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Charles County Government April Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government April Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of April.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, April 10 –Thursday, April 13 All school based community centers are closed. Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, and North Point High...
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2017 Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby Scheduled for May 6

2017 Annual Spring “Fishin’ Buddies” Derby Scheduled for May 6

The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will sponsor the 2017 annual Spring Fishin’ Buddies Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between...
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Fifth-Graders Win Prizes for Maryland Arbor Day Posters

Fifth-grade students from around the state have snared spring tree plantings for their schools, thanks to their award-winning Arbor Day posters submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Forest Service accepted hundreds of entries for their 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fifth-graders created posters using varied artistic techniques, including crayons, paint,...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Final Passage of Ethics Reform Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement regarding the final and unanimous passage of the administration’s Public Integrity Act of 2017 by the Maryland General Assembly: “Today is a great day in our historic state capital. I commend Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and the Maryland General Assembly for working with our administration...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue During March

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Bill Weakening School Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/7/2017

The recent warm weather we’ve been experiencing can really raise some excitement about fishing, and the forecast for the weekend looks good! Trout stocking crews are busy this week and warming waters have many local fish in a very active feeding mood. Last night I had the opportunity to set out in my canoe...
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Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19000 block of Secluded Way Court, in Drayden, for the report of two subjects stealing HVAC units from a vacant residence. A witness maintained visual contact of the suspects and the suspect vehicle, providing continuous updates of their location to the Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  Deputy...
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La Plata Man sentenced to Life Plus 25 Years for of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

La Plata Man sentenced to Life Plus 25 Years for of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on April 6, 2017, visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Erik H. Nyce sentenced Jamie Antonio Rivera, 27 of La Plata, to life plus 25 years in prison for first degree rape and child sexual abuse. During the week of June 6, 2016, the...
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UPDATE: Hollywood Man Arrested for Driving While Impaired Again and Again

UPDATE: Hollywood Man Arrested for Driving While Impaired Again and Again

UPDATE 4/6/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at approximately 10:34 p.m., Corporal J. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Patuxent Beach Road, in California. The preliminary investigation revealed the operator of a vehicle, identified as Richard Casey Quade, age...
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Bryantown Woman Charged with Assault After Car Chase

Bryantown Woman Charged with Assault After Car Chase

On On Friday, March 31, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1100 block of Princeton Lane in Waldorf for the report of a domestic-related assault possibly involving a weapon. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with a woman who was inside a car....
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Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Kyle J. Smith’s resume is robust. The leadership experience is a bulleted list of more than 25 offices, positions and memberships under more than 10 headings. Where his resume is thin is under education. It makes sense —Smith is a high school junior. Carrying a 4.563 GPA at North Point High School where he...
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CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.” “Chasing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet is Mouse in the House

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-5-2017 Featured Pet: Mouse in the House Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (9 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 Mouse in the House is a 4-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix. She is a...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robbery Case

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robbery Case

On Friday, March 31, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station in the 2800 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation showed a lone male suspect entered the business and attempted to purchase a pack of cigarettes....
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Attempted Sale of Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Suspect’s Arrest

Attempted Sale of Stolen Cell Phone Leads to Suspect’s Arrest

On Monday, April 3, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a woman was attempting to sell an iPhone after agreeing to meet with a potential buyer on Glenview Place in Waldorf. The woman coordinated the sale with the use of a cell phone app. During the sale, the buyer suddenly grabbed the woman’s phone and fled. The...
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Police Investigating Two Dead Bodies Found in Waldorf

Police Investigating Two Dead Bodies Found in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded area in the 11100 block of Billingsley Road in Waldorf for the report of two people found deceased inside a tent. A preliminary investigation showed a family member went to check on the two people...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Seven Bills Into Law

On April 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The...
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Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

The Charles County Commissioners and the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents and visitors to attend the eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). This event will showcase some of Southern...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

Maryland Natural Resources Police Celebrates Anniversary

March 30, 2017, marks the 149th anniversary of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, the oldest state police force and the nation’s fifth-oldest conservation law enforcement agency. The day is being marked with the unveiling of the 150th anniversary badge, which may be worn by officers next year, and a “Maryland’s First” commemorative logo, which...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for the second bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. “Today, I am proud to sign legislation that will help ensure Maryland’s fiscal stability in years when revenues are less than projected,”...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Spring conditions throughout Maryland are presenting wonderful fishing opportunities as water temperatures steadily warm up and all manner of fish become more active. Except for some low-flow conditions in a few areas, the opening day of the traditional trout season was a big success with beautiful weather and plenty of trout. Parents and children...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/3/2017 to 4/7/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/3/2017 to 4/7/2017

During the week of April 3 to April 7, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following April monthly promotions and reminders: Furry Feline Friends for April Fools’ (Saturday, April 1)  It is not an April Fools’ joke! On this special day, all cat and kitten adoption fees will be reduced to $1. Find your new purr-fect furry friend. National Pet...
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“Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery” to Air on Charles County Government Television

“Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery” to Air on Charles County Government Television

Charles County Government Television (CCGTV) will premier Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) program, “Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery”.  This television event consists of an introduction by Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy followed by the 40-minute documentary. CCGTV broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10. This program will conclude with Commissioner President Peter...
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