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SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

When College of Southern Maryland Associate Professor Krista Keyes heard Sunil Yapa present at a conference in 2016, she knew the author would be the perfect addition to CSM’s Connections Literary Reading Series. The annual series highlights artists who exemplify the purpose of Connections – to bring art and literature to life for the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

During the week of February 270, to March 3, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart, and owner of Patuxent Wine and Spirits in Lusby shared a video on Facebook of a person stealing a bottle of liquor on Friday, February 24, 2017. According to the time stamp on the video the theft occurred around 6:22 Friday night. “You guys are awesome I’m heading to...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

If you are a local produce vendor, interested in providing fresh, locally grown produce items and locating occasionally on the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center campus during the 2017 growing season and willing to offer sales and options for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), St. Mary’s County Government may have an opportunity for you. The...
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Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

The Department of Public Works Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that mulch is available for free to all Charles County residents, while supplies last. The Piney Church Road Mulch Facility will reopen on Wednesday, March 1. Mulch loading will resume on Saturday, March 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Commercial entities are...
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Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Shopping for a new home tops the to-do list of Maryland’s newest millionaire, who is a Charles County scratch-off fan. The lucky 54-year-old won $1 million playing the Maryland Lottery’s Million Dollar Spectacular game. The Bryans Road resident found her lucky $20 instant ticket after visiting her sister. She stopped at Bryans Road US...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 8:30 p.m., the suspect came into the Charlotte Hall Wawa with the victim to use the restrooms. After the victim went into the ladies’ restroom, the suspect turned around, went back to his...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 1:05 p.m., the suspect pushed a cart filled with merchandise past all final points of sale in the California, Target Store. The suspect was last seen driving away in the green four-door...
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Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded their efforts and are pleased to announce the opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. The company is expressing enthusiasm about the new location in Leonardtown and believes it will benefit both their business and clients. They look...
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Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

An unusual thirst for a soda put Judy Lilley of Lusby in the path of Lottery luck and a $10,000 top-prize win on a 10x Cash scratch-off. The mother of two grown children and two grandsons, Judy said she craved a soda last Sunday and headed to the community store, Mimi’s Station in Lusby,...
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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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Two Men Sentenced Under Maryland’s New Anti-Poaching Law

Two Men Sentenced Under Maryland’s New Anti-Poaching Law

Two men became the first sentenced under a new state anti-poaching law after they were found guilty of multiple charges Wednesday in Dorchester County District Court. Andrew Collison Harding, 21, of Vienna, and Toby Allen Hughes, 21, of Seaford, Delaware, were convicted of casting rays with an implement (jacklighting), hunting deer at night, hunting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

During the week of February 20, to February 24, 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 Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:10 PM the suspect got on the STS Bus at the Charlotte Hall Food Lion store on Mt. Wolf Road. She asked to purchase 30 Bus tickets and told the driver that she would...
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Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The officers are charged in separate incidents. Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Derrick Rondell Battle, age 43, of Bladensburg, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, to 198 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 4:22 p.m., two suspects entered the California Dollar General store separately and proceeded to the rear aisle. While the suspect in the dark coat and knit cap acted as a lookout the suspect in the tan hat and coat entered the back room area and went directly to the...
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Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Students and staff at Milton M. Somers Middle School battled each other on the basketball court last week to benefit the American Heart Association’s Hoops For Heart program. Students could donate a minimum of $2 to the cause and earn a chance to play basketball against a team of teachers. Students were able to...
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