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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Reflects on the Accomplishments of 2019

As another year has ended and we embark upon a new decade, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the successes of 2019. Several accomplishments and events stand out most: crime in Charles County is down; new technology has been implemented to aid in criminal investigations; we continue to make...
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Southern Maryland Community Resources Announces Artistic Partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation

Southern Maryland Community Resources is excited to announce its artistic partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation. The four organizations have teamed up to provide a six-week painting workshop to adults with disabilities in Southern Maryland, which began on Tuesday, January 21. SMCR’s mission is to create opportunities for...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Department of Recreation and Parks are pleased to announce that the School Age Care sites operating in nine locations throughout the county have been awarded a Level 1 by Maryland EXCELS, a quality rating program for licensed Maryland child care centers. The programs have been evaluated...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Receive Donations from Nine Local Businesses

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a special visit from a few great guys! We were contacted recently by Scott Harris. He and the owners of several local tow companies wanted to do something for the community, so they each donated money. Scott went out and purchased over 1,000 matchbox cars (and a few...
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Suttler Post Farm Presents $12,000 Donation to Hospice of St. Mary’s

On December 14th 2019 Suttler Post Farm held and open house to benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s. This was their first year doing such an open house and benefit. On Christmas Eve 2019, Suttler Post Farm presented a check to Hospice of St. Mary’s for 12,000.00. Thank you to everyone at Suttler Post Farm...
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La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

A Charles County resident who typically plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs enjoyed powerful results when he added a jackpot game. In mid-December, instead of purchasing just instant tickets, the 62-year-old bought two Powerball quick-pick tickets and won $1 million! The retired Giant grocery store employee was running errands on December 16, 2019, when he decided...
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Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

2020 is an important year for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union. It’s not every year that a credit union turns 75! While Cedar Point spends most of its time looking toward the future, the credit union also believes in reflecting on and learning from its storied past. Originally formed in 1945, Cedar Point Federal...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from The American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206

Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from The American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $10,000 donation from American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. As a small, nonprofit community-based hospice, we are the only resource for hospice care in Calvert County. Our funding is received from Medicare, donations, fundraising efforts, and grants. This donation from the American Legion will...
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Two Charles County Residents to Take Part in the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” Event in New York City

Two Charles County Residents to Take Part in the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” Event in New York City

New Year’s Eve is always an exciting night, but for one lucky Maryland Lottery player, it could be life-changing. Five Maryland Lottery winners will be among more than 300 lottery participants from across the nation vying to become the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year℠.  A VIP trip to New York City will culminate with a...
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Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus as he travels around the world delivering presents to all the boys and girls everywhere! Where is Santa now? Is he in Southern Maryland? Check back to find out! TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began...
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Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection

Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection

For at least the last ten years, Corrections Officers at the Charles County Detention Center have hosted an annual Toy Drive to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’s Christmas Connection program. Prior to 2019, the Toy Drive’s most successful year raised over $3,000 in donations. However, with help from organizations such as the...
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UPDATE: SpongeBob/Santa is Back in Town, and Just in Time for Christmas

UPDATE: SpongeBob/Santa is Back in Town, and Just in Time for Christmas

UPDATE 12/19/2019: Santa Bob is back!! He had a rough time getting here this year (he didn’t have Rudolph to guide him) but he made it just in time! Stop by with the kids and have their picture taken with him, and upload it to our Facebook page. UPDATE 10/16/2019: SpongeBob is dressed up...
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Who is the New Millionaire in St. Mary’s County? $1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Bought at New Market Citgo

Who is the New Millionaire in St. Mary’s County? $1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Bought at New Market Citgo

Lady Luck and Powerball delivered a special gift of $1 million prizes to lucky Maryland players in the Wednesday, Dec. 18 drawing. Check your tickets closely because even though no one hit the jackpot, there was a $1,000,000 in St. Mary’s County. The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky players who bought a $1...
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Charles County Public Schools Hosts Fun Run in Support of the Southern Maryland Food Bank, Raises Over $5,000.00

Charles County Public Schools Hosts Fun Run in Support of the Southern Maryland Food Bank, Raises Over $5,000.00

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its first fun run last month to support the Southern Maryland Food Bank. More than 200 runners, walkers and families joined the Nov. 9 run around the La Plata High and Mary H. Matula Elementary school campuses as part of the first CCPS 5k Turkey Trot. Participants included...
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16th Annual “Shop with a Cop” was a big Success this Year in St. Mary’s County

16th Annual “Shop with a Cop” was a big Success this Year in St. Mary’s County

On December 14, 2019, the Optimist Club partnered with the St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and hosted the 16th annual “Shop with a Cop” program. Children nominated by St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), police officers, and other agencies in the community, were be picked...
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Charles County Couple’s Dog Plays Role in $10,000 Mega Millions Win

Charles County Couple’s Dog Plays Role in $10,000 Mega Millions Win

A woman from Waldorf and her husband are regulars when it comes to Maryland Lottery jackpot games and play numbers significant to them and to their dog Chloe. When they played that combination on a $2 ticket for the Sept. 24 Mega Millions drawing, the lucky players matched four of the five white balls...
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VIDEO: 86-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Gets Her Wish of a Lifetime

VIDEO: 86-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Gets Her Wish of a Lifetime

On Tuesday night, 86-year-old Bertha Nunn of Waldorf, made her TV acting debut with the airing of Crest’s new holiday spot. This was a special moment for all involved because Bertha Nunn was a wish recipient from a non-profit organization called Wish of a Lifetime that grants wishes for seniors across the country. This has...
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SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund-raising events and recently donated $57,450 to three organizations in Southern Maryland: The Arc Southern Maryland in Calvert County, Spring Dell in Charles County, and Bay Community Support Services in St. Mary’s County. Each organization will receive $19,150. “We selected these three organizations that assist intellectually...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Hosts Annual Gala to Help Fund MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Hosts Annual Gala to Help Fund MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center

Irish eyes were smiling on November 22, 2019, as guests enjoyed the 2019 MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Gala, a Date in Dublin, at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the hospital and MedStar Shah Medical Group, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with live...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Vaughn Evans and K9 Partner Win Giveaway to New Vegas Police K-9 Conference and Vendor Show

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Vaughn Evans and K9 Partner Win Giveaway to New Vegas Police K-9 Conference and Vendor Show

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released a thank you to all citizens who voted. “Thank you ALL for your votes! Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy V. Evans and K9 Caesar WON the contest for the 6th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show! Way to rally and represent Calvert! Police K-9 Magazine is...
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U.S. Senators Announce Over $98,000 in Federal Funding for Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department

U.S. Senators Announce Over $98,000 in Federal Funding for Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced more than $98,000 in federal funding for the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Inc. to replace outdated rescue equipment, including the “jaws of life,” spreaders, cutters, rams, jacks, and stabilizers. These tools are used for rescuing...
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Charles County Great-Great-Grandmother Claims $50,015 in Bonus Match 5 Win

Charles County Great-Great-Grandmother Claims $50,015 in Bonus Match 5 Win

A lucky Waldorf woman is feeling exceptionally grateful these days after winning a second top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. Her $50,015 win in the Nov. 9 drawing happened with a ticket bought at Westlake Liquors located at 1182 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. The healthcare retiree plays Lottery games about once every...
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Dyson Building Center in Great Mills is an Official Drop off Location for Lily’s Toy Box!

Dyson Building Center in Great Mills is an Official Drop off Location for Lily’s Toy Box!

Dyson Building Center is an official drop off location for Lily’s Toy Box! Dyson’s is located at 20375 Pt Lookout Road, in Great Mills. Lily is now organizing her 3rd annual toy drive for the kids and families who are stuck at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. over the holiday season. Lily is donating...
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Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and locations in Allegany, Garrett, Howard, and St. Mary’s counties, along with Baltimore City during a new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across...
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Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

A lucky accountant from Charlotte Hall never figured a $10 quick-pick Powerball ticket would bring her a shocking surprise. Playing “Lottery is my excitement,” said the happy woman, who won a $50,000 prize in the November 9, 2019, drawing. The 74-year-old stops by New Market Service Center, located at 29233 Three Notch Road in...
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