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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for  Low-Income Families

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

This past week was “National Volunteer Week” and to honor our volunteer fire and EMS members the Charles County Commissioners offered a proclamation and individual “certificates of appreciation” to our “top responders” for both fire and EMS. Pictured are the 1st Place Responders from each station receiving their certificates and the presentation of the...
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MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

Effective March 1, 2019, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department (“BDVFD”) Public Protection Classification (“PPC”) fire rating was upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2 rating. Virtually all U.S. insurers of private and commercial property use the PPC fire rating from the Insurance Services Office’s (“ISO”) to calculate premiums. Generally, the price...
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Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will be transformed into a magical place of merriment on Sunday, April 14 from 11:00am-4:00 pm for the 9th annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival. Families are invited to enjoy a day full of natural play and imaginative fun, with games, appearances by special characters,...
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Change of Fortune Brings Small Fortune to Waldorf Player

Change of Fortune Brings Small Fortune to Waldorf Player

Sherry Nordlund of Waldorf is a loyal Maryland Lottery player, as are her grown children and her husband. They are usually the ones who pick winning scratch-offs but that changed with her purchase of a $100,000 Crossword game. “I have the worst luck in the family,” said the winner, “until now!” While other family...
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Welcome Home Kegan Zimmerman, A Real Southern Maryland Champion

Welcome Home Kegan Zimmerman, A Real Southern Maryland Champion

Southern Maryland News Net would like to Congratulate Kegan Zimmerman on his two gold medals and a silver medal. Kegan returned back home to Southern Maryland from the 2019 Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi, where he represented the United States. Kegan can be seen in the photo with Troopers from the...
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Original 17th Century Iron Cross Erected by the First English Colonists in Maryland to be on Display

Original 17th Century Iron Cross Erected by the First English Colonists in Maryland to be on Display

The 17th century iron cross, initially erected on St. Clement’s Island by the earliest English settlers to Maryland on the first “Maryland Day,” March 25, 1634, will temporarily return to its first home in the Americas where it will be on display at St. Clement’s Island Museum during the Maryland Day Ceremony on March...
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Forgotten Ticket Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize for Newburg man

Forgotten Ticket Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize for Newburg man

“Who would want to win a measly $1 million prize?” was the question that a self-described jackpot “Bandwagon Player” would often ask himself. That was before March 9, when the Charles County resident captured that tidy sum while attempting to hit the rapidly rising Powerball jackpot. The new millionaire accomplished the feat by matching...
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Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. 9 a.m., April 4-5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore will rehearse and critique jazz band students from area public schools as part...
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Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg Sells $1 Million Powerball ticket

Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg Sells $1 Million Powerball ticket

A Powerball player who bought a ticket in Charles County is Maryland’s latest $1 million winner. A lucky ticket purchased for the March 9 drawing at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store at 15486 Rock Point Road in Newburg matched the first five winning numbers — 5, 6, 45, 55 and 59 — but did not...
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We Wish a Happy 101st Birthday to Chuck Lewis

We Wish a Happy 101st Birthday to Chuck Lewis

We would like to wish a Happy 101st Birthday to Charles “Chuck” Lewis, he was born in 1918 in Frederick, MD. As a Veteran of the United States Army, Chuck served in both the European and Asiatic Pacific theaters during World War II, and is a recipient of the WWII Victory Medal. Mr. Lewis...
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Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Marple named Marine Corps acquisition staff non-commissioned officer of the year

Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Marple was recognized for his efforts to advance delivery and training for Marine Corps small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) earning him the title of Marine Corps’ Acquisition Staff Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn squadron presented Marple the award during the annual banquet Feb....
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SMECO Sponsors 30th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 30th Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) marked 30 years of supporting technical education by sponsoring its annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 2, 2019. The competition underscores the importance of computer skills for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial fields. With information technology firmly embedded in daily life,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 8 New Deputies

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 8 New Deputies

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the graduation of 8 new deputies from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The deputies attended the academy for 28 weeks, receiving over 1,000 hours of instruction. The training culminated with a graduation ceremony at La Plata High School on Friday,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 12 New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 12 New Deputies

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcome 12 new deputies to the ranks of law enforcement in the agency. The group took the oath of office and graduated from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program 46 on Friday. With the addition of the new deputies,...
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Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Live! Casino & Hotel

Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Live! Casino & Hotel

Wendell Holmes, of Bowie, turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win at the casino on Feb. 15, 2019, after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot. This month, Live! Casino & Hotel announced it’s giving table games players more ways to hit the Jackpot. They introduced two new games: Stax Super 4 Progressive Blackjack and...
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Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

Say Hello to Chandler and Hope, the Stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam

The stars of the Port Tobacco Bald Eagle Cam officially have names! Say hello to Chandler and Hope – named by Leslie Davies-Hilliard. Leslie proposed the names Chandler and Hope after the well-known estate in Port Tobacco, Chandler’s Hope. This estate was owned by the Chandler family, a distinguished first family in the Port...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project, a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during the Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture gala in Glen Burnie,...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

After weeks of taking a break from playing Powerball and Mega Millions, a lucky Huntingtown couple gave the games another try and won their biggest Powerball payday ever! The Calvert County husband-and-wife team are still shocked by their $50,000 fortune in the Jan. 30 drawing. Their journey to Lottery success began when the 53-year-old...
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UPDATE: Three Adults and 2 Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE: Three Adults and 2 Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE 1/31/2019: On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on eastbound Maryland Route 6 in the area of Rollins Court in La Plata. Due to the circumstances,...
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Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

While many people spend the holidays with family and friends, Scott “Gus” Ward checked a bucket-list item by racing in one of the world’s most prestigious yacht races. Ward was invited to be a watch captain and helmsman on the TP52 KOA, a 52-foot, all-carbon fiber Grand Prix-style sailboat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart...
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La Plata Man Finally Claims Thanksgiving Day Scratch-off Win

La Plata Man Finally Claims Thanksgiving Day Scratch-off Win

A La Plata man arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters this week with an unusual Thanksgiving leftover — a $50,000 winning scratch-off. When he claimed the prize with his girlfriend, the winner explained his delay in turning in his winning $1,000,000 Blowout game. “I was kind of waiting for a day off,” the 42-year-old told...
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