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Historic race boats will return to Breton Bay at Leonardtown Wharf This Weekend!

Historic race boats will return to Breton Bay at Leonardtown Wharf This Weekend!

The Southern Maryland Boat Club will be holding its Annual Summer Regatta July 29-30.  This exciting weekend will begin on The Square in Leonardtown Friday afternoon with race boats on display and live music beginning at 6 p.m. 30+ boats from multiple classes will be in attendance providing seat of the pants action! The...
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MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

MDOT SHA Invests More Than $30 Million in Improving Southern Maryland Roadways

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is resurfacing roads in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The approximately $32.2 million in resurfacing projects will be completed over the next two years, weather permitting. Crews will patch, mill (remove the top layer of pavement), pave and restripe the roads.  MDOT SHA...
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MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

One year after the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) introduced the new secure Maryland Proud driver’s license and ID card, 1,621,982 cards have been issued to new and renewing Maryland residents.  In addition to providing a state-of-the-art security features, veterans are now recognized for their service to our country with...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named One of the 2017-18 Best Colleges by Money Magazine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been ranked among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine. According to Money, “St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the state’s public honors college. But with a liberal arts focus, a low student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and a high graduation rate, it could easily...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that former Communications Director Matthew Clark is returning to the administration as Chief of Staff, replacing Sam Malhotra effective August 15, 2017. Malhotra will return to the private sector, while continuing to serve the administration as a senior advisor to the governor on technology and innovation issues. Malhotra served...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of CDS/Possession of Counterfeit Bills

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of CDS/Possession of Counterfeit Bills

On Saturday. July 1. 2017. Deputy J. Smith from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall for the reports of a suspicious person sleeping in a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed, Steven James Cave, 20, Mechanicsville, was in possession of suspected CDS Marijuana,...
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“Back to School Shop with a Cop” set for Saturday

“Back to School Shop with a Cop” set for Saturday

Our community recognizes that there are often students and families who do not have the financial means to cover the cost of supplies, such as clothing and book bags, needed to start the school year. In an effort to help these students start the school year on a positive note, the Optimist Club of...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Burglary

Waldorf Man Arrested for Burglary

On Sunday, July 23, 2017, at approximately 9:55 p.m., Pfc. C. Gustafson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling Pinefield Road in Waldorf when he heard a man yelling from the front yard of a house. The man told the officer an unknown male had just been inside his residence and fled upon...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information Leading to Suspects’ Identities

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information Leading to Suspects’ Identities

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identities and arrests of two suspects wanted in connection with a theft. On July 24 at 1:23 p.m., the suspects entered the Home Depot in Waldorf and loaded a shopping cart with drills. They walked out of the store without...
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3 Teens Charged in Laurel Shooting that Killed 17-Year-Old

3 Teens Charged in Laurel Shooting that Killed 17-Year-Old

Homicide Unit detectives arrested three suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17 year old in Laurel. The suspects are 18-year-old Kalik Johnson of the 8700 block of Char Court in Laurel, 18-year-old Kylah Nettleton of the 1700 block of Blarney Court in Severn and 17-year-old Darius Tarik Johnson of the 3000...
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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 13,300 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 106,700 jobs. Maryland’s June unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent from the...
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Homeowners Dog Alerts Woman of Attempted Burglary in Newburg

Homeowners Dog Alerts Woman of Attempted Burglary in Newburg

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at approximately 6:0 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house in the 15000 block of Matthews Manor Road in Newburg for the report of a burglary in progress. Investigation showed the victim was entering her house when she heard her dog barking more than...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Sex Offense After Groping Woman at Grocery Store

Waldorf Man Charged with Sex Offense After Groping Woman at Grocery Store

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3200 block of Plaza Way in Waldorf for an assault. Investigation showed the victim had just left a grocery store when a male approached and asked for her phone number. The woman continued walking and...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces August 2017 Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces August 2017 Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following August monthly promotions and reminders: Clear the Shelter Adoption Day (Saturday, Aug. 19)  The shelter is participating in the Clear the Shelter adoption event and will waive all adoption fees on this day. Clear the Shelter helps address overcrowding in shelters and offers local...
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August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Beat the heat in August at the Calvert Marine Museum. Programs and activities are scheduled for all members of the family. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Tuesday, August 1 – Simon Spalding in Concert 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Road Scholar Summer Music Series presents Simon Spalding in the...
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Assault Between Inmates Leads to Sex Offense Charges for Mechanicsville Man

Assault Between Inmates Leads to Sex Offense Charges for Mechanicsville Man

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Deputy K. Molitor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported Assault. The investigation revealed, the suspect, Jonathan Albert Anderson, 27, of Lexington Park, had assaulted the victim, Devin Eric Webb,  30, of Mechanicsville. Webb then assaulted the suspect...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the suspects went to the FedEx Shipping Center located at 44 Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf, and signed for an Apple computer paid for with a stolen credit card. The credit card belonged to a corporation in Hollywood, Maryland. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or...
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CSM Athletes Honored for Academic Accomplishment

CSM Athletes Honored for Academic Accomplishment

More than a dozen student athletes at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) were honored for their performance beyond their sport during the 2016-17 school year. These CSM athletes were noted for their achievement in the classroom as well. “Congratulations to our CSM student athletes who are receiving awards for high academic achievement,” said...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit from the Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a crash in Fort Washington early Friday, July 21, 2017, morning that killed two drivers. One of the victims is 48-year-old Robert Peterson Sr., of Hollins Lane in Waldorf. Investigators are working to identify the second driver. His name...
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VIDEO: Fight at Nicolet Park Streamed Live on Facebook

VIDEO: Fight at Nicolet Park Streamed Live on Facebook

Police responded to Nicolet Park at 21786 Bunker Hill Drive, Lexington Park, on Sunday, July 23,2017, at 2:oo p.m., for the report of a disturbance. SMNEWWSNET obtained a video that was streamed live on a Facbook page for 5 minutes and 45 seconds. The video shows a fight between two females while multiple people...
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Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

The following is a sample of recent crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  Drug Arrests: July 11, 2017- Joseph White, 21, of District Heights was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, CDS paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest July 15, 2017- Matthew Thomas Zibreg, 31, of Owings was arrested for Possession...
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Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the county’s director of economic development. The appointment is an important part of the reorganization plan the board approved April 25 to improve overall county government operations and services to the public. Slagle’s appointment is effective...
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Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Are you between the ages of six and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism is hosting free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 9:30 a.m. – noon on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 24. This...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

The Calvert County Division of Solid Waste is hosting a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, July 29. The event will be held at Northern High School located at 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard...
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Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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