Monthly Archives: July 2013

Preston Pratt on Residents Moving Out of State

I constantly hear Maryland residents talk about moving to other states because of the direction our state is heading. I find this very troubling and the fact that our one-party rule is fully aware of this and yet continues to burden hard-working Marylanders with their tax-and-spend agenda is both a failure of leadership and...
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Obama Offers Repackaged Offer of Proposals

Making No Concessions, White House Cobbles Together Old Ideas The White House piqued interest this morning when word came across the Associated Press wire that the president was proposing a new “grand bargain.” Curiosity quickly turned to disappointment, however, as this so-called bargain turned out, upon inspection, to be little more than a restatement...
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Another Pivot to the Economy?

With millions of Americans still out of work, President Obama delivered another lengthy speech last week declaring, again, that he was going to “pivot back to the economy.” The speech was long in words but short on new ideas and initiatives. In fact, he delivered the exact same speech at the exact same location...
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Hoyer Praises Digital Compilation of US Laws

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) praised the House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel (OLRC) for their announcement today on completing the significant task of compiling the entire Unites States Code of Laws in structured XML for the first time and dynamically publishing the code via bulk download. “OLRC has...
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68th Annual Summer Supper

Please join us at All Saints Episcopal Church’s 68th annual Summer Supper. Menu includes home-made crab cakes, ham, chicken and more. Wonderful home-baked goodies and hand-made crafts are also available. Proceeds will benefit community and church ministries. Date: August 3  Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: All Saints Episcocpal Church is located at the intersection of Routes 2...
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Annual Early Childhood Day Event

Offers Kids a Great Start The annual Charles County Early Childhood Day event connects parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals to resources and activities to help children get on jump start on education. The rain or shine event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 am – 1 pm at Capital Clubhouse, 3033...
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HSMC 2013 Governor’s Cup Yacht Race

August 2 and 3, 2013 Governor’s Cup Yacht Race St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites the public to the 2013 Governor’s Cup Yacht. The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race is the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. This year marks the 40th running of the race from Maryland’s current capital city to...
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Endangered Missing Person From St. Leonard Area

Endangered Missing Person From St. Leonard Area

Alexus Settles is missing from the St. Leonard area of Calvert County, Maryland. Alexus has short spiked red hair and a nose ring. She has a tattoo on her chest of “Moe Dro”, tattoos on her triceps of a mouth with a bullet, Hello Kitty, and a female silhouette, and a tattoo on her left...
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William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56

William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56

William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., 56 of Lusby, formerly of Washington, DC passed away on July 28 in Lexington Park. He was born on May 31, 1957 in Washington, DC to the late Marjorie Edith Saunders. Upon graduating from high school, Billy joined the military and served both in the U.S. Navy and U.S....
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St. Marys County Police Blotter

St. Marys County Police Blotter

2nd Degree Assault On July 26, 2013, Deputy Blaine Gaskill responded to a residence on Dutchmans Drive, Lexington Park, for an assault. Deputy Gaskill met with the victim who advised she was in an argument with Richard Clayton Hewitt, 37 of Lexington Park, on July 25, 2013. The argument escalated when Hewitt began throwing...
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Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65

Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65

Bruce Kentzing Robey, 65, of Indian Head lost his battle with Lung Cancer on July 26. He died at his St. Mary’s County home. Born Sept. 15, 1947 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Kentzing Carver Robey and Peggy Ruth Robey of Lexington Park. Bruce was a retired member of Teamster...
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Charles County Flag to be Lowered to Half Staff

Charles County Flag to be Lowered to Half Staff

The Charles County Commissioners, have authorized the County Flags to be lowered half-staff immediately through Sunset on Friday, August 2, 2013 in honor of County Employee Donnell Templeton Sr., who was employed with the County for over 20 years, who passed away on July 25, 2013. He would be greatly missed.
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St. Mary’s County Looking for Bidders

St. Mary’s County Government is seeking bidders to provide proposals for its Visitor Information Center Operation Services. Local Vendor Preference is applicable to this proposal request. Interested bidders may view/download the solicitation on eMaryland Marketplace (https://ebidmarketplace.com) under bid number MDSMG31009929. Contact Randy Burns at randy.burns@stmarysmd.com for more information. The bid closes 0n 8/23/2013 at...
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Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order Sends One to Jail

Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order Sends One to Jail

On July 27, 2013, Deputies responded to the area of Willow Lane and Winter Bloom Lane in Lexington Park, for an assault. The Emergency Communications Center received a call advising a male and female subject were in the roadway physically fighting. Upon arrival, Deputy Timothy Shomper observed several people standing outside of their houses,...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Destruction of Property, Theft and Resisting Arrest

Great Mills Man Arrested for Destruction of Property, Theft and Resisting Arrest

On July 26, 2013, Deputies responded to Wal-mart in California, Maryland, for a theft. Upon Deputies arrival, Wal-mart Loss Prevention advised Jason Patrick Stant, 38 of Great Mills, opened Wal-mart property and concealed it inside of his pants. Wal-mart Loss Prevention further advised Stant placed some items inside of a cart and proceeded to...
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Join Watermelon Queens at World’s Largest Crab Feast

Join Watermelon Queens at World’s Largest Crab Feast

The World’s Largest Crab Feast in Annapolis  Cool Off with Refreshing, Locally Grown Maryland Watermelon The Maryland Department of Agriculture together with the Mar-Del Watermelon Association will participate in the world’s largest crab feast on Friday, August 2, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis to highlight the economic and nutritional value of...
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Liquor Theft in Lexington Park

Liquor Theft in Lexington Park

On July 26, 2013, Deputy Timothy Shomper responded to the McKay’s Food Store in Lexington Park, Maryland, for a Theft. Deputy Shomper made contact with McKay’s Loss Prevention who advised, he observed a female subject remove two bottles of an alcoholic beverage from the shelf and conceal them in her purse. The female subject...
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Charles County Temporarily Suspends Use of Automated Speed Cameras

Charles County Temporarily Suspends Use of Automated Speed Cameras

Effective July 31, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has temporarily suspended the use of all automated speed cameras until further notice. Sheriff’s commanders recently identified a possible issue concerning the proper placement of a camera in relation to a school zone sign which may have occurred during the initial installation phase. Upon further review,...
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Burglary, Stalking and Driving While Intoxicated all in one Night

Burglary, Stalking and Driving While Intoxicated all in one Night

On July 27, 2013, at approximately 11:21 p.m., Deputies responded to a residence on Wheatley’s Apartment Way in Leonardtown, for a suspicious incident. Upon Deputy James Lloyds arrival, he observed a vehicle leaving the immediate area and captured the Maryland Registration on the vehicle. Deputy Lloyd made contact with the victim who advised someone...
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Charles County Receives State Health Grant

This advisory is being provided in partnership with the Charles County Department of Health. News media representatives with questions may contact Mr. Bill Leebel, Public Information Officer for Charles County Department of Health, at 301-609-6759 or bill.leebel@maryland.gov. The Maryland Community Health Resource Commission (CHRC) awarded one of its 2013 WHAT: Announcement regarding Charles County...
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Way Back to School Day

Way Back to School Day

Shake off the summer cobwebs at Historic St. Mary’s City Shake off the summer cobwebs and experience a 17th-century child’s education! During Way Back to School Day at Historic St Mary’s City on August 10 you will find out what kids were learning 350 years ago. Meet us at the Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom...
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Enjoy the Party While Encouraging Crime Prevention

The Charles County Commissioners and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office encourage citizen participation in National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013,  to promote police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer Charles County. “National Night Out is an important event that brings awareness to crime and drug prevention while giving you a...
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Wednesday’s Pet Mikey was Adopted

Wednesday’s Pet Mikey was Adopted

Featured Pet: Mikey Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind in one eye due to a injury Breed: English Shepard Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (43lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $275.00 Mikey is a 5-year-old beautiful boy that deserved a second chance. He is so happy to be safe...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. ATV STOLEN: On July 29 between 1 a.m. – 6 a.m., someone stole a 2008...
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Golden Beach Suffers 2nd Vacant House Fire

Golden Beach Suffers 2nd Vacant House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating a two-story, vacant single family house fire that occurred in Golden Beach. The fire occurred at 4:27 a.m. on July 29, 2013. Approximately 20 firefighters from Hughesville, Mechanicsville, Waldorf and Benedict Volunteer Fire Departments controlled the blaze within 20 minutes after arrival at 40426 Bay Drive in Golden...
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