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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Deputy Durner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Solomon’s Island Road in the Area of HG Trueman Road after observing a vehicle swerving between lanes and force a passing car onto the shoulder. Deputy Durner activated his emergency equipment and...
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State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police arrested a Calvert County man for illegally carrying a firearm and for driving under the influence on Monday, October 2, 2017. The accused is identified as Brian Beltz, 40, of St. Leonard. Beltz was arrested and charged criminally for illegally wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun, driving under the influence, and other...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of mosquito breeding habitats. The Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program is winding down but residents are still encouraged to do their part by inspecting their properties for standing water. Any area or container that holds water...
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California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

On Friday, September 1, 2017 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sherriff Office while participating in a traffic enforcement assignment received information from a fellow Deputy operating a laser speed detection device on Southern Maryland Boulevard in the area of Briscoe Turn Road, in Owings regarding a speeding vehicle. Deputy Mohler was advised a...
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Lexington Park Women Arrested for Oxycodone After Traffic Stop in Lusby

Katina Willieast Jenkins, 40, of Lexington Park (booking photo from a 2013 arrest)

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sherriff Office was patrolling in the area of Rousby Hall Road and Clubhouse Drive, in Lusby when his license plate reader system advised that a silver Pontiac was being driven with a suspended registration. Depututy Gott confirmed the suspended...
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FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties on Monday, October 2, 2017 at noon. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing...
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NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place on October 2 through October 6, 2017 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. each evening. Pilots at PAX will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios that are essential for the precision and safety...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Billingsley Road near Leonardtown Road and Piney Church Road in Waldorf for the report of a motorcycle accident. Initial investigation revealed that a motorcycle was traveling west on Billingsley Road when the driver...
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Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets in Calvert County

Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets in Calvert County

The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. The free clinics are scheduled as follows: • Saturday, Oct. 14, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road • Saturday, Oct. 21, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road Clinics will be held from 10 a.m....
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SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division, of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), to select an entity to develop, manage and operate a meat processing facility to service the Southern Maryland region farming community. The facility will be...
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

The Board of County Commissioners honored 12 Calvert County residents for their volunteer efforts during the 2017 Calvert You Are Beautiful awards program Sept. 26. The 12 recipients were nominated for their work with a variety of Calvert County organizations. The annual event celebrates those who give freely of their time and effort to...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces the Solomons Visitor Information Center returns to its fall/winter seasonal schedule Oct. 1, 2017. From October through April 30, the center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Solomons Visitor Information Center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South,...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following October monthly promotions and reminders: Cat Appreciation Month (Monday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 31)  In honor of National Cat Day on Oct. 29, the shelter will offer feline friends at a discounted rate during October. Senior cats 6 years old and over will...
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Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Oct. 3, 2017, to consider and receive comments on an ordinance that allows members of the Sheriff’s Department Pension Plan to receive service credit for both military and prior law enforcement service. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

An administrative law judge has upheld a decision of Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials to revoke the wildlife rehabilitation permit of a Calvert County man who was convicted of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Ronald Gene Wexler, 69, of Lusby, who had appealed the November action, also was prohibited from ever working in wildlife...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly...
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Prescription Drug Discount Program is Available to All Calvert County Residents

Prescription Drug Discount Program is Available to All Calvert County Residents

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) since July 2009 to provide county residents with a prescription drug discount program. To date, the partnership has saved Calvert County residents more than $403,000 on more than 20,824 prescriptions with discounts averaging 30.5 percent, or $19.40 per...
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Traffic Safety Notice for Calvert County Fair Weekend

Traffic Safety Notice for Calvert County Fair Weekend

Citizens are advised for safety purposes, a special traffic plan will be in effect from 10 am to 10 pm on Friday 9/29/17 (Youth Day), Saturday 9/30/17, and Sunday 10/01/17. No vehicles will be allowed to turn left off of Route 231 into the Fairgrounds during those days and times. An alternate route would...
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Prince Fredrick Walmart Shoplifter Wears Stolen Clothes Out the Door

Prince Fredrick Walmart Shoplifter Wears Stolen Clothes Out the Door

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Deputy Yates of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. Calvert County Deputies Yates and Kreps arrived at the Walmart to find the suspect, later identified as Rashaun Peebles, 38, of Prince Frederick, had fled on foot. Police located Peebles...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Update on Swine Influenza

Maryland Department of Agriculture Update on Swine Influenza

The Maryland State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Radebaugh yesterday inspected the pigs under quarantine at the Charles County Fairgrounds as a result of an Influenza A (H3N2 subtype) detection in swine exhibited there. “Upon further epidemiological investigation and ongoing trace backs to previous fairs and shows, the Maryland Department of Agriculture believes the swine influenza outbreak...
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