Monthly Archives: November 2011

La Plata Receives Sportsmanship Award

La Plata High School’s varsity volleyball team received the Lesley Cooke Volleyball Tournament Sportsmanship Award for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) at the Maryland State Finals on Nov. 19. The State Volleyball Committee recognizes the school that displays the best overall sportsmanship while participating in the tournament with the Lesley Cooke...
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Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 8:39 p.m,. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Tobacco Road in Huntingtown for the report of a single motor vehicle crash involving injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 GMC Yukon...
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Channel 95 Relaunches as SMCG TV 95

Following a series of technical upgrades Channel 95 has relaunched as an updated TV channel with new programming being planned. The channel will now be known as SMCG TV 95 (St. Mary’s County Government TV 95). Viewers will notice a refreshed, modern look with new graphics and live, continuous content, including local weather updates,...
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UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

 Fire and Rescue along with HAZMAT teams responded to the 41300 block of Medley’s Neck Road around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for report of an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Burch Oil truck into the woods on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue crews worked to extricate the...
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Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation, offering a full day of wonderment and Christmas spirit! Let Santa know what you want for Christmas, purchase scrumptious treats from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride from 11 am – 1...
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Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore, former leader of Greenpeace, met with College of Southern Maryland students, administrators and faculty Nov. 15 to learn about the college’s partnership with Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG). CSM’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) associate’s degree program provides scholarships and internship opportunities at CENG as...
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Farmers Eligible for Crop Disaster Assistance

Farmers in St. Mary’s County who battled extreme weather conditions in 2011 can now seek federal assistance for their losses. Governor Martin O’Malley has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for a disaster declaration to cover widespread crop losses due to excessive heat, drought and damage resulting from Hurricane Irene...
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UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: The accident along Route 5 has been cleared. Traffic is once again moving at speed. Traffic Alert: Route 5 in Leonardtown Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident along Route 5 in Leonardtown just south of Route 243 in front of the Maryland Antiques Center. The accident was...
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Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

The national capital region will compete in a Blood Donor Challenge through Dec. 9 for a chance to win bragging rights and the 2011 trophy for most units of blood collected for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood program of the United States military. Over the years, the Army-Navy game has come...
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Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

 On November 30, 2011 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for report of a Protective Order violation. Investigation revealed Christopher Scott Lacey, 26 of no fixed address, knocked on the door of the victim’s residence in violation of a protective order.  When deputies arrived, Lacey was standing on the...
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Bay District VFD Receives Donation

John Douglass and Chief Shawn Downs

John Douglass from SMNEWSNET.com and BDVFD Chief Shawn Downs  On Saturday, Nov. 26 Bay District Volunteer Fire Department played host to a Winter Wonderland and annual tree lighting. Guests enjoyed a magic show, holiday music, crafts for the kids, raffles, a moon bounce, firetruck rides and best of all pictures with Santa. Southern Maryland...
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Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

I took a trip to Waldorf and happened upon a barbeque restaurant, which happened to be Lefty’s. From the parking lot it looked to be just another shopping center eatery. But one step inside showed us how deceiving looks are sometimes. The place was divided in half with the left side for “to go”...
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Mabel Brooks Wall, 94

Mabel Brooks Wall, 94

Mabel Brooks Wall, 94, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Lanham, MD passed away on November 21, 2011 at Asbury~Solomons Health Care Center, Solomons, MD. She was born on September 13, 1917 in Morrisville, VA to the late Alonzo and Lulu Embrey Brooks. She was the beloved wife of Ralph Wall who preceded her in...
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American Legion Bluegrass Presents Paul Adkins Band

American Legion Bluegrass Presents Paul Adkins Band

The Paul Adkins Band Along with The Port Tobacco Pickers American Legion Post 238 Rt. 381 & Rt. 231, Hughesville, MD Sunday, December 4, 2011 2 pm / Doors open at noon Paul Adkins has been pleasing crowds across the country and in Canada since the 1970s. He has lent his talents to such legends...
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Police Investigating Stabbing in Clements

Police Investigating Stabbing in Clements

On November 28, 2011, at approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Budds Creek Road in Clements, for an assault report.  Investigation revealed Christina Marie Wedding, 26, of Clements, Md.,  became involved in an argument with the victim.  The argument escalated when Wedding slapped the victim and then retrieved a knife from the kitchen...
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Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Just in time for the holidays, a member from Fire Scout Detachment Alpha returned here after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. Fire Scout Detachment Alpha Officer in Charge, Cmdr. Brian Stephens (right), congratulates Lt. Cmdr. Tom Williams (left) on his promotion after a ceremony that took place July 1 in Afghanistan during Williams’ deployment....
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On November 26, 2011, deputies responded to a local pub on Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Derrick Xavier Green, 30, of Lexington Park and the victim became involved in an argument which...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Nov. 27 at 3:51 a.m., an officer patrolling the 3000 block of Market Place observed a man hanging around the breezeway near the California Tortilla. As officers approached, they heard glass shatter and observed the suspect flee. He...
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Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

On Nov. 27 shortly after 9:30 p.m., police and rescue responded to report of an accident with inuries along the 21100 block of  Great Mills Road in the area of Tri Community Way in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene to discover an accident involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed, a Chrysler Seabring driven by Joseph Holton Jr. of Lexington Park,...
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Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

On Nov. 27 at 10:17 p.m., three suspects knocked on the back door of the Cold Stone Creamery located at 3063 Waldorf Market Place as employees were closing the shop. The employees opened the door and the masked suspects entered and attempted to steal the proceeds. The employees fought the suspects off but one...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,262,617 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the design, development, and installation of engineering change proposal (ECP) 618 retrofit kits for eight Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18 aircraft under the Foreign...
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Intruders Arrested at Local High School

Intruders Arrested at Local High School

On Nov. 25 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to Thomas Stone High School at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Officers observed one suspect, 18, outside the school and she indicated two additional suspects – a male, 18, and another male, 12 – were still inside. A police K-9 team located...
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Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

On Nov. 25, after thousands ‘shopped until they dropped’ for all the bargains to be had by retailers on Black Friday, the quaint, historic town of Leonardtown held its half-century-plus spectacle with the traditional lighting of the tree festival while celebrating Christmas on the square. The cool, crisp evening was perfect for the highly,...
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SHA to Temporarily Close MD 225 Bridge

Starting Friday December 2, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin bridge structural repairs on the MD 225 (Hawthorne Road) Bridge over Mattawoman Creek near Indian Head, Charles County. Crews will perform preliminary work during the day requiring a single lane flagging operation between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews will temporarily close...
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Phencyclidine:  On 11/20/11 at 10:15 am, Trooper First Class Sorenson stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Town Center Blvd. in Dunkirk.  During a search of the vehicle, a large amount of cocaine...
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