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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Corey Nevell Sollers, 41, of  Prince Frederick, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County on June 20, 2019, on two criminal counts. Court documents state in count one, that between August 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, Sollers stole $17,370.48 from the Prince Frederick Eagles. Count two states Sollers misappropriated/embezzled money from...
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Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from  St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Waverley Manson, Exalted Ruler of St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 and Dolly Broom, Past Exalted Ruler and ENF Committee Chair announced the awarding of a grant of $4,500 to Greenwell Foundation Board member Anita Laird at a celebration at the Elks Lodge last week. “This wonderful gift will help to underwrite Greenwell’s Field...
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Rick’s Jewelers

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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

On Friday, May 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Upland Drive in Bushwood, in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, they contacted the adult female victim and an adult complainant. The male complainant advised he was woken up by the female...
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SMECO Awards four Scholarships to High School Seniors for 2019

SMECO Awards four Scholarships to High School Seniors for 2019

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships to high school seniors for 2019 to students who live in the Cooperative’s service area. Scholarships are based on the applicants’ scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. SMECO has awarded scholarships to 108 students in the 27 years since beginning the program...
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Students Find Success Through Stethem HVAC Program

Students Find Success Through Stethem HVAC Program

Chances are if you hire a local HVAC, known as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, company to service equipment in your home, you may encounter a Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) graduate. With a specialized HVAC program at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, students get hands-on training and access to certification exams and...
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SMECO Seeks Authorization for Public EV Charging Equipment

SMECO Seeks Authorization for Public EV Charging Equipment

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has submitted a filing with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting authorization to install up to 60 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the cooperative’s service area over a five-year pilot period. SMECO plans to work with state, municipal, and local government entities to determine the locations for public...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military on Armed Forces Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military on Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will offer active duty and retired members of the military free regular admission to each of the museums during normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Others in party must pay...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 22 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were eight math teachers, nine science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Comptroller Peter Franchot will visit small businesses throughout Maryland next week in recognition of Small Business Appreciation Week, which runs from May 5-11. “From Oakland to Ocean City, small businesses are the beating heart of our state’s economy,” said Comptroller Franchot. “These companies create jobs, provide necessary services, invest in local communities, drive innovation...
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Calvert Hospice Receives $20,000 Grant from CareFirst

Calvert Hospice Receives $20,000 Grant from CareFirst

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $20,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) to help offset the cost of medications for patients. As a small, nonprofit community based hospice, we are the only resource for hospice care in Calvert County. Our funding is received from Medicare, donations, fundraising efforts, and grants such...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County congratulated several long-serving employees on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, including many who have spent their careers at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10 years of service: Charles Holzberger, court security officer; Cpl. Timothy Snyder; Correctional Officer Sgt. Lindsay Irvin; Cpl. Glen Knott and Cpl. Brandon Foor were...
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Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Christopher Cox assumed command of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony April 11 at Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 20’s Hangar 306. Cox’s role as NAS commanding officer follows his service, since Aug. 31, 2017, as the air station’s executive officer, a position that falls under the...
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Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

On Friday, April 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Patuxent River in the area of Broomes Island for the reported open water rescue. Crews were advised an unoccupied boat was found drifting in the Patuxent River. Firefighters, emergency medical services, the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department...
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MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

Effective March 1, 2019, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department (“BDVFD”) Public Protection Classification (“PPC”) fire rating was upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2 rating. Virtually all U.S. insurers of private and commercial property use the PPC fire rating from the Insurance Services Office’s (“ISO”) to calculate premiums. Generally, the price...
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Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

George’s BBQ in Indian Head was recently shut down by the Charles County Department of Health after filthy conditions were seen in a YouTube video of the kitchen. The video was brought to the attention of the health department after it was posted online by Anthony Byrd. The Charles County Department of Health posted the...
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Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Marple was recognized for his efforts to advance delivery and training for Marine Corps small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) earning him the title of Marine Corps’ Acquisition Staff Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn squadron presented Marple the award during the annual banquet Feb....
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SMECO Sponsors 30th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 30th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) marked 30 years of supporting technical education by sponsoring its annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 2, 2019. The competition underscores the importance of computer skills for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial fields. With information technology firmly embedded in daily life,...
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Navy’s Top Admiral Visits NAVAIR

Navy’s Top Admiral Visits NAVAIR

Believing in your shipmates and co-workers was the theme of a town hall conducted by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson here March 4. “We’re most effective if a small team is firing on all cylinders,” he said. “Building trust and confidence leads to warfighting effectiveness. Let’s be the most effective partner to...
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UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Releases Statement About ‘Delay with Posting of Transactions’

UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Releases Statement About ‘Delay with Posting of Transactions’

UPDATE: The following statement was released by a Navy Federal Credit Union spokesman: “This morning, members were unable to see deposits in their accounts. The issue has been resolved, and members can now use our mobile app or go online to access their accounts and services. We know this was a frustrating experience, and we apologize...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Buyers Beware: Correctly Sized Air Conditioners Save Money!

Buyers Beware: Correctly Sized Air Conditioners Save Money!

When you buy a new air conditioning or heating unit to replace your old one — or if a completely new system is being installed in your new home — the installer needs to know how big or, more importantly, how small the unit should be. In order to know exactly how big (or...
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Weis Markets in St. Mary’s County to Close in a few Weeks

Weis Markets in St. Mary’s County to Close in a few Weeks

Signs throughout the Weis Markets in California informed customers they would be closing their doors for good on January, 25, 2019. The Weis Markets in Lexington Park, Callaway and  Solomons will remain open. Weis Markets Inc., which is headquartered in Sunbury, Pa., bought 38 Food Lion supermarket locations in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware in 2016...
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UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Says at this Time, all Deposits are Back to Normal

UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Says at this Time, all Deposits are Back to Normal

IMPORTANT UPDATE – At this time, all deposits are back to normal. To see your latest account details, use online and mobile banking. For account-specific questions, you can now call a member representative. We apologize for any inconvenience. — Navy Federal (@NavyFederal) December 20, 2018 Navy Federal Credit Union confirms delays with account deposits...
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