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Luke Bryan was “Country Boy Hot”

Luke Bryan was “Country Boy Hot”

 St. Leonard, MD – For weeks ticket holders have waited for Luke Bryan and his entourage to pull into Southern Maryland. The SOLD OUT concert of over 6,000 had already been the buzz on Facebook and social media networks. The morning of July 6th started with a viral picture text message of Luke Bryan,...
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Area Firefighters Battle Fire Storm in St. Mary’s

Area Firefighters Battle Fire Storm in St. Mary’s

 On Thursday, July 5 shortly after 4 p.m., firefighters from every St. Mary’s County fire department, along with several units from Charles and Calvert Counties, were dispatched to the scene of a large wood fire in the area of Demko Road in St. James where it is estimated that six or more acres were...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: Between July 4 – July 5, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into Longwood Gardens at 5450 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. Officers checked the building but nothing appears to have been stolen. PFC D. W. Walker is investigating. THEFTS: Sometime during the early...
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Free Concert in La Plata July 6

Free Concert in La Plata July 6

The US Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade will perform high energy pop and rock favorites this Friday, July 6  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...
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Dept. of Labor Awards CSM with $1.5 Million Grant

Dept. of Labor Awards CSM with $1.5 Million Grant

The College of Southern Maryland was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide trade skills training for juvenile ex-offenders. The Juvenile Offenders Building Skills (JOBS) project, a collaboration between CSM and more than 30 strategic partners from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, will provide a variety...
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Sheriff’s Office to Launch Automated Speed Monitoring in School Zones

Sheriff’s Office to Launch Automated Speed Monitoring in School Zones

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will launch a new automated speed monitoring program to decrease driver speeds in school zones throughout the county. In an effort to promote safe driving habits throughout our communities and particularly in our school zones, the Sheriff’s Office is launching this important initiative. The automated speed enforcement program is...
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CSM Observes Independence Day

CSM Observes Independence Day

July 4 Closing, Summer Session III Begins July 5 The College of Southern Maryland will close all campuses for the Independence Day holiday July 4, including the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, and CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College programs. Classes for the Summer III session are July 5 through Aug. 15. Access to online...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents: THEFT FROM AUTO: Between June 30 – July 1, unknown suspects stole the wheels from a Dodge Magnum station wagon parked in the 3000 block of Hollins Lane in Waldorf. PFC M. Wagner is investigating. COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: On June 30 between 1:30 a.m. -7 a.m.,...
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Teen Killed After Crashing into County Welcome Sign

Teen Killed After Crashing into County Welcome Sign

On July 2 at 6:38 p.m., Sgt. R. Kiesel of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a Volvo that crashed near the area of Indian Head Highway and the Prince George’s County line. Sgt. Kiesel quickly accessed the driver – who was trapped inside the car – and notified emergency medical personnel. The driver,...
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Cooling Centers Available to County Citizens

Cooling Centers Available to County Citizens

The Charles County Commissioners would like to announce that the public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as cooling centers during the extreme heat: 1) Capital Clubhouse (Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf 2) Nanjemoy Community Center (Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30...
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Water, Ice Available to County Residents

Water, Ice Available to County Residents

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services has arranged for water and ice distribution for Charles County residents today, July 3 at the following locations: #7 Jay Gould Court, Unit 1 (located off of Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf). 9 a.m. -2 p.m. two 40-lb. bags of ice Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco...
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Charles County Commissioners Appoint Economic Development Director

Charles County Commissioners Appoint Economic Development Director

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kwasi Holman as the Director of Economic Development. Mr. Holman will begin work with Charles County Government on July 16, 2012. Mr. Holman brings to Charles County Government more than 30 years of economic development, banking, small business turnaround, legislative affairs, policy...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Sgt. Robert Taylor

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Sgt. Robert Taylor

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey and the men and women of the CCSO are deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Sgt. Robert Taylor #289 who passed away suddenly on June 26 while vacationing with his family in Mexico. A medical examiner ruled Sgt. Taylor, 46, died of natural causes. Sgt. Taylor,...
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County to Provide Free Water and Ice to Residents

County to Provide Free Water and Ice to Residents

In response to community need, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services has arranged for water and ice distribution for Charles County residents today, July 2, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Water and ice distribution will take place at Nanjemoy Community Center, which is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy. Residents...
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Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Rt 301

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Rt 301

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Bel Alton. Police and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Sunday, July 1 at 1:32 a.m. along northbound Rt 301 at Balsam Run. Investigation revealed a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country was...
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SMECO Outage Update 6 p.m. on 7/1

SMECO Outage Update 6 p.m. on 7/1

UPDATE July 1 at 6 p.m. Major restoration efforts continue. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, SMECO had about 8,891 customer-members without power. The most heavily affected area is Charles County with 6,800 customers without power. Approximately 848 customers in Calvert County, 1,200 in Prince George’s County, and 43 in St. Mary’s County are without...
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Motorists to Use Mass Transit for Monday Morning Rush Hour

Motorists to Use Mass Transit for Monday Morning Rush Hour

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging motorists in Maryland’s Washington suburban area to use Metro for Monday morning’s rush hour. In the Baltimore region, Light Rail, Baltimore Metro Subway and MARC are the suggested options. Citizens who need to drive should leave early, plan on extra commute time and be patient as...
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County Roads Closed Due to Storm

County Roads Closed Due to Storm

Charles County Road Closures The following roads in Charles County are closed due to last night’s storm: Route 225 at Sleepy Hollow 8285 Hawthorne Road 8090 Hawthorne Road Billingsley Road at Brookwood Berry Hill Road Citizens are advised to use caution when traveling roadways, avoiding road closures whenever possible. Road closure information will be...
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Residents Urged to Cancel Outdoor Activities Due to Heat

Residents Urged to Cancel Outdoor Activities Due to Heat

Due to extremely high temperatures and humidity forecast for today and expected to continue through this weekend, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is urging all citizens to cancel or reschedule any planned outdoor activities, especially those involving children or the elderly. There is an increased risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related...
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Pool Admission Fees Reduced

Pool Admission Fees Reduced

Due to the excessive heat advisory in effect today, June 29 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the Charles County Department of Community Services is offering reduced admission for open swim at all pool locations from 3 p.m. until closing. All patrons will be admitted for $2.00 during these times. Outdoor Pools (Open 12 p.m. –...
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Woman Charged with Arson to her Own Vehicle

Woman Charged with Arson to her Own Vehicle

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an investigation into a vehicle fire that occurred during the evening of May 20, 2012 at the dead-end of Cemetery Road in Indian Head, Maryland. Investigators were called to investigate the remains of a burned vehicle, later determined to be a 2004 Cadillac Escalade belonging to Anna Melissa Prosise, 26 of...
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Excessive Heat Watch in Effect: Cooling Centers Open

Excessive Heat Watch in Effect: Cooling Centers Open

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Friday, June 29. Heat Index values are forecast to be close to 110 degrees, and temperatures will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of hot temperatures is expected and provides enough lead time...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On June 28 at 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mattawoman Drive for the report of a strong-arm robbery. The victim, 21, reported he was walking home when he was approached by two male suspects who threatened him and grabbed...
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Officer Crawls Through Window to Assist Trapped Teen

Officer Crawls Through Window to Assist Trapped Teen

On June 28 at 3:44 a.m., officers responded to the area of Popes Creek Road and Belvidere Drive in Allens Fresh for the report of a car crash. Upon arrival, Officer C. Curtis observed the driver, an 18-year-old male, trapped and unconscious inside the vehicle. Officer Curtis used his ASP baton to break out...
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Area Teachers to be “Saved By The Bell”

Area Teachers to be “Saved By The Bell”

Today, Wednesday, June 27 area teachers will be saved by the bell when Dennis Haskins, who is best known for his role on “Saved By The Bell” as Principal Richard Belding, takes Regency Furniture Stadium by storm. Haskins has become a staple in the Minor League Baseball community touring the country to appear at...
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