St. Mary’s News

Winners From Prince George’s County Area Science Fair

Winners From Prince George’s County Area Science Fair

On April 4th and 5th, 53 St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) students competed in the Prince George’s County Area Science Fair. For the junior division, the grand prize winners were Olivia Sowa and Jim Toledo, who took 1st and 2nd place respectively. For the senior division, the grand prize winners were Mina Fahmi...
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Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

A three year old toddler started a fire that engulfed a bedroom in a Lexington Park home late Tuesday morning, Maryland State Fire Marshal, Melissa Bean reported. Firefighters from Bay District, Second District Volunteer Fire Departments and NDW Patuxent River Fire Department responded to one alarm blaze at the 21700 block of Handcock Road in the Patuxent...
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New Member Needed for MetCom Board

New Member Needed for MetCom Board

Do you have a desire to make a difference by serving your community? The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners wants to hear from you! Citizens are sought to fill a vacancy on the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Board. Those interested must reside in the 2nd or 9th election district in order to serve. Applications will...
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Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

On April 10, 2014, Deputy McCuen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Goddards Lane in Piney Point for an assault. The victim reported he had several people over to visit including Maisha Javonn Peeples, 27 of no fixed address. Peeples and the victim began to argue over money at...
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Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Lance Allen Jones, 25, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim inmate’s cell and began to assault him. The victim ran from his cell and was followed...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Lloyd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault.  The victim alleged suspect Peggy Lynn Jones, 40 of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began to assault the victim with her fists. Deputy Lloyd observed fresh evidence...
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Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

The Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen recently awarded MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) a grant of $75,482 to assist uninsured and under insured women of all ages in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. This is the sixth consecutive year the Maryland affiliate of Komen awarded a grant to the hospital. Free...
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Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the GET ON Movement hosted a bus trip to the University of Virginia’s 20th Anniversary Spring Game. The group consisted of 24 of St. Mary’s youth athletes of all sports, ranging from 7 to 18 years of age and the Founder of the GET ON Movement, Former UVA Football...
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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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Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

On April 8, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed John Otha Dickens, Jr., 24, of no fixed address, was playing chess with Antwaun Somerville, in the day room. Dickens, Jr. became angry and struck Somerville...
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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE – Official Press release from the State Fire Marshal 4/16/14 @ 6:30p.m. The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a fatal fire that claimed the life of, Marion W. Gatton (81) and injured two adults during a fire at 19555 Three Notch...
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Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:44AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St....
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Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 4/16/2014 @ 5:20p.m. Southern Maryland News Net was contacted by a family member of the “Missing Person” and were told that Mr. Jones was not missing and was in the company of family members. 4/16/2014 @ 3:30p.m. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has released the following. Talmadge J. V. Jones III, Date...
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Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Court in Leonardtown for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants. The Criminal Investigations Division was...
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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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Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/16/14 is Rudy Featured Pet: Rudy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Rudy is a 7-year-old sweet male beagle that is in need of a forever home. He was lucky enough at the...
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Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

The College of Southern Maryland Lead Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble was elected second vice president for women of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) beginning in August for two years. Ruble is the eighth individual to hold this position since 1975 when the NJCAA became the nation’s first co-ed...
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UPDATE: Shots Fired Being Investigated in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Shots Fired Being Investigated in Lexington Park

UPDATE – Official Statement from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. On arrival, Corporal Corcoran located several spent shell casings. A suspect was developed during the investigation. Case remains open. ___ This is the third report of shots fried in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs from 4/9/14 to 4/15/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs from 4/9/14 to 4/15/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents. 4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19268-14 4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A...
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Car Fire in Morganza

Car Fire in Morganza

On Friday, April 11, 2014, at approximately 5:30p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department were alerted for an auto fire on Point Lookout Road in the area of St. Josephs Church in Morganza. Crews arrived on scene to find a car fully involved in flames on the shoulder of Point Lookout Road. Units...
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2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

The St. Mary’s County Health Department presented Gold Star certificates to 26 food service facilities who achieved superior food safety standards during 2013 at an awards ceremony held April 9th in Leonardtown. Dr. Meena Brewster, Health Officer, presented the awards. St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Jack Russell and Robin Finnacom, Acting Director at the...
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Two Juveniles Charged with Arson at Lexington Park School

Two Juveniles Charged with Arson at Lexington Park School

Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged two male youths, ages 13 & 14, after an incident involving a fire inside the boys restroom at Esparanza Middle School in Lexington Park. The 11:00 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished by the students after they ignited paper combustibles in a urinal and trashcan. Investigators determined the damage...
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Sotterley Farmer’s Market Date Change

Sotterley Farmer’s Market Date Change

Good Afternoon from Sotterley Plantation! Due to the wild winter our farmers need some extra growing time, therefore our NEW START DATE for the Sotterley Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, May 24th, 2014! Please help us to spread the word to the public. Many Thanks! DATE CHANGE! New Start Date: Saturday, MAY 24th, 2014!...
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Tractor Trailer Fire in California

Tractor Trailer Fire in California

On April 12, 2014 units from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 21600 block of Bean Family Lane, in California for the report of a tractor trailer on fire. Once on the scene firefighters were able to control the blaze within five minutes. The fire began in the engine compartment of...
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5K Fun Run/Walk & Dog Walk

5K Fun Run/Walk & Dog Walk

Put on your running shoes and enjoy a nice run on the waterfront and forested trails of Greenwell State Park. Or, bring your dog for a fun walk on a pet-only designated trail. All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation’s Therapeutic riding Program and Smiles for Life. Saturday, June 7, 9am – 2pm Pavilion, Greenwell...
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