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Equipment Delivery Man ‘Stunned’ by Weighty Lottery Win

Equipment Delivery Man ‘Stunned’ by Weighty Lottery Win

Playing Maryland Lottery games is a fun hobby of a Calvert County man who spends his working hours delivering equipment for a machinery business. Although he always dreamed of the day when he would win big, the 60-year-old never expected that day to really arrive. “Thrilled” and “stunned” were two words the North Beach...
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New Racetrax Player Wins Big at Plaza Liquors in Waldorf

New Racetrax Player Wins Big at Plaza Liquors in Waldorf

Lucky Jerry Brown of Waldorf is no newcomer to Maryland Lottery games except for Racetrax, which he started playing a week or so ago.  It didn’t take long for him to win big! On Saturday, the Washington, D.C. government employee stopped at his regular spot, Plaza Liquors in Waldorf, to play Lottery games. Jerry...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

This evening, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 6 pm-8 pm, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over...
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“St. Mary’s County Blue Out” in Leonardtown was a Success

“St. Mary’s County Blue Out” in Leonardtown was a Success

SMNEWSNNET will be at the first “St. Mary’s County Blue Out”. The event was started as a way to show support for our local deputies and state troopers by wearing blue, creating banners, singing, and carrying balloons! The event will be going on today  at the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, at 23200 Leonard Hall Drive, in...
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Shelter Finds Homes for Record Number of Animals During Second Clear the Shelter Event

Shelter Finds Homes for Record Number of Animals During Second Clear the Shelter Event

The Tri-County Animal Shelter participated in the second national Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, July 23. A total of 77 animals were provided forever homes, which is the highest number of adoptions in a single day in the shelter’s history. Animals adopted included 35 cats, 38 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 1 chicken. Last...
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Hoyer Announces Grant Funding for Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Hoyer Announces Grant Funding for Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

On July 20, 201, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced that a $20,275 federal grant has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad plays a critical role in keeping our community safe, and I’m pleased to announce...
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Volunteers Search for, Protect Diamondback Terrapins Along Pax River’s Shores

Volunteers Search for, Protect Diamondback Terrapins Along Pax River’s Shores

For the fourth consecutive year, determined volunteers are once again scouring the beaches at Naval Air Station Patuxent (Pax) River in search of the elusive nesting sites of the diamondback terrapin. “Chesapeake Bay terrapin populations have been plummeting at an alarming rate for years, yet Pax River’s habitat seems to support one of the...
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Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

The County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have selected Charles County as one of the nation’s most digitally advanced county in the 150,000 – 249,999 population category, placing second.  This is the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ Information Technology...
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Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

A Clinton retiree is counting his lucky stars and his lucky dollars after winning the $100,000 top prize on a $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. The 68-year-old decided to purchase his lucky ticket at his local Lottery retailer, Tucker’s Liquors, after seeing the number 243 on the serial number for a previous Gold Rush instant ticket...
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Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

The old saying that haste makes waste doesn’t apply to the lucky Waldorf man who just claimed the $50,000 top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. The Charles County resident visited Kellers Market in Prince George’s County on Saturday afternoon and bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket for that night’s drawing. The 64-year-old...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces 33rd Annual National Night Out Celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces 33rd Annual National Night Out Celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money (if any) to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

A police department employee who plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs from time to time just captured the most-wanted scratch-off in the Fruit Explosion game – the one carrying a $30,000 top prize! The Anne Arundel County resident is sure glad she followed her mother’s suggestion to play scratch-offs at Severn Liquor Discount Mart in Glen Burnie....
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Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

The Calvert Health System recently celebrated their volunteers at the hospital’s annual appreciation lunch. One hundred and eighty-six volunteers were recognized for 21,862 donated hours, a fiscal savings to the hospital of more than a quarter of a million dollars, based on a $15 wage. In addition, volunteers presented a check to the Calvert...
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High school students dig into history with archaeology internship

High school students dig into history with archaeology internship

For five days of work, two high school students could earn money helping out on a project related to the history of Charles County and a native son who was the inspiration for the title character of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. For rising high school seniors Chadeya Miller of Maurice J....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Invites Residents to National Night Out

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Invites Residents to National Night Out

Attention all neighborhoods: On August 2, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO will join residents to celebrate the community’s alliance against...
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ALL Lives Matter… (A Video Message)

ALL Lives Matter… (A Video Message)

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. SMNEWSNET met with a group of citizens at the Zion United Methodist Church, in Lexington Park for a prayer walk. Below you will find a few words from four community leaders. There is also a video of Kenneth Moore, Sr. Pastor of Zion United Methodist Church and...
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Lucky $30,000 Scratch-off Winner From Lusby Crazed with Lottery Excitement

Lucky $30,000 Scratch-off Winner From Lusby Crazed with Lottery Excitement

A lucky lady from Lusby enjoyed a crazy day of Lottery excitement when she won the $30,000 top prize on a Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off. The Calvert County resident wrapped up her grocery shopping and realized she had $6 to spare. The mother of two sons bought two $3 Cash Craze Crossword scratch-offs from...
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Prince George’s County Retailer Sells $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket

Prince George’s County Retailer Sells $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket

If one of your co-workers is smiling from ear to ear this Monday morning, ask if they have the $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold at Greenway Liquors in Greenbelt. That lucky retailer located at 7533 Greenbelt Road sold the state’s only $1 million winning ticket in the Friday, July 8 drawing, making...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers Host Summer Youth Initiative Camp

Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers Host Summer Youth Initiative Camp

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit recently began their Summer Youth Initiative program – a four week camp for 80 middle school students. “This is a critical time of the year, as many of these children would otherwise be at home alone during the day, so this camp gives them...
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A Torch Run, A Challenge, and Special Olympics Maryland

A Torch Run, A Challenge, and Special Olympics Maryland

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that additional contributions will be made to Special Olympics Maryland. In the spirit of giving back and making a difference in people’s lives, Mr. Phil Hinkle, Chief of Staff of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, announced a challenge to everyone participating in the June 9...
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“Pizza With a Side of Books” — An Event for Teens, at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

“Pizza With a Side of Books” — An Event for Teens, at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

Some of us love to read. Some of us love pizza. Some of us love both! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch is sponsoring “Pizza With a Side of Books,” an event for teens. Come join us on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. We’ll talk about the cult favorite “City of Bones”...
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Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

What started as a mere idea a year ago by the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council developed into the awarding of five scholarships on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Calvert Marine Museum. The Volunteer Council, led by President Judy Larsen and Vice President Ray Brule, wanted to give incentives to young volunteers and...
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UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

 Calvert County Chesapeake Beach Fireworks UPDATE – The fireworks in Chesapeake Beach over the bay have been postponed until Sunday, July 3rd. Location: Chesapeake Beach Waterfront Date: Friday, July 1 Time: 7-10 p.m.The Town’s Fireworks Over the Bay will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, July 3, 2016....
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Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/29/2016 WATSON Featured Pet: WATSON Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Corgi Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Watson is a 2-year-old Corgi Mix. Watson is a small dog with a big personality. In his foster home, he has learned...
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