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Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesdays Pet for 08-08-18 MAY Featured Pet: May Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 May is a young Chihuahua Mix. She is super sweet and loving. May is playful, fun but also loves to relax. She does great...
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National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

The public is encouraged to participate in local National Night Out events to show both community and law enforcement support. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Southern Maryland have a variety of events...
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“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

A U.S. Marine veteran from Mechanicsville who is enjoying boating and playing Keno in retirement set course to win the largest Keno prize of his life and arrived — $12,506 richer — at his destination. The 65-year-old found Lottery luck by changing from a 5-spot to a 7-spot bet and switching one of his...
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Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY Featured Pet: Fancy Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Rat/Fox Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Fancy is a 1-year-old rat/fox terrier mixed girl. She is 200% ball of energy. She will need a fenced in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-25-18 ABBY Featured Pet: Abby Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Lab/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Abby is a beautiful 5-year-old girl.  She is new at HSCC, but everyone can already tell she has...
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Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

Leonardtown Rotary Recognizes Kevin Thompson

The Leonardtown Rotary Club recognized Kevin Thompson for his meritorious Service Above Self. Service Above Self is the principal motto of Rotary, because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service. Kevin Thompson’s actions on the day of the shooting at Great Mills High School typify this motto. On March 20, a gunman...
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Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Fawn Hit by Vehicle in Dameron

Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Fawn Hit by Vehicle in Dameron

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at approximately 2:30 Corporal O’Connor from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded for the report of an motor vehicle accident involving a deer in the 17000 block of Three Notch Road in Dameron O’Connor located the fawn in the grass on the side of the road. The fawn...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday,s Pet for 7/18/2018 BUTTONS Featured Pet: Buttons Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buttons is a gorgeous 2-year-old 8 1/2-pound mix of maybe Chihuahua and Terrier.  Stunning...
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Charles County Man Wins $20,000 Keno Prize

Charles County Man Wins $20,000 Keno Prize

A 61-year-old Bel Alton resident played a 7-spot Keno ticket for one game at Lady’s Liquors in La Plata. In the end, the Charles County man matched all seven numbers, typically paying $2,500. The lucky winner, though, had placed a $2 wager on the game, and added the Super Bonus feature, which produced a four times...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SID AND SALLY

Wednesday’s Pet is SID AND SALLY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-4-18 SID AND SALLY Featured Pet: SID AND SALLY Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: MALE AND FEMALE Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Sid and Sally are a bonded pair that would love...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act

It was on July 26, 1990, when then President George H. W. Bush signed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. ADA was enacted to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities, one of the most compassionate and successful civil rights laws in American history. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County marked ADA’s...
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

The grounds of the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s point, Maryland will come alive with the sweet sound of jazz at the 2018 Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival. The 19th annual event is set for Saturday, July 14 and will feature Jackiem Joyner, Tracy Hamlin and Nick Colionne. Museum grounds open at noon....
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Waldorf Man Finds Second $50,000 Scratch-off Win in Four Years

Waldorf Man Finds Second $50,000 Scratch-off Win in Four Years

Only four years ago, Mark Samuelson of Waldorf found $50,000 worth of Maryland Lottery luck hiding in a Show Me the Money scratch-off. Good fortune just found him again! He added another $50,000 to his bank account after winning the prize playing the Cash Explosion instant ticket last Friday. The 55-year-old avid scratch-off player...
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Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018

Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018

Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018
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Charles County Woman Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

Charles County Woman Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

Every Friday evening, “Mega Money Mama” purchases Maryland Lottery tickets for her favorite games, including Mega Millions. She almost didn’t stop for tickets on June 15 but made the wise decision to swing by Grinders Liquors in Marbury and stick with her game-playing routine. That was a $1 million decision! The next morning, the Indian Head...
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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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