinics for children who need vaccines required to attend school. Maryland law requires students to have minimum immunization levels to attend school. Required vaccines depend on the age and grade level of the child and include DPT, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B,...
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Building service workers prepare for school year

Building service workers prepare for school year

The hallways of John Hanson Middle School and Thomas Stone High School shine like a skating rink. The scent of shampoo hangs in the air at Arthur Middleton Elementary School before building service manager James Turner revs up a machine that resembles a small, push Zamboni on a mission to deep clean the carpet....
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Organizations Sought to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Organizations Sought to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking organizations to educate local youth on the health risks of electronic cigarettes. These community organizations may include student groups, faith-based organizations, and civic organizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the number of middle and high school age students who have never...
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Country Life Fest Returns to St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds August 19-20

Country Life Fest Returns to St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds August 19-20

On August 19-20, Country Life Fest will take over the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown Maryland with a celebration of all things country. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the two-day festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From live music to exhibitors to a variety of contests,...
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Leading the Way to a Healthier, Stronger Community

Leading the Way to a Healthier, Stronger Community

Now in its 10th class year, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) aims to educate and inspire a diverse group of leaders from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties through its annual nine-month program. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is proud of its 11 participating associates and the contributions they are making not only to healthcare, but...
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Hidden Cameras Found Under Women’s Desks at NAVAIR

Hidden Cameras Found Under Women’s Desks at NAVAIR

According to documents filed in Maryland District Court, Daniel A, Fasci, 56, of Great Mills admitted to placing video cameras under the desks of multiple females at buildings on the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. One document states “Daniel Fasci has been using video surveillance under my desk pointed towards my private areas at...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

During the week of August 14, to August 18, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Maryland Gets Ready for 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21

Maryland Gets Ready for 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21

One of the most anticipated celestial events of our time happens Aug. 21 when the moon passes between the earth and sun, creating a total eclipse visible through a large swath of the United States. Although Maryland is not in the path of totality, skies will darken that afternoon and there will be plenty...
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Kathleen Heather Wilk, 66

Kathleen Heather Wilk, 66

Kathleen Heather Wilk 66 of Mechanicsville, MD died on August 11, 2017 at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. Heather was born on April 24, 1951 in Salisbury, MD to the late John and Nadine Skelton. She is survived by her husband, Phil Wilk; son, Richard Musgrave (Kim); daughters, Carrie Wilk (Lester), Kimberley Hockman...
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Frances “Sis” Merle Davis, 86

Frances “Sis” Merle Davis, 86

Frances “Sis” Merle Davis, 86, of LaPlata, MD passed away on August 9, 2017 at SagePoint Memory Care in LaPlata, MD. Born on September 25, 1930 in Port Tobacco, MD to the late Joseph Burch and the late Jenny Burch, Frances is also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis “Rut” E. Davis, Sr....
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James “Jimmy” Ronald Simonds, Sr., 68

James “Jimmy” Ronald Simonds, Sr., 68

James “Jimmy” Ronald Simonds, Sr., 68, of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 16, 1949, in Washington, DC, to Jenny (Russo) and Gilbert A. Simonds. Jimmy was the beloved husband of Betty D. (Landis) Simonds. They celebrated their 51st...
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Sandra Lydia Sico, 74

Sandra Lydia Sico, 74

Sandra Lydia Sico, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA to Lillian Greene Kirk Tamblyn and Francis M Kirk. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sico. Survived by her two loving children, Colleen Sico and Christopher Sico of Gaithersburg MD and Waldorf, MD; adoring grandchild, Nicholas...
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Bertha “Betty” Mary Teleky

Bertha “Betty” Mary Teleky

Bertha “Betty” Mary Teleky from Waldorf, MD passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, she was born on December13, 1924 (92 years old) in the Bronx, NY Betty was a devoted Catholic and parishioner at St Josephs Catholic Church. She was a homemaker who loved to bake, cook,...
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Thomas “Tommy” Philip McNey, 62

Thomas “Tommy” Philip McNey, 62

Thomas “Tommy” Philip McNey, 62, of Port Tobacco, MD passed away on August 2, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Tommy was born in Washington, DC on October 1, 1954 to Milton E. McNey, Sr. and the late Dorothy Pinkerton. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Terri Edwards and stepmother,...
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