St. Mary’s News

Chopticon Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

On January 17, 2020, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Corporal Angela Delozier was working a basketball game at Leonardtown High School located at on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Cpl. Delozier was alerted to suspicious activity involving a group of juveniles by staff at the game. Cpl. Delozier and staff from...
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Dr. Jeannine Heynes to be Keynote Speaker for 2020 Women’s History Month Banquet

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is proud to announce Dr. Jeannine Heynes as the keynote speaker for the annual St. Mary’s County National Women’s History Month Banquet. Heynes is the Director of Women and Gender Resources at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on the advancement of female students’ personal, academic...
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2020 Winter Commencement Pinning Ceremony Celebrates CSM’s 41 Nursing Graduates

During the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing recognition ceremony Jan. 16, as part of the college’s 21st Winter Commencement, 41 associate degree nursing candidates received their nursing pin. The nursing pin is a treasured symbol CSM Nursing Professor Jeanne Hill told the graduates and their families during the ceremony. She explained how the...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers Free Preview at St. Mary’s College of Extreme Chopin Recital

St. Mary’s College of MD Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will kick off the spring semester’s musical offerings on Thursday, January 23 with an all-Chopin recital on the theme of Ganz’s signature “Musical Gardening.” The recital, which will be a preview of the next installment of his “Extreme Chopin” series at the Music Center at Strathmore,...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Man for Burglaries and a Motor Vehicle Theft

In January of 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Mechanicsville area. On January 14, 2020, Deputy Hersh observed the stolen vehicle operating on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Dep. Hersh conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator to...
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Maryland Board of Public Works Awards Grant Funding to Land Preservation in St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce that the Maryland Board of Public Works last week awarded over $2.5M in FY20 grant funding for land preservation in St. Mary’s County. Southern Maryland Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Board, Inc. will use the grant, along with County and Navy funding, to purchase...
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Department of Recreation and Parks to Host First Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament in April 2020

Department of Recreation and Parks to Host First Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament in April 2020

The Department of Recreation and Parks will host the first Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center. Check in and warm ups begin at 8:00 a.m., with matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. The tournament is open to all levels of play and will include men’s, women’s...
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UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee, sentenced Lindsay Leanne Canter, 34, of California to 18 months for violating her probation. Canter is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center Canter violated her probation in September of 2019, when she went out to several bars drinking with friends to celebrate her 34th birthday....
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Lisa Scheer, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, Presents Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story on Monday, February 24, 2020

Lisa Scheer, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, Presents Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story on Monday, February 24, 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Lisa Scheer, professor of art and Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, will present Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story, on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:45 p.m., in Cole Cinema, Campus Center. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Scheer’s one-and-only Steven Muller Distinguished...
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Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for 9,600 Maryland residents with student loan debt. “It is critical that we look for ways to help those in our state crippled by student loan debt,” Governor Hogan said....
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Hit and Run in Lexington Park That Sends Pedestrian to Trauma Center

UPDATE: On January 14, 2020, at 4:16 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Corporate Drive in Lexington Park for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Units arrived on scene and located Sherry Lynn King, age 44 of California, suffering from...
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The College of Southern Maryland Announces Keynote Speaker for the 21st Winter Commencement on January 16, 2020

The College of Southern Maryland will recognize 508 candidates for 465 degrees and 255 certificates during its 21st Winter Commencement Jan. 16 at the La Plata Campus. The graduates range in age from 19 to 62 with nearly 33 percent from Charles County, 32.5 percent from St. Mary’s County, 26 percent from Calvert County...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations Schedule for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative and Metropolitan Commission offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 21. The St. Andrews Landfill and six (6) Convenience Centers will be open normal hours on Monday, January 20, 2020. The St....
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Arson in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, at approximately 7:20 a.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Old Hermanville Road in Park Hall, for the vehicle fire reported out. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the roadway completely...
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Two Dogs Perish After Camper Fire in Ridge

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 2:25 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, Bay District and NAS Webster Field responded to 16464 Three Notch Road in Ridge, for the reported trailer on fire. Prior to the arrival of firefighters, dispatch advised they received multiple calls advising the trailer was on fire, with multiple dogs trapped...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Mechanicsville

On Friday, January 10, 2020, at approximately 10:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Bellevue Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned and one person trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Rollover Crash in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of New Market Turner Road and Greenhead Drive in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one person trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway, with one vehicle...
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Mary Lu Bucci Selected to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) has selected Mary Lu Bucci, former Director of the St. Mary’s County Special Olympics, to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 Women’s History Banquet. The Special Olympics is a nonpartisan organization that supports policies, legislation and practices that guarantee the rights, full participation, and...
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Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

On December 17, 2019, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation into the death of a 25-year-old male from Charlotte Hall. During the investigation information was obtained the decedent had been at a residence in the 28800 block of Trent Hall Road in Mechanicsville prior to his...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Announces Opening on Ethics Panel

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, is seeking applicants to serve on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Ethics Panel. The Ethics Panel is the advisory body responsible for interpreting the Ethics Policy and/or Ethics Regulations, subject to review by the Board of Education, and for advising persons subject to the Ethics Policy...
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Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: It was determined that that a runaway horse and buggy was unoccupied by a person when it entered the roadway and was struck by a van after entering the lane the van was traveling in. The horse was pronounced deceased at the scene. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is handling the accident....
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Crossword Scratch-off Spells Big Fortune for $100,000 Winner in St. Mary’s County

A scratch-off stocking stuffer became the ultimate Christmas gift for a St. Mary’s County man when it revealed a $100,000 top prize. The infrequent player won with our third edition $100,000 Crossword scratch-off, which ranks 15th this week on the Maryland Lottery’s Top 40 Scratch-offs list. The lucky 20-year-old only needed 10 words to...
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Metropolitan Commision Employees Support A Community That Shares

On December 19, 2019, employees of the Metropolitan Commission presented Bruce Maynard, A Community That Shares (“ACTS”) representative, with a donation in the amount of $2,514.25. This donation was made possible through fundraising efforts of MetCom employees throughout the fall into the holiday season. Supporting local charities has been an annual initiative by Metropolitan...
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St. Mary’s County Seeking Eligible Election Judges

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is seeking eligible individuals willing to serve as Election Judges for upcoming elections. Training is provided and participants are compensated. You are eligible to be an Election Judge if you: Are registered to vote in Maryland Are 16 years old or older Are not a candidate for...
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