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County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

Tonight and to his complete surprise County EMS Chief Andrew Spalding was honored with the Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Service Award for his tireless efforts and personal sacrifice shown to the citizens of our county, region, and state. Chief Spalding has led the volunteer EMS system through some trying times with the COVID pandemic...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors, don’t mind getting dirty, and want to help others are asked to join us for a potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley as part of our “Growing for Good” program! For the eighth year running, we are continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming Sotterley’s land while donating...
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Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown’s dynamic Arts & Entertainment scene is the focus of its latest virtual series, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment. This unique series is presented in three parts – Feature Performances, Artist Spotlights, and Special Events and is funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown &...
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Open Letter to The Charles County Board of Education

Latina L. Wilson, Chairwoman Virginia R. McGraw, Vice chairwoman Jennifer S. Abell Tajala Battle-Lockhart Elizabeth C. Brown David Hancock Michael Lukas Dr. Kimberly Hill, Superintendent of Schools Dear Charles County Board of Education Members: On Monday March 1st, 2021 a member of the Charles County Board of Education sent out a message to members...
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Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) once again has been awarded the MD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). This is the third year that TPP has collaborated with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Surprisingly despite the pandemic well over 120 abstracts have been received. The topics...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at La Petite Academy Daycare Center in Waldorf

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., firefighters responded to the La Petite Academy of Waldorf located at 100 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the building evacuated with nothing evident from all four sides. Upon entry into the building, firefighters...
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Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

On Monday, March 1, 2021, at approximately 7:59 p.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 7500 block of Baleen Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located an adult male shooting victim lying inside a doorway. Officers immediately began to render first aid until relieved by...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Now Testing Wastewater for COVID-19 Variant Viruses

St. Mary’s County Health Department Now Testing Wastewater for COVID-19 Variant Viruses

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is now sending local wastewater samples for genomic analysis to identify the local presence of COVID-19 virus variants. The samples are already collected for ongoing COVID-19 wastewater surveillance as part of a collaborative initiative launched in May 2020 by SMCHD, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Sheriff Mike Evans and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to welcome 7 new deputies to the agency following their graduation Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from the Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 48 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA). The Calvert Deputies were among 24 to graduate – 13 with Charles...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

On Friday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 23500 block of Hidden View Lane in Hollywood, for the reported one not breathing. The 911 caller reported a 26-year-old male was found not breathing and advised they believed the subject had overdosed the night before. Crews...
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Students enrolled in the Calvert County Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services High School Recruit Program recently received new sets of protective fire turnout gear. The gear was purchased with a portion of grant funds secured by the Calvert County Department of Public Safety through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant,...
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Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Olayinka Wahab, a/k/a Sulaimon Olayinka Wahab, age 45, of Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Friday, February 26, 2021, to copyright infringement in connection with his sale of counterfeit DVDs containing copyrighted works, including popular movies, television shows, and fitness programs. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of...
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Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in downtown Leonardtown on Saturday, February 27, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. Anyone living in the area of Fenwick Street, Washington Street, Lawrence Avenue, or Duke Street that may have security camera systems or...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 36668 Owens Drive in Bushwood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a golf cart had overturned and ejected the operator, and confirmed no...
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Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

A federal criminal complaint was filed late this afternoon charging Jeremiah Peter Watson, age 22, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The criminal complaint was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Acting Chief of Police Gregory T. Monahan of...
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Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, along with multiple allied law enforcement agencies, conducted a joint crime suppression initiative on Thursday in the Lexington Park and Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County. The collaboration between the Maryland State Police and local allied agencies led to the following results: 58 traffic stops 32 citations 53 warnings 5...
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VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Engine 72 staffed with four personnel responded to 25224 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck with fire showing with extensions to the area. Tanker 74 was requested for additional water....
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Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is pleased to announce the renaming of its popular Pathways Grant Program, as well as the 2021 new class of 11 award winners. The program will be named the “Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller, Jr. History Fund,” in honor of the late Senate President Emeritus who sponsored...
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Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its February 22, 2021, work session approved an April 19, 2021, Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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