Monthly Archives: February 2014

Employees, St. Charles High School top Budget Request Items

Employees, St. Charles High School top Budget Request Items

Salary step and scale increases, health insurance, St. Charles High School and learning resource teachers are among the Board’s priorities in a $342.7 million funding request sent this week to the Charles County Commissioners. The Board of Education on Feb. 11 approved its fiscal year 2015 operating budget, adopting Superintendent Kimberly Hill’s proposal for...
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Waldorf Home Destroyed by Fire from Discarded Cigarette

Waldorf Home Destroyed by Fire from Discarded Cigarette

On February 28, 2014 at 2:50 am, a fire at 12616 Indian Lane in Waldorf, was discovered by the occupant. Waldorf, La Plata, Hughesville, Brandywine, Clinton, and Baden Volunteer Fire Departments responded. One firefighter sustained a twisted knee and was treated and released on the scene. There was a smoke alarm present. The fire...
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Maryland Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Dominion vs Sierra Club

Maryland Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Dominion vs Sierra Club

Late Friday, February 28, 2014, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled in Dominion Cove Point’s favor in an appeal brought by the Sierra Club to stop the LNG export project. The ruling can be read HERE. A lower court had ruled that an agreement between Dominion and the Sierra Club on the conservation...
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Ellen Barbara Heilmeier, 82

Ellen Barbara Heilmeier, 82

Ellen Barbara Heilmeier, 82 of Waldorf, MD died on February 26, 2014. She was a life long resident of Charles County. Ellen graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1949 and entered Franklin Square Nursing School in Baltimore and completed her studies with a RN Degree in 1952. She worked at George Washington University...
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Concerned Calvert Citizens to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Cove Point Public Hearing in Lusby

Concerned Calvert Citizens to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Cove Point Public Hearing in Lusby

On Saturday, March 1 at Patuxent High School, officials with the Maryland Public Service Commission will hold their first and only public hearing on Dominion’s controversial $3.8 billion plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point. Before the noon hearing begins, homeowners living near the facility and members of...
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From County Commissioner Candidate Nance Pretto Simmons

From County Commissioner Candidate Nance Pretto Simmons

County Commissioner Candidate with old school values but a new school of thought! Public Servant, Philanthropist, Small Business Owner, Community Activist/Organizer, and Mom becomes the newest candidate to throw her hat in the race for county commissioner. After a small focus group session with various community leaders on her potential candidacy, Nance Pretto Simmons,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honored for Outstanding Crime Prevention Programs

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honored for Outstanding Crime Prevention Programs

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for outstanding service in crime prevention at the 34th Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards ceremony held earlier this month. The ceremony recognized law enforcement agencies, police officers, corrections, and citizens who made significant contributions in crime prevention...
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Snow Closings Extend CSM’s Spring Semester to May 12

Spring Break, Commencement, Summer Sessions Remain Unchanged The College of Southern Maryland is extending its spring semester through May 12 to make up for canceled classes due to weather-related delays and closings. The extension does not affect Spring Break, Spring Commencement events or the start of the Summer I Session. End dates for Spring...
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Time to Plan for Summer Fun

Time to Plan for Summer Fun

Summer Camp Registration Opens Online registration begins March 1, in person registration starts March 3 Parents … wondering how you’ll keep your kids occupied for the upcoming summer? Well, the Department of Recreation and Parks has an idea … 2014 summer camps! The department offers a variety of camps. There are 17 new “Fun...
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Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 2/28/14

Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 2/28/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: 2-27-14 Corporal D. Snyder responded to a shooting complaint in California. The investigation revealed the homeowner was unloading a rifle when the weapon discharged. The round exited the residence and entered the neighboring residence, which was unoccupied. The case remains open pending review...
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Doris Cecilia (Homan) Lameo, “Dot” 85

Doris Cecilia (Homan) Lameo, “Dot” 85

Doris Cecilia (Homan) Lameo, “Dot” 85 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 26, 2014 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 6, 1928 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles Thadeus Unkle and the late Margaret Cecelia (Porter) Unkle. Dot enjoyed going to Ocean City, MD,...
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Calvert Library Hosts Bike Maintenance Workshop

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7 pm, come to Calvert Library Prince Frederick to learn how to change a flat tire on your bicycle and other basic bike maintenance and repairs. This Basic Bike Mechanic Class is sponsored by Calvert Library, organized by the Calvert Cycling & Trails Coalition, and will be presented...
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CSM Robotics Team Finalists in REC Foundation Competition

Talons Create Videos to Raise Awareness of STEM Education The College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team, the Talons, were named finalists in the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF) 2014 Online Challenge. To raise awareness of their team and upcoming competitions, the Talons created two videos. The video, “Autonomous Selector Switch,” was part of a...
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“Celebrate La Plata” Now Accepting Vendor Applications

“Celebrate La Plata” Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Event to be held April 26, 12:00 to 4:00 pm   Deadline to apply is April 11 The Town of La Plata is now accepting vendors for the Town’s spring festival, Celebrate La Plata, to be held on Saturday, April 26, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for vendors; space and...
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Two Men Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:45 p.m., Officer J. Fenlon of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop near Lexington Drive and Middletown Road, in Waldorf after observing a speeding violation. Upon approaching the car, Officer Fenlon detected the strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation led to the discovery of a...
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Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Menu will consist of Stuffed Ham, Fried Oysters, Chicken Salad, Parsley Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, rolls, coffee and tea. Price is $23.00 for adults, $7.00 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 2/28/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 2/28/14

Each Friday, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit will highlight an individual who has an open warrant but has been difficult to locate. This week the Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Michael Paul Holbink, 44, of Waldorf. Holbink currently has two open warrants...
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Quarter Auction to Benefit SOMD Vacations for Vets

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Southern Maryland Vacations for Vets is sponsoring a quarter auction to raise funds for free weekend retreats for service members and their families. Held at the Brass Rail, Rt. 5, Great Mills. Doors open at 1:00, auction starts at 2:00. $3 per paddle or 2 for $5. 50/50 raffle and...
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MDA to Administer Compost Facility Operators Exam

MDA to Administer Compost Facility Operators Exam

March 21; Examination Required Before Facility Operators Can be Certified The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will administer the Compost Facility Operators exam on Friday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at MDA headquarters, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Passing this exam is required to become certified as a Compost Facility Operator. Individuals who...
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Calvert County Restaurant Week Receives Proclamation

Calvert County Restaurant Week Receives Proclamation

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants are showcasing their creative cuisine and offering delicious deals during Calvert County Restaurant Week February 21- March 2, 2014. Whether you love local seafood, Italian cuisine or anything in between, Restaurant Week has something to satisfy any taste. And the restaurants are offering lunch and dinner specials along with their...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asks Citizens for Feedback by Taking Surveys

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asks Citizens for Feedback by Taking Surveys

On February 28, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s will be mailing out surveys to the public. The information collected by those who participate could help improve police procedures and approaches in not only the St. Mary’s County Sheriff‘s Office, but also in the state and nationwide. Individuals who have encounters with Deputy Sheriffs of...
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Summer Day Camp Programs Offer Fun and Friends

Summer Day Camp Programs Offer Fun and Friends

Summer camp information fair set for April 5 The Department of Community Services Recreation Division is offering camp programs to give kids and teens an adventurous, active, and healthy summer. Registration begins Wednesday, March 5. Register by Friday, April 18 and receive $5 off per week/per session. Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. The...
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California Man Indicted for Distribution of Cocaine

California Man Indicted for Distribution of Cocaine

James Lionel Medley, Jr., 29 of California was identified as a distributor of cocaine. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made undercover purchases of cocaine from Suspect Medley, Jr. which resulted in him being indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. Medley was originally held without bond.
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Local High School Students “Shadow” County Commissioners

Local High School Students “Shadow” County Commissioners

Four local teens recently spent part of their day watching the governmental process in Charles County when they “job shadowed” the County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 25. The students attended a scheduled Commissioners meeting where they took a part in the employee recognition ceremony. They observed presentations on the historic district designation and a...
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Waldorf Beautification Project Spring 2014 Kickoff Set

Waldorf Beautification Project Spring 2014 Kickoff Set

The Charles County Commissioners invite citizens to attend the Waldorf Beautification Project Spring 2014 Kickoff event on Saturday, March 29, at 1 pm at the VanGO Park-and-Ride lot (intersection of U.S. Route 301 Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive West near the St. Charles Towne Center mall). Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II (District...
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