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Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron Announces End of Year Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron Announces End of Year Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime

At a press conference this past weekend, U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron, joined by federal, state, and local partners announced new initiatives to fight violent crime in Maryland.  These efforts build on previous successes and are intended to prevent and reduce violent crime in Baltimore City. Partners at yesterday’s announcement included: U.S. Attorney Erek...
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A Hunger-Free Campus: St. Mary’s College Receives Maryland Higher Education Commission Award to Address Food Insecurity

A Hunger-Free Campus: St. Mary’s College Receives Maryland Higher Education Commission Award to Address Food Insecurity

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is proud to announce that Dereck Rovaris, Vice President for Equity and Strategic Initiatives, was recently awarded a one-year grant through the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program. This program was established to help support Maryland higher education entities with their efforts to address student...
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Bravo Zulu! Southern Maryland’s Military Leaders Welcome LSM Class of ’23 for Behind the Scenes NAS Pax River Base Tour

Bravo Zulu! Southern Maryland’s Military Leaders Welcome LSM Class of ’23 for Behind the Scenes NAS Pax River Base Tour

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023 strengthened their leadership wings Nov. 3 when they went behind the scenes at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). The class was allowed on base for a rare in-person tour to learn about the vital roles that Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates Museum Store Sunday on November 27th and 28th

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates Museum Store Sunday on November 27th and 28th

For the sixth consecutive year, more than 1,700 museum stores representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and 5 continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday (Nov. 27). The Museum Store at Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is thrilled to participate in this signature annual...
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Request for Proposals: Local Public Health Corps Workforce and Learning Management Program

Request for Proposals: Local Public Health Corps Workforce and Learning Management Program

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is seeking a contractor to develop a Local Public Health Corps personnel management and training software system. The software should enable recruitment and administrative management of volunteer staff, as well as provide a training management component. The training management portion will allow for establishing individualized training goals,...
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UPDATE: Middleton Sentenced to Life Without Parole Plus 125 Years in Prison for Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders

UPDATE: Middleton Sentenced to Life Without Parole Plus 125 Years in Prison for Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders

UPDATE 11/10/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine Carrington Martin sentenced Richard Eugene Middleton, Jr., 39, to Life Without Parole plus 125 years in prison for the First-Degree Murder of Kwasi Louard-Clarke, the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Montreal Wade and...
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Maryland Police Departments Receive Nearly $380,000 for Mental Health Support Services and Community Policing Training

Maryland Police Departments Receive Nearly $380,000 for Mental Health Support Services and Community Policing Training

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $378,538 to promote community policing and provide mental health support to Maryland police departments. This federal funding comes through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services...
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Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown Cancelled Due to Weather on Friday, November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown Cancelled Due to Weather on Friday, November 11, 2022

UPDATE 11/9/2022: Town of Leonardtown has gone ahead and cancelled the parade due to a 80-100% chance of rain on Friday. An abbreviated version of the Memorial Ceremony will be held upstairs at Town Hall, located at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650) at 11 a.m. The VIP Breakfast has also been cancelled, but...
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General Smallwood Middle School Teacher Transported to Hospital After Threatening to Harm Themself

General Smallwood Middle School Teacher Transported to Hospital After Threatening to Harm Themself

On Friday, November 4, 2022, a school employee at General Smallwood Middle School was inside the school when they made a comment to another employee about bringing a gun to school to harm themselves. A school administrator and the school resource officer were notified and spoke with the employee and determined they were not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Multiple Arrests After Responding to Leonardtown High School Due to Large Fight

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Multiple Arrests After Responding to Leonardtown High School Due to Large Fight

On Monday, November 7, 2022, an altercation between students occurred at Leonardtown High School. The incident was quickly handled by the School Resource Officer (SRO) and additional deputies. The school continued to operate under normal schedule and procedures. The following was released by Leonardtown High School. “Dear LHS Community, This message is to inform...
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Suspected Drugs Recovered from Student After Possible Overdose, Officer and Student Transported to Hospital

Suspected Drugs Recovered from Student After Possible Overdose, Officer and Student Transported to Hospital

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., a school resource officer at Robert D. Stethem Educational Center was assisting staff with a student who was having a medical emergency as a result of a possible drug overdose. The officer located packaged pills and suspected marijuana in the student’s book bag. After locating the...
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NAVAIR Employee Named 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year

NAVAIR Employee Named 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) International Transportation Team Lead Mark Vernetti was named the 2022 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards Supply Chain Acquisition Professional of the Year Nov. 3 for his efforts that quickly and effectively met U.S. international partners’ mission requirements. Under Vernetti’s leadership,...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and the Old Jail Museum Standardize Year-Round Operating Hours

St. Clement’s Island Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and the Old Jail Museum Standardize Year-Round Operating Hours

As of November 1, 2022, the museums operated by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division – which include St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center in Leonardtown and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point – will continue operating daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...
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Navy Achieves Full Operational Capability on Critical Underwater Training Range

Navy Achieves Full Operational Capability on Critical Underwater Training Range

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office’s (PMA-205) Ocean Systems Fixed Ranges team recently achieved full operational capability on the Undersea Warfare Training Ranges Increment I (USWTR INC I) program 13 months ahead of schedule. The USWTR INC I training range supports fleet readiness through...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Nov. 1 and 2, 2022

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Nov. 1 and 2, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Board of County Commissioners held the Bond Sale, which provides the opportunity for investment banking firms to submit bids for bonds and the lowest interest cost to the county. County Commissioners approved Resolution 2022-20 for the Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds and awarded the Bond Award to Bank of American Securities. Economic...
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Maryland Senator Urges Department of Justice and ATF to Clarify and Enforce Ghost Gun Rules

Maryland Senator Urges Department of Justice and ATF to Clarify and Enforce Ghost Gun Rules

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) along with a group of senators in urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to issue enforcement guidance and clarify the recently finalized Ghost Gun Rule. The rule regulates unfinished frames and receivers that are...
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Lexington Park Man Claims $100,000 Top Prize in Scratch-Off Game

Lexington Park Man Claims $100,000 Top Prize in Scratch-Off Game

A Lexington Park resident is $100,000 richer after discovering the second of nine top prizes in the Blizzard Bucks scratch-off game. The lucky St. Mary’s County player revealed a holiday bell auto-win symbol on the $10 game with a $100,000 prize next to it. The anonymous 73-year-old was certainly in good spirits while visiting...
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Calvert County Public Schools Holiday Card Art Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Calvert County Public Schools Holiday Card Art Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Sights and Sounds of the Season” is the theme for the 2022 CCPS Holiday Card Student Artwork Design Contest. Artwork entries must be original artwork and received by Monday, November 21, 2022, by 5 p.m. Entries may be emailed or dropped off. Drop-off to: Child’s art teacher or to the district office OR Mail to: CCPS, 1305 Dares...
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Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 General Election

Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 General Election

Ahead of the 2022 Maryland general election, the Calvert County Board of Elections offers important reminders for citizens voting in person or by mail and announces multiple ways for citizens to view election results after the polls close. The Maryland general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 8...
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October is National Bullying Awareness Month! Charles County Families Find Solutions to Bullying from a Surprising Source

October is National Bullying Awareness Month! Charles County Families Find Solutions to Bullying from a Surprising Source

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of every five students reports being bullied, and 41 percent fear repeat incidents. The students of Southern Maryland are not immune to this fear; especially since social media posts of an embarrassing bullying event can cause the negative effects to metastasize. Our precious little...
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St. Mary’s County Couple Wins $580,000 Playing Multi-Match at Weis Market in Solomons

St. Mary’s County Couple Wins $580,000 Playing Multi-Match at Weis Market in Solomons

A Southern Maryland couple just added over half a million dollars to their bank account, thanks to winning a $580,000 Multi-Match jackpot. The Hollywood residents claimed their prize from the Oct. 3 drawing last week. The wife recalled that she was home alone and filled with excitement after discovering they hit the game’s jackpot....
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Juvenile in Waldorf Armed with Knife Charged with Robbery, Theft and Assault

Juvenile in Waldorf Armed with Knife Charged with Robbery, Theft and Assault

On October 31, 2022, at 2:42 p.m., two males went into a business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West, stole merchandise and fled on foot. An employee followed and confronted the males and asked for the items. One of the males produced a knife and threatened the employee. Both males then fled...
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Art Shows, Theater Performances, Poetry Readings, Concerts And Giving Tuesday are Just a Few of the Events Filling November’s Calendar at CSM

Art Shows, Theater Performances, Poetry Readings, Concerts And Giving Tuesday are Just a Few of the Events Filling November’s Calendar at CSM

“Margaret Dowell: Selected Works.” Oct. 28 – Dec. 2. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. The paintings on display as part of this show are inspired by artist Margaret Dowell’s ancestral home in Calvert County, Dowell Farm. Many of her farm-related works contain snippets of the universe because...
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Calvert County Announces Election Day and Veterans Day 2022 Schedules

Calvert County Announces Election Day and Veterans Day 2022 Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, for Election Day and Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, for Veterans Day. In addition: County bus service will run regular schedules and routes and will offer free fare on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. There will be no...
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Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Student Charged for Marijuana Possession

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Student Charged for Marijuana Possession

On Monday, October 31, 2022, just after 1:30 p.m., an administrator at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School was notified that a student smelled like marijuana. The administrator made contact with the student, and upon further investigation the student was found to be in possession of marijuana, a lighter, and a 40-caliber bullet. The student was...
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