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White Plains Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-off Prize

White Plains Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-off Prize

A Charles County resident can soon plug in her power tools to make some needed home repairs, thanks to a lucky Power 10s scratch-off. The 62-year-old has a $100,000 Lottery windfall to make her home improvement dreams come true. She was in Shoppers #2377 in Forestville when Lottery luck crossed her path. The scratch-off...
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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Awarded Lifesaving Equipment Grant to Help Keep Community Safe

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Awarded Lifesaving Equipment Grant to Help Keep Community Safe

The past year and a half have been difficult for many, impacting first responders and communities across the country. As we continue to battle health crises and natural disasters, front-line heroes constantly expose themselves to dangerous situations, creating a need for updated lifesaving equipment. Recognizing this need, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® continues to...
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La Plata Police Department Name Officer Logan Warren as Officer of the Quarter

La Plata Police Department Name Officer Logan Warren as Officer of the Quarter

La Plata police officers are in our community day and night committed to protecting and serving the citizens of La Plata and Charles County. They do remarkable work each day. We’d like to introduce you to the La Plata Police Department’s Officer of the Quarter – Officer Logan Warren. On October 3, 2021, Officer...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is Proud to Introduce Their Newest Deputy Recruits

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is Proud to Introduce Their Newest Deputy Recruits

Please join us in welcoming Tyrel Claggett, Michelle Dawson, Olivia Sylver, Steven Willis and Tanner Zinn. These five men and women are eager to begin their career in law enforcement and officially begin at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) in the Police Entrance Level Training Program (PELTP), Session 50, this Saturday, Jan....
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Charles County Woman Wins $16,000 Keno Prize at Bryans Road Gas Station

Charles County Woman Wins $16,000 Keno Prize at Bryans Road Gas Station

An Indian Head resident who dabbles in Maryland Lottery games and church picnic raffles recently collected a $16,000 Keno prize, which is the biggest score of her life. “I’m just so happy! I thank God!” said Edna Johnson of Charles County. On Jan. 18, when the 72-year-old was at Bryans Road US Fuel, she...
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Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have partnered to offer high school students a tuition-free early start to higher education by piloting a new Early College Program. To launch the joint program, CCPS will offer 150 total spaces to rising high school juniors from Henry E. Lackey, St....
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Newburg and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments Receive Vehicle Donation from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Newburg and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments Receive Vehicle Donation from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (Station 14) and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department and EMS (Station 10) received a donation of two surplus vehicles from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Services Section. “I wanted to show my unwavering support for the Charles County Department of Emergency Services. The operational expenses...
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Prince George’s County Firefighter Douglas Baker Receives Gold Medal of Valor for Saving Multiple Victims Trapped in 1971 House Fire

Prince George’s County Firefighter Douglas Baker Receives Gold Medal of Valor for Saving Multiple Victims Trapped in 1971 House Fire

On May 12, 1971, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Firefighter Douglas Baker was at home preparing to begin his regularly scheduled shift. As he was listening to his home radio receiver, fire suppression units were dispatched to an apartment building at 7753 Riverdale Road in Lanham. Firefighter Baker quickly ran to the scene and...
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Patuxent Tide Lane Trust Awarded $2,217,053.00 to Acquire Conservation Easements

Patuxent Tide Lane Trust Awarded $2,217,053.00 to Acquire Conservation Easements

On December 1, 2021, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved an award of $2,217,053.00 to the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT) to acquire conservation easements in the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area in Northern St. Mary’s County. PTLT plans to apply this funding toward acquiring conservation easements on several important properties including a 437-acre...
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Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Santa Teams up with NAS Patuxent River to Spread Holiday Cheer Across Calvert and St. Mary’s County – 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 22

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is teaming up with Santa to board NAS Patuxent River-Rotary Wing HX-21’s MH-60R Seahawk to spread holiday cheer across Calvert and St. Mary’s County! Check out his route below and keep an eye on the skies! Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m.
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Charles County First Responders Collect Hundreds of Toys to Support Kentucky Tornado Victims

Charles County First Responders Collect Hundreds of Toys to Support Kentucky Tornado Victims

The La Plata Police Department held a toy collection on Saturday, December 18, 2021. “All we can say is thank you! Thank you, La Plata residents and business owners! Thank you, Charles County residents and business owners! Thank you, Southern Marylanders from Calvert and St. Mary’s County. Today’s toy drive was a great success...
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Little League Division for Youth with Disabilities Expands to All of Southern Maryland

Little League Division for Youth with Disabilities Expands to All of Southern Maryland

Calvert American Little League is excited to announce that its inclusive Challengers Division has expanded to include youth with physical and intellectual disabilities throughout all of Southern Maryland. The new boundary includes all of District 7 Little League – Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties, as well as all areas south of US 50...
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Fred’s Liquor in Charlotte Hall Sells $50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket

Fred’s Liquor  in Charlotte Hall Sells $50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket

Check your Powerball tickets from Saturday’s drawing, Maryland! Although no one hit the jackpot, one player won $50,000 in St. Mary’s County and the state had 23,566 other winning tickets ranging from $4 to $100. Fred’s Liquor located at 30090 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall sold the $50,000-winning ticket. The winning numbers in...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves Nine Working Farms, More Than 1,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves Nine Working Farms, More Than 1,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nine new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on December 15. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,672 acres of prime farmland in Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties for an investment of more than $6.69 million in state and local...
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Watch History! The James Webb Space Telescope Launch is Set for Christmas Eve

Watch History! The James Webb Space Telescope Launch is Set for Christmas Eve

About The James Webb Space Telescope – Webb will be the world’s premier space science observatory when it launches in 2021. Webb will solve mysteries in our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it. Webb is...
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St. Mary’s County Polar Bear Plunge in Ridge Raises Over $36,000 for Special Olympics Maryland!

St. Mary’s County Polar Bear Plunge in Ridge Raises Over $36,000 for Special Olympics Maryland!

A total of 97 participants braved the cold water on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Point Lookout State Park and over $36,000 was raised for Special Olympics Maryland. Our individual team members have combined digital forces to create this awesome fundraising team. Together we will raise more money for Special Olympics Maryland than we...
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St. Mary’s Man Wins $30,018 at Murphy’s Town & Country Convenience Store in Avenue Playing Racetrax

St. Mary’s Man Wins $30,018 at Murphy’s Town & Country Convenience Store in Avenue Playing Racetrax

A Racetrax player from St. Mary’s County was running errands and, as often happens, decided to play a few games. What has never happened before, though, did happen, when he won $30,018.90 on a Superfecta Box bet. The winner didn’t find out, however, until he got home and checked his ticket. “I never watch...
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La Plata High School’s National Honor Society continue Thanksgiving tradition

La Plata High School’s National Honor Society continue Thanksgiving tradition

Members of La Plata High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) recently collected food for, put together and delivered Thanksgiving food baskets. Families of La Plata students were selected by the school’s pupil personnel worker (PPW) to receive the food baskets that were brimming with donations collected by NHS members from club members, teachers and...
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Sabre Systems, Inc., Receives Veteran Employer Award from the U.S. Department of Labor

Sabre Systems, Inc., Receives Veteran Employer Award from the U.S. Department of Labor

Sabre Systems, Inc., was selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to receive the 2021 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes an organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention and professional development. Sabre received recognition for its extensive veteran hiring initiatives, support...
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Flying Frog Fitness Fundraiser Raises $300 for Calvert Hospice

Flying Frog Fitness Fundraiser Raises $300 for Calvert Hospice

During the month of August 2021, Flying Frog Fitness in Prince Frederick hosted a fundraiser for Calvert Hospice each Friday. Jonna Jones, owner of Flying Frog Fitness, donated in honor of Jesse Derec Baughman, a beloved friend gone too soon. Calvert Hospice is so appreciative of the generosity of Ms. Jones and her clients!...
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Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

We have a winner! A lucky Bonus Match 5 player is going into the holiday season with an unexpected $50,000 prize to enjoy, thanks to a winning ticket bought in the Tuesday, Nov. 9 drawing. Lottery retailer Foods In of Waldorf sold the ticket, which matches the five winning numbers of 7, 12, 15,...
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Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

The Miller family owned and operated Maryland International Raceway for 25 years, from 1990 to 2014 and then sold the facility to IRG Sports & Entertainment in 2015. Royce stayed on with IRG for the last seven years as the Chief Operating Officer with duties and guidance for all the IRG owned tracks as...
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UPDATE: Solomons Vet Reopened Following Devastating Fire Nearly 6 Months Ago

UPDATE: Solomons Vet Reopened Following Devastating Fire Nearly 6 Months Ago

UPDATE 11/10/2021: On May 24, 2021, the Solomons Vet suffered a devastating fire. They are excited to announce their reopening on Wednesday, November 10, 2021! We will be offering the same great care and customer service that you have grown to know but in limited space as construction is completed in the rest of...
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Letter to the Editor: 23rd Annual Relay For Life Thank You!

Letter to the Editor: 23rd Annual Relay For Life Thank You!

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 2021 To the Editor; On behalf of the Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the community for your support of the 23rd annual Relay For Life that was held at Historic St. Mary’s City on October 3, 2021. The...
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Waldorf Winner Jumps Out of His Shoes over $50,247 Racetrax Win

Waldorf Winner Jumps Out of His Shoes over $50,247 Racetrax Win

Lucky Kenneth Hill of Waldorf won his biggest Racetrax prize ever with a Superfecta bet. Good deed leads to lucky purchase for retiree A Charles County man does more than just shop for groceries and buy Lottery games at Foods In located in Waldorf. Kenneth Hill, nicknamed “All N Ken Hill,” is such a regular at...
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