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Explosive Found in Local Neighborhood

Explosive Found in Local Neighborhood

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Maryland State Fire Marshalls Office with an IED investigation in one Waldorf neighborhood. Bomb Technicians and a Deputy State Fire Marshall responded to the 2700 block of Grindall Court in the Bannister neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 6 around 11:59 a.m., after the discovery of 5 chemical...
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Be on the Lookout for your Golden Ticket!

Be on the Lookout for your Golden Ticket!

On February 5, 1937, 75 years ago this month, SMECO’s original board signed the documents that would bring the cooperative to life. In the coming months, we have many activities and programs planned to celebrate 75 years of service to Southern Maryland and the growth and continued advancement of this community. Be on the...
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Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

On Sunday, Feb. 5 around 6:15 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad in St. Mary’s County responded to report of an accident involving a pedestrian along the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a pedestrian had been struck by a...
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American Legion Post 274 Food Review

American Legion Post 274 Food Review

On a recent Friday night, my friends and I descended on the American Legion Post for their Steak Night. It is held the first Friday of every month and apparently a favorite of those in attendance. Open to the public, it is an all volunteer event, from the wait staff to the busboys to...
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Man with Gun Arrested for Assault

Man with Gun Arrested for Assault

On February 5, 2012 deputies were dispatched to local bar located on Three Notch Road in California, Md., for a report of a man with a gun call. The caller advised a white, male, in his early 20’s, displayed a black barrel handgun and then fled the area in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix...
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Free Touchdown Furniture

Free Touchdown Furniture

Now here’s a neighborly Super Bowl chance, offered by Raley’s Home Furnishings in Lexington Park. Perhaps it’s a long shot, but the winner could end up watching the Big Game on furniture that turns free during a touchdown. Here’s how it works:   All customers who make a purchase now through 3 p.m. on...
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Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Commissioners Shaw and Slaughenhoupt attend the Wednesday meetings of MACo and Commissioner Shaw gave a brief summary. MACo is made up of the 23 counties and Baltimore City and is nonpartisan and nonprofit. There are three committees – Education, Tax and Land Use. Commissioner Shaw is on the Tax Committee and Commissioner Jack Russell,...
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DNR Names Herrington Harbour Maryland Clean Marina of 2011

DNR Names Herrington Harbour Maryland Clean Marina of 2011

The Maryland Department  of Natural Resources (DNR) presented Steuart  and Hamilton Chaney, owners of Herrington  Harbour Marina with the inaugural Clean  Marina of the Year Award on January 26 at a Clean Marina workshop in  Annapolis. The runners-up were Spring Cove Marina in Solomons and Tidewater Yacht  Service Center  in Baltimore. “Implementing  and maintaining...
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Firefighters Injured While Battling Calvert House Fire

Firefighters Injured While Battling Calvert House Fire

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Calvert County that destroyed a home in Owings. Over 40 firefighters from Huntingtown, Deale, Dunkirk, North Beach, Prince Frederick, Harwood/Lothian VFD responded to the 2600 blk of Kerry Ct. in Owings around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Crews arrived on scene to discover...
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Two Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Two Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Two Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers recently joined the ranks of accomplished teachers nationwide who achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The teachers – Marcie Jett and Cary Smith – completed a yearlong performance-based assessment series to become National Board Certified Teachers, according to a December release...
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Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Looking for a night out on the town or a fun place to watch the Super Bowl? Southern Maryland has an entertainment lineup you won’t want to miss! Friday, February 3 Leonardtown: First Free Fridays Solomons: First Free Friday Hotel Charles: DJ Andrea Ruddy Duck: Fair Warning Rustic River Bar & Grill: The Piranah’s...
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Accident Involving Police Cruiser in Lexington Park

Accident Involving Police Cruiser in Lexington Park

On Friday, Feb. 3 around 1:25 a.m., fire and rescue responded to report of an accident in the 21700 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles to include an SUV and a St. Mary’s County Police Cruiser. Two patients inside the SUV were transported to...
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Two Calvert County Volunteers Establish Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training

Two Calvert County Volunteers Establish Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training

What started out as teaching for their fellow volunteers has now grown into a productive business teaching daycares, churches, corporations, groups and families the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED and First Aid. Chief Jonathan Riffe, of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and partner Kim Jones, a Calvert County Paramedic, have several years of  CPR...
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St. Mary’s Releases C-Safe Operation Results

St. Mary’s Releases C-Safe Operation Results

On January 19, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Special Operations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Collaborative Supervision & Focused Enforcement (C-Safe) Operation in the Lexington Park and Great Mills areas of St. Mary’s County. “C-Safe identifies areas demonstrating the most significant violent crime, then promotes strategies...
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Couple Arrested in Copper Theft Investigation

Couple Arrested in Copper Theft Investigation

As part of an ongoing investigation into numerous thefts of copper and other metals, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance Jan. 30 on Jason Wayne Slater, 33, of Waldorf, who they suspected of being involved in the thefts. At 12:28 p.m., detectives observed Slater steal parts from a heating and...
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Couple Assaulted at Gunpoint During Home Invasion

Couple Assaulted at Gunpoint During Home Invasion

UPDATE 10:00a.m. : Julien Antonio Fort was charged on January 15, of this year for a handgun in a vehicle and released the same day. He was also released on January 27th for this incident. Quayshaw Deangelo Jenifer was released on January 29th for this incident. Carterrys Abednega Morgan is still in jail as of 2/2/12 at 10:00AM....
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Vehicle Rollover, Pole and Wires Down in Lexington Park

Vehicle Rollover, Pole and Wires Down in Lexington Park

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a vehicle rollover in Lexington Park. Bay District Fire Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to Esperanza Drive and Calvert View Drive in the Esperanza Farms sub-division around 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 Investigation revealed a single vehicle, a Toyota...
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Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set for April 14th

Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set for April 14th

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce  that the second annual St. Charles Running Festival, presented by Lennar Homes, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The festival will consist of three different distances (10 miles, 5k and a kids’ fun run), and proceeds from the event will benefit local charities, including...
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Detectives Identify Body Found in Prince Frederick

Detectives Identify Body Found in Prince Frederick

In August 2011 the Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick were investigating a report of a missing person, Wesley Robert Kyser, 58 of Calvert County.  Kyser’s family members advised investigators that Kyser was homeless and lived in and around the Prince Frederick area. In September 2011, a human skull was found in the woods...
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Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Lusby

Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Lusby

Firefighters in Calvert and St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a brush fire in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby. The fire was reported around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. in the area of Gringo Road and Stagecoach Trail. No injuries have been reported. More details to follow as they become...
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Treat Your Valentine to a Special Gift this February

Treat Your Valentine to a Special Gift this February

In honor of all things Cupid and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Calvert Marine Museum is offering a great bargain for new individual and family memberships to the Museum. From now through February 29, new museum memberships for individuals and families are $5 OFF the regular great price! Members enjoy year-round family fun –...
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Prescription Pill Distributors Jailed

Prescription Pill Distributors Jailed

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives have arrested the following suspects on drug charges: Meghan Frances Coll, 24 of Park Hall, Md., was arrested on two open indictments which were obtained by Vice Narcotics Detectives. Suspect Coll was charged with “Distribution of a Prescription Medication”, “Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone” as well as “Conspiring to Introduce...
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Calvert Sheriff’s Office Makes Crash Reports Available

Calvert Sheriff’s Office Makes Crash Reports Available

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has begun digitizing its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program. The reports are stored electronically in a secure database and available for purchase online. Reports are available within 5-7 business days after the date of the accident. By filing reports electronically, the Sheriff’s...
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Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

On Jan. 31, the Joint Economic Committee released a new report, which includes a county-by-county breakdown of the additional take-home pay that workers here in Maryland and throughout the country will receive if middle-class tax cuts are extended through the end of 2012. According to the report, a one-year extension would allow the average...
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Calvert County Employees Recognized

Calvert County Employees Recognized

Almost 300 Calvert County employees were honored on Jan. 24, for going above and beyond during the days before and after Hurricane Irene. Each Department head went to the podium and called the names of their employees to come forward and accept a token of appreciation. These Departments were the Board of County Commissioners, Circuit...
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