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James Tracy “Jim” Farr, 67

James Tracy “Jim” Farr, 67

James Tracy “Jim” Farr, 67, of Leonardtown, MD (formerly of Colorado Springs, CO), passed away September 18, 2017 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born April 4, 1950 in Tyler, TX to the late Anson Gerald “A.G.” Farr and Juanita Jane Patrick. On September 5, 1970, Jim married his...
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Sheila Marie Hardesty, 54

Sheila Marie Hardesty, 54

Sheila Marie Hardesty, 54, of Leonardtown, MD passed away September 17, 2017 in a tragic car accident. Sheila was born in Leonardtown, MD on November 10, 1962 to Nellie Jo’An Sexton Burch of Hughesville, MD and the late Marshall Lee Richardson Sr. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, wife and true friend to many....
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Phyllis Lenora Bradford, 66

Phyllis Lenora Bradford, 66

Phyllis Lenora Bradford, 66 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on September 19, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, September 28, 2017 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at First Missionary Baptist Church, 46370 Pegg Ln, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial...
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Georgia M. Chavis

Georgia M. Chavis

Georgia Chavis departed this earthly life on Friday, September 15, 2017. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10:30 am until time of service 11:30 am at Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD. Interment immediately following at MD Veteran Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
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Gloria Jean McColl

Gloria Jean McColl

Peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, Gloria Jean McColl departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of service at 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. Interment will follow at MD Veterans...
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Mary Edna Miles, 85

Mary Edna Miles, 85

Mary Edna Miles, 85, of Hollywood, MD, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Family and friends will unite for visitation at 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 43950 St. John’s Rd., Hollywood, MD. Interment immediately following at...
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James Ronald Mister, Sr., “Jimmy”, 75

James Ronald Mister, Sr., “Jimmy”, 75

James Ronald Mister, Sr., “Jimmy”, 75, of Lusby, Maryland passed away on September 17, 2017 in Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was born on May 6, 1942 in Prince Frederick , MD to the late Norman Reis and Margaret Horsmon Mister. Jimmy worked for the State and County Roads, retiring after 43 years. He...
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NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

Forty leading scientists and engineers were inducted into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fellows program as new associate fellows during Sept. 14 ceremonies here and in Point Mugu, California.. Established in 2000, the Fellows Program has recognized 473 NAVAIR engineers and scientists for their significant technical contributions to naval aviation, while also encouraging...
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Variant Influenza Detected in 7 People Who Had Close Contact with Pigs at Fair

Variant Influenza Detected in 7 People Who Had Close Contact with Pigs at Fair

The Maryland Department of Health has presumptively identified the influenza virus strain H3N2v (variant flu) in seven Maryland residents who had close contact with pigs at the Charles County Fair. None of the infected individuals has developed serious illness or been hospitalized. Influenza is an infection caused by the influenza virus which can affect...
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ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple complaints involving a check fraud scam. In this scam, a potential victim will receive, what appears to be, a legitimate bank check in the MAIL; typically by 2 day or 3 day US Priority Mail service. Instructions will accompany the check directing victims to...
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Influenza A “Swine Flu” Detected in Pigs at the Charles County Fair

Influenza A “Swine Flu” Detected in Pigs at the Charles County Fair

The Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the health departments in Charles County and St. Mary’s County are investigating five cases of influenza in pigs recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair. Preliminary tests show that the pigs are infected with influenza A, but it is not yet known if this...
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Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Town Police, Charles County Rescue Squad 51, Walmart and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), are conducting a free child safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 at the Walmart in...
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There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

The Maryland State Police K-9 Unit welcomes Skye to the team to help keep Maryland safe. Skye is a three year old Springer Spaniel who is a certified cadaver dog. Skye is currently one of only three law enforcement human remains detection dogs in Maryland and is the first cadaver dog to work for...
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Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 40th year on October 7 and 8 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum admission is free. The arts and craft show with over twenty five...
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Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the success of the school breakfast program next month by offering students free meals to start their school day. Beginning Oct. 2 and ending Oct. 27, all CCPS students will get a jump-start to the day with a free healthy breakfast. Items will include milk, cereal, juice...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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UPDATE : 54-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Killed in Valley Lee Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE : 54-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Killed in Valley Lee Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE 9/18/2017: On September 17, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Blake Creek Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the nature of the collision, The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision...
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Police Investigating Death of Woman Found Lying in Driveway

Police Investigating Death of Woman Found Lying in Driveway

On Monday, September 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Coosan Court, in Great Mills, for the report of a unconscious female. Personnel arrived on scene to find a unconscious...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

During the week of September 18, to September 22, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Commissioners Approve Resolution to Assist Employee Wellness Initiative

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Assist Employee Wellness Initiative

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Board of Charles County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to expand healthy drink and snack options offered in vending machines in county-owned buildings used by employees and residents. The Commissioners’ action supports an idea brought forth by the Charles County Wellness Committee employees. The draft policy proposed by the...
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Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed September as National Recovery Month. The observance promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; commends treatment and service providers’ contributions; and promotes that recovery in all forms is possible. The County Commissioners also...
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The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 17th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services Aging and Human Services Division is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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Teresita Valerio-Nifalar “Lina”, 75

Teresita Valerio-Nifalar “Lina” of Brandywine, MD passed into eternal life on September 9, 2017 at the age of 75. Born in the Philippines to Matilde Magante and Honorio Valerio, Sr., one of nine children. Lina came to the United States around 1993 to be with her family. She worked as a nurse’s aide at...
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George H. Bond, 91

George H. Bond, 91

George H. Bond of Rose Haven, MD, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born on February 26, 1926, in Washington, DC, to Viola (Rohls) and Charles Bond. George served his country in World War II in the United States Navy and retired from the U. S....
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