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Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

On Sunday, Feb. 5 around 6:15 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad in St. Mary’s County responded to report of an accident involving a pedestrian along the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a pedestrian had been struck by a...
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Commissioners Recognize Catholic School Week

Commissioners Recognize Catholic School Week

On Tuesday, January 31, the Charles County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week from January 29th through February 5th. Catholic schools in Charles County, and across the nation, are celebrating Catholic Schools Week.   The celebration includes the theme, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service.”. The Archdiocese of Washington has three Catholic elementary schools...
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Free Touchdown Furniture

Free Touchdown Furniture

Now here’s a neighborly Super Bowl chance, offered by Raley’s Home Furnishings in Lexington Park. Perhaps it’s a long shot, but the winner could end up watching the Big Game on furniture that turns free during a touchdown. Here’s how it works:   All customers who make a purchase now through 3 p.m. on...
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Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Commissioners Shaw and Slaughenhoupt attend the Wednesday meetings of MACo and Commissioner Shaw gave a brief summary. MACo is made up of the 23 counties and Baltimore City and is nonpartisan and nonprofit. There are three committees – Education, Tax and Land Use. Commissioner Shaw is on the Tax Committee and Commissioner Jack Russell,...
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Two Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Two Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Two Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers recently joined the ranks of accomplished teachers nationwide who achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The teachers – Marcie Jett and Cary Smith – completed a yearlong performance-based assessment series to become National Board Certified Teachers, according to a December release...
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Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Looking for a night out on the town or a fun place to watch the Super Bowl? Southern Maryland has an entertainment lineup you won’t want to miss! Friday, February 3 Leonardtown: First Free Fridays Solomons: First Free Friday Hotel Charles: DJ Andrea Ruddy Duck: Fair Warning Rustic River Bar & Grill: The Piranah’s...
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Driver Wrecks Vehicle While Fleeing Police

Driver Wrecks Vehicle While Fleeing Police

On Jan. 31 at 2:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer D. Harrison observed two suspicious vehicles – a Chevrolet Tahoe and a passenger vehicle – at Bensville Park on Bensville Road in Waldorf. The vehicles began to leave and Officer Harrison followed. Shortly thereafter, the officer attempted to stop the vehicles on Bensville Road...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: Sometime between 5:40 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30, suspect(s) entered a home in the 13200 block of AG-Supply Place in Charlotte Hall and stole a PlayStation 3 gaming system and games. The suspect(s) also stole coins. Anyone with information about the incident...
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Couple Arrested in Copper Theft Investigation

Couple Arrested in Copper Theft Investigation

As part of an ongoing investigation into numerous thefts of copper and other metals, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance Jan. 30 on Jason Wayne Slater, 33, of Waldorf, who they suspected of being involved in the thefts. At 12:28 p.m., detectives observed Slater steal parts from a heating and...
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ALERT: Waldorf Water Main Break

ALERT: Waldorf Water Main Break

Repairs in progress to a water main break on Bar Oak Drive in the White Oak subdivision of Waldorf.  Normal water service is expected to be restored by 12:30 pm today, Feb. 2.  For discolored water, run spigots until clear. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works/Utilities Division at (301) 609-7400.
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Couple Assaulted at Gunpoint During Home Invasion

Couple Assaulted at Gunpoint During Home Invasion

UPDATE 10:00a.m. : Julien Antonio Fort was charged on January 15, of this year for a handgun in a vehicle and released the same day. He was also released on January 27th for this incident. Quayshaw Deangelo Jenifer was released on January 29th for this incident. Carterrys Abednega Morgan is still in jail as of 2/2/12 at 10:00AM....
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The Grass is ‘Green’er with the Blue Crabs

The Grass is ‘Green’er with the Blue Crabs

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced four more signings for the 2012 season. Re-signing with the team are pitchers Nick Green and Eduardo Morlan, outfielder Richard Giannotti, and player/coach Jeremy Owens. Georgia native Nick Green will rejoin the Blue Crabs for his second year with the club.  2011 saw many successful milestones for...
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Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set for April 14th

Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set for April 14th

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce  that the second annual St. Charles Running Festival, presented by Lennar Homes, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The festival will consist of three different distances (10 miles, 5k and a kids’ fun run), and proceeds from the event will benefit local charities, including...
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Historic St. Mary’s City to Host Bridal Show

Historic St. Mary’s City to Host Bridal Show

Historic St. Mary’s City and Expressions of St. Mary’s are sponsoring a Bridal Show on Sunday, March 11, 2012.  The event will take place in the State House of 1667 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. During the show,  participants can explore wedding venues at the museum.  Vendors will offer limo rides to the ...
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Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

On Jan. 31, the Joint Economic Committee released a new report, which includes a county-by-county breakdown of the additional take-home pay that workers here in Maryland and throughout the country will receive if middle-class tax cuts are extended through the end of 2012. According to the report, a one-year extension would allow the average...
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SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has teamed up with Crime Solvers of Charles County to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of individuals stealing copper wire from the electric distribution system in Southern Maryland. The economic slowdown has increased the occurrences of copper theft throughout...
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Adult Softball Leagues Announced

Adult Softball Leagues Announced

The Charles County Department of Public Works will hold registration for the upcoming Adult Softball League from Monday, February 27, through Friday, March 16, 2012. League play will start the week of April 22 at Laurel Springs Park and White Plains Park. Teams may register at the Department of Public Works (1001 Radio Station...
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Animal Shelter to Feature My Furry Valentine

Animal Shelter to Feature My Furry Valentine

Forget flowers and boxes of candy … come to the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville to pick out your very own “furry valentine.” The Tri-County Animal Shelter will be holding the “My Furry Valentine” adoption event from February 11 through February 29. Come adopt a new pet for a sweetheart of a deal! Cats...
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21st Annual Senior Prom

21st Annual Senior Prom

The 21st Annual Senior Prom will be held Friday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m., at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. Our 2012 Night on the High Seas will take you on a romantic cruise through music, dancing, decorations, and more. A light buffet, catered by the Greater Waldorf Jaycees, will be served. Everyone...
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School Closing Text Messages

School Closing Text Messages

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is using a new notification system that allows parents to sign up to receive e-mails and/or text messages when schools are closed, delayed or closing early due to inclement weather. The Charles County Citizen Notification System (CNS) is a free service that allows citizens to receive timely notifications about...
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Overflow Crowd Launches O’Donnell Campaign Headquarters

Overflow Crowd Launches O’Donnell Campaign Headquarters

Amidst a throng of Republican supporters, including elected officials from across the state and the Southern Maryland area, Delegate Anthony J. O’Donnell opened his campaign headquarters located in the King Building in Prince Frederick on Jan. 28th. The ceremony began at 11 a.m. as Frank McCabe, Chair of the Calvert County Republican Central Committee...
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Weekend Nightlife January 27-28

Weekend Nightlife January 27-28

Looking for a night out on the town? Southern Maryland has an entertainment lineup you won’t want to miss! Friday, January 27 Stoney’s Kingfishers: Ben Connelly Ruddy Duck: The Piranhas Anthony’s Bar and Grill: The Craze Apehangers:  Justin Crenshaw Country Blue Dog Saloon:  Naked Murphys Pub: Rock Bottom Memories: VenDetta Loveville Tavern: Full Steam...
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Woman Jumps From Second Floor Window to Escape House Fire

Woman Jumps From Second Floor Window to Escape House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals have determined the cause of a January 26, house fire at 917 Copley Avenue in Waldorf was the result of unattended lit candles in the first floor living room of the two story, split level wood frame home. The 7:43 a.m. one alarm fire was brought under control within fifteen minutes by approximately...
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Wanted Fugitive Located at McDonald’s

Wanted Fugitive Located at McDonald’s

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Keyan William Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf on Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Mitchell had been wanted since Jan. 15 for robbery, three counts of second-degree assault, theft valued at less than $1,000, and credit card theft. The charges are the result of an investigation that began on April...
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Homicide Suspect Arrested

Homicide Suspect Arrested

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Marsellis Laron Ledwell, 23, of Waldorf for the murder of Torris Powell, Jr., 41, of Waldorf which occurred on Jan. 20. The investigation began on Jan. 21 about noon, when officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the 13200...
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