St. Mary’s News

Great Mills, Native Serves Aboard USS Nitze

Great Mills, Native Serves Aboard USS Nitze

A 2009 Great Mills High School graduate, 2013 University of Kanas graduate and Great Mills, Md., native is serving aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships. Ensign Garrett Smith is a gunnery officer aboard the Norfolk-based ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, that is longer than 1.5 football...
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Pax Partnership Strategic Thinking Series to Introduce MMOWGLI

Pax Partnership Strategic Thinking Series to Introduce MMOWGLI

The Patuxent Partnership Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Series continues with Dr. Dale Moore and Dr. Karen Cooper introducing Massive Multiplayer On-Line War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) on August 7. The program will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sabre Systems. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants. MMOWGLI is...
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Job Opportunities Remain with Recreation & Parks’ School Age Care and Summer Camp

Job Opportunities Remain with Recreation & Parks’ School Age Care and Summer Camp

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks continues to accept applications for part time positions for current year School Age Care (SAC) programs and Summer Camp positions. Positions for SAC programs are open & continuous. The deadline for Recreation Specialist positions is August 1. Recreation & Parks is seeking people with varying...
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1st Annual Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival This Weekend

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1st Annual Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group is pleased to bring to the Southern Maryland peninsula a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition as featured on the Food Network and Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters. Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ is a two day festival featuring a variety of events, attractions,...
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Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Between March and June of 2014, the Wicomico Shores neighborhood experienced a rash of what appeared to be related property destruction/vandalism offenses. Suspects damaged the newly built pavilion, bath house, and public docks at the Wicomico Shores Park/ boat dock area. Several vehicles were scratched or “keyed” or their tires punctured. Publicly owned property...
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Moore Arrested and Moore released Again

Moore Arrested and Moore released Again

On July 24, 2014, Deputy Cole responded to the Shell gas station located in the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for a disturbance. Witnesses reported a female walking aimlessly in the shopping center yelling profanity. She threatened to assault shopping center employees who asked her to leave. Deputy Cole made contact...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Beatrice

Wednesday’s Pet is Beatrice

Wednesday’s Pet for 07/30/14 is Beatrice Featured Pet: Beatrice Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Sex: Female Size: Large Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00   Beatrice is a 1-year-old loveable girl.  She came into rescue taking care of 12 puppies.  Beatrice was a wonderful...
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Ready, Set, MOW! United States Lawn Mower Racing Association Motors into Maryland

Ready, Set, MOW! United States Lawn Mower Racing Association Motors into Maryland

It’s time to head to the races, lawnmower races that is, as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) will be plowing into Clements, Maryland for the 10th Annual St. Mary’s County Mow Down. “Professional” lawn mower racers will compete for bragging rights, lawn ornaments and coveted trophies as they go head to...
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Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center will be Hosting an End of Summer Bash!

Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center will be Hosting an End of Summer Bash!

The Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center is inviting the community to participate in our End of Summer Bash. The activities will be from 9-11 am on Monday, August 18, 2014. All activities are free and open to the public. Children of all ages will enjoy DJ Ernie from Invincible Entertainment, face painting with Jamie...
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Shooting Death in California Thought to be Self-Inflicted

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UPDATE – 7/28/14 @ 11:20 p.m.: On July 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the end of MacArthur Boulevard after citizens in the neighborhood reported hearing a gunshot. On arrival, deputies found a male subject suffering from a gun shot wound. Detectives from the Criminal...
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Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

As summer comes to a close, outdoor enthusiasts from around the area will gather at the St. Mary’s Country Fairgrounds in Leonardtown for the Country Life Outdoors Festival. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the festival will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...
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2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

Splash into fun at the 12th Annual Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square! The weekend kicks off August 1 from 5 – 8 PM with Flip Flop First Friday featuring the music of Miles from Clever and continues Saturday, August 2 from 4 – 9 PM with water, sand and the 25th Hour Band!...
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Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

On July 22, 2014, students attending the Middle School Leadership Academy Camp came to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for a tour. The students met with Captain Steve Hall, Commander of the Patrol Division and graduate of the FBI National Academy, for an impromptu question and answer session on what it means to...
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Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley Plantation and SMECO Collaborate to Bring Back Barn Owls to St. Mary’s County

Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley Plantation  and SMECO Collaborate to Bring Back  Barn Owls to St. Mary’s County

Are you a Barn Owl looking for a home? Thanks to an array of owl-friendly folks in Hollywood, MD, your housing options just increased. A brand new Barn Owl Nest Box has been installed on private agricultural land adjacent to the Sotterley Plantation and it is ready for occupancy. Barn Owls are nocturnal hunters...
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Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Wow things in Lexington Park sure get built quick and just when you weren’t looking a new high rise building springs up in the most unusual place. I’m sure that our public driving by the new rescue squad building on our new FDR Blvd. couldn’t help but notice that new addition to the landscape...
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Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

During the past several months, Travis Richardson, 28 of Leonardtown, was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s...
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Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

We have a Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet. It has been a busy past couple of days and we didn’t want Wednesday’s Pet to get overlooked, so we waited until today. Wednesday’s Pet for 7/25/14 is Daryl Featured Pet: Daryl Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged  Breed: Black Lab Mix Sex:...
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Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announced the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education was held July 15, 2014. The Board appointed Mr. David Howard as Director of Information Technology Services in the Department of Information Technology Services. Mr. Howard is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology Services with the...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 23 to reduce its residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges. SMECO also received approval for its proposal to change how May and October are designated as summer rate and winter rate months. SMECO will reduce the residential...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in California, for a reported employee theft. The store manager alleged suspect Patrick Louis Campbell, 20, of Lexington Park, stole nearly $16,000 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise while employed from 3-5-14 to 7-22-14....
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Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy First Class Tim Snyder and Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, observed a green passenger vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Great Mills Road. The vehicle then parked in Millison Plaza where the operator was contacted by...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Burglary – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:50 am, Tpr. J. Quase responded to the Pawnit located in Lexington Park for a report of a burglary.  Suspects broke the glass front door of the business and stole various electronic equipment.  Troopers...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline observed Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of St. Mary’s Square after having been served a no trespass notice for the property. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property....
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Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. Because the locations of the companies that purchased the products from the...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

The time has once again arrived for citizens to clean out their barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. to take advantage of the opportunity to properly discard of potentially toxic/dangerous materials. Residents wishing to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials will have two opportunities this fall. The St. Andrew’s...
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