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NAVAIR engineers win awards at Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

NAVAIR engineers win awards at Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

Two NAVAIR engineers were recognized for their leadership and technical achievements at the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers National Conference in Chicago Oct. 4. Mini Anirudhan won an Employee Resource Group Leadership Award for her work with NAVAIR’s Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Diversity Advisory Team and Women’s Advisory Group, as well as her...
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Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Inaccurate Rumor Being Shared on Facebook and Social Media

Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Inaccurate Rumor Being Shared on Facebook and Social Media

SMNEWSNET contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, about the online rumor being shared on social media relaying a story that drivers are being attacked on local roads when they stop after being struck with objects or after driving over roadway debris. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received...
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​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Maryland Department of Health today released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 were opioid-related...
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​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

The Maryland Department of Health announced today the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Two laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been identified in one adult and one child in the   Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. The confirmed flu strains are type A (H1) and Type B (Victoria)....
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Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters may vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in St. Mary’s County may vote before Election Day at a designated early voting center in St. Mary’s County or on Election Day at the polling place for their residence in St. Mary’s County. Early...
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UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE 10/16/2018 @11:45 A.M.: On October 13, 2018 at  approximately 10:25 p.m. units with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Route 4 and Route 260 for a personal injury accident that was reported serious. Upon arrival units found one vehicle completely engulfed in flames and the other vehicle was only...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE 10/16/2018: Shortly after the article below on Ashley Michelle Zorn, 34, of Lusby, was Facebooked, Zorn posted a number of very lengthy comments on the SMNEWSNET Facebook page. Zorn said “Let me clarify a few things up for everybody” Below are a few paragraphs from one of many posts from Ashley Zorn’s Facebook...
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National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

Two Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police lieutenants recently graduated from law enforcement training academies that specialize in advanced leadership skills. Lt. Catherine Medellin, who commands the southern Maryland patrol area, was one of 36 conservation officers to receive diplomas from National Conservation Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, which provides practical skills and knowledge for executive-level conservation...
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Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, and other parents, grandparents, and childcare providers of young children are invited to a FREE parent workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library. Childcare will be available and light refreshments for children will be provided. This workshop focuses on Social-Emotional Learning and is part of the research...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide October 18. This is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from October 18-20 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A...
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UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

10/15/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: Historic St. Mary’s City posted to following to their Facebook page. We would like to thank the community for helping us find these two. Thanks to a college student recognizing their photo on Facebook, we have been able to track down our cows, who seemingly enjoyed a lovely (and lengthy) fall...
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Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state...
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St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer teachers from any educational institution free admission into St. Clement’s Island Museum or the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park when presenting a valid teacher ID at admission. While taking advantage of this opportunity to visit and learn more about these museums and historic sites,...
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Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

As State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, I fully support and endorse Sheriff Tim Cameron’s reelection bid for Sheriff of St. Mary’s County. Over the past twelve years, as State’s Attorney, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department, and I highly...
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner Scheduled

All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner Scheduled

All Faith Episcopal Church will be hosting its Annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, November 3, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department social hall located at 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville. The meal features fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes, and drinks. The dinner is $25 for adults and $12...
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Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is Approaching

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is Approaching

The deadline to request a 2018 Gubernatorial General Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, October 30.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election for internet delivery is Friday, November 2. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. A voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot may request an absentee ballot...
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Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

On Saturday morning, October 20th 2018, Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “RACE 4 HEROES” event for the community on Solomons Island. Participants can register on www.Active.com. If you sign up before September 30th the cost is $25. After that it is $30. Participants will receive a Race 4 Heroes moisture-wicking, bullet stopping,...
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Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fire Prevention Week begins October 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions as the changing foliage increases the risks of wildland fires spreading through brush and forests. Wildfires occur every month in Maryland, but peak in the spring and...
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Training Exercise to be Held at Margaret Brent Middle School

Training Exercise to be Held at Margaret Brent Middle School

The St. Mary’s County Volunteer Rescue Squads, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services, volunteer fire departments, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s County Public Schools, will participate in a scenario-based training exercise at Margaret Brent Middle School. The event will occur on Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. until...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of two school resource officers from the 34th Maryland D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer Training class recently held at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. PFC Brock Virts and PFC James Plunkett were among 30 officers from across...
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Professional Paramedics & EMTs of Charles County Promote Home Fire Drill Day

Professional Paramedics & EMTs of Charles County Promote Home Fire Drill Day

Only 1 in 5 parents regularly practice fire escape plans at home, and only half of parents report that their children know what to do in the event of a fire. Yet, home fires are the biggest disaster threat facing American families today, with 9 in 10 structure fires occurring in the home and more than...
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Calvert Library Selected to Create a Project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program

Calvert Library Selected to Create a Project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program

Calvert Library announced today that it has been selected to create a project for the Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement Skill-building Program (Stories: YES). The program is a collaboration between youth, the library and other community resources to develop local stories around the theme of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition “Water/Ways,” which...
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No Sleep for New Bowie Powerball Millionaire

No Sleep for New Bowie Powerball Millionaire

A Bowie man who plays Powerball every now and then walked into Maryland Lottery headquarters as its newest millionaire on Monday. The sporadic pattern that governs his Lottery purchases didn’t stop him from winning the game’s second-tier prize in the Sept. 29 drawing. Lottery luck brought him a whole lot of cash. “I was...
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County Welcome Signs to Glow in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

County Welcome Signs to Glow in Recognition of  Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October, St. Mary’s County’s three welcome signs will be glow in pink and purple light in recognition of two important events. From October 1 – 15, all welcome signs will be bathed in pink light in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From October 16 – 31, the signs will be...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Dock Construction Underway

Historic St. Mary’s City Dock Construction Underway

Construction to build a new dock for the Maryland Dove began on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Due to safety concerns, the ramp leading to the waterfront, the waterfront area, and the Maryland Dove will be closed to the public until further notice. The ship will be open at a temporary location in St. Mary’s City and will only...
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