St. Mary’s News

Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people for DUI: Weekly DUI Status Sheet November 17 – November 30, 2011 Benjamin Franklin Quade, III, 30, of Baltimore on 11/18/11 by Cpl. M. W. Laney David Ray Angel, 48, of Dowell on 11/19/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher Shandi Nicole Ringley, 22, of...
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Board of Ed Redistricting Effort

Board of Ed Redistricting Effort

Based on the capacity of and enrollment at the elementary schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, appointed a redistricting committee as outlined in policy JCAA to review options and provide a recommendation on relieving the overcrowding at Evergreen Elementary School by utilizing the available capacity at Town Creek Elementary School. The committee...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $48,459,005 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0011) to exercise an option for logistics services in support of E-6B aircraft, to include management of government-owned inventory and material support of aircraft. In addition, this...
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Open for Business in Lexington Park

Home2 Suites by Hilton Open for Business in Lexington Park

 Southern Maryland’s Leading Hostpitality provider announces the opening of the Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Park.   Home2 Suites by Hilton, is the newest and fastest growing brand in the history of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands.  As the brand’s sevenths U.S. property to open, this will also be the first LEED-certified hotel in Southern...
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Donation to Benefit Many

Donation to Benefit Many

At the heart of a $200,000 donation of medical and non-medical equipment and supplies to the hospital from the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary is the group’s desire to benefit patients and their families. The Auxiliary is using the money to support a number of clinical units throughout St. Mary’s.  The equipment includes such diverse...
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St. Mary’s County Government Enters Facebook Arena

St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners are excited to announce citizens now have a new way to receive information, updates and interact with County government. The County has launched its own official page on the social media networking site, Facebook. Residents can now access the County’s Facebook page via the County’s home page www.co.saint-marys.md.us,...
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Swing Dance Champions come to Hollywood, MD

Swing Dance Champions come to Hollywood, MD

National Champions will teach workshop during Holiday Swing Dance in Hollywood, MD The House of Dance is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to learn Swing Dance from  US Open Swing Dance Champions, Kevin Fitzhugh and Tammy Brown during their Holiday Dance Party to be held on Saturday, December 10th. Kevin and Tammy formed...
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Silent Angel Tree Lit in Remembrance

Silent Angel Tree Lit in Remembrance

The Tenth Annual Silent Angel Memorial was held on November 27, 2011, at the Bay District Fire Hall in Lexington Park. Approximately one hundred-twenty five (125) friends, family and supporters of the “Silent Angels” were in attendance to remember the lives of those lost  at the hands of another. To honor the tenth anniversary,...
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Channel 95 Relaunches as SMCG TV 95

Following a series of technical upgrades Channel 95 has relaunched as an updated TV channel with new programming being planned. The channel will now be known as SMCG TV 95 (St. Mary’s County Government TV 95). Viewers will notice a refreshed, modern look with new graphics and live, continuous content, including local weather updates,...
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UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

 Fire and Rescue along with HAZMAT teams responded to the 41300 block of Medley’s Neck Road around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for report of an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Burch Oil truck into the woods on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue crews worked to extricate the...
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Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation, offering a full day of wonderment and Christmas spirit! Let Santa know what you want for Christmas, purchase scrumptious treats from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride from 11 am – 1...
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Farmers Eligible for Crop Disaster Assistance

Farmers in St. Mary’s County who battled extreme weather conditions in 2011 can now seek federal assistance for their losses. Governor Martin O’Malley has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for a disaster declaration to cover widespread crop losses due to excessive heat, drought and damage resulting from Hurricane Irene...
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UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: Accident Cleared Along Route 5

UPDATE: The accident along Route 5 has been cleared. Traffic is once again moving at speed. Traffic Alert: Route 5 in Leonardtown Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident along Route 5 in Leonardtown just south of Route 243 in front of the Maryland Antiques Center. The accident was...
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Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

 On November 30, 2011 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for report of a Protective Order violation. Investigation revealed Christopher Scott Lacey, 26 of no fixed address, knocked on the door of the victim’s residence in violation of a protective order.  When deputies arrived, Lacey was standing on the...
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Police Investigating Stabbing in Clements

Police Investigating Stabbing in Clements

On November 28, 2011, at approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Budds Creek Road in Clements, for an assault report.  Investigation revealed Christina Marie Wedding, 26, of Clements, Md.,  became involved in an argument with the victim.  The argument escalated when Wedding slapped the victim and then retrieved a knife from the kitchen...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On November 26, 2011, deputies responded to a local pub on Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Derrick Xavier Green, 30, of Lexington Park and the victim became involved in an argument which...
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Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

On Nov. 27 shortly after 9:30 p.m., police and rescue responded to report of an accident with inuries along the 21100 block of  Great Mills Road in the area of Tri Community Way in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene to discover an accident involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed, a Chrysler Seabring driven by Joseph Holton Jr. of Lexington Park,...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,262,617 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the design, development, and installation of engineering change proposal (ECP) 618 retrofit kits for eight Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18 aircraft under the Foreign...
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Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

On Nov. 25, after thousands ‘shopped until they dropped’ for all the bargains to be had by retailers on Black Friday, the quaint, historic town of Leonardtown held its half-century-plus spectacle with the traditional lighting of the tree festival while celebrating Christmas on the square. The cool, crisp evening was perfect for the highly,...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12:15pm, TFC R. L. Jackson served an Arrest Warrant (T3-14875) on James Alexander Szwed, Jr., 45, of Waldorf. The warrant was issued on March 30, 2011 by the District Court...
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Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Great Mills that left a home completely destroyed after firefighters were called to the home twice within 24 hours. On Saturday, Nov. 26 shortly before 4 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 45800 block of Ketch Court in the area of Robert Eliff...
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St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Graduation & Swearing In

St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Graduation & Swearing In

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron and the men and women of St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the following new deputies for completing a 28 week police entry level training program at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy: Deputy Christopher Beyer Deputy Dinara Beasley Deputy William Bankhead Deputy Timothy Shomper Deputy Vincent...
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BOCC Receives Additional Legislative Proposals

Three additional 2012 Legislative Proposals (#’s 11, 12, and 13 below) have been received by the Board of County Commissioners. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on each of the proposals at the Commisssioners’ joint public meeting with the St. Mary’s County Delegation on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m....
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Holiday Shopping Galore

Holiday Shopping Galore

On December 4, 2011 there will be a Holiday Vendor/Craft Show at the Wildewood Community Center, 22961 Wildewood Drive, California, MD (just behind the pool on Wildewood Parkway and Wildewood Drive) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 20 vendors will be available offering gift ideas such as kitchen ware, handmade crafts, dolls, jewelry,...
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Final Salute for K-9 Kendo

Final Salute for K-9 Kendo

 A very stirring memorial service for K-9 Kendo, a member of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office K-9 team, was held at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 with many K-9s and their handlers in attendance. Units from St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Anne Arundel, Seat Pleasant and Maryland State Police came to honor Kendo. He...
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