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Traffic Safety Initiative Underway in St. Mary’s

Traffic Safety Initiative Underway in St. Mary’s

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, in cooperation with the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, is conducting a Traffic Safety Initiative to address numerous traffic safety-related issues.  Based on citizen complaints of speeding and aggressive driving, combined with 2011 motor vehicle collision data, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has identified...
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Armed Man Assaults Woman at Local Fire Department

Armed Man Assaults Woman at Local Fire Department

On February 4 at 11:18 a.m., Calvert County  DFC R. Weems responded to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department for the report of a person with a weapon. The suspect, later identified as Demian K. Woomer, 32 of Port Republic, had been detained by members of the fire department prior to DFC...
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Calvert Employees Honored for Length of Service

Calvert Employees Honored for Length of Service

On February 7, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners held their annual awards ceremony at Calvert Pines Auditorium. During the ceremony, over 120 employees were honored for their length of service to the county. County Departments that had employees recognized were Animal Control, Buildings and Grounds, Circuit Court, Control Center, County Treasurer, Detention...
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UPDATE: Family Dollar Employee Coordinates Store Robbery

UPDATE: Family Dollar Employee Coordinates Store Robbery

UPDATE Feb. 13, 2012 Second Suspect Arrested in Coordinated Robbery of Family Dollar On December 24, 2011 police units responded to the Family Dollar in Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a robbery. Officers were advised an unknown male entered the store, pushed a clerk and stole a deposit containing an undisclosed amount...
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Vice Narcotics Detectives Make Several Drug Busts

Vice Narcotics Detectives Make Several Drug Busts

Top L to R: Anderson, Mason, Jones; Bottom L to R: Saylor, Mattingly, Mason St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives indicted Suspect Margaret Ann Saylor (Age 42 of Mechanicsville) for “Possession of Oxycodone and Possession of Alprazolam with the Intent to Distribute” A Search and Seizure Warrant was executed on the Mechanicsville residence after an...
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UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Blaze in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Blaze in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, Feb. 12 around 5:15 p.m., over 28 firefighters from Mechanicsville VFD, Seventh District VFD and Hughesville VFD responded to report of a house fire in the 26600 block of Lawrence Adams Drive in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single family, single story home with fire in the attached garage with...
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Red-Hot Musicians Chase the Winter Blues Away at Calvert Library

Red-Hot Musicians Chase the Winter Blues Away at Calvert Library

Courtlyn Carr Winter Interludes keeps the music coming at Calvert Library! Nashville performer and song-writer Courtlyn Carr kicked off the library’s new music series to a big audience with her versatile voice and crowd-pleasing tunes.  Music lover Jerry McGaughran said, “It was cool to see someone who started her musical career as a Calvert...
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Us

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Us

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Well, the Island Bar & Crab House along with the Island Inn & Suites (Ascend Collection Hotel)  in Piney Point has just what you’re looking for. Join the Island Inn for a special Valentine’s Dinner this Saturday, Feb. 11 and/or Tuesday, Feb 14. while enjoying a romantic dinner...
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Man Faces a Repeat Drug Charge

Man Faces a Repeat Drug Charge

On Jan. 28 at 5:19 p.m., TFC N. Gresko of the Maryland State Police was conducting a routine traffic stop on Chancellors Run Road at Clipper Drive in Great Mills. As Trooper Gresko approached the black Chevrolet, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. After questioning the driver, Dewayne Anthony Washington, 26 of Virginia,...
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Pride in the Park Parade Gearing Up for New Beginnings

Pride in the Park Parade Gearing Up for New Beginnings

Now that the Great Mills Road Streetscape project has come to an end after ten years, the town of Lexington Park, spurred on by the Lexington Park Business and Community Association is planning the first ever Pride in the Park Parade. The first ever parade in the park is set to take place on...
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Firefighters Battling House Fire in Great Mills

Firefighters Battling House Fire in Great Mills

On Friday, Feb. 10 shortly after 6 a.m., fire and rescue crews were alerted to report of a house fire in Great Mills. Firefighters responded to the 45300 block of Heather Street to discover a two story single family home with fire in the basement. All of the occupants were able to escape without...
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Bomb Squad Called Out to Local Car Wash

Bomb Squad Called Out to Local Car Wash

The Maryland State Fire Marshall Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious package at the Callaway Rentals Car Wash in Callaway. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office along with the Maryland State Fire Marshall Bomb Squad responded to the 20800 block of Callaway Village Way in Callaway around 7:33 p.m. on Feb. 7. Investigation revealed an...
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Charles County to Purchase 45 New Police Cars

Charles County to Purchase 45 New Police Cars

Sheriff Rex Coffey released the following information  in his blog  Say goodbye to the Ford Crown Victoria police car. 2011 was the last production year for the Crown Vic. 2012 brings a whole new look for the future of police cars. On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 the Charles County Board of County Commissioners approved...
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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

On January 30, 2012, St. Mary’s County patrol units responded to the Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park,  for the report of a robbery of a patron in the parking lot. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. On February 7, 2012 detectives identified...
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PG Police Officer Arrested for DUI in St. Mary’s County

PG Police Officer Arrested for DUI in St. Mary’s County

A Prince George’s County police officer is accused of driving under the influence while off duty in St. Mary’s County. Corporal Derrick Neumer, 41 of Mechanicsville, was arrested in St. Mary’s County on Tuesday, Feb. 7 by MSP Trooper E. T. Reuschling and charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses after...
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Town Hall Meeting Planned to Discuss Scams Against the Elderly

Town Hall Meeting Planned to Discuss Scams Against the Elderly

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services, along with the  Maryland Department of Aging, Calvert County Office on Aging, and Charles County Aging & Senior Programs will join invited guest speaker U.S. Senator Ben Cardin to host “A Senior Medicare Patrol Town Hall Meeting to Address Scams against the Elderly In...
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Driver Injured After Vehicle Takes Out Utility Pole

Driver Injured After Vehicle Takes Out Utility Pole

On Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 3:34 a.m, Second District Volunteers were dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident with entrapment in the 19100 block of St. George’s Church Road in the area of St. Georges Catholic Church in Valley Lee. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle into a pole with wires down across the...
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Motorcyclist Flown to Shock Trauma

Motorcyclist Flown to Shock Trauma

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a crash in the Redgate area of Leonardtown that has left a motorcyclist seriously injured. Fire and rescue crews responded to the 23200 block of Point Lookout Road on Tuesday, Feb. 7 around 6:40 p.m. for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to...
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SMECO Sponsors Middle-School Math Competition

SMECO Sponsors Middle-School Math Competition

More than 110 students from 21 middle schools in Southern Maryland tested their computation skills at the 18th annual MATHCOUNTS competition, held at Theodore G. Davis Middle Schoo lin Waldorf on Saturday, February 4. During the three-hour competition, the middle-school students tackled challenging mathematics problems in a series of rounds. MATHCOUNTS begins with the...
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Continuing to Support St. Mary’s County in Every Way Possible

Continuing to Support St. Mary’s County in Every Way Possible

On Jan. 5, 2012, officers and members of the St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge #2092 visited the Hospice House of St. Mary’s to present Director Kathryn Franzen a donation of $4,000.00 toward the costs associated with caring for terminally ill members of their community. Every year the St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge holds a...
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URGENT ALERT: Possible Rabies Exposure

URGENT ALERT: Possible Rabies Exposure

Charles County Department of Health is seeking a good Samaritan who delivered an injured raccoon to the Southern Maryland Veterinary Clinic in Charles County on February 4, 2012. The raccoon died and was sent for rabies testing. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. If you are the individual who dropped it off or if...
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Info Sought on Armed Robber: Cash Reward

Info Sought on Armed Robber: Cash Reward

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing a convenience store on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf in November. The suspect entered the business, approached the counter as if he were going to purchase an item and told the clerk he had a weapon. He...
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SMECO Reduces Energy Charges

SMECO Reduces Energy Charges

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to reduce its energy charges. SMECO’s Standard Offer Service (SOS) rate is made up of the energy charge and the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA). SMECO is filing to reduce the residential winter energy charge from 9.11 cents per...
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Hollywood Garage up in Flames

Hollywood Garage up in Flames

On Monday, Feb. 6 around 6:30 p.m., multiple fire and rescue crews responded to the report of a house fire in the 26100 block of South Sandgates Road in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover a large detached garage fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the blaze and were able to...
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Ryken Mourns the Loss of Campus Minister, Teacher Patrick Farrell

Ryken Mourns the Loss of Campus Minister, Teacher Patrick Farrell

*** St. Mary’s Ryken President Hurlburt and Principal Wood issued the following statement in regards to the sudden passing of Campus Minister and Teacher Patrick Farrell: Dear St. Mary’s Ryken School Community, With great sadness, our school community lost a valuable member today with the sudden death of our dear friend, Campus Minister and teacher, Mr....
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