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UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE 3/25/2017 @11:45 a.m.: On March 25, 2017, at approximately 2:18 am, patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Loveville Road in the area of Lenny Penny Lane in Loveville. Deputies located a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the roadway. The operator, Franklin...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Mary Ellen (Gardiner) Starkey, 94

Mary Ellen (Gardiner) Starkey, 94

Mary Ellen Gardiner Mister Starkey passed away March 21, 2017 at the age of 94.  Retired teacher in Charles County after 32 years, she graduated from Sacred Heart School and Mary Washington College. Mary Ellen was a member of Sacred Heart Church Sodality, Catholic Daughters Court Neale #753 and Restorers of Mount Carmel.  She...
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Clifford Craig Blend, 88

Clifford Craig Blend, 88

Clifford Craig Blend, 88, of Manning, South Carolina passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1929 in Bellwood, PA to the late Charles Edward and the late Beatrice Ethel Blend. In 1948, Clifford married the love of his life Beverly Jean Meader. He spent 30 years in the...
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M. Jeanette Olofson, 95

M. Jeanette Olofson, 95

M. Jeanette Olofson, 95, of California, MD (formerly of Olympia, WA) passed away March 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. She was born May 9, 1921 in Beattie, KS to the late Arthur A. Heleker and Cristine Patterson. Jeanette was employed as a dedicated, efficient and highly organized administrative assistant...
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Samuel Leon Franklin, 86

Samuel Leon Franklin, 86

Samuel Leon Franklin, 86, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on March 17, 2017 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Samuel was born to the late Harry Alfred Franklin and the late Gussie Buck Franklin in Washington, DC on October 28, 1930. Samuel served with the U.S. Marines Corps. He retired...
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James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84

James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84

James Melvin Latham, Sr., “Snooks” 84, of Chaptico, MD, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Chaptico, MD. Born on August 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Maude Russell Latham and Leonard Latham. Snooks was the loving husband of Elizabeth Ann (Dolly) Latham whom he married on April 14, 1951, in...
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Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86

Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86

Robert “Bob” Mattei, Sr, 86, of Leonardtown, MD, formerly from Locust Grove, VA, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on July 23, 1930, in East Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Aurelia Clara Mattei and Pasquale Mattei. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife Rita...
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Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

In November of 2015, Thomas Austin Goldring III, aka “Junk,” age 37, of Lexington Park, was indicted by a grand jury for distribution of crack cocaine. Goldring failed to appear in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County reference these charges in February 2017, resulting in two active warrants for his arrest. On March...
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Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs unveiled the 2017 promotional schedule on Friday, highlighted by seven fireworks extravaganzas, a 10th anniversary giveaway series, and appearances that the whole family will enjoy. The Blue Crabs will open their season on April 20 vs. Long Island with their 10th Anniversary Opening Night presented by Wawa. The Red,...
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UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a thorough investigation and have determined there will be no criminal charges. The “pit-bull” type dog and 8-month-old baby boy were being cared for at the residence by a family friend at the time of the attack. The family friend was in...
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Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On March 24, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit responded to the 11400 block of Edge Hill Road in Newburg for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and overturned. The vehicle had five...
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Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

When a local Charles County resident stopped at Lady’s Liquors a couple of weeks ago to purchase a few of his favorite scratch-offs, he never imagined how his life was about to change. He took the instant tickets to his car and scratched them off before leaving. When he realized he matched a number...
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Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

While on duty, they deal with violent offenders in the jail, they arrest criminals, they investigate accidents and they are always there when the public makes a call for help. However, they also do more than that; they invest in the community they serve. On Sunday, March 19, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO)...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/23/2017 @ 10:25 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have released additional information relating to the domestic-related quadruple shooting that occurred on March 23, 2017. At 8:07 p.m., officers responded to 3305 Westdale Court in Waldorf for multiple calls for the sound of gunshots and a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Radio Station Road and Audie Lane in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and an unloaded school bus. A preliminary investigation revealed the bus was traveling...
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White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at approximately 12:51 a.m. Deputy Vincent O’Donnell of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a 2009 Dodge Charger in the area of Maryland Route 4 and Dares Beach Road. Deputy O’Donnell identified the driver as Carlton Llewellyn Chase III, 27, of White Plains.  A check of his license revealed...
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Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Smallwood Village shopping center in Waldorf for the report of an attempted robbery. Investigation showed the suspect approached the victim as she was walking in the parking lot and attempted to grab her purse from...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

More than 75 students of four Charles County middle schools headed to Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) — better known as Pax River — earlier this month to take part in National Week at the Labs activities. Organized by Pax River’s Educational Outreach Office, the program was launched in 2016 as...
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Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River. The property, known as the Snow Hill Farm, will...
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Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

A $10,000 win on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off that happened on the last day of winter gave a Waldorf man two reasons to celebrate. Just the knowledge that the first day of spring was mere hours away gave many area residents cause to smile. Add the win on a 50x The Cash scratch-off to...
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Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Billingsley Elementary School is the name of the next Charles County Public elementary school, planned to open at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The new school brings the total number of elementary schools in Charles County to 22 and will be built off Billingsley Road in White Plains. With a vote of...
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Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Due to seasonal groundwater levels, St. Mary’s County Health Department will begin wet season perc testing for lower terrace soil types on or about March 27, 2017.  Perc testing for all other soil types (upland areas) will begin if and when water tables reach normal wet season range. Perc test applications received since April...
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Mary Alice Wingo, 76

Mary Alice Wingo, 76

Mary Alice Wingo, 76, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on March 19, 2017. Born on February 18, 1941 in Beckley, W. VA. To the late Clarence J. Meadows and Mildred Thompson. Mary is also predeceased by a Brother, Clarence Meadows. Mary is survived by her Husband, Kenneth Wing. Sons, Noel E. Profit (Krista),...
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