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St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, will be hosting Monthly Town Hall Meetings during the 2019-2020 school year. These conversational meetings will focus on topics that are important to the school system and community, meetings will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown,...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 48000 block of Castaway Circle and Windward Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 40-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the upper body, police advised the...
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Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, NAS Webster Field, and Bay District responded to 47455 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City, for the reported commercial gas-leak. College Public Safety reported an odor of gas coming from the basement and believed it was coming the boiler, and...
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Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, for the reported commercial vehicle fire. Firefighters were on the scene at a fire prevention demonstration at the Dynard Elementary School they were alerted for the commercial...
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VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the Green Door Tavern in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure with one person trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle halfway into the building, with the single occupant...
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VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the Southbound lanes in a rear-end style collision....
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MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on October 11, 2019 at 16668 Point Lookout Road. The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of a tidal surge and flooding on St. George Island. The total volume of the overflow is estimated to be about 1,500 gallons....
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VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters and police responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Johns Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Dodge Charger fully engulfed in flames, with the single occupant out of the vehicle. 6...
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Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Please join us on October 12th for Race 4 Heroes. After the race we will hand out awards, but like last year, we will honor some local children and give them gifts as well as a local veteran who will be receiving our largest gift ever!!! This gives attendees a chance to witness the...
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Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) urges Marylanders to get vaccinated against influenza, as the flu season has already begun, with 11 laboratory confirmed cases identified since September 1. The majority of the cases so far have been subtyped as influenza A (H3N2), with a few classified as influenza B. The vaccine protects against...
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Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

The Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund awarded the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) $25,000 in scholarships for students who want to enter the workforce as pre-apprentices or earn a certified Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). To support this effort, a CSM Chaney Enterprises Workforce Pathway Program has been established that will map out the student’s course...
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Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Precise Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce making the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, ranking at #3700 on the prestigious list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Marking its fourth appearance on the esteemed list (Precise ranked at #3904 in 2012, # 4447 in 2017, and #3344 last year), the company demonstrated...
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The St. Mary’s County 2019 Community Health and Wellness Fair to be Held in California on Friday, October 18, 2019

The St. Mary’s County 2019 Community Health and Wellness Fair to be Held in California on Friday, October 18, 2019

It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Community Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. This year’s screenings will...
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Entries for the 44th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2019, are still Being Accepted

Entries for the 44th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2019, are still Being Accepted

Registration is still open for those wishing to participate in the 44th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown. Floats, bands, schools, scouts, clubs, cheerleaders, bikes, vintage cars and horses are some of the entries which will be allowed to take part in the parade. The parade steps off at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, November...
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Single Vehicle Rollover in Lexington Park Sends One to Area Hospital

Single Vehicle Rollover in Lexington Park Sends One to Area Hospital

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 19091 Three Notch Road and Kessler Way in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle into the woods. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle off the roadway...
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UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: Police search has ended. No threat to campus safety. Resume normal activity. 10/10/2019: On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police located a wanted subject in Leonardtown, the subject fled on foot towards the College of Southern Maryland and witnesses reported he may have entered the building. A spokesperson from the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in a recent home invasion incident. On Oct. 5, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a home-invasion robbery occurred on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Two unknown male suspects arrived on foot and entered the victim’s residence, demanding money. The victim was assaulted, and...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 2019

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 2019

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, October 15. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be open and operate as normal on October 14. However,...
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College of Southern Maryland Month of October, 2019 Calendar Event List

College of Southern Maryland Month of October, 2019 Calendar Event List

CSM Hawk Feeder Food Drive. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will hold a Hawk Feeder Food Drive during the month of October. Donation boxes to collect non-perishable food items to assist students who lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of food will be set up at three of the CSM campuses. Items being...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After Being Assaulted in Leonardtown

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Being Assaulted in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police and rescue personnel responded to the 43800 block of Webb Lane and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported injuries after an assault. Crews arrived on the scene to find a male in his 50’s with injuries to the head and requested a...
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St. Mary’s County Agriculture, Seafood & Forestry Board Monthly Meeting Moved to Thursday, October 17, 2019

St. Mary’s County Agriculture, Seafood & Forestry Board Monthly Meeting Moved to Thursday, October 17, 2019

The St. Mary’s County Agriculture, Seafood & Forestry Board monthly meeting previously scheduled for October 10, 2019 has been changed. The board will now meet Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Agriculture Center located at 26737 Radio Station Way, Leonardtown, MD. For more information, please contact Donna...
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St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi to End 2019 Season on Sunday, October 13, 2019

St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi to End 2019 Season on Sunday, October 13, 2019

The St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, the only publicly-accessible boat transportation from St. Clement’s Island Museum to St. Clement’s Island State Park, will cease operations Sunday, October 13, 2019 for the 2019 season. The St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi will conclude operations on that date in order to be serviced and prepped for required...
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CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

The 28th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes and popular Sip and Swing raised more than $80,000 for CSM scholarships and programs. Through the years, the annual signature event, held at the Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, has raised more than $1 million for student success...
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Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Kathryn M. Rowe, Assistant Attorney form the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland sent the following letter to Brian M. Crosby. Dear Delegate Crosby: You have asked for advice concerning a Drag Queen Stories event at the Lexington Park Library in St. Mary’s County (“the library”). Specifically, you have asked about the First...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 10/7/2019

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 10/7/2019

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Assault- On September 30, 2019, Dep. M. Beyer responded to the 21700 block of North Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault involving a knife. Investigation determined Johnny Robert Bodiford Jr., age 29 of Mechanicsville, began to argue with the...
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