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Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed Monday, May 30. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility...
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Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students from North Point High School and Robert D. Stethem Educational Center participated in the state Skills USA Maryland state championship held on April 1-2. Each year, the state championship showcases more than 1,000 Maryland Career and Technology Education (CTE) students who compete in over 90 skilled, occupationally related...
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375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, graduated 375 students with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Saturday, May 14, outdoors on the campus’ Townhouse Green. The commencement address was delivered by Terron Hillsman, director of the ecological sciences division for the USDA-...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Polly Hansen, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, recently named the 2022 Nurse of the Year at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital! Polly was surprised with the news during her shift in the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center on the first day of #NursesWeek. Polly is known for her compassionate, calm, and supportive approach to...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

On April 22-23, St. Mary’s College of Maryland students presented their work at the MD-DC-VA sectional conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held in Germantown, Maryland. Gillian Carr ’22 won the award for the best student presentation. The “Radical Dash” team of Alyson Conover ’22, Gillian Carr ’22, Joseph Daly ’24 and...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Collision in California

One Injured After Single Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with the operator trapped. Firefighters from Bay...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 22 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on May 11, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,339 acres of prime farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than...
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Charles County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years with Parties and Music – May 16 to May 20, 2022

Charles County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years with Parties and Music – May 16 to May 20, 2022

Charles County Public Library (CCPL) continues the celebration for its 100th anniversary of serving Charles County. Started in a single room on the second floor of the county jail on Washington Avenue in La Plata in 1922, the library was made possible by the County Homemakers Club and County Extension Agent P.D. Brown. This...
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Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Groundbreaking Announcement

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Groundbreaking Announcement

On Tuesday, April 26, the construction contract for a new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch was awarded to Scheibel Construction of Huntingtown, MD and a new building is one step closer. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 2pm.  The ceremony will take place at 5th Street & Chesapeake Ave, North Beach.  ...
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Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Warns of Scams

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Warns of Scams

Scam Alert – Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that several residents have received a mailer from a California business named “Property Profile”. The mailer offers to provide the resident with a copy of his/her deed or other land title record, for a $107.00 fee.  Please be advised that there is no need...
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Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 2:35 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 46409 Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2006 Acura TSX fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the...
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Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

At the annual meeting awards ceremony of the Maryland Rural Water Association (MRWA) held in Ocean City, Md on May 4th, the Chesapeake Ranch Water Company (CRWC) received two prestigious awards. MRWA supports several hundred small and medium sized water and waste-water utilities throughout Maryland providing professional training and technical assistance as well as...
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Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:09 p.m., Northern District officers responded to MD Route 10 southbound between I-695 and Ordnance Rd for a multi-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a gray Hyundai Elantra was stopped completely on the right shoulder of Route 10 with a reported flat tire. In front of the Hyundai...
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Police Officer First Class Jonathan Kelly Named Sons of the American Legion First Responder of the Year

Police Officer First Class Jonathan Kelly Named  Sons of the American Legion First Responder of the Year

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is pleased to announce PFC Jonathan Kelly was named the Sons of the American Legion First Responder of the Year for 2021. PFC Kelly began his career at the CCSO in 2005. In his 16-year career, he has served in the Patrol Division, Special Services Division and the...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Indian Head Man in Stabbing Case with Help from A Police Dispatcher and Bus Driver

Police in Charles County Arrest Indian Head Man in Stabbing Case with Help from A Police Dispatcher and Bus Driver

On May 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Charles Regional Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim who had been transported to the hospital by a relative. When officers arrived, they learned the victim had actually been stabbed at the Smallwood Park and Ride...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of Deputy First Class Jeff Elliott

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of Deputy First Class Jeff Elliott

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Deputy First Class Jeff Elliott, who passed away May 11, 2022, after suffering a cardiac arrest. DFC J. Elliott was a 29-year veteran of the agency and was most recently assigned to the Administrative and Judicial Services Bureau as a contract court security...
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Governor Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments Fills Court Vacancy in St. Mary’s County

Governor Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments Fills Court Vacancy in St. Mary’s County

Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has appointed Amy Lorenzini to the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County. “It is my pleasure to appoint these individuals to serve in our state’s judicial system,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that Ms. Lorenzini, Ms. Harding, and Ms. Johnson will bring valuable experience and knowledge to...
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Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Find H5N1 Avian Influenza in Black Vultures Found Dead in Harford County

Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Find H5N1 Avian Influenza in Black Vultures Found Dead in Harford County

Federal laboratory testing confirmed cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) in samples taken from black vultures initially found sick and dead on April 22, and May 2 in Harford County, Maryland. Following an investigation by the Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MDA, DNR) and the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – April 2022

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – April 2022

04/02/22- Joseph Henry Payne, age 45 of Great Mills- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Salas# 358. 04/02/22- George Sterling Gray, age 67 of Charlotte Hall- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Fleenor# 388 04/04/22- Jasmine Marie Herbert, age 18 of Charlotte Hall- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Gaskill# 274. 04/04/22- Philip Dewain Harclerode, age 46...
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St. Mary’s County Director of Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Retirement

St. Mary’s County Director of Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Retirement

Arthur Shepherd, Director of the Department of Recreation & Parks, announced his retirement effective June 12, 2022. In his announcement, Shepherd said, “I enjoyed my role as director, engaging in the many facets of public recreation which in turn strengthens families and enhances the quality of life in our community. I am also proud...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Yorktown Road and Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in under one minute. Deputies located at least one vehicle and one residence that was struck and damaged. No...
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Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Brushyridge Road in Laurel for a report of two males tampering with a motor vehicle. Two suspects fled from officers who pursued the suspects on foot. One of the suspects was apprehended on Laurel Fort Meade Road near...
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Lexington Park Man Pleads Guilty to Reckless Endangerment and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm for Shooting in March of 2021

Lexington Park Man Pleads Guilty to Reckless Endangerment and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm for Shooting in March of 2021

UPDATE 5/11/2022: State’s Attorney Fritz announces that on May 9, 2022, Deyonta Gross, 28 years-old of Lexington Park, has pled guilty to multiple counts of Reckless Endangerment and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm in connection with a shooting from March 9, 2021 in the Valley Estate’s neighborhood of Lexington Park. Thankfully, no one...
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College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team – The Talons, Place 10th in World Competition

College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team – The Talons, Place 10th in World Competition

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons – headed to Dallas last week for the VEX Robotics World Championship where they competed against dozens of university teams from around the globe to earn the title of 10th best team in the technology category and 11th best in the skills...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland

Governor Hogan Proclaims May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland to recognize the critical work that police officers do to keep our communities safe and honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Serving in law enforcement is one of the most dangerous jobs in our...
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