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Walmart Announces New Bonuses and Wages for Store Managers

Walmart Announces New Bonuses and Wages for Store Managers

On Monday, January 29, 2024, John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S., announced an expansion of these investments to include an annual stock grant of up to $20,000. Making Walmart the best place to shop means we need to make it the best place to work. To accomplish that, we are on a journey...
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Charles County Public School Scholarship Application Workshop Coming for Students Graduating in 2024

Charles County Public School Scholarship Application Workshop Coming for Students Graduating in 2024

A Scholarship Application Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 10, will help college-bound high school seniors and their parents navigate the application process. Held from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) La Plata Campus, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff will walk through the application process for local and state...
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Cavlert County High School Students Selected for 2024 Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Cavlert County High School Students Selected for 2024 Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Two Calvert County Public Schools’ (CCPS) students will serve as student pages during the 2024 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly (MGA), which runs from January to early April. Congratulations to Northern High School students Margaret Rathgeb and Paige Plater who were selected to represent Calvert County in the 2024 MGA Page Program,...
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Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department Places Their New 2023 Freightliner/Pierce Tanker in Service

Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department Places Their New 2023 Freightliner/Pierce Tanker in Service

On Saturday January 27, 2024, the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department placed their new Tanker 8 in service! The new tanker is a 2023 Freightliner/Pierce with a 3,000 gallon water tank and a 1,250 GPM pump. The unit is equipped with side and rear dumps, and can accept a direct tank fill at a...
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Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Will Remain Open

Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Will Remain Open

Southern Maryland News Net received the following announcement from Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy: Good Evening Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Families and Community Members, It is my honor and privilege to share with you that we are keeping the doors open. A special meeting was held on January 26th, 2024 to meet with...
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Talk About the Future of Museums’ History

Talk About the Future of Museums’ History

The lighthouses at Piney Point and St. Clement’s Island shine over storied waters, navigated for thousands of years before the towers’ construction. The old jailhouse in Leonardtown prompts inquiries about justice, and injustice, meted out over centuries. A schoolhouse in Drayden serves as a reminder of a painful divide that remained unchallenged, until only...
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Local Law Firm Hosted Annual Expungement Day

Local Law Firm Hosted Annual Expungement Day

On Wednesday January 24, 2024, Williams McClernan, & Stack LLC (“WMS Lawyers”) hosted its annual Expungement Day at the St. Mary’s County Library in Lexington Park. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., citizens were able to receive free legal services from attorneys Marsha Williams, Kathleen McClernan, Alycia Stack, and Tiffany Young, in regard to...
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Noise Advisory for NAS Pax River, Webster Outlying Field January 29 – March 8, 2024

Noise Advisory for NAS Pax River, Webster Outlying Field January 29 – March 8, 2024

Communities surrounding the Outlying Field Webster and the Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that there will be an increase in aircraft flight activities associated with the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School training. This increase in aircraft activity will occur from January 29 through March 08, 2024. The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School...
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Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 831 Staff Relocated Due to Firehouse Safety Concerns

Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 831 Staff Relocated Due to Firehouse Safety Concerns

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Prince George’s County Fire Chief Tiffany D. Green, and Command Staff hosted a community meeting, held at Station 831 with the residents, volunteer leadership, and elected officials to discuss the need for the temporary relocation of assigned career and volunteer personnel. A complement of 20 career firefighters and 18...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces Newest Deputies

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces Newest Deputies

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce Calvert’s newest deputies. Please join us in welcoming Deputy Ryan Campbell, Deputy Casey Hill, and Deputy Anna Morrison to the agency. Our new deputies were sworn in, pinned, and signed their Oath of Office during the Calvert Board of County Commissioners’ public meeting on Tuesday,...
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Baltimore Woman Charged with 10 Counts of Attempted Murder Following Violent Crime Spree

Baltimore Woman Charged with 10 Counts of Attempted Murder Following Violent Crime Spree

The Prince George’s County Police Department located and arrested a suspect who committed two stabbings and several additional violent crimes in the county Thursday evening. The suspect is 31-year-old Tanay Stallings-Brown of Baltimore. On January 25, 2024, at approximately 5:05 pm, PGPD officers were dispatched to Forest Park Drive and Ritchie Road in Capitol...
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CSM Celebrates 2023-2024 Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

CSM Celebrates 2023-2024 Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Seventy-eight students who completed programs to become clinical medical assistants, certified nursing and geriatric nursing assistants, dental assistants, phlebotomy technicians, paramedics, nutrition coaches and personal trainers in...
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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Gifts New Life-Saving Equipment to Fire Department

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Gifts New Life-Saving Equipment to Fire Department

By RVFD Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best; Throughout the year, our Auxiliary holds multiple fundraising events to raise funds for the support of the RVFD organization. At our January Business Meeting, members of the Auxiliary, including President Debbie Fairfax and Vice President Jessica Snyder, presented several important firefighter life safety items to RVFD...
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Temporary exhibit, “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” on display for Black History Month

Temporary exhibit, “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” on display for Black History Month

The traveling national exhibit, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, will be on display at the St. Clement’s Island Museum starting January 28, 2024, and running through Black History Month until March 16, 2024. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission prices and...
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Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department to Host Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department to Host Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

(Vote passed with no nays) On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department requested authorization from St. Mary’s County Commissioners to hold a public hearing and meetings to discuss a Fire Tax rate increase. This increase would go from the current rate of 0.024, to $0.056 which equates to $111.54 per household...
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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

(Vote passed with no nays) On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department requested authorization from St. Mary’s County Commissioners to hold public hearings and meetings to discuss a Fire Tax rate increase. This increase would go from the current rate of .036 to .056, which equates to $48.85 per household or...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Increase of Fire Tax Rate

(Vote passed with no nays) On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department requested authorization from St. Mary’s County Commissioners to hold public hearings and meetings to discuss a Fire Tax rate increase. This increase would go from .046 to .056 which equates to $28.18 per household per year, or a $2.35...
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Hollwood PNC Bank Closing in April 2024 and Will Merge with California Branch

Hollwood PNC Bank Closing in April 2024 and Will Merge with California Branch

The PNC Hollywood branch located at 24385 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, MD 20636 will be closing permanently on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 3 p.m., where they will be merged with the California branch located at 22610 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. The notice sent by SVP Market Manager, John L. Massie...
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One Injured After Head-on Collision Involving Semi-Truck and SUV in Clements

One Injured After Head-on Collision Involving Semi-Truck and SUV in Clements

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, at approximately 12:18 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Budds Creek Road and Colton Point Road traffic circle in Clements, for a motor vehicle collision involving a commercial vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a head-on collision involving a semi-truck and an SUV with...
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Jennifer Aubert-Utz Appointed Director of St. Mary’s County Emergency Services

Jennifer Aubert-Utz Appointed Director of St. Mary’s County Emergency Services

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Aubert-Utz as the new Director for St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Emergency Services (DES). “After an extensive recruitment process, we are very pleased to announce Ms. Aubert-Utz as our incoming Director of Emergency Services,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy....
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United Front Against Cancer: IAFF Partners with Firefighter Cancer Support Network to Raise Awareness

United Front Against Cancer: IAFF Partners with Firefighter Cancer Support Network to Raise Awareness

By FREMS Division Erin Ward, January 23, 2024: In a powerful alliance aimed at addressing a critical issue faced by our modern-day heroes, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) joined forces with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) and designated January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Together, they are working tirelessly to...
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Calvert County Election Board Announces Polling Place Changes, Mailer Notifications

Calvert County Election Board Announces Polling Place Changes, Mailer Notifications

The Calvert County Election Board is notifying voters in the Dunkirk, St. Leonard and Lusby areas about changes to their polling places. To ensure voters are informed and prepared for the upcoming elections, the Election Board is working to keep the community informed about changes affecting the electoral process. Affected voters in the Dunkirk,...
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Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run Feb. 1st to 3rd, 2024 – Final Opportunity for 2023-24 Season

Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run Feb. 1st to 3rd, 2024 – Final Opportunity for 2023-24 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recurve bows, flintlock,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 23, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 23, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. For their main agenda item, the Commissioners accepted a check from the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland for the Barns at New Market. During County Administrator time, the CSMC took...
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Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for FCLP flights January 22 – February 9, 2024

Noise Advisory – NAS PAX RIVER Sets Noise Advisory for FCLP flights January 22 – February 9, 2024

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Communities surrounding NAS Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place January 22 – February 9, 2024 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Pilots at NAS Pax River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare...
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