Monthly Archives: August 2014

Larry Eugene Taborek, 59

Larry Eugene Taborek, 59

Larry Eugene Taborek, 59, of Clements, MD, went home to the Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD after a courageously fought battle with leukemia. Larry was born on September 21, 1954 in Great Falls, Montana to the late Frank and Frances...
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David Henry Pitts, III

David Henry Pitts, III

David “Dave” Henry Pitts, III, 77 of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Richlands, NC passed away on August 30, 2014 in Callaway, MD. Born on October 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Ruth Ervin Thompson Pitts, and David Henry Pitts, II. Dave was the loving husband of Debra Lowdermilk Pitts, whom he...
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Stephen “Steve” Melvin Sparshott, 68

Stephen “Steve” Melvin Sparshott, 68

Stephen “Steve” Melvin Sparshott, 68 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 29, 2014 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He was born on December 13, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to the late William Lawrence Sparshott and the late Dorothy (Knott) Sparshott. Steve retired as Supervisor from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. He loved...
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Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has charged two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, with Arson 2nd Degree for their involvement with igniting the blaze that destroyed a two story unoccupied wood frame dwelling on the estate of Tom Clancy. The fire originally occurred on Friday, August 22, 2014 at approximately 5:00...
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College of Southern Maryland Alumni & Friends Raise $61,792

College of Southern Maryland Alumni & Friends Raise $61,792

Friends and fans of the College of Southern Maryland came out in full force for a day of fun at the college’s 23rd Annual Golf Classic to support what many consider as an alma mater and a community resource. The tournament, held at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club on a picture-perfect August day,...
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Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

A new traffic pattern along the Armory Road corridor in Prince Frederick will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 9, as progress continues in the third phase of the road improvement project for Armory Road and Dares Beach Road. The traffic pattern change will affect the intersection of Dares Beach and Armory Roads and the Fairground/Armory...
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The 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Celebration and Art Walk

The 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Celebration and Art Walk

There is Art for Everyone in Leonardtown at the 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Art Walk, September 5th from 5 – 8 p.m. The Arts and Entertainment District Committee, Commissioners of Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, and the local arts community are providing an evening of music, visual...
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Concert on the Square – The Clazzical Project

Concert on the Square – The Clazzical Project

The Commissioners of Leonardtown and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council are proud to present The Clazzical Project live in the Leonardtown Square on Saturday, September 6 starting at 6 p.m. Comprised of accomplished and gifted professional musicians this popular classical/jazz crossover group entertains audiences of all ages with a unique combination of classical...
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Detectives Seek Identity of Suspect in Bryantown Store Robberies

Detectives Seek Identity of Suspect in Bryantown Store Robberies

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of a man who may be responsible for at least two robberies and a theft at the Bryantown Store in the 6400 block of Leonardtown Road in Bryantown. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the suspect’s identity. The most recent robbery occurred on Aug....
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“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

More than 45 “wandering books” will be traveling throughout Southern Maryland as part of this year’s One Maryland One Book (OMOB) project. The books are copies of this year’s OMOB selection, “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande, and will start their journeys in public places in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE 10:45 p.m – Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 6:20 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 5 and Thompson’s Corner Road near the 84 Lumber in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a dump truck. The driver of the motorcycle, identified...
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Sheriff Tim Cameron is Proud to Announce the Release of New Book

Sheriff Tim Cameron is Proud to Announce the Release of New Book

The National Sheriff`s Association has acknowledged that “the St. Mary`s County Sheriff`s office is the longest continuously operating Sheriff`s Office in the United States established in 1637.” St. Mary`s County Sheriffs- 375 Years records the Sheriffs through the history of Maryland`s “mother county.” Through empirical research, historical data, and Sheriff`s Commissions, the writing team...
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Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Louise Angle Clements, 87

Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Louise Angle Clements, 87

Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Louise Angle Clements, 87 of California, MD formerly of Bushwood, MD, passed away on August 27, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 21, 1927 in Washington, D.C., she was the loving daughter of the late Mary Lillian Graves Angle and Joseph Aloysius Angle. Agnes is preceded in death by her...
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Constance Doreen Healy, 90

Constance Doreen Healy, 90

Constance Doreen Healy, 90 of Hollywood, MD died on 27 August 2014 at the St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 June 1924, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey Stewart Lincoln Semmens and Hazel Lucy May (Clark) Semmens. She grew up in the city of Perth. During World...
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Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Explore the life ways of Maryland’s first families on Indian Discovery Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Historic St. Mary’s City. You will discover how the Yaocomaco people found everything they needed to live in the water, fields, and forests around them. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow and imagine hunting for...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools will host more than 150 colleges at its annual Charles County College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at North Point High School. The fair is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. High school juniors and seniors attend the event during the school day as part of the...
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Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking proposals from organizations credentialed as a provider/site by Healthy Families America to implement the Healthy Families program model for St. Mary’s County families. The national Healthy Families model provides regular home visits from the beginning of pregnancy through the first five years of life for families...
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Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. The first event will be a Cinema Café showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make...
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CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

To meet the growing need for information security professionals, the College of Southern Maryland has joined an international initiative with (ISC)²® to establish a joint framework for industry-academic cooperation to bridge the workforce gap between the increasing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the amount of skilled professionals entering the industry. Through the college’s...
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UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Keyan William Mitchell, 25, of Waldorf. Mitchell currently has four outstanding warrants charging him with failing to appear in court for robbery, attempted robbery, burglary and assault. Mitchell is 5’10”, 205 lbs., and has black hair and brown...
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Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On August, 21, 2014, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park, MD residence. During a search of the residence, Jeremy Mark Owens 26, and Jeramie Davon Neal 21, both...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics Division identified Terry Lee Kent, Jr. 24 of Lexington Park, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances. During the course of their investigation, detectives made several purchases of cocaine and heroin from Kent. The facts of the investigation were later presented to the Grand Jury...
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Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

On August 21, 2014 detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park residence. Located inside the residence was David Andrew Spears 26 of Hollywood, who was wanted on an outstanding...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

On Wednesday, August 27 2014, at approximately 12:13 p.m., Deputy Schultz responded to the Wal-Mart in California, for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject later identified as Ronald Gilbert Sweeney 32, of Upper Marlboro was seen by employees of the Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart of items toward the exit. When...
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