Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ausley Awarded Coveted Spot on New Academia-Industry UAS Team

Ausley Awarded Coveted Spot on New Academia-Industry UAS Team

Ausley Associates, Inc. recently joined more than a dozen of the top Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) universities throughout the world and over 100 government and industry partners selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate the Center of Excellence for UAS (COE UAS) . Ausley is the only industry partner from St. Mary’s...
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Annual Summerseat Plant Sale Fills Gardens, Entertains

Annual Summerseat Plant Sale Fills Gardens, Entertains

What started as the simple sale of a few extra plants has become a can’t-miss annual event for gardeners in Southern Maryland. Summerseat Farm in Mechanicsville hosted its 13th annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, welcoming gardeners, families, and anyone who wanted to see the historic farm. Event chairperson Sandy Wildes said she...
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Maryland MESA Competition

Maryland MESA Competition

Four teams from Calvert County Public Schools students recently competed at the Maryland State MESA Competition that was held at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. The competition consisted of fourteen teams from across Maryland, with four teams each at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Calvert High, Windy Hill Middle, Southern Middle,...
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DEA Releases 2015 National Heroin Threat Assessment

DEA Releases 2015 National Heroin Threat Assessment

The National Heroin Threat Assessment (NHTA), released today by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), shows heroin use and availability on the rise and causing more overdose deaths than at any time in the last decade. Although fewer people presently use heroin than other illicit drugs, the heroin user population is growing at...
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Lackey Class of 2015 offered more than $7 million in scholarships

Lackey Class of 2015 offered more than $7 million in scholarships

Charger pride was rampant in the Convocation Center at North Point High School tonight as the Class of 2015 from Henry E. Lackey High School graduated. A total of 292 graduates were honored during the ceremony. The graduating class from Lackey is the smallest this year among Charles County’s six public high schools with...
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2015-16 Dog Tags Now Available from Treasurer’s Office

2015-16 Dog Tags Now Available from Treasurer’s Office

Dog owners in St. Mary’s County will need to purchase tags for their dogs through the County Treasurer’s office, All Kinds Veterinary Hospital, Well Pet Clinic, Tri-County Animal Shelter, St. Mary’s County Animal Control Office or by mail. All dogs, four months of age or older, are required to have a St. Mary’s County license. Tags must...
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McDonough says farewell to 335 seniors in graduation ceremony

McDonough says farewell to 335 seniors in graduation ceremony

Maurice J. McDonough High School staff, along with school system officials and county dignitaries, conferred diplomas to 335 seniors in a graduation ceremony this afternoon. Senior class president Alexandria Jones provided greetings on behalf of the McDonough Class of 2015 to guests in attendance. Jones told the audience to be confident in the future...
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Maryland Hunters Report Record Spring Turkey Harvest

Maryland Hunters Report Record Spring Turkey Harvest

Hunters reported harvesting a total of 3,767 wild turkeys during the 2015 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons that ended on May 23. This year’s harvest is 13 percent higher than the 2013 record-setting harvest of 3,344, and well above the 10-year average of 3,045. The sharp increase in harvest can be attributed...
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North Point seniors earn more than $18 million in scholarships

North Point seniors earn more than $18 million in scholarships

A total of 503 North Point High School graduates showed off their Eagle pride this morning as Charles County Public Schools kicked off its second full day of 2015 high school graduations with the Class of 2015 from North Point. Surrounded by the school colors of red, black and yellow, North Point’s Class of...
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Westlake’s 354 Graduates Received $10 Million in Scholarships

Westlake’s 354 Graduates Received $10 Million in Scholarships

Wolverine pride was on display in the Convocation Center at North Point High School tonight as the Class of 2015 from Westlake High School graduated. A total of 354 graduates were honored during the ceremony, in which messages of reflection and hope for the future were shared by graduates and special guests. Westlake Principal...
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Scotland Teen Arrested for Arson Fire

Scotland Teen Arrested for Arson Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested a teen for setting fire to the home in which he and his family resided in. Dallas Terry, 18 of Scotland, was taken into custody this morning at the Washington DC detention center. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had been intentionally set...
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Students in the Adult Independence Program Graduate

Students in the Adult Independence Program Graduate

Friends and family members filled the North Point High School auditorium on May 15 to see 12 students graduate from the Adult Independence Program (AIP) that provided them with learning and life experiences. This year’s graduates are Sara Akers, Shawn Duker, Joshua Gauvin, Khrystan Green, Marvin Johnson Jr., James Kilinski, Alonte McElhaney, Luther Palmer...
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Thomas Stone Sends off 307 Seniors at Graduation Ceremony

Thomas Stone Sends off 307 Seniors at Graduation Ceremony

Thomas Stone High School staff, along with several school system officials and county dignitaries, conferred diplomas to 307 seniors in a graduation ceremony this afternoon. Stone’s ceremony was led by Vice Principal Ryan Erickson, who served as the administrator for the Class of 2015. Stone graduate Rainey Southworth greeted her peers at the start...
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50th Commencement Exercises for Chopticon High School

50th Commencement Exercises for Chopticon High School

Celebrating it’s 50th year, Chopticon High School welcomed the next 396 students to graduate on Wednesday, May 27th.  As Garth Bowling, Principal, stated as part of his welcoming speech regarding the schools history, Chopticon was built to unite Benjamin Banneker High School, which was a high school for African American students, with Leonardtown and...
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La Plata Seniors Graduate in Ceremony Filled with School Pride

La Plata Seniors Graduate in Ceremony Filled with School Pride

Charles County Public Schools kicked off its 2015 high school graduation ceremonies by saying farewell to 383 La Plata High School seniors this morning. La Plata’s 8:30 a.m. ceremony started with performances from the school’s symphonic band and a welcome of guests from senior class president Ryan Burton. In his opening comments, Burton called...
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Gunman Robs Lexington Park Liquor Store

Gunman Robs Lexington Park Liquor Store

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an unidentified black male suspect entered Lexington Village Wine and Spirits located on Lexington Village Way in Lexington Park, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the employee. The suspect then fled on foot. Numerous deputies and a K9 unit responded and conducted a search...
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Traffic Advisory for Charles County: 5/29/15 & 5/29/15

Traffic Advisory for Charles County: 5/29/15 & 5/29/15

Graduations for all Charles County High Schools will take place on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School. The schedule is as follows: May 29: 8:30 a.m.: La Plata High School 2:00 p.m.: Thomas Stone High School 7:30 p.m.: Westlake High School May 30: 8:30...
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California Man Arrested for the Rape of Two Juveniles

California Man Arrested for the Rape of Two Juveniles

In April 2015, investigators from the Maryland State Police- Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region, were contacted by troopers from the MSP-Leonardtown Barrack and informed of a sexual investigation involving Dustin Michael Mills, 19, of California. During the course of the investigation, investigators from Criminal Enforcement Division learned that Mills began having sexual intercourse with...
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Oklahoma Mechanic Hits the Jackpot at Bryantown Store

Oklahoma Mechanic Hits the Jackpot at Bryantown Store

The 2015 Memorial Day weekend is one an Oklahoma man will not soon forget. The military mechanic won the last $1 million top prize on the Maryland Lottery’s Hit the Jackpot scratch-off just before the weekend and couldn’t claim his prize until the Lottery reopened Tuesday! The 33-year-old father was a long way from home...
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Natural Resources Police Logs Busy Memorial Day Weekend on Water and in Woods

Natural Resources Police Logs Busy Memorial Day Weekend on Water and in Woods

With a string of beautiful days with bright sun and comfortable temperatures, Memorial Day weekend beckoned thousands of residents and visitors to Maryland waterways and state parks and kept Natural Resources Police officers on their toes. NRP, the oldest statewide law enforcement agency, responded to 588 calls for service, issued 386 tickets and 1,104...
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Ribbon Cutting Planned to Open New Fields at Fifth District Park

Ribbon Cutting Planned to Open New Fields at Fifth District Park

The public is invited to join the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and Department of Recreation and Parks staff for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open three new athletic fields adjacent to Fifth District Park and the Lettie M. Dent Elementary School in Charlotte Hall. “We hope citizens will join us at the park for the...
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Maryland’s DNA Database Records 4,000th Hit

Maryland’s DNA Database Records 4,000th Hit

Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as an invaluable tool to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has...
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CCPS seniors receive $62 million in scholarship offers

CCPS seniors receive $62 million in scholarship offers

Charles County Public Schools will honor 2,162 seniors on May 29 and May 30 during graduation ceremonies for six high schools in the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2015 were offered more than $62 million in scholarship offers, which is an increase of about $7 million from...
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La Plata High School Newspaper Wins National Recognition

La Plata High School  Newspaper Wins National Recognition

Read all about it in the Gauntlet, the award-winning school newspaper La Plata High School students brought back to print this year. La Plata’s Gauntlet features the news students want to know, according to student editor Tyler Gagnon. Student reporters tackle issues like graduation requirement changes, PARCC testing and rising AP testing costs along...
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Southern Marylanders and Allies to March Over Concerns About Dominion LNG Export Plan

Southern Marylanders and Allies to March Over Concerns About Dominion LNG Export Plan

On Saturday, May 30, Southern Marylanders, East Coasters impacted by the fracked gas industry and their supporters will walk from Solomons Island to Lusby to draw connections to the path Dominion plans to use to move heavy equipment through our county as it builds its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal near Cove...
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