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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/4/2017 to 12/8/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/4/2017 to 12/8/2017

During the week of December 4, to December 8, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police responded to Leonardtown High School for the report of a fight. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, were first to arrive at the scene and assumed the investigation. According to a spokesman from the Maryland State Police, three juveniles have been charged, and...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/27/2017 to 12/1/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/27/2017 to 12/1/2017

During the week of November 27, to December 1, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

During the week of November 20, to November 24, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Esperanza Middle School located in Lexington Park, in reference to a student leaving school grounds. During the investigation, it was determined a fight had occurred resulting in injury to a juvenile student who was kicked...
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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Every other Friday at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, excitement brews. It’s when Café Skillz opens its doors for teachers and staff who need a late morning caffeine buzz or sugar rush. Kimberly McCloskey’s Life Skills class runs a coffee shop, providing Keurig-brewed coffee and tea, along with scones, cookies and brownies. Everything...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017

During the week of November 13, to November 17, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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High School Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges

High School Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges

On November 6, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested LaToya Niccole Parker, 40, of Waldorf, after a Charles County Grand Jury indicted her on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, displaying sexual material to a minor, and solicitation of a minor. The incidents occurred between the fall of 2016 and March 2017 while Parker...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/6/2017 to 11/10/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/6/2017 to 11/10/2017

During the week of November 6, to November 10, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/30/2017 to 11/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/30/2017 to 11/3/2017

During the week of October 30, to November 3, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College of Maryland will waive the application fee for any first-generation student who applies to St. Mary’s College. Per www.imfirst.org, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that that student is the first in his or her family to attend a four-year college to attain a bachelor’s degree. “First-generation students...
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Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools held its annual fall chess tournament on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Thomas Stone High School. One hundred forty students participated in the event, which is open to any student in grades kindergarten through 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students compete in...
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Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

The obstacles and challenges that kept them from earning a high school diploma were overcome Oct. 19 when members of the Charles County Adult Diploma Programs graduated. The Lifelong Learning Center has 78 graduates this year, with 16 attending the ceremony at North Point High School in caps and gowns, cheered on by their...
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Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, Maryland, in conjunction with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill, advises that on Friday, October 20, 2017, the Grand Jury for Charles County returned a 206 count indictment for Carlos Deangelo Bell of Waldorf.  This third indictment against...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

During the week of October 23, to October 27, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

During the week of October 16, to October 20, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County 10/10/2017

Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County 10/10/2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding Juvenile Arrests. No further information is available at this time.
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

In an effort to educate citizens about the dangers of opioid use and abuse, St. Mary’s County Government is partnering with other county and community organizations to distribute a specially produced video public service announcement. The one-minute video features Sheriff Tim Cameron, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, and Health Officer Dr. Meena Brewster emphasizing the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

During the week of September 25, to September 29, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the success of the school breakfast program next month by offering students free meals to start their school day. Beginning Oct. 2 and ending Oct. 27, all CCPS students will get a jump-start to the day with a free healthy breakfast. Items will include milk, cereal, juice...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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