Monthly Archives: August 2012

Know Before You Go Now Enhanced

Know Before You Go Now Enhanced

There’s a morning meeting at 9 a.m. sharp, and a broken-down car sits in the left lane, backing up traffic for miles. Will you make it to work on time? No worries! With the new My MD511 Direct service from the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), one of the most progressive 511 systems in...
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License Denied for Third Reactor at Calvert Cliffs

License Denied for Third Reactor at Calvert Cliffs

On Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 Federal Regulators denied a license to French-controlled company Electricite de France for a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission can not issue a license to a French Company to build a nuclear reactor in Southern Maryland. In 1954 the Atomic Energy Act prohibits the NRC from...
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New Training Site for HVAC/R Opening Locally

New Training Site for HVAC/R Opening Locally

The College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) has been approved as a certification testing facility  by North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE), the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry. According to...
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Phoenix Radio Crowns a Winner of “The Voice”

Phoenix Radio Crowns a Winner of “The Voice”

Wednesday Night, The Phoenix internet radio station hosted the Phoenix Voice Finals at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The contest started 13 weeks ago at Gilligan’s Pier in Newburg, with 89 singers trying to make three teams. This contest was set up just like NBC/Universal TV’s The Voice. After four weeks of Blind Auditions, the...
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Registration for Youth Sports Coming Soon

Registration for Youth Sports Coming Soon

Your favorite youth program is here again! Sign up now for co-ed basketball, girls basketball, and co-ed indoor soccer. Co-ed and girls  basketball is open to youth age 7-17 and co-ed Indoor Soccer is open to youth age 5-14 (as of September 1, 2012). The registration fee is $80 (or $65 if you register by...
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Accident Snarls Morning Rush Along Rt. 301

Accident Snarls Morning Rush Along Rt. 301

Authorities in Charles County are investigating a crash that snarled the morning rush hour traffic along Rt. 301 in Waldorf. On Friday, Aug. 31 shortly after 7 a.m., police and rescue units responded to report of a multi-vehicle accident along Rt. 301 and Berry Road in front of the Best Buy. Crews arrived on...
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Vehicle Overturned Along Rt 260

Vehicle Overturned Along Rt 260

UPDATE 7:55 am Rescue crews have extricated the patient from the vehicle. One patient will be transported to Calvert Memorial for injuries received. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Accident Blocks Rt 260 On Friday, Aug. 31 around 7:42 a.m., police and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a serious auto...
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Job Rotations Help Revitalize NAVAIR Careers

Job Rotations Help Revitalize NAVAIR Careers

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A six-month job rotational assignment resulted in a new career path and skill set for NAVAIR’s Tatonya Holman. Holman began her career in 2008 as a business financial manager supporting Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, but wanted the chance to gain new skills and experiences. She turned...
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Photo Release: F-35B Aircraft in Formation

Photo Release: F-35B Aircraft in Formation

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – F-35 test pilots Marine Corps Maj. C. R. Clift and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks fly BF-2 and BF-4 during a formation flying qualities test in the Atlantic Test Range Aug. 22. Testing formation flying qualities provides data on handling characteristics. The F-35B is the variant...
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SMECO Discounts One Million Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

SMECO Discounts One Million Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced that its lighting program has reached a milestone of providing discounts for more than one million high-efficiency compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Through the program, customer-members who purchase qualifying ENERGY STAR® lighting receive in-store discounts of up to $2.25 per bulb at participating retailers in Southern Maryland. “This is...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: On Aug. 29 between 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 6800 block of Mason Springs Road in Indian Head and stole jewelry and cash. Officers conducted a neighborhood canvass and processed the scene for evidence. PFC....
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Two New Buildings Expand Webster Field Mission

Two New Buildings Expand Webster Field Mission

By Jay Friess Editor for The Lexington Park Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer and Sen. Benjamin Cardin visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field in St. Inigoes, Maryland Wednesday to participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for two new buildings that will expand missions at the base. The first groundbreaking was held for the P-140 Communication Engineering...
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Robbery Arrests in St. Mary’s County

Robbery Arrests in St. Mary’s County

On August 28, 2012, at 10:50 P.M. police units responded to a private residence in Ridge, Maryland for the report of an attempted armed robbery. The victim reported she exited her residence, was approached by a male subject wearing a mask, armed with a handgun and demanding money and property. The victim refused to...
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Crime Solver’s Crime of the Week – Golden Beach Auto Burglaries

Crime Solver’s Crime of the Week – Golden Beach Auto Burglaries

During the overnight hours of August 27 through August 28, numerous vehicles in the Golden Beach area were burglarized and various items stolen including purses, wallets, electronic equipment, credit cards, money and GPS units. Citizens must be vigilant and lock their vehicle even if the vehicle is parked in the driveway of a residence;...
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Surviving Cancer only the Beginning – the Krista Cochran Story

Surviving Cancer only the Beginning – the Krista Cochran Story

In 2007, 31 year old Krista Cochran of Chesapeake Beach was diagnosed with breast cancer and came in contact with the breast cancer survivor organization, Young Survival Coalition. “It was through YSC that I first learned of the Tour de Pink. My husband told me that one day he would ride the TdP in...
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New Substance Abuse Treatment Center Opens

New Substance Abuse Treatment Center Opens

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon at the new substance abuse treatment center on Stafford Road in Prince Frederick. The program is run through the Calvert County Health Department with staff from both county and state. The new $3.7 million dollar 12,000 square foot substance abuse treatment...
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CCPS Plans 15th Annual College Fair

CCPS Plans 15th Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools will host more than 150 colleges at its 15th annual Charles County College Fair on Wednesday, September 19th, at North Point High School. Hours are 9am – 1pm and 6pm – 8pm. High school juniors and seniors attend the event during the school day as part of the system’s career...
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Sheriff Announces Citizen’s Police Academy

Sheriff Announces Citizen’s Police Academy

St. Mary’s Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron announces open enrollment for the 2012 Fall Citizens Academy. The academy is designed to give an inside look into our day-to-day operations. Sessions are held on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for an eight week period. The 2012 Fall Session of Citizens Academy will begin on...
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North Beach Road Closure Aug. 30

North Beach Road Closure Aug. 30

On THURSDAY, August 30, 2012 Chesapeake Avenue will be closed between 5th and 7th Streets in North Beach from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This road closure is necessary so that work can be performed on the stormwater system.
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Save the Date – Artsfest ’12 at Annmarie Garden

Save the Date – Artsfest ’12 at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host Artsfest ’12, a Fine Arts Festival, for all ages, on September 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Each year Artsfest brings more than 150 artists from across the U.S, who specialize in jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photographs, fiber, and metal. Over 12,000 visitors shop,...
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Frances Loraine Haines, 86

Frances Loraine Haines, 86

Frances Loraine Haines, 86 of Lusby, formerly of Silver Spring, passed away peacefully at her residence on August 28. She was born on June 8, 1926 in Hannibal, MO to the late Frank Dallas Klever and Martha Loraine Klever. She was the loving wife to Raymond Thomas Haines whom she married on November 28,...
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Acclaimed Historian Portrays Civil War Balloonist

Acclaimed Historian Portrays Civil War Balloonist

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable’s inaugural meeting will feature acclaimed Civil War historian Kevin Knapp as Thaddeus Lowe, chief aeronaut of the Army of the Potomac’s Balloon Corps at 7pm on September 11, 2012 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference...
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Calvert Board of Ed Seeks Advisory Committee Members

Calvert Board of Ed Seeks Advisory Committee Members

The Calvert County Board of Education is accepting applications from residents of the Huntingtown High School attendance area for its 2012-2013 Citizen Advisory Committee. Applicants are not required to be parents of students who attend Huntingtown High school, but they must reside in that attendance area. On August 16, the Board appointed 23 members...
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O’Donnell Issues Statement from RNC

O’Donnell Issues Statement from RNC

Tony O’Donnell, Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, issued a statement from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Candidate O’Donnell is a Delegate in the Maryland Delegation to the Republican National Convention. This will be...
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Passion Meets Purpose at Day of Caring

Passion Meets Purpose at Day of Caring

At the Calvert Board of County Commissioners, the United Way staff was presented a proclamation for the annual Day of caring, September 12, 2012. It brings together people from across the county to tackle issues such as abuse, hunger, early childhood development, illiteracy, homelessness, and those with disabilities. Citizens work at United Way of...
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