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St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

Hunters reported taking 87 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2018 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 18-20 statewide. Turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with St. Mary’s, Dorchester, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Adult males (toms/gobbler) comprised 37 percent of the...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

On January 23, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have...
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Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as an invaluable tool to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has...
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The Harris Teeter in St. Mary’s County is Open!

The Harris Teeter in St. Mary’s County is Open!

Harris Teeter announced today it will welcome shoppers to its St. Mary’s Marketplace location on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Taste of Teeter sampling event. This event is a complimentary, in-store sampling of Harris Teeter’s most unique products. Store registers...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron Files Re-Election

St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron Files Re-Election

On January 9, 2018, Sheriff Tim Cameron of Morganza, Maryland, filed his candidacy for re-election as Sheriff of St. Mary’s County. Sheriff Cameron has served three terms as the Sheriff of St. Mary’s County and began his law enforcement career with the St. Mary`s County Sheriff`s Office over 37 years ago.  During his tenure...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Amazon Incentive Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Amazon Incentive Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the administration is filing the Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland’s Economy (PRIME) Act of 2018, which provides a package of state income, property, and sales tax credits and exemptions to enable Maryland to put forward the most competitive bid possible for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2. The proposed legislation follows...
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Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

The 8th Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament held Oct. 21 at Old South Country Club in Lothian celebrated the life of Mary Lou Waller and raised $68,000 for cancer care in her name. Proceeds from the event are divided equally between CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center. At CHMC,...
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Delegate Deb Rey Joins House Leadership Team

Delegate Deb Rey Joins House Leadership Team

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga today announced the appointment of Delegate Deb Rey (District 29B – St. Mary’s) to the position of Deputy Minority Whip on the House Judiciary Committee. “Both on the floor and in Committee, Delegate Rey is a force to reckoned with,” said House Minority Whip...
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SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2018-2019 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 customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Sixth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Sixth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cuisine and offer delicious deals during Calvert County’s sixth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 16 – 25, 2018. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan once again called for nonpartisan redistricting reform in Maryland on January 18, 2018, and vowed to file legislation to achieve this important bipartisan goal. He also announced that he will join an amicus brief being filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in Benisek v. Lamone, a...
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$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

$2.85 million Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Clinton

Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $2.85 million jackpot-winning ticket in Clinton for the Thursday, Jan. 18 drawing. The winner, who is the first player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between an estimated $2.85 million annuity (before taxes) or an estimated $2.2 million cash...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/22/2018 to 1/26/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/22/2018 to 1/26/2018

During the week of January, 15 to January 19, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Cogeco Communications Inc. Announces the Completion of Atlantic Broadband’s Acquisition of all of the MetroCast Cable Systems

Cogeco Communications Inc. Announces the Completion of Atlantic Broadband’s Acquisition of all of the MetroCast Cable Systems

Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) announced on Thursday, January 4, 2018, that its subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has completed the acquisition of cable systems owned by Harron Communications, L.P. and operating under the MetroCast brand name (“MetroCast”). Atlantic Broadband raised US$1.85 billion of secured debt through a combination of term loan B and revolving credit...
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Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, David Winters, a 22-year-0ld service technician at Winters Heating & Cooling, received a call from service administrator Kelsy Martin, 32 of Leonardtown. Martin told Winters that a man in a California residence needed immediate assistance due to a purported lack of heat at the home. Although Winters had already worked...
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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

From kindergarten to graduate school, education clearly is Gov. Larry Hogan’s priority in this election year. The proof is spelled out in his administration’s $44.4 billion operating budget for FY 2019 delivered to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday. To the chagrin of health professionals and advocacy groups, new funding for Maryland’s opioid “state of...
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Mercury Astronauts Mural Removed for Conservation Prior to Pax River O-Club Demolition

Mercury Astronauts Mural Removed for Conservation Prior to Pax River O-Club Demolition

Preserving a piece of NAS Patuxent River’s history, conservators removed a 12-by-20 mural of astronauts Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter and John Glenn from the wall above the doorway of the abandoned Officers Club – or O-Club – located at Pax River on Cedar Point Road across the street from the Chesapeake Bay....
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement following Amazon’s announcement that Montgomery County has been selected as a potential site for its second headquarters: “This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business. Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites...
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John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal John A. Nelson was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal. Deputy Chief Nelson, started his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in 2004. Nelson has been assigned to the Southern Regional Office since being hired. In 2008 he...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

Crystal Lynn Magtutu, age 30, of Clements, has been reported as a missing person. At this time the missing person is considered critically missing.  Magtutu has blonde hair and blue eyes; she is 5’6” in height, and weighs 170lbs. The missing person is possibly armed with a handgun and operating a green 2001 Chevrolet...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

Technical advancements and achievements from across the Command were recognized at the 17th Annual Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s and Innovation Awards ceremony at the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building, Patuxent (Pax) River in December. “These awards today are but a small sample of your great work for the warfighter,” began...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet is SADIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/17/2018 is SADIE Featured Pet: Sadie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sadie is an 8-year-old 14-pound Poodle/Terrier Mix. She is as sweet as they...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will operate on a two hour delay for students. This includes full day Head Start. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Normal schedule for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All...
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