Monthly Archives: October 2012

Three Suspects Wanted in Liquor Store Theft

Three Suspects Wanted in Liquor Store Theft

On Tuesday, October 30 at 10:26p.m., three black males entered the ABC Liquors in California. While the employee was busy ringing up other customers, the 3 males each stole a bottle of liquor. Video and photographs of the incident were given to St. Mary’s County Deputy Vincent J. Pontorno. If anyone knows the identify...
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Halloween at Annmarie Gardens – A Child’s Dream

Halloween at Annmarie Gardens – A Child’s Dream

If ever there was a Candyland, kids found it at Annmarie Gardens on Saturday. Dressed in their costumes, accompanied by adults, they would run down the trail to the next vendor to get goodies to fill their bags. Some would stop for a moment and sample what they had gotten. At some booths, vendors,...
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Seniors Meet Graduation Requirement

Seniors Meet Graduation Requirement

Charles County Public Schools’ class of 2012 met the academic challenges of the state High School Assessments (HSA) and the school system’s graduation rate for the class of 2011 increased, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Countywide, the class of 2012 met reading, mathematics and graduation targets for the all students...
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NRA Promotes Brendan Flanagan

NRA Promotes Brendan Flanagan

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced that Brendan Flanagan has been promoted to Vice President of State and Local Affairs, a new position in the expanded Political and State Affairs department. Flanagan will lead the NRA’s engagement in public policy matters at the state and local level, working directly with state restaurant association...
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Update on Sewage Overflow Near Mattawoman Creek

Update on Sewage Overflow Near Mattawoman Creek

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Charles County Department of Public Works – Utilities and the Charles County Department of Health report that an accidental sewage overflow occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the intersection of Hawthorne and Livingston Roads in La Plata near Mattawoman Creek...
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Wastewater Overflows Attributed to Hurricane Sandy

Wastewater Overflows Attributed to Hurricane Sandy

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) is reporting three wastewater overflows, which occurred on October 29, 2012, in the Lexington Park sewerage system. These overflows were caused by heavy rainfall as a result of Hurricane Sandy and are at the following locations: 1. Interceptor Sewer Manhole at Old Missouri Street 2. Interceptor Sewer...
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Wednesday’s Pet Tyson was Adopted

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Wednesdays Pet for 10/31/12 is Tyson Featured Pet: Tyson Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Great Dane Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium to Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Tyson is a 9-month-old male Great Dane mix. He has many Great Dane traits but probably will not have the...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Students Receive AP® Scholar Awards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools  Students Receive AP® Scholar Awards

St. Mary’s County is proud to report that 59 students at Chopticon High School, 72 students at Great Mills High School, and 131 students at Leonardtown High School have earned AP® Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP® Exams for the 2012 school year. “The students earning this recognition represent the...
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Calvert County Crime Report

Calvert County Crime Report

During the week of October 22 through October 28 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,602 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Release Sketch of Suspect in Homicide

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Release Sketch of Suspect in Homicide

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is releasing a sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a man and a woman on Oct. 26 on a foot path near Hampshire Circle in Waldorf. A CCSO forensic sketch artist created the sketch based on a witness’s description. The suspect is described as...
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Shady Rill in Concert

Shady Rill in Concert

Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey, formerly with Wood’s Tea Company and now performing as Shady Rill, will perform in the State House at Historic St. Mary’s City on November 4. Patti and Tom’s careers, those collectively span decades. With richly diverse musical influences that stretch from the British Isles to Quebec to deepest Appalachia,...
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Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

DFC R. Kreps arrested two people on October 25 at 12:32 p.m. on Md. Rt. 2 in Sunderland after stopping their vehicle for violations.  The driver, John Alfred Douglas, Jr., 53 of Lusby, was driving on a suspended license and also had an open warrant through the state of Texas.  The vehicle tag was...
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SMECO Assists BGE with Power Restoration

SMECO Assists BGE with Power Restoration

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, six Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) two-man line crews, a foreman, and a safety supervisor headed north to assist BGE with restoring power to the 80,000 customers who remain without electric service following Hurricane Sandy. SMECO president and CEO explained, “We checked with our sister co-ops in...
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Nominations Sought for Washington Post Outstanding Principal Awards

Nominations Sought for Washington Post Outstanding Principal Awards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is very pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for outstanding principals as consideration for The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards (DELA). The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards seek to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational...
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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Owings

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Owings

On October 26 at approximately 10:16 a.m. a citizen contacted the Calvert County Control Center regarding a motorcycle and a white male located in the brush just off the roadway on Boyds Turn Road in the area of Three Brothers Way in Owings. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to...
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CSM Hosts Collegiate Robotics Competition

CSM Hosts Collegiate Robotics Competition

CSM Robotics Collegiate Division Competition. 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 3. College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM is hosting its first collegiate division robotics challenge with CSM’s Talons student team competing against Muhlenburg College of...
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Sotterley Presents “From This Day Forward”

Sotterley Presents “From This Day Forward”

This year’s Sotterley Holiday Candlelight entitled, “From This Day Forward” will run on Thursday, November 29th for Members’ Night and November 30 & December 1st for the general public from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. In this living history production set within the 1703 Plantation House, visitors will encounter Sotterley’s past Christmas seasons and the...
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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 Oct. 30 at 1:10 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 3900 block of St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the front door window was shattered. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) broke in and stole...
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Police Find Deer While Searching for Burglary Suspect

Police Find Deer While Searching for Burglary Suspect

On Oct. 16 at 12:28 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Stanford Place in Waldorf after a 13-year-old girl called 911 to report she had arrived home from school and saw a ground level window shattered. Thinking a burglary was taking place, the girl ran to a neighbor’s house. When officers arrived,...
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Letter to the Editor from Michael J. Martirano

Letter to the Editor from Michael J. Martirano

To the Editor: The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance, as they are traveling to and from school and when they are on school property. This is especially true during inclement weather. When making decisions on whether to delay or open schools, we take many things into consideration. Our county...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Help Rescue Trapped Woman

Calvert County Sheriff’s Help Rescue Trapped Woman

On October 29 at approximately 7:27 p.m. members from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team along with SMECO personnel responded to the area of Joy Road and Olivet Road in Lusby for a reported female subject trapped in her vehicle with downed live wires. The female was trapped for approximately one hour....
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The Highway Is No Place to Play Trick or Treat

The Highway Is No Place to Play Trick or Treat

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, “Halloween is the second most dangerous day for pedestrians” and the Maryland State Police is warning citizens Maryland roads are no place to play trick or treat while impaired. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown has ordered each of the 22 barracks to deploy extra...
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Shuttle Bus Cutting Routes from Pax River

Shuttle Bus Cutting Routes from Pax River

Due to budget constraints, the shuttle bus from NAS Patuxent River to Bethesda/Walter Reed National Medical Center, with stops at Washington Navy Yard and Washington Reagan National Airport will be ending on Nov. 1. Beginning on Nov. 1, the shuttle will make twice daily trips to Reagan airport only. “This is a service we...
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Electric Service Restored Following Hurricane Sandy

Electric Service Restored Following Hurricane Sandy

As of 8 p.m. on October 30, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has restored service to all customer-members in Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s County impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In St. Mary’s County, the 22 storm-related outages that remain as of 8 p.m. will be restored tonight with the exception of four customer accounts...
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