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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Charles County Commissioners and the Charles County Department of Health proclaimed September 2012 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men. The American Cancer Society reports that there will be an...
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One Maryland One Book

One Maryland One Book

One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and other associated programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, book stores and community centers. This year,...
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Three Juveniles Charged with Burglarizing Waldorf Home

Three Juveniles Charged with Burglarizing Waldorf Home

On Sept. 12 at 3:40 p.m., officers responded to the 9300 block of Pep Rally Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress at a vacant house. When officers arrived, a male was observed running from the rear of the house. Officers established a perimeter and called in a K-9 team...
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New Traffic Law Takes Effect

New Traffic Law Takes Effect

Maryland State Police are reminding motorists of a new law about to take effect regarding actions drivers must take when approaching intersections with non-functioning traffic signals. Beginning October 1, 2012, a driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any direction at an intersection shall stop: -at a clearly marked stop line; -before entering...
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CSM Golf Classic Raises $64,000 for Scholarships

CSM Golf Classic Raises $64,000 for Scholarships

Community members from around Southern Maryland swung into action for a good cause on August 16—the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s 21st Golf Classic at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. “Not only have we met our goal of $40,000—we have exceeded it thanks to the generosity of our foundation supporters,” said CSM President...
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Public Forum Scheduled for Sept. 25

Public Forum Scheduled for Sept. 25

The Charles County Board of Commissioners would like to inform citizens that the next public forum will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). Public forums are open to the general public. While offering a public...
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Free Concert in La Plata

Free Concert in La Plata

Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark will perform blues with a funk edge on Friday, Sept. 14 on the west lawn of La Plata Town Hall starting at 7PM. Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, chips, and drinks for sale on site. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. There is also a separate but visible play area...
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SMNEWSNET Announces Wednesday’s Pet

SMNEWSNET Announces Wednesday’s Pet

Each week “Wednesday’s Pet” will feature a pet that is available for adoption. These pets are usually taken from local shelters by hard-working rescue groups and placed in foster homes until a loving forever home is found. This segment will include information about the pet, background information on breeds and how to  submit an application...
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All Flags to Fly at Half Staff Until Sunday

All Flags to Fly at Half Staff Until Sunday

President Obama has ordered the United States Flag and all State flags flown at half-staff immediately. This is the memory of John Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel killed in the senseless attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. The flags should remain at half staff until sunset on...
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Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training Available

Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training Available

The Charles County Department of Health’s Core Service Agency, in conjunction with Partnerships for a Healthier Charles County, is offering a mental health first aid instructor training program. The training will be held Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Center for...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Remembers 9/11 & Two of Their Own

St. Mary’s Ryken Remembers 9/11 & Two of Their Own

The sky was a brilliant blue and clear. The day warm and sunny, much like it was eleven years ago when the St. Mary’s Ryken community lost two of their own. Mr. Jerry Moran, an SMR coach and father of a student, was working at the Pentagon on September 11, and Mr. John D....
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Get Your Kids Jumping

Get Your Kids Jumping

Civista Health is proud to announce that the Jump with Jill show is coming to the Charles County Fair on Friday, September 14th, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Jill Jayne, “Rockstar nutritionist,” has been on Nickelodeon, Sprout, PBS, and more, giving kids fun ways to remember to drink more water, eat balanced meals, and respect...
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Resolve to Be Ready

Resolve to Be Ready

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Charles County Commissioners recognized September as National Preparedness month. The Commissioners and the Department of Emergency Services encourage Charles County residents and businesses to “Resolve to Be Ready” in 2012. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency , Resolve to be Ready is a nationwide effort designed to increase...
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Expanded Hours at Flag Ponds Nature Park

Expanded Hours at Flag Ponds Nature Park

Flag Ponds Nature Park has expanded its public hours to include Friday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new hours are in addition to the regular weekend hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park is closed to the public Tuesday through Thursday. “Opening Flag Ponds Nature...
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Classic Car, Bike & Truck Show Helps Frankie

Classic Car, Bike & Truck Show Helps Frankie

On Saturday, with warm temperatures and sunny skies, car and bike enthusiasts as well as those who just wanted to donate, turned out for the fundraiser at Sneade’s Hardware in Lusby. There was something for everyone. The Hogettes were there doing some photo requests and entertaining the crowds. Jim Godbold Rockin Elvis was there...
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Patriots Day: A Day For Action

Patriots Day: A Day For Action

Today is 11 years from that fateful September day when 3000 fellow citizens perished in a terrorist attack on American soil. We take time today to remember those we lost. We are thankful for first responders, both then and now, who ran into the falling, burning buildings to give help and rescue. And we...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: VANDALISM: On Sept. 10 at 1:40 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out the front window of the Cobb Island Market in the 17000 block of Cobb Island Road in Cobb Island. Officers responded and it appeared no one gained entry. The area was canvassed for...
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September 11th, Eleven Years Later

September 11th, Eleven Years Later

Occupying half of the 16 acre site of the World Trade Center, in the heart of Manhattan, sits the quiet remembrance that is the 9/11 Memorial. The site features two shimmering waterfalls and reflecting pools which are circled with plaques, listing the names of the unfortunate people who met their tragic end on that...
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Any Given Sin to Play at Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department

Any Given Sin to Play at Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department

Any Given Sin will play at Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department, “End of Summer Bash” on Saturday, September 15 along with several other Bands including One Louder, Six Gun South, Pirhannas, HydraFX, and Synergy. Any Given Sin is a brand new rock band comprised of seasoned musicians whose past projects include Short Bus, Suisonic, and...
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SMEDA Teams With Start Up Maryland

SMEDA Teams With Start Up Maryland

The Southern Maryland Economic Development Association (SMEDA) announced today that the organization will support Startup Maryland, a statewide initiative of the Startup America Partnership, to help celebrate entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland. Startup America is a private organization working to help individuals and companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America. On September...
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CSM Appoints Dr. Tracy Harris

CSM Appoints Dr. Tracy Harris

The College of Southern Maryland announces the appointment of Dr. Tracy A. Harris of Hollywood as vice president and dean of the college’s Leonardtown Campus, effective Sept.10, 2012. “Dr. Harris is a perfect addition to CSM. In addition to his extensive higher education experience, he lives in St. Mary’s County and is committed to...
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Chaney Enterprises Announces New Additions

Chaney Enterprises Announces New Additions

Chaney Enterprises today announced the hiring of Donn MacKenzie as technical services manager and Tiffany Sirikoun as project manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the concrete industry, Donn MacKenzie joins the company as Technical Services Manager after operating a concrete construction and materials business consulting firm in Charleston, W.Va. He holds...
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WANTED: Directors for Newtowne Players

WANTED: Directors for Newtowne Players

The Newtowne Players announce a call for directors for its 2013-2014 season, the tenth anniversary of the theater troupe.Anyone interested in directing a show listed below should contact the theater’s Production Committee at newtowneplayersproduction@gmail.com with the following information no later than Sept. 30, 2012: • What is your history with directing? (If you are...
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Juvenile Charged with Malicious Burning

Juvenile Charged with Malicious Burning

Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged a local eleven year old juvenile with setting fire to contents inside of a residential garage. Friday evening Deputy State Fire Marshals made contact with the suspect and the mother about the charges. The incident occurred on August 31, 2012 just before 5 p.m. at 2175 Fawn Court when the homeowner...
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CSM Welcomes Students

CSM Welcomes Students

The College of Southern Maryland welcomed its students to fall semester at campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick, at the Waldorf Center and at the Center for Nuclear Engineering Training in Prince Frederick. During the 2012-13 academic year, work on the Phase II Building on the Prince Frederick Campus will be completed...
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