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Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

Wanted for Escape – St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Joshua Lee Coleman, age 32, of St. Leonard, Maryland.  On June 2, 2017, suspect Coleman removed his GPS ankle monitor in violation of his pre-trial release agreement. His last captured GPS location was on MD-Route 4 in Anne Arundel County, on...
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Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

“Being a Spartan is setting the bar – showing that we are capable of anything we put our minds to.” This message from senior class president Eryn Locks set the stage for the St. Charles High School Class of 2017 graduation, the first of seven Charles County Public Schools high school graduations. A sea...
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Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Find your purpose. Take the small roles in life. Leave an imprint on the world. These messages, and more, were shared by students in the Thomas Stone High School Class of 2017 during their graduation ceremony held this morning. For the 296 graduating seniors, today marks the first day of the rest of their...
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Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

La Plata High School celebrated its Warrior Class of 2017 in a graduation ceremony held this afternoon at the Charles County Convocation Center. For the 251 La Plata seniors, today was the day most have looked forward to for several years. “We’ve wished, willed, and prayed that this day would come, counting down the...
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North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

Rounding out the first full day of high school graduations for Charles County Public Schools was the North Point High School Class of 2017. The senior class donned the floor of their soon-to-be alma mater in the Convocation Center tonight, ready to start the next chapter in life. Honored in a ceremony tonight were...
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Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Lackey Pride Highlighted at 2017 Graduation

Henry E. Lackey High School is more than a school, it’s a community, it’s a family. “We support each other like a family, and we know that there will always be a sense of belonging to the Lackey community,” said Brett Culhane, salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Teachers, mentors and coaches instill Lackey...
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McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

It is the smallest graduating class of 2017 in the county, but Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduating June 3 were strong in pride. The class stood united, all clad in purple gowns this year. The theme of connection ran deep during McDonough’s graduation at the Charles County Public Schools Convocation Center in...
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Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

The Class of 2017 of Westlake High School capped off graduation season in Charles County on June 3. Honoring 271 seniors, the school celebrated the past and present, while looking toward the future. “Change is not easy for anyone, but the only way to grow is through change,” Chrystal Benson, principal of Thomas Stone...
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St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

On Sunday, June 4, on behalf of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, President Tuajuanda C. Jordan was given the River Champion Award by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association during its annual “A River Affair” celebration. The celebration took place on the State House lawn overlooking the St. Mary’s River. This is the seventh...
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CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Through...
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29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, graduated 29 students with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Friday, June 2, in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The commencement address was delivered by Elias Vlanton, a retired Prince George’s County teacher and freelance journalist. In 2009 Vlanton was awarded...
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Multiple Arrests Made After Drug House in Hollywood Raided

Multiple Arrests Made After Drug House in Hollywood Raided

In April of 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division began an investigation, as a result of several neighborhood complaints, into the illegal use and distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the 23000 block of Luckton Court in Hollywood. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained....
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Ridge Dog Killer Arrested for Exposing Himself to 12-Year-Old Girl

Ridge Dog Killer Arrested for Exposing Himself to 12-Year-Old Girl

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m., Deputy D. Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in St. Inigoes for a report of an indecent exposure. Police made contact with the parents of a 12-year-old girl who advised Kenneth Allen Woodburn, 32 of Ridge, exposed himself to...
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36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

36-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Upper Marlboro Crash

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m, Trooper First Class Key from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of  MD Route 202 / Largo Rd at Robert Lewis Drive, in Upper Marlboro, for a collision involving a Nissan passenger car and a Honda motorcycle. Upon arriving to the...
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La Plata Native Honored with Dr. George W. Patterson Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

La Plata Native Honored with Dr. George W. Patterson Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) recognized top individuals and teams who contributed substantially to the command’s mission success.  The annual Honorary Awards ceremony was conducted recently at Indian Head, Maryland. Mr. John Cox, a Virginia Tech graduate, and 13-year employee of NSWC IHEDOTD with the Systems...
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Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools will honor 1,965 seniors June 1-3 during graduation ceremonies for seven high schools in the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2017 were offered nearly $79 million in scholarship offers, which is an increase of almost $13 million from last school year. Valedictorians and...
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One Patient Flown from Early Morning Crash in Bushwood

One Patient Flown from Early Morning Crash in Bushwood

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, at approximately 12:34 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of  a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Colton Point Road, in the area of OAkley and Abell Roads, in Bushwood. Crews arrived on scene to discover single vehicle overturned with the patient trapped. One person...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/5/2017 to 6/9/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/5/2017 to 6/9/2017

During the week of June 5, to June 9, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of 4 Teens in Bryans Road

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of 4 Teens in Bryans Road

On Monday, May 29, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the 3100 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of an armed robbery to the rear of Safeway. Investigation revealed four juvenile males were seated on the trail leading from the Safeway...
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Letter to the Editor: Fired Tiki Bar Employee, Speaks Out About Memorial Day Weekend Incident

Letter to the Editor: Fired Tiki Bar Employee, Speaks Out About Memorial Day Weekend Incident

After seeing our article, Tiki Bar Owner Fires Employees and Apologizes for Memorial Day Weekend Incident, Edwin Dowling called SMNEWSNET.COM, and asked if he could tell his side of the story. Mr. Dowling sent us the following email and asked that we Publish it: This my statement concerning the incident over Memorial Day weekend at the Tiki Bar. As the...
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Mechanicsville Man Found Unconscious, Arrested for Possession of Heroin After Crashing Car

Mechanicsville Man Found Unconscious, Arrested for Possession of Heroin After Crashing Car

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Trooper First Class B. Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Livingston Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a reported single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, TFC B. Ditoto observed a vehicle off of the roadway and in the trees. The driver...
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Lothian Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine in Prince Frederick

Lothian Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine in Prince Frederick

On Friday, May 5, 2017, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Sherry Lane in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Russell C. Tayman, 21 of Lothian demonstrated behavior that indicated an attempt to conceal something. A search was conducted...
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Tiki Bar Owner Fires Employees and Apologizes for Memorial Day Weekend Incident

Tiki Bar Owner Fires Employees and Apologizes for Memorial Day Weekend Incident

The following was posted on the Tiki Bar Facebook page: To all veterans, active or retired, I was deeply saddened by the post that Tiki security asked patrons to remove any military affiliated motorcycle attire, especially on Memorial Day Weekend when it’s our turn to show special thanks to those who have served. It...
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Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins in Maryland

Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins in Maryland

Through the month of June, visitors to Maryland’s beaches can expect an astonishing sight – millions of horseshoe crabs will make their annual pilgrimage from the Atlantic Ocean to our shores. Dating back at least 350 million years, it’s one of the largest spawning events of horseshoe crabs in the world. To ensure the horseshoe crab...
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s First Home Bout of 2017 is June 10th

Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s First Home Bout of 2017 is June 10th

Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s first 2017 home bout is just a stone’s throw away!! On June 10th, we will be skating against our friends, the lovely ladies of the Fredericksburg Roller Derby. Come and enjoy a day of derby with us!!! Doors open at 5:30pm, and the first whistle blows at 6pm. Presale tickets...
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