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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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St, Mary’s County: Burglary/Theft Suspects Need Identified

St, Mary’s County: Burglary/Theft Suspects Need Identified

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. During the time frame of Friday, September 29, 2017, to Sunday, October 15, 2017, a burglary occurred to a home in the 27000 block of Queen Tree Road, in Mechanicsville. Among the items stolen in the burglary were numerous Lowe’s...
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Two More Armed Robberies on Great Mills Road Last Night

Two More Armed Robberies on Great Mills Road Last Night

On Monday, November 13, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the El Rinconcito Mexican Restaurant, at 21703 Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for the report of an armed robbery. Employees said a black male in a grey hoodie...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

 All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will re-open Monday, November 27. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers will be closed and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate Thursday, November 23. However,...
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Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

We want to make our readers aware that tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m., there will be scheduled down time for SMNEWSNET.COM, it will last for approximately 4 hours. We will be using this time to speed up our site and add more security to our infrastructure. During this maintenance window, SMNEWSNET.COM will be inaccessible....
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Second Armed Robbery in Five Days Reported in Lexington Park

Second Armed Robbery in Five Days Reported in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., black male entered the Pinksha’s Filipino Mart, on North Shangri-La Drive, in Lexington Park, the male displayed a handgun and robbed the establishment on an unknown amount of cash. The gunman was described as a light skinned, black male with freckles, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt,...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Looking for Suspects in Smash-and-Grab Theft of ATM

Police in St. Mary’s County Looking for Suspects in Smash-and-Grab Theft of ATM

On Sunday, November 13, 2017, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Shell Gas Station/Subway, at 30295 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an intrusion alarm. When police arrived on scene they found the front...
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Every other Friday at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, excitement brews. It’s when Café Skillz opens its doors for teachers and staff who need a late morning caffeine buzz or sugar rush. Kimberly McCloskey’s Life Skills class runs a coffee shop, providing Keurig-brewed coffee and tea, along with scones, cookies and brownies. Everything...
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Phone Service to St. Mary’s County Government to be Interrupted

Phone Service to St. Mary’s County Government to be Interrupted

The Department of Emergency Services and Technology will perform maintenance on the county government telephone system on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Maintenance work is expected to last 30 minutes. Telephone service to county government may be unavailable during this time.   911 communications will not be affected by this maintenance.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 15 retirees and 42 award recipients at a banquet at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center on Friday, October 27, 2017. Honorees were recognized for completion of service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Captain William Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017

During the week of November 13, to November 17, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Stop everything and check your Bonus Match 5 ticket if you bought it at Highbridge Village Market in Bowie for the Nov. 8 drawing. You may be $50,000 richer! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding the top-prize winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10;...
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Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement on November 9, 2017, in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed tomorrow, Friday, November 10: “On Veterans Day, families and communities gather to honor the service and sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform of our nation. For those who bear the physical...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all military veterans, including residents and non-residents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement directly impacts over 414,000 veterans living in Maryland with the highest concentrations residing...
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Piney Point Man Arrested for Rape and Assault of Fourteen-Year-Old Girl

Piney Point Man Arrested for Rape and Assault of Fourteen-Year-Old Girl

In July 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a possible sex offense involving an adult male and a fourteen-year-old female. The investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Investigation revealed Philip Charles Edwards Jr., 54, of Piney Point, met the juvenile during the summer of 2016. Through the...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE – Official Police Press Release – 11/10/2017: On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Kessler Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Based on the severity of injuries,...
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Leonardtown Woman Arrested for First Degree Assault

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for First Degree Assault

On November 7, 2017, Cpl. Carberry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Lawrence Avenue, in Leonardtown, in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the victim was contacted and was observed to have sustained a laceration to their right arm. Investigation revealed the victim had been stabbed by...
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UPDATE: Critically Missing Juvenile LOCATED – St. Mary’s County –

UPDATE: Critically Missing Juvenile LOCATED – St. Mary’s County –

11/10/2017: The missing Juvenile has been located. 11/9/2017: Melanie Brianne Hammett, age fourteen, of California, was reported missing on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Hammett is 5’4 and weighs 115lbs; she has brown hair and brown eyes. At this time Hammett is considered critically missing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Bare at...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

UPDATE 11/9/2017: On October 26 at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motel located in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the reported shooting. Officers located the shooting victim in the lobby of...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced October 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, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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