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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/6/2018: Sponge Bob is dressed up in his skeleton costume for Halloween. UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until...
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See What New Laws Went Into Effect in Maryland this Week

See What New Laws Went Into Effect in Maryland this Week

Scores of laws passed during this year’s General Assembly session go into effect Monday. Some key new laws Oct. 1 include measures to: Ban spoofing phone calls Stop the distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors Create a new extreme risk protective order (red flag) that will take guns away from alleged abusers Shrink the period...
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2018 State of the County Video Report and Executive Summary now Available for Viewing

Citizens wanting to learn more about progress made by the county during the last fiscal year can view the 2018 State of the County video report. The 22 minute report highlights accomplishments made on projects and programs undertaken in 2017 and 2018. The report also looks ahead to projects currently underway, including the new...
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Dunkin’ Donuts is Officially Dropping ‘Donuts’ from it’s Name

Dunkin’ Donuts is Officially Dropping ‘Donuts’ from it’s Name

Dunkin’ Donuts has been on a first-name basis with its fans long before the introduction of its iconic tagline, “America Runs on Dunkin’,’’ with customers around the world naturally and affectionately referring to the brand as “Dunkin’.” In recognition of this relationship, and as one of many steps to transform itself into the premier...
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Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Lemmon Assumes Command of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from Gahagan

Rear Adm. Shane G. Gahagan turned over command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Vice Adm. G. Dean Peters, Commander of Naval Air Systems Command, presided over the ceremony....
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Phase I Complete for Navy’s Range Support Aircraft Replacement

Phase I Complete for Navy’s Range Support Aircraft Replacement

The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Commercial Modifications and Range Support (CMARS) Team accepted delivery of their newest commercial-derivative aircraft platform, July 30. The Gulfstream G550, with structural modifications, was further modified to house specialized telemetry equipment, unique to the Navy’s application. The G550 is slated to serve as the replacement for one of...
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Small Southern Maryland Winery Claims Top Honors at Maryland Wine Competition

Small Southern Maryland Winery Claims Top Honors at Maryland Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery in St. Mary’s County Maryland won Best-in-Show for their 2015 Barbera Reserve at the 30th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition. This competition highlights Maryland-grown grape, fruit, and honey wines and meads. In addition to taking home the Governor’s Cup, Port of Leonardtown Winery won two Best-in-Class awards, seven gold medals,...
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Ratings Agencies Provide Financial Update for St. Mary’s County

Ratings Agencies Provide Financial Update for St. Mary’s County

Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and S & P Global Ratings’ have issued their credit opinions regarding the financial health of St. Mary’s County Government. The reports note the county’s “strong” financial position with respect to wealth and income levels. The review follows a visit by representatives of the rating agency where they met...
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Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

The last day to eat at Smokey Joe’s Restaurant on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park will be Friday, August 17, 2018. According to a Smokey Joe’s Facebook post “This will be the last week we will be open in Lexington Park! We’re closing the store at close of business on Friday. We appreciate...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will present a briefing to the Lexington Park Business Association on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, about recent burglaries and robberies in the Lexington Park area. The public is also invited to attend to hear about the ongoing investigations. The meeting will be held at the Bay District Volunteer...
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Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4, 2018. It will be replaced by a new restaurant from Washington D.C. restaurant group EatWell DC. The new restaurant will be named The Charles — Farm Table & Public House...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Recognize Maryland Buy Local Week

It is widely recognized that St. Mary’s County agriculture provides high-quality, locally-grown and produced foods for citizens of the State of Maryland and around the world. Local farms link the past to the present and are important to the county’s economy, environment and quality of life for future generations. In tribute to the importance...
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Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

The Leonardtown Rotary Club recognized Kevin Thompson for his meritorious Service Above Self. Service Above Self is the principal motto of Rotary, because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service. Kevin Thompson’s actions on the day of the shooting at Great Mills High School typify this motto. On March 20, a gunman...
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United States Reaches $1.53 Million Dollar Settlement with Defense Contractor to Resolve Contract Claim

United States Reaches $1.53 Million Dollar Settlement with Defense Contractor to Resolve Contract Claim

CACI Technologies, LLC has agreed to pay the United States $1,531,928.77 to settle an allegation that it breached its contract with the National Security Agency (NSA), a component of the Department of Defense, by billing and accepting payment from the NSA for work performed by certain CACI employees who did not meet the required...
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Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County Needed

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County Needed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in providing the identities of multiple individuals in several recent thefts. On Sunday at 8:50 a.m., June 24, 2018, two suspects took a Troy-Bilt curved-shaft grass trimmer, model TB635EC from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Worth Avenue in California. Anyone with information...
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Video: Vape Jungle in Lexington Burglarized Twice in 24 Hours

Video: Vape Jungle in Lexington Burglarized Twice in 24 Hours

UPDATE 6/26/2018: Vape Jungle was burglarized again on approximately 11:55 p.m., on Monday June 25, 2018. This is the second burglary in less than 24 hours. Video from the first burglary can be seen below. On Monday night the front window was smashed out and property damaged and items stolen. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that May 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos set a new single-month record of $156,555,593, an increase of 14.7% compared to the May 2017 total of $136,464,277. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has awarded more than $80 million to nearly 38,000 students to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “Working to make higher education affordable and accessible for as many Maryland students as possible is one of our...
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NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

Improving readiness and increasing speed to the fleet will remain priorities at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) under its new commander, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, who relieved Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags during a May 31 ceremony. Peters received his third star minutes earlier from Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, who...
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NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD’S Michelle Miedzinski and Rick Tarr of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) were recently named this year’s Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals by the Federal Lab Consortium. The award recognizes the efforts of the professional or team who has demonstrated outstanding work transferring a technology in a manner significantly over and above what was called for...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

SMECO shares Southern Maryland with ospreys, eagles, and other majestic birds of prey. But it is unsafe for birds to nest on power lines. SMECO take seriously their commitment to the environment and their mission to provide reliable power to their customer-members. Their crews have installed more than 70 nesting platforms to provide birds...
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NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

Two NAWCAD personnel and one team were honored with Department of the Navy (DON) Test and Evaluation Awards during a ceremony. Rick Quade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, presented the awards to the recipients for their outstanding efforts and significant achievements in the field. Now retired, Christopher...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that April 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $143,491,191, an increase of 5.7% from the April 2017 total of $135,714,016. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City;...
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Employees Take the First Step in Their Leadership Development Journey

Employees Take the First Step in Their Leadership Development Journey

So you want to be NAVAIR’s next leader? Where do you start? Potential applicants to NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program learned the answers to these questions and more at a national application seminar held here April 24. The command’s flagship leadership program gives mid- to senior-grade employees the opportunity to broaden their leadership and management...
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