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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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Heading out of town this holiday season?

Heading out of town this holiday season?

Be sure to stop by the Crain Memorial Welcome Center on your way in or out of Charles County! The Welcome Center, located on Rt. 301-North in Newburg, is a great place to visit to plan all your Charles County explorations. Stocked with the most up to date information about Southern Maryland and statewide...
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The Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2018 AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm in Maryland For Client Satisfaction

The Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2018 AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm in Maryland For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Maryland’s Family Law Firm, Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC as 2018 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys...
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Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

Marines’ New Unmanned Aircraft Training Facility Opens Doors

A new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) training facility opened its doors Nov. 5 for Marines stationed in the Pacific region. Training and Logistics Support Activity (TALSA) PAC is located at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263),...
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Hogan Administration Proclaims November Hire A Veteran Month

Hogan Administration Proclaims November Hire A Veteran Month

Governor Larry Hogan has signed an official proclamation designating November as “Hire A Veteran” Month in Maryland. The month-long observance raises awareness of veteran employment opportunities, and familiarizes citizens, business, and others with the many workforce services available to veteran jobseekers and employers. The proclamation was presented by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford at a...
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Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (PMA-266) Welcomes New Program Manager

Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Office (PMA-266) Welcomes New Program Manager

The Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) office (PMA-266) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held Oct.18 in Patuxent River. Rear Adm. Brian Corey, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)),  presided over the change of command where Capt. Eric Soderberg assumed responsibility of PMA-266 from Capt. Jeff...
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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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