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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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Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Senator Jack Bailey released the following statement today after the Governor’s inclusion of $11,953,000 in Maryland’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to complete the design and begin construction of the University of Maryland Academic and Research Center at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, also known as the ‘Third Building’ at the Regional Higher Education...
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Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

The St. Mary’s County Animal Control Division has many faces. One area they work on which traditionally goes unnoticed is animal rescue. On January 18, 2019, Animal Control Officer Christy Hoover rescued an injured owl after responding to a location in Wildewood. Upon arrival she found a Barred Owl which appeared to be unable...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Frankie MacDonald is a young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Canada who loves to make his own videos of weather reports for the USA and Canada. Frankie Joined YouTube on  Jun 13, 2011. Frankie also loves to get positive comments on his videos. See his “Be Prepared – the Weatherman Song” video HERE so you can leave him...
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Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 30, 2019. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Dowell. The bricks...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Proud to Host Champions On Patrol

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Proud to Host Champions On Patrol

Lt. Krystle Rossignol and the troopers at the Leonardtown Barrack were proud to host St. Mary’s Co. Special Olympics Maryland athlete Kegan Zimmerman today as part of the Champions On Patrol program. Kegan is a true champion in sports and in life and TFC Oyler was honored to have Kegan as her patrol partner...
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50 Year Service Award for Chief Dave Summers of Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad

50 Year Service Award for Chief Dave Summers of Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad

Chief Spalding and her membership recognizes Chief Dave Summers of the Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad for 50 years distinguished volunteer service to his community and Charles County. In addition, he served Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department as a Chief Officer. He also received a proclamation from our county commissioners for his service. Congratulations Chief Summers.
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Holiday Gift Exchange Makes Leonardtown Lady $77,777 Richer

Holiday Gift Exchange Makes Leonardtown Lady $77,777 Richer

A simple gift from a relative gave a lucky Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan a holiday to remember this year. Nicknamed “Queen of 7s,” the Leonardtown lady won the top prize of $77,777 on a Maryland 7s scratch-off. “At first, I thought it was one of the ‘joke’ tickets because that would be my luck,”...
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Thompson Promoted to Assistant Warden of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Thompson Promoted to Assistant Warden of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Mary Ann Thompson, a longtime employee of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to Assistant Warden of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Thompson, formerly the Support Services Manager of the detention center, was promoted on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. “Congratulations,” Sheriff Tim Cameron told Thompson on Friday when...
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2018 Squad Member of the Year Awarded to County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse

2018 Squad Member of the Year Awarded to County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse

County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse received the 2018 Dr. Henry L. Burke Memorial Service Award recognizing him for his distinguished service to the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services and it’s member departments during the 2019 Installation of Officers Banquet on Friday evening. Congratulations to Chief Yesse, well deserved award.  
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for December 2018 is Trooper First Class Jason Mulhearn

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for December 2018 is Trooper First Class Jason Mulhearn

Congratulations to Trooper First Class Jason Mulhearn once again who was named the Leonardtown Barrack Trooper of the Month for December 2018. Trooper First Class Mulhearn consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is conscientious in the performance of his duties. He is an asset and...
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The Arc Recognizes Community Partners at Awards Banquet

The Arc Recognizes Community Partners at Awards Banquet

The Arc Southern Maryland is pleased to announce the recipients of the following 2018 awards, presented at The Arc Southern Maryland’s annual Awards Banquet on December 7th: 2018 Volunteer of the Year – Roberta Parran of Calvert County Parks and Recreation 2018 Educator of the Year – Jennifer Haley-Walker, Transition Specialist with St. Mary’s...
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St. Mary’s County Couple Welcomes First Baby of 2019

St. Mary’s County Couple Welcomes First Baby of 2019

New Year’s Day brought one more reason for Rachel and John “Jay” Howson IV to celebrate: their second child, John “Jack” Yates Howson V, was born at 7:55 a.m. January 1, 2019, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Rachel wasn’t due until Jan. 3, but woke up around 5 a.m. feeling uncomfortable, and shortly thereafter her water...
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Fire Departments in Calvert County Rescue Missing Dog Found on Cliff on Christmas Eve

Fire Departments in Calvert County Rescue Missing Dog Found on Cliff on Christmas Eve

On Monday Morning, December 24, 2018, firefighters from Solomons, Huntingtown, Dunkirk and Prince Frederick Volunteer fire department assisted a family who’s dog had fallen over a cliffs edge in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. Chief 2 from Prince Frederick was lowered to the dog via a rope system by crews from Solomons, Huntingtown and Dunkirk,...
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Lexington Park Woman Wins $10,000 From Scratch-Off Purchased ABC Liquors

Lexington Park Woman Wins $10,000 From Scratch-Off Purchased ABC Liquors

A resident of Lexington Park who recently celebrated her 30th birthday hit for $10,000 on a $10 50X The Cash scratch-off game. She bought the winning ticket at ABC Liquors, 22741 Three Notch Road, a few miles north of Lexington Park in the community of California.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Opens New District II Station in Bryans Road

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Opens New District II Station in Bryans Road

On December 18, Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry, along with Command Staff and employees assigned to District II, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Agency’s new District II station located in the Bryans Road Shopping Center at 3099 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road. The station was previously located in...
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Charles County Commissioners Celebrated Margaret Mary Smith Upright‘s 106th Birthday

Charles County Commissioners Celebrated Margaret Mary Smith Upright‘s 106th Birthday

The Charles County Commissioners celebrated Margaret Mary Smith Upright‘s 106th birthday with a special citation. Happy early birthday, Margaret! Margaret was born at home to John Howard Smith and Blanche Soper Smith on Dec. 25, 1912. She grew up on Linwood Place, SW, Washington, D.C., with three brothers and one sister. As a child,...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County 15th annual Shop with A Cop Program Was a Success

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County 15th annual Shop with A Cop Program Was a Success

The law enforcement community of St. Mary’s County kicked off the community’s 15th annual Shop With A Cop program on December 15, 2018. Personnel from agencies including (but not limited to) the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Natural Resources Police, State Fire Marshal’s Office,...
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