Press Releases

Congressman Hoyer Visits Charles County to Inspect Flood Damage

Congressman Hoyer Visits Charles County to Inspect Flood Damage

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer visited Charles County on Sunday, September 11, to inspect damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee. Joined by Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly, Commissioner Ken Robinson, County Administrator Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, Director of Emergency Services Bill Stephens, Director of Public Works Bill Shreve, and Supervising District Engineer for the State Highway...
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Lexington Park Plan to be Unveiled

On September 29, the plan for the future of Lexington Park will be unveiled at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department located at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend this last informal meeting prior to the anticipated public...
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Flash Flood Watch in Effect from NOON today through this Evening

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR  ALL OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND  FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING *SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. WHILE RAINFALL WITHIN THUNDERSTORMS GENERALLY SHOULD NOT EXCEED AN INCH… RECENT HEAVY RAINS...
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Silver Hill Lions Club Demo Derby Cancelled for Saturday, Sept. 10

The Silver Hill Lions Club officials have decided it is in the best interest of their drivers, crews and fans to cancel the derby scheduled for Saturday, Sept 10, 2011. Keeping everyone safe is our main goal. The weather this week in the MD and VA area’s  have caused many road closures, flooding, and...
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Public Notice: Swan Point Residents Not to Use Water or Septic Until Further Notice

The Charles County Department of Public Works advises all Swan Point residents on the vacuum system not to use water or septic until further notice. Flood damage to the system is being repaired. Bottled water will be available to residents today, Sept 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of...
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Public Notice: Sewer Overflow, Avoid Contact

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on September 8, 2011 at 35757 Golf Course Drive, Chaptico, MD 20621. The sanitary sewer overflow occurred as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding. The total volume of the overflow is estimated at 2,500 gallons. The areas affected by...
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School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

Due to potential unsafe road conditions and flooding, all Charles County Public Schools activities scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, are canceled. The first day of school for prekindergarten students originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 12, has been changed to Monday, Sept. 19.
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Football Games Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has rescheduled three varsity football games to Saturday, Sept. 10, at North Point High School due to inclement weather. The following is a schedule of games for Sept. 10: * Thomas Stone High School vs. Westlake High School, 1 p.m. at North Point. Stone is the home team; *...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police have picked up the following suspects on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:45am, TFC J. S. Gibson served two outstanding Bench Warrants (T3-15051 / T3-15052) on Jessica Adele Kearney, 25, of Hollywood. The original charge of CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, warrant (T3-15051) was...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police have arrested the following people for DUI: Weekly DUI Status Sheet August 25 – September 7, 2011 George Leo Bean, Jr., 50, of Valley Lee on 8/27/11 by TFC G. A. Thompson Jack Cary Osteen, II, 26, of Hughesville on 9/2/11 by TFC M. A. Moore Jerome Kenneth Kyler, Jr., 19,...
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Twentieth Annual Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held Sept. 20

St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Memorial Libraries are pleased to host the twentieth annual Southern Maryland College Fair. This cooperative effort will bring to Southern Maryland the largest college fair held in...
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NOTICE: Charles County Afternoon, Evening Activities Canceled

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools afternoon and evening activities are canceled for today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Schools are dismissing students on time; however, flash flooding is causing some road closures. Student bus drop-off times may be delayed. If buses are unable to deliver students to their bus stops,...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: Disorderly Conduct On September 3, 2011 deputies responded to local pub in Hollywood,Maryland for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed Amy Lyne Bowes, 33 of California, Md., was causing a disturbance at the establishment by yelling profane language and closing the DJ’s turn table...
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SMCPS Administrative Appointment Announced

SMCPS Administrative Appointment Announced

Superintendent of Schools, Dr.Michael J. Martirano, announces the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education at its meeting of August 31, 2011.  The Board appointed Ms. Audrey Ellis to the position of principal at Piney Point Elementary School. She is replacing Ms. Kathy Woodford who transferred to the position of pupil personnel worker...
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Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Holds 4 Year Anniversary Sale

All are invited to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Lexington Park Restore on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m..  The Lexington Park ReStore, located at 21768 S. Coral Drive will feature 25% off all ReStore items, except flooring.   Habitat’s ReStore sells reusable and surplus building materials to the...
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Flu Vaccination Clinics Announced

Depending on the availability of the vaccine and weather permitting, the Charles County Department of Health has scheduled flu vaccination clinics at the Department of Health’s location, 4545 Crain Highway in White Plains, on the following dates and times: Friday, September 30 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Senior 65 and over and caregivers Friday,...
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