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Whitney’s Liquors in Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Whitney’s Liquors in Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Someone is $50,000 richer this morning! Check your Bonus Match 5 tickets to see if you are our lucky player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Monday, March 12 drawing. Whitney’s Liquors in Waldorf sold the lucky ticket, which matches the five numbers of 8, 14, 19, 23 and 34; the Bonus Ball...
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Southern Maryland Beats Oprah to the Punch

Southern Maryland Beats Oprah to the Punch

It’s rare to be ahead of Oprah when it comes to the next big thing. But this time Southern Maryland is way out in front. Last night she reported on 60 Minutes about childhood trauma and its effect on brain development which can increase the likelihood of a child suffering physical, social, and mental...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/7/2018 HUCKLEBERRY     Featured Pet: Huckleberry Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (55 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Huckleberry is an easy-going, happy, sweet fella.  He loves to go on walks and is good on a leash.  Huckleberry...
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SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has completed restoring service to customers directly affected by Winter Storm Riley, a nor’easter that brought damaging winds to the mid-Atlantic states and New England. “The wind storm that hit our area beginning Friday morning caused more damage to SMECO’s electric system than any hurricane or winter storm we’ve...
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America’s First Honors Maryland’s First

America’s First Honors Maryland’s First

On February 22, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office honored Sheriff Joseph Lee Somerville Sr., who was the first African-American to be elected Sheriff in the state of Maryland. The event was held at the Elks Lodge, in California, Maryland, and presentations were made by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesday’s Pet is Buffet

Wednesdays Pet for 02-28-2018 BUFFET Featured Pet: Buffet Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small 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 Buffet is a handsome puppy that is 4 months old and 7 pounds. He is a...
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Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Maj. Robert Guyette, the test pilot who last year led the team of engineers in resolving mission critical deficiencies with the F-35 helmet mounted display, was honored as the Test Pilot of the Year during a ceremony Feb. 8. Guyette, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force test pilot, received the award from the John H....
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Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Two loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off players who are good friends happily split a $50,000 prize discovered on a Cash Explosion instant ticket they bought together. The 83-year-old Calvert County resident and his friend from Prince George’s County stopped at Town Center Amoco in Dunkirk on the day they found their lucky scratch-off. The duo usually buys...
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Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Fifth-grade students who submitted Arbor Day posters to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources had their work judged today by a panel of forestry experts and a special guest judge, Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. The posters were created using varied artistic...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following March monthly promotions and reminders: Paws to Read (Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 31) Come give the shelter pups some extra love and enrichment by reading to them. Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. You can visit the animals Mondays...
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Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

This week we have Three Wednesday’s Pets, they are: Dallas, Mollie and Ruby. Mollie and Ruby are a Bonded Pair. Mollie and Ruby Featured Pet: Mollie and Ruby Bonded Pair Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group...
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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

A Waldorf retiree having coffee with his friends at their local gathering place sweetened his day by adding fun and games to his beverage purchase. The 69-year-old bought four Maryland Lottery Family Feud scratch-offs and won $50,000! “I usually do not play scratch offs,” said the lucky winner. “I am a Pick 3 and Pick 4 kind of guy.”  He...
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Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea games

Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympians and Paralympian include women’s ice hockey player Haley Skarupa, speedskater Thomas Hong and sled hockey player Noah Grove. While they have yet to be acquainted, they’re all fighting to bring gold medals back...
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Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Volunteers from across NAS Patuxent River will lend their expertise and assistance at the Technology and Arts Expo hosted by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Saturday, Feb. 10. Open to the public for the cost of museum admission, the expo will introduce and reaffirm Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts...
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Calvert County Couple Win $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Calvert County Couple Win $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

A happy Calvert County flooring employee is house hunting after receiving a $50,000 taxes paid Payday Doubler scratch-off prize. Paul McKoy had stopped at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown to purchase gas when he decided to pick up a $5 Payday Doubler scratch-off ticket, too. What a lucky day it turned out to be! The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/31/18 is MILLIE Featured Pet: Millie Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: No physical disabilities Breed: Pit Bull Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Millie is a 6-year-old loving Pit Bull. Her owners were probably using her for breeding purposes and...
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$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

A loyal fan of Mega Millions and Powerball who enjoys playing his games at two Maryland Lottery retailers in Upper Marlboro got quite a jolt when he checked his Mega Millions quick-pick ticket from the Jan. 26 drawing. Instead of telling the military retiree how much his ticket was worth, the ticket scanner directed him to see a store employee....
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“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

During the month of February, Charles County Government, in partnership with the La Plata Police Department, is supporting The Blue Ribbon Project’s Backpacks of Love program with several Charles County drop-off locations. The Backpacks of Love program supports victims of child abuse and neglect by providing children with a backpack of essential necessities to...
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St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

Hunting for a big Maryland Lottery scratch-off prize gave a St. Mary’s County construction worker and his wife the tools to hunt for another big-ticket item – a new home! He won $100,000 playing the Big Money Bingo game. The 45-year-old scratch-off fan favors extended-play games such as bingo instant tickets because he enjoys building his...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following February monthly promotions and reminders: Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Thursday, Feb. 1- Wednesday, Feb. 28)  To celebrate this special month, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for all shelter felines to $20.18. All felines adopted during this special promotion will receive the same great...
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Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

A longtime Maryland Lottery player hit it big just in time for a big life event – his daughter’s wedding. Although he has won smaller prizes in the past, the Waldorf man’s $50,000 Powerball prize is by far his largest win yet. He held onto his winning quick-pick ticket since the Dec. 30 drawing. The self-employed...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-24-18 LEXA Featured Pet: Lexa Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Catahoula Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Lexa #8507 is a loving 2-year-old mix. She...
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Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

The 8th Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament held Oct. 21 at Old South Country Club in Lothian celebrated the life of Mary Lou Waller and raised $68,000 for cancer care in her name. Proceeds from the event are divided equally between CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center. At CHMC,...
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SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2018-2019 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 customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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