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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Marcus Manning as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019. Trooper First Class Manning demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

The stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam officially have names! Say hello to Chandler and Hope – named by Leslie Davies-Hilliard. Leslie proposed the names Chandler and Hope after the well-known estate in Port Tobacco, Chandler’s Hope. This estate was owned by the Chandler family, a distinguished first family in the Port...
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Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that La Plata High School and its administrators did not violate a student’s First Amendment rights during a world history class that included lessons about Islam. In the fall of 2014, the family of Caleigh Wood, then a junior at La Plata, sued the...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project, a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during the Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture gala in Glen Burnie,...
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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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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office & Health Department Now Collecting Medical Sharps

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office & Health Department Now Collecting Medical Sharps

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, is now collecting personal medical sharps for safe disposal. Community members may now safely dispose of medical sharps (such as syringes, lancets, and auto-injectors) as well as expired, unused and unwanted medications in the collection boxes that are available...
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Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

After weeks of taking a break from playing Powerball and Mega Millions, a lucky Huntingtown couple gave the games another try and won their biggest Powerball payday ever! The Calvert County husband-and-wife team are still shocked by their $50,000 fortune in the Jan. 30 drawing. Their journey to Lottery success began when the 53-year-old...
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Funeral Arrangements for Charles County Sheriff’s Officer, Cpl. Patrick “P.J.” Mann

Funeral Arrangements for Charles County Sheriff’s Officer, Cpl. Patrick “P.J.” Mann

Funeral arrangements for Cpl. Patrick “P.J.” Mann, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer assigned to the School Resource Unit who died on January 24, are as follows: Viewing: Friday, February 8 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ebenezer AME Church 7707 Allentown Road Fort Washington, MD 20744 Funeral: Immediately following the viewing 11 a.m. Interment: Trinity...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Memorializes Nolan Scully

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Memorializes Nolan Scully

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office today solemnly mark the two-year anniversary of the passing of Nolan Ray Scully, who died on Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 4. Born in Leonardtown to parents Ruth Rebecca Rogers Scully and Jonathan Patrick Sully, Nolan bravely...
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Getaway Driver for Home Invasion Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Getaway Driver for Home Invasion Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Brandy Lynn Deluca, 44, of Waldorf, to 7 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion. On October 22, 2018, Deluca entered a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge in...
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St. Mary’s County Government Grants Liberal Leave for Employees Due to Inclement Weather

St. Mary’s County Government Grants Liberal Leave for Employees Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather being experienced in the county this afternoon, liberal leave has been granted to non-essential County employees beginning at 2 p.m. All St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will maintain their normal schedule for the remainder of the day. The following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for the...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Shooting Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Shooting Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder

UPDATE: On Friday, February 1, 2019, Marcus Anthony Mills was located and arrested. UPDATE: Marcus Anthony Mills, age 31, of no fixed address, has been identified as a suspect in the shooting that took place on December 19, 2018. Mills currently has an open warrant for the charge of Attempted Murder. Citizens are asked...
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Charles County Public Schools will Close Two Hours Early Today

Charles County Public Schools will Close Two Hours Early Today

Charles County Public Schools will close two hours early today, February 1, 2019. Afternoon and evening activities are canceled. There is no afternoon prekindergarten program today and morning preK students will remain at school until dismissal.
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, on Route 4 in California. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Route 4 on the St. Mary’s County side of...
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Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 73 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2019 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 17-19 statewide. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers. Adult males, or gobblers, comprised 56 percent of the...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

While many people spend the holidays with family and friends, Scott “Gus” Ward checked a bucket-list item by racing in one of the world’s most prestigious yacht races. Ward was invited to be a watch captain and helmsman on the TP52 KOA, a 52-foot, all-carbon fiber Grand Prix-style sailboat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart...
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Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Due to the impending cold weather predicted for the area, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management urges citizens to be prepared for winter weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service or a shortage of supplies if storm or...
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Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

It’s important to keep warm to stay as healthy as possible during the cold winter months. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbor, look out for them to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as the Secretary of Natural Resources. Haddaway-Riccio currently serves as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the governor’s office, where she advises on environmental-related issues. “Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio has been a strong member of my executive team since day one and has a proven track record of working to...
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La Plata Man Finally Claims Thanksgiving Day Scratch-off Win

La Plata Man Finally Claims Thanksgiving Day Scratch-off Win

A La Plata man arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters this week with an unusual Thanksgiving leftover — a $50,000 winning scratch-off. When he claimed the prize with his girlfriend, the winner explained his delay in turning in his winning $1,000,000 Blowout game. “I was kind of waiting for a day off,” the 42-year-old told...
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