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GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

SMNEWSNET.COM found the following on Facebook the other day, and wanted to share it here. Saw this moving sight today in La Plata, and had to stop and capture it, as well personally thank the Maryland State Police Officer! With sweat pouring down his face, in over 85 degree weather, wearing 50+pounds of gear,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet for 06-19-2018 MURDOCK  Featured Pet: Murdock Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Murdock is around 9 years old.  He will do best in a home with humans that are around most of the time....
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WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

No one hit the jackpot in the Friday, June 15 Mega Millions drawing, but there was a $1 million winner here in Maryland. Check your tickets if you played Mega Millions at Grinders Liquors, located at 4450 Chicamuxen Road in Marbury. The Charles County retailer sold a second-tier winning ticket worth $1 million. The ticket matched...
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St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other Southern Maryland law enforcement officers were recognized on June 13, 2018 by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education for helping to keep the school environment safe, especially after a trying school year. Following a fatal student shooting in March at Great Mills High School, “There...
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FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

Early risers are invited to join the Fox 5 Zip Trip Team, along with representatives from local businesses, county government, recreation, the arts and non-profits this Friday morning (June 15) at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to the park from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

A 24-year-old St. Mary’s County man is now the official state record holder for the warmouth in Maryland’s nontidal waters. Avid angler Dezi Collins of Mechanicsville reeled in his record 10.72 ounce catch June 11 at Gilbert Run Lake in Charles County. Collins, along with a few friends, were fishing for black bass when...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

On February 25th, 2018 lifeguards Madison Tompkins, Walter Hickey and Liam Vienneau were on-duty watching over swimmers from a birthday party at the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. During the party one of the guests had a seizure while swimming and became unresponsive in the water. The lifeguards quickly...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MADISON

Wednesday’s Pet is MADISON

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/6/18 is MADISON Featured Pet: Madison Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Feist Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Madison is a 3-year-old female, Feist mix. She is very sweet but shy. She is learning to walk on a leash, she...
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Cruisin’ SOMD Car Show Raises Money for the at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Cruisin’ SOMD Car Show Raises Money for the at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Cruisin SOMD held The 7th Annual Cruisin’ SOMD Car show on May 26, 2018, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home . The 100 mile cruise had over 170 cars, & trucks registered which ended at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Over the years Cruisin’ SOMD has raised $82,000.00 for our Veterans at Charlotte Hall....
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has awarded more than $80 million to nearly 38,000 students to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “Working to make higher education affordable and accessible for as many Maryland students as possible is one of our...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Saves Ducklings from Storm Drain

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Saves Ducklings from Storm Drain

While driving on Rosewick Road, Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Haley Holt noticed some ducklings crossing the roadway. Slowing down to let them cross, she saw five of them go into the storm drain and become trapped. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with employees from the Charles County Public Works Roads...
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NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

Improving readiness and increasing speed to the fleet will remain priorities at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) under its new commander, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, who relieved Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags during a May 31 ceremony. Peters received his third star minutes earlier from Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, who...
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St. Mary’s Co. Community Rallying Behind Plans for Oyster Restoration

St. Mary’s Co. Community Rallying Behind Plans for Oyster Restoration

Nearly 60 years ago, the oysters in Maryland’s Breton Bay were so plentiful that you had to be careful where you set foot on the bottom. Chuck Bright, who spent his summers there in those days, learned that the hard way. “I jumped off the pier and sliced my foot on an oyster shell,”...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/30/18 is TYRA Featured Pet: Tyra Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Weimaraner Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Tyra is a 5-year-old girl that is new at HSCC, but she’s already stole everyone’s heart. She...
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NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD’S Michelle Miedzinski and Rick Tarr of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) were recently named this year’s Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals by the Federal Lab Consortium. The award recognizes the efforts of the professional or team who has demonstrated outstanding work transferring a technology in a manner significantly over and above what was called for...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office motors, along with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s County Police Department, and Maryland National Capital Park Police motors escorted the All American Harley Davidson chapter of riders to the Pentagon for the Rolling Thunder event, during which thousands of motorcyclists ride from across the...
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Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Food

St. Mary’s County residents stepped up to the challenge during the recent Stuff the Bus food drive. The event was held Saturday, May 19 despite stormy weather conditions. This, however, did not deter those who dropped off food donations. Stuff the Bus is an annual event held to ensure local food pantries are well...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WILSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/16/2018 WILSON Featured Pet: Wilson Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Terrier/Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (10 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Wilson is a handsome 1-2-year-old mix. He is friendly, playful, and smart. He gets...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch Off Purchased at Captain Sam’s

A St. Mary’s County woman enjoyed a dose of high drama after playing her Maryland Lottery Ultimate Riches scratch-off. Sharon Carter, a federal student loan employee, found a $50,000 prize on her lucky $20 instant ticket. Her journey to a big win began at Capt. Sam’s in Bushwood. Riding a recent lucky streak and...
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Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Awards Bestowed to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officers and Civilians

Several St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers and civilians were recognized and commended for their service at the 18th Annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Awards Banquet. Included for the first time at the ceremony were Great Mills High School Unit Citations for the response to a student shooting at Great Mills...
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$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

$5,000 Becomes $50,000 Win for Prince George’s County Scratch-off Fan

Sometimes, more is better and that’s true in the case of the prize tied to a winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off. Solomon Zewudie of Oxon Hill thought his Cash Craze Doubler instant ticket was a $5,000 winner until the lucky scratch-off slowly revealed its $50,000 top prize. Talk about lucky! “I still can’t believe it,”...
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Scratch-Off Game Brings $2 Million Fortune to Lucky Prince George’s County Lady

Scratch-Off Game Brings $2 Million Fortune to Lucky Prince George’s County  Lady

The Maryland Lottery’s $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off delivered a life-changing top prize to a Hyattsville woman, answering her prayers for an improvement in the family’s finances. “We’ve had some financial issues and I prayed and prayed for some help,” she said, smiling. “But, this win is so much more.” The scratch-off fan started playing the Lottery’s first...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-9-18 SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Pets In Need in Southern Maryland Breed: Rottweiler/Bully Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots, currently on heartworm and tick preventatives and micro-chipped Adoption Fee: $300.00 Snickers is a 3-month old mix that was rescued from the local shelter. ...
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DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million...
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