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Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square Postponed – New Date TBA

Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square Postponed – New Date TBA

On Saturday, December 3rd at 11 AM, Lexington Park Business Association and St. Mary’s CDC had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Lexington Park Holly Days event originally scheduled for 2-5 p.m. After careful consideration of the forecast that called for the weather to clear before the start of the event, organizers...
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Charles County Oath of Office Ceremony for Charles County’s elected officials is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building, Commissioners’ Meeting Room (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). The following elected officials will be sworn in at the ceremony: Lisa E. Yates, Clerk of the Circuit Court...
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PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

Joseph Tamjong, 51, of Lanham, Maryland, pleaded guilty to defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of $733,405. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division, Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of...
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CSM Spring Registration is Open; Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ to Start Your Future; Start Today

CSM Spring Registration is Open; Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ to Start Your Future; Start Today

Winter may be fast approaching, but the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is already looking ahead to the Spring semester. If you’ve been planning to get your degree, advance in a career, or pursue that special interest “someday,” it’s time to stop waiting and start a new future today at CSM. Spring registration is...
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Charles County Government Announces December Holiday Schedule 2022

Charles County Government Announces December Holiday Schedule 2022

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to operating schedules for the month of December: Friday, Dec. 9 The Charles County Treasury Office (Waldorf and LaPlata branches) will close at 12:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 14 The Charles County Landfill, all Recycling Centers, and the Piney Church Road Mulch Facility will close at...
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Calvert County Public Schools Career & Technology Academy Students Receive Prestigious Award at the 2022 SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference

Calvert County Public Schools Career & Technology Academy Students Receive Prestigious Award at the 2022 SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference

The Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) Career and Technology Academy (CTA) sent 31 students to the SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference held November 3-4, 2022, in Ocean City. This is one of the first steps in obtaining the knowledge and skills to become a SkillsUSA leader. At the conference, CCPS students engaged with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

For the eleventh year in a row, Sheriff Tim Cameron is implementing Maximum Deployment of Sheriff’s Office personnel throughout St. Mary’s County this holiday season beginning on November 25, 2022. Maximum Deployment is an initiative designed for high visibility patrols and provides increased presence around shopping centers, roadways, and neighboring communities to ensure safety...
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County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will close beginning at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23, and remain closed through Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will close at 4...
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CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will lease its former St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) to add additional availability for full-day prekindergarten programing in Charles County. Under the agreement unanimously approved by the CSM Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 monthly meeting, CCPS will lease the...
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“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

Help the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation kick off a season of giving by participating in the college’s “Giving Tuesday” event as part of the world’s biggest day of generosity on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The 24-hour online event is part of an international movement that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Traffic Operations Unit is conducting an impaired driver checkpoint this Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round with the goal of educating the community and deterring these dangerous behaviors. The CCSO is reminding motorists to always designate...
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Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Due to the excessive number of intercepted checks in the US Mail in recent months in Southern Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at this time advises residents to refrain from sending checks through the US Postal Service, if possible. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to forward numerous reports of local...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the two individuals pictured in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, July 30, 2022, at 7:24 pm, the two suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California and proceeded to fill a bag with numerous fragrances and left the store without paying. The suspects...
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

On November 19, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPs Unit braved the cold weather to collect non-perishable food items for various food pantries in the Lexington Park area. With help from you, the community, the unit collected a lot of food and $448.02 in monetary donations. From the money collected,...
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MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Maryland’s highways, bridges, rail lines and airways are expected to hit new milestones in the pandemic recovery over the coming weeks, as millions of people travel to spend the holiday season with family and friends. Employees across the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are prepared to help travelers make the connections that bring joy...
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Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Maryland State Police arrested a woman on impaired driving charges following a multi-vehicle crash in which one person died early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly before 12:45 a.m. this morning, troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to southbound Interstate 97 at Route 32 for a report of a five-vehicle crash. According...
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State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new employee to the ranks yesterday, and while every newly minted Deputy State Fire Marshal is required to raise their right hand and be sworn in, K9 Deacon just wanted belly rubs and loved. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Thomas’s new partner, Deacon, is...
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State’s Attorney’s Office Brings Back “Drive Sober” Initiative for One of the Deadliest Times on the Roadways

State’s Attorney’s Office Brings Back “Drive Sober” Initiative for  One of the Deadliest Times on the Roadways

The State’s Attorney’s Office for Charles County (SAO) is bringing more awareness to the grave dangers of driving impaired, as well as helping the public take preventative measures for its “Drive Sober” initiative. For the second year, the “Drive Sober” initiative will run during the holiday season – November 21, 2022, through January 1,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 15, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 15, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized the 2022 Citizens Academy graduates and presented Proclamations in recognition of the Great American Smokeout and Giving Tuesday. The Commissioners...
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Community Invited to Attend St. Mary’s County Sheriff Cameron’s Final Salute on Friday, December 2, 2022

Community Invited to Attend St. Mary’s County Sheriff Cameron’s Final Salute on Friday, December 2, 2022

The St. Mary’s County Office of the Sheriff invites the public to attend the Final Salute ceremony for Sheriff Tim Cameron on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Sheriff Cameron has faithfully and professionally served as St. Mary’s County Sheriff since he was first elected in 2006. Sheriff Cameron was elected to and served four consecutive...
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Firefighters Remind Citizens of Home Heating Safety

Firefighters Remind Citizens of Home Heating Safety

Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 48,530 fires involving heating equipment each year in 2014-2018. These fires resulted in annual losses of 500 deaths, 1,350 injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. The leading factor contributing to home heating...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday 2022

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, 2022. Offices will reopen with regular operating schedules Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Andrews Landfill will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24. They will reopen...
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Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students who are 16 and older can apply for internships with NASA. The NASA internship program is open to teens to explore career pathways while working with some of the top minds in science, engineering, financial, information technology and business. The intern program allows students to engage...
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Calvert Hospice Life Center’s Workshops Will Help Adults, Children and Teens Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Calvert Hospice Life Center’s Workshops Will Help Adults, Children and Teens Cope with Grief During the Holidays

For many years, Chesapeake Life Center’s popular Living with Loss through the Holidays workshops have helped adults grieving a loss get through a difficult time of the year. This year, children and teens can get that help, too. The season begins with an adult workshop hosted by Calvert Hospice, an affiliate brand of Hospice...
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