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Traffic Alert – Mechanicsville

Traffic Alert – Mechanicsville

Motor Vehicle Accident in the area of 28976 Three Notch Road, in Mechanicsville . A tractor trailer towing a Backhoe overturned in roadway.
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BalanceLogic Announces Relocation of Headquarters

BalanceLogic Announces Relocation of Headquarters

BalanceLogic, a Southern Maryland based Small Business Solutions Company, has announced an office relocation and expansion. The Maryland based company has moved its main office to the 3rd floor of the Franklin Square Building in Waldorf. The move was prompted by BalanceLogic’s need for additional space to accommodate the significant growth of the company...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Phoenix

Wednesday’s Pet is Phoenix

Wednesday’s Pet for 04/23/14 is Phoenix Featured Pet: Phoenix Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Silky and Yorkshire Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE. Phoenix is a 7-year-old Yorkie mix. He is a handsome...
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Bryans Road Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

Bryans Road Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:50 p.m., officers from  the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a man with a gun who was standing outside the business. Dispatchers obtained a description of the suspect and officers quickly...
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Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are set to unveil some exciting new features around Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2014 season. Gates open at 6:00 PM this Thursday for the 7th Annual Opening Night of Blue Crabs Baseball and fans will get their first chance to see the brand new amenities around the...
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Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is hosting, “Momma Mia! Cats are Free” weekend from Friday, May 9 through Saturday, May 10. The shelter will waive all cat adoption fees in celebration of Mother’s Day. Celebrate by becoming a new mom to one of our homeless cats. View available cats in the free-roaming cat room on...
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SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table (SMCWR) is hosting the second annual spring bus tour to the Wilderness and Spotsylvania battlefields on Saturday, April 26 leaving from the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland at 9 a.m. The tour is open to members and nonmembers of the SMCWR. The first...
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Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Calvert County Mobile Phone Photography. 6 to 9 p.m., May 6-8, College of Southern Maryland, Building A, Room 204, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Photography instructor Guy Stephens, former president of the Calvert County Photographers Club, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as cameras and how mobile phones are changing...
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Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists”

Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists”

The Charles County Arts Alliance presents the second “Meet the Artists” Public Reception of 2014 on Saturday, May 3, at the Waldorf West Library, located at 10405 O’Donnell Place Waldorf, Maryland. The reception takes place from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in the main gallery located on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served....
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Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 26th from 12 PM to 4PM. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 50 craft and business vendors...
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SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees are hosting their annual bike ride on June 7, 2014. Three bike routes of 29, 47, and 75 miles start at the co-op’s headquarters in Hughesville and go as far as Colton’s Point in St. Mary’s County. Profits from the bike ride will be donated to the Wounded...
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Charter Board to Hold Series of Public Hearings

Charter Board to Hold Series of Public Hearings

The Charles County Charter Board is holding several public hearings in April and May, one in each Commissioner district, to provide information regarding the Charter form of government and obtain comments to assist in finalizing the Draft Charter. The final draft will be on the ballot in November. The schedule for the Charter Board...
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Curbside Recycling Program Offers Citizens New Notification Option

Curbside Recycling Program Offers Citizens New Notification Option

The Charles County Department of Public Works’ Environmental Resources Division encourages citizens to visit www.CharlesCountyCNS.com to sign up for the county’s Citizen Notification Service (CNS) and select the new “Curbside Recycling” category to receive email alerts about this service. Registered CNS participants will receive timely information notices such as recycling announcements or changes in...
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CSM Closed for Easter and Memorial Day Observances

CSM Closed for Easter and Memorial Day Observances

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed on Sunday, April 20 in observance of Easter. The college will resume normal operations on Monday, April 21. In observance of Memorial Day, CSM will be closed Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 27. For complete...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agendas for April 22 & 23, 2014

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agendas for April 22 & 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting Legislative Day 1. Action Items (Commissioners’ Meeting Room) 1.01 Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance (Commissioner Kelly) 1.02 Proclamation Number 2014-08: Child Abuse Prevention Month (Received by: Charles County Department of Health) 1.03 Recognition: Retirement of Emily Ferren, Charles County Library...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 4/18/14

Nicole Marie Fant, 28, of St. Leonard

This week the Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Nicole Marie Fant, 28, of St. Leonard. Fant currently has an outstanding warrant charging her with failing to appear in court in November on a theft charge. She is 5’5” 160 lbs., and has brown hair...
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Public Meeting to Discuss Sewage Sludge in Charles County

Public Meeting to Discuss Sewage Sludge in Charles County

The Charles County Board of Commissioners encourages interested residents to attend an informational meeting on Monday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Malcolm Elementary School (14760 Poplar Hill Road, Waldorf). This meeting is hosted by Synagro, a bio-solids and organic residuals recycler. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss sewage...
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Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

The Charles County Parks Division invites the public to the grand opening of the Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club (SMDGC) is co-sponsoring the event, which is open to all ages. This 18-hole course will officially be opened to the public...
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SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop, design and construct the 10.0-megawatt (MW) Rockfish Solar facility. JSI will construct and operate the facility through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and SMECO will purchase all generated energy, capacity, and solar renewable energy...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

For the lucky 7th season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has been busy working on some great new promotions, giveaways, and appearances along with some of the traditional favorites of Crustacean Nation. The Blue Crabs are announcing the top 25 promotions for the 2014 season in a five-part series. This week...
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Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf,...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

We’re happy to announce that the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are … (drumroll please) Angela Stalcup and Chris Kalnasy! Angela and Chris were couple No. 1 in our voting. They’ve won a dream wedding valued at more than $28,000 and featuring the work of Southern Maryland’s best wedding service providers....
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Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th, the Blue Crabs announced that the final spot to perform during the Country Music Fest will be determined through the Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off. On April 3rd at...
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