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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hughesville area tonight, September 23, 2022. This checkpoint is grant funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
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UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/23/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On...
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Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

New Southern Maryland player follows in dad’s footsteps, scores top prize on Bonus Match 5 She started playing a few months ago after turning 18, but the Calvert County resident is well aware that big wins are rare after years of watching her dad play Maryland Lottery games. A $50,045 top-prize Bonus Match 5...
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Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

The Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland will begin at 9 a.m. at Texas Roadhouse in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022. (located at 103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646) We will assemble for our annual group photo at 8:45 a.m. No registration is required, just wear this...
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La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

The La Plata Police Department will join over 750 other law enforcement agencies nationwide hosting a Faith & Blue Event. LPPD’s event will be held on October 8th at Wills Park from Noon-3:00 p.m. Please come out and join us and several of our faith-based partners. Faith & Blue was inaugurated in 2020 by...
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75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

It’s that time again! Load the family in the car and head over to the 2022 St. Mary’s County Fair for four days of excitement with rides, food, vendors, and so much more! Take in the sounds and sights of livestock readying for judging, the enjoyment of dance troupes, the aroma of carnival food,...
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MDOT Releases Record $19.9 Billion Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

MDOT Releases Record $19.9 Billion Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) released its Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2023 to 2028, outlining a record $19.9 billion six-year investment to replace and repair aging infrastructure, expand transit opportunities, assist Maryland’s economic recovery and preserve and expand the state’s transportation network. The Draft FY 2023-2028 CTP is nearly...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized Constitution Week, International Underground Railroad Month and National Senior Activity Center Month with Proclamations. John Richards, President of the St....
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Win Playoff Opener

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Win Playoff Opener

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs opened the North Division Championship Series with a victory in game one over the Lancaster Barnstormers, 2-1. Daryl Thompson (W, 1-0) led the way for Southern Maryland, allowing only one run on three hits in the process. Meanwhile, the Blue Crabs notched nine hits at the plate in the...
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23 Emergency Naloxone (NARCAN) Boxes Placed Throughout St. Mary’s County to Help Prevent Fatal Overdoses

23 Emergency Naloxone (NARCAN) Boxes Placed Throughout St. Mary’s County to Help Prevent Fatal Overdoses

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. This year, in honor of...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Welcomes New Explosives Detection Canine Team Graduates

Maryland State Fire Marshal Welcomes New Explosives Detection Canine Team Graduates

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new member to its roster. K-9 “Paulie” and her partner, Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Chris McIntyre, graduated from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives National Canine Division Training Center in Front Royal, Virginia. K-9 Paulie, a 17-month-old Labrador retriever, has been conditioned...
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Department of Public Works and Transportation Announce Public Meeting for Southampton Revitalization Project on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Department of Public Works and Transportation Announce Public Meeting for Southampton Revitalization Project on Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) and the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom), per Section 113-5 of the St. Mary’s County Code, will hold a Public Information Meeting – Open House format Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, at 47382 Lincoln Ave., Lexington Park, to...
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October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the festivities begin! Come join us in celebrating the Patuxent River during PRAD and help teach future generations of its importance. To commemorate CMM’s 50th Anniversary, we invite you to attend the glamourous Bugeye Ball on October 15th. For information on these events and more visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com  Wednesday through Friday, the month of...
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Police Arrest Washington D.C Man Linked to Multiple Sexual Assaults and Robberies in Prince George’s County, Detectives Seeking Further Victims and Information

Police Arrest Washington D.C Man Linked to Multiple Sexual Assaults and Robberies in Prince George’s County, Detectives Seeking Further Victims and Information

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified, located and arrested a suspect linked to a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in District Heights late last week. The suspect is 36-year-old Sean Lorenzo Tolbert of Washington, DC. Tolbert is also charged with inappropriately touching six women at a mall last Tuesday and attempting...
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25th Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction a Roaring Success! Over $200,000 Raised for Charles Regional Medical Center’s Modernization Project

25th Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction a Roaring Success! Over $200,000 Raised for Charles Regional Medical Center’s Modernization Project

On September 10, 2022, the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction returned in-person to the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse for its 25th annual event to much excitement. This local favorite saw over 1,200 guests enjoying wine samplings, specialty beverages, an open bar and cuisine stations from some of...
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Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation Offering New Maryland Producer Cold Storage Grant Program

Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation Offering New Maryland Producer Cold Storage Grant Program

The Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) is offering a new Maryland Producer Cold Storage Grant Program to assist farmers and watermen with purchasing cold storage equipment needed for their operations during the fall of 2022. Matching grants of up to $1,000 are now available. Having access to adequate cold storage facilities...
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Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

By Ridge VFD Lieutenant Scot Best, September 19, 2022. Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from home fuel-powered devices such as fireplaces, home and...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 29 Southern Maryland leaders for its 15th Executive Program cycle The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Cpl. Nick DeFelice has been selected to participate in Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023. From...
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Governor Hogan Meets With Korean President, Makes Major Announcements on Expanding Maryland-Korea Partnership

Governor Hogan Meets With Korean President, Makes Major Announcements on Expanding Maryland-Korea Partnership

Governor Larry Hogan continued his trade and economic development mission to Asia, meeting with the president of the Republic of Korea and making a series of major announcements to expand the strong partnership between Maryland and Korea. Meeting With Korean President. Governor Hogan met with President Yoon Suk-yeol at the presidential office in Seoul to discuss...
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Calvert County Department of Public Works Announce Mosquito Control Spraying on September 20, 2022

Calvert County Department of Public Works Announce Mosquito Control Spraying on September 20, 2022

The Department of Public Works, Mosquito Control, will be spraying the following communities today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, weather permitting: Abington Shores Deep Landing Association Long Beach Calvert Beach Western Shores Kenwood Beach Cabin Court Cavalier Country Chesapeake Beach. For more information, citizens may contact Mosquito Control at [email protected] or 410-535-6924.
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UPDATE: Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old Anthony Lawrence Ford in Hit and Run Collision Pleads Guilty to One Misdemeanor

UPDATE: Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old Anthony Lawrence Ford in Hit and Run Collision Pleads Guilty to One Misdemeanor

UPDATE 9/19/2022: On Friday, September 16, 2022 Conrad Leland Young Jr., of Mechanicsville, plead guilty to one misdemeanor and one traffic violation in the hit-and-run killing of Anthony Lawrence Ford. Ford, 19, was killed on Three Notch Road in the area of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville, after Young struck him with his truck...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Dear LHS Community, This morning, at about 7:45 a.m., Leonardtown High School administration was made aware of a threat made on social media of a potential shooting to take place in school on Monday. The Office of Safety and Security was notified immediately, and our school resource officer was informed of the incident....
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UPDATE: Bridge is Open, No Injuries Reported and Police Have Victim in Custody

UPDATE: Bridge is Open, No Injuries Reported and Police Have Victim in Custody

UDPATE: Police were able to take the victim into custody. The subject was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Bridge and traffic is re-opened as of 11:00 a.m. 10:44 a.m.: On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 10:42 a.m., police responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge, for a possible suicide attempt. Calvert County...
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Maryland Senators Urge Biden Administration to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care

Maryland Senators Urge Biden Administration to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care

As Republicans pass abortion bans and states investigate and punish women for seeking reproductive care, Senators call for HHS to take immediate action to protect women’s privacy under HIPAA U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and 28 of their colleagues in calling on the Department of Health and Human...
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