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Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 10:28 p.m., officers from thr Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Tims Place in Nanjemoy for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male with a stab wound to the abdomen. He was flown to a hospital where his injuries...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $1,256.43 from the Welburn Organization which operates the two McDonald’s in La Plata and one in Waldorf. Sagepoint was selected as the McCafe for a Cause recipient for the month of May and this donation is the result of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

On June 13, 2017, between midnight and 5:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into three unlocked cars in the area of Helen Court in Indian Head. Clothing and headphones were stolen. Officer S. Griffith is investigating. On June 12, 2017, at 4:10 a.m., four males were observed trying to break into cars in the area...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

On Friday, June 9, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 6200 block of Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed two males entering the CVS Pharmacy. The males had their hoods up, wrapped tightly around their...
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SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is issuing capital credit refunds totaling nearly $3.8 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $2.2 million will be issued in early July. Active eligible customer-members will receive credits on their bills and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $1.6 million...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2017 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 23 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

During the week of June 19, to June 23, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Georgia Woman Arrested After Assaulting a Deputy

Georgia Woman Arrested After Assaulting a Deputy

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a disorderly female. When officers arrived they learned it was the same woman who had been banned from the business the day before. As...
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Virginia Woman Arrested in Waldorf for Assaulting an Officer After a Hit and Run

Virginia Woman Arrested in Waldorf for Assaulting an Officer After a Hit and Run

On Friday, June 2, 2017.  at approximately  6:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a hit-and-run crash. The victim advised a woman hit her car and took off. The victim used her cellphone and recorded the suspect’s car as...
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State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

Major Weekend Lane Closures Anne Arundel County • Inner loop I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to MD 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) – Concrete patching – Ramp closure and detour Saturday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and concrete pour and cure Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. Charles County • Southbound MD 5 (Leonardtown...
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Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced principal and vice principal changes today, as well as administrative appointments. Sabrina Robinson-Taylor has been named principal of Billingsley Elementary School, and begins full-time in the position effective January 2018. Robinson-Taylor will remain at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School until the end of December. Nicholas Adam, a vice principal at...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 BABY GIRL Featured Pet: Baby Girl Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Fox Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Baby girl is a 5-year-old Foxhound Mix.  She came into rescue with 8 puppies and was heartworm positive.  All her...
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Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Marylanders are reminded of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors.  Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney.  It also includes other fires such as campfires.      ...
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New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General...
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Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in La Plata

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in La Plata

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Bomb Technicians from the State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad responded to 500 Charles Street, in La Plata for a Suspicious package. A cleaning crew discovered a small plastic bag outside the main door of the UM Charles Regional Urgent Care Clinic during the early morning hours....
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Charles County Cooling Centers Available During Summer Months

Charles County Cooling Centers Available During Summer Months

As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents: Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday,...
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Home Healthy Checklist for this Summer

Did you know there are easy steps you can take to help eliminate hazards within your home? It can be as simple as checking, replacing, or cleaning an area in your home to prevent an accident or illness. SMO Energy is helping homeowners like you identify a few areas in the home to check...
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Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

Stay Safe and Healthy During High Heat!!!

From our National Weather Service: Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Tuesday: Sunny, with a...
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