St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s Accepting Deputy Sheriff Applications

St. Mary’s Accepting Deputy Sheriff Applications

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff-  $40,976.00 ANNUALLY QUALIFICATIONS • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency certification • Twenty-One (21) years old upon completion of the Police Academy • United States Citizen Applications (PSS) must be received by April 6, 2012; Walk ups will not be permitted to test...
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Maryland Senate Passes Gay Marriage

Maryland Senate Passes Gay Marriage

Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on Feb. 23, after the Senate passed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012: “I’d like to thank Senate President Miller for his leadership and our legislators in the Senate for their hard work and their vote today for human dignity.  “All children deserve the opportunity to live...
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Third Time Car Thief Flees Police

Third Time Car Thief Flees Police

On February 22 at approximately 1:39 a.m., Deputy Glenn Knott of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a green Nissan Frontier travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on Rt. 235 in the area of MacArthur Blvd. in California, MD. As Deputy Knott attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle...
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St. Mary’s Hospital adds MedStar to their Name

St. Mary’s Hospital adds MedStar to their Name

You expect excellent patient care from St. Mary’s Hospital. Our services for you haven’t changed. What’s different now is our name: MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. MedStar Health announced recently the rebranding of its network of hospitals and 20 health-related businesses throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region under the MedStar name. Capitalizing on more...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following suspect on DUI charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet February 9  – February 22, 2012 Danielle Marie Ruefly, 19, of Mechanicsville on 2/11/12 by Cpl. P. A. Trossbach Nathan Jerry Toler, 48, of Great Mills on 2/11/12 by TFC G. A. Thompson Joseph Lee Pennington, 47, of Leonardtown on...
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SB Rt. 5 Reopened in Callaway

SB Rt. 5 Reopened in Callaway

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: Two patients, one from each vehicle have been transported from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation revealed the driver of a white Honda Fit pulled into the path of a red Toyota Corolla travelling on Route 5. No word if any charges were made. SB Route 5 has been reopened...
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British Test Pilot Marks Milestone in the Joint Combat Aircraft

British Test Pilot Marks Milestone in the Joint Combat Aircraft

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — People on this side of the Atlantic Ocean tend to look twice when they see the “c” replacing the “s” in the British version of the word “defense.” Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic might look twice when they see the “c” entered...
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Commissioners to Host Public Forum on March 6

Commissioners to Host Public Forum on March 6

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Commissioners meeting room of the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland. Citizens are invited to attend the forum and address the commissioners.      The Public Forum...
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Fire at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Fire at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Two trailers owned by the Civil Air Patrol were damaged by fire early Wednesday morning at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.  No injuries were reported, and the damage was isolated to the two trailers. The Civil Air Patrol has removed the trailers from the site. The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the...
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Twenty Southern Maryland Artists Open Special Showing at Annmarie Garden

Twenty Southern Maryland Artists Open Special Showing at Annmarie Garden

“A Light in the Forest” by Mary Blumberg of Solomons Members of the Color and Light Society of Southern Maryland will display many of their artistic creations at the Annemarie Garden’s Mezzanine (Arts Building), starting March 11, 2012.  Approximately 60 artistic creations will be on display for a two-week period. Art works include paintings...
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Transitioning Workshop for Parents

Transitioning Workshop for Parents

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools will present a workshop for parents and teachers of students who receive special education services called Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning Out of High School (but didn’t know to ask) on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30...
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Arrests Made in Nicolet Skate Park Armed Robbery

Arrests Made in Nicolet Skate Park Armed Robbery

UPDATE Feb. 22, 2012 L: Ellis, R: Frenche On December 26, 2011 police units responded to Nicolet Park in Lexington Park for the report of an armed robbery of several juvenile and adult victims.  The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations was contacted and assumed the investigation. The investigation led to the identification...
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Lenny’s Restaurant Food Review

Lenny’s Restaurant Food Review

 A friend and I had heard both good and bad about Lenny’s Restaurant in California, Md., and so we decided to go check it out. It was a Thursday at lunchtime and business was steady. I like the parking lot with many spaces and an easy exit. As soon as entered, we were greeted...
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Youth Field Hockey Clinic to be Held

Youth Field Hockey Clinic to be Held

Learn the basic fundamentals such as passing the ball, driving the ball and stopping the ball. Learn how to properly hold and control your stick. Must provide your own stick, mouth guard and shin guards. Christine White is the lead instructor. Walk In Registration Dates: Wednesday, February 29 & Thursday, March 1 Time: 7:00...
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Weekend Nightlife Feb. 24 – 26

Weekend Nightlife Feb. 24 – 26

Ready for the weekend? Band, DJ or Karaoke?  Southern Maryland News Net’s Entertainment Guide has it all! Check out the hottest bands at your local bar, club and/or restaurant. Friday, February 24 Ruddy Duck: Coastal Flats Live Anthony’s Bar and Grill: Legend Apehangers:  Marla Vickers Project Blue Dog Saloon: Groove Span Memories: Hate the Toy...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Lockheed Martin Corp., Archbald, Pa., is being awarded a $28,415,260 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0092) to exercise an option for the procurement of 10,273 enhanced laser guided training round for the Navy (10,033) and the government of Spain (240).  Work will be performed...
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Health Department Announces Gold Star Recipients

Health Department Announces Gold Star Recipients

The St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Food Safety Program has announced recipients of the 2011 Gold Star Achievement Awards.  An awards ceremony to recognize food establishments in St. Mary’s County for their superior compliance to food safety standards will be held February 29, 2012 in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Chesapeake Building, 41770...
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Bluegrass Legend Larry Sparks Comes to Town

Bluegrass Legend Larry Sparks Comes to Town

International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA), two time Male Vocalist of the Year, Larry Sparks and his band will end the winter Bluegrass series for 2012 at the American Legion in Hughesville, MD on Sunday March 11, 2012.  Larry Sparks’ music has become known to audiences beyond the hardest of the Bluegrass hard-core.  It has...
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Calvert, St. Mary’s Chamber Enjoy a Night on the Red Carpet

Calvert, St. Mary’s Chamber Enjoy a Night on the Red Carpet

 On February 9, Calvert and St. Mary’s County Chambers of Commerce held a joint business after hours event, free to all members. The Hilton Garden Inn in Solomons hosted the well attended event while delighting the crowd with the theme of “A Red Carpet Affair, and the winner is….You.” Guests mingled with stars dressed as...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:51pm, TFC J. A. Pilkerton conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford van in the area of Maryland Route 471 and Park Drive for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, contact was made...
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Accident During Rush Hour Leaves Two Injured

Accident During Rush Hour Leaves Two Injured

UPDATE: As of 5 p.m., the accident along 45000 block of Patuxent Beach Road and Oak Drive in California, Md., has been cleared. Two people were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Accident Blocks Patuxent Beach Rd Authorities from both Calvert and St. Mary’s County...
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Overturned Vehicle Found Unoccupied

Overturned Vehicle Found Unoccupied

 On Feb. 18 at 2:43 a.m., police and rescue responded to an accident along the 20800 block of Hermanville Road in Hermanville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle, a forest green Honda Civic, unoccupied on its roof. The driver of the vehicle could not be immediately located. When police made contact...
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St. Andrew’s Invites Community to Fat Tuesday Dinner with Added New Orleans Fare

St. Andrew’s Invites Community to Fat Tuesday Dinner with Added New Orleans Fare

Saphron’s Jambalaya to Headline Church’s Fat Tuesday Dinner – St. Andrew’s Pancake Dinner Adds Authentic New Orleans Fare  Last year, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in California, Maryland shook up its traditional Fat Tuesday pancake supper by adding New Orleans fare. This year, they’re bringing in an expert. Charleen Obal, owner of Saphron Restaurant in...
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UPDATE: Body Identified in St. Mary’s Water Rescue

UPDATE: Body Identified in St. Mary’s Water Rescue

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On February 19, 2012 at 3:38 P.M. police units responded to Cape St. Mary’s Marina, Mechanicsville, Maryland to assist the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department with a vehicle submerged in the water near the boating ramp. Calvert County Company 12 Rescue/Dive Team was summoned to assist with an underwater search and discovered...
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Semi-Trailer Hauling Vehicles Catches Fire

Semi-Trailer Hauling Vehicles Catches Fire

On Sunday, February 19 at 10:59 a.m.,  Leonardtown and Hollywood Volunteers were alerted to a report of a commercial vehicle fire on Point Lookout Road at the entrance to Leonardtown Ford in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on the scene to find a tractor trailer hauling vehicles.  Firefighters discovered one of the transported vehicles on the top section of the trailer with an...
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