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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

A robotics team from Berry Elementary School, the STEMtastic Jaguars, will represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) next month at the 2017 VEX Worlds – VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division competition. The team is one of only four Maryland elementary school teams that qualified to compete in the event, planned for April 23-25...
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Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Deputy P. Wood of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart parking lot for a report that persons were seen in a car using drugs. He located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants who had visible track marks on their arms. His...
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William “Bill” Parker Cloyes, 95

William “Bill” Parker Cloyes, 95

William “Bill” Parker Cloyes passed away early on Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home in Maryland in the Asbury Solomons Island retirement community. His death was confirmed by his wife of 38 years, Dolores (Nelson) Cloyes. He was 95 years old. Bill Cloyes was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on December 8, 1921, in...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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Warren Alexander Statesman, Sr. 85

Warren Alexander Statesman, Sr. 85

Warren Alexander Statesman, Sr. 85, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on March 11, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on June 22, 1931 in Valley Lee, MD he was the son of the late Mary Cutchember Statesman and Ellis Statesman. Warren was the loving husband of Priscilla Mae Statesman, whom he married in St....
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Dolores Mae Moore, 86

Dolores Mae Moore, 86

Dolores Mae Moore, 86, of Chaptico, MD passed away on March 16, 2017 at her home. Born on February 21, 1931, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Wills and the late Anastacia Tomalavich Wills. Dolores worked at the Census Bureau and in doctor’s offices and was a homemaker. She...
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Mary Elizabeth Floyd “Betty” Bogie, 93

Mary Elizabeth Floyd “Betty” Bogie, 93

Mary Elizabeth Floyd “Betty” Bogie, 93, of Leonardtown, MD passed away March 16, 2017 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 9, 1923 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Erich and Eleanor Miller Floyd. On February 19, 1949, Betty married her beloved husband, James...
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Joseph Andrew “Joe” Potanka, Jr., 70

Joseph Andrew “Joe” Potanka, Jr., 70

Joseph Andrew “Joe” Potanka, Jr., 70, of Hollywood, MD passed away March 15, 2017 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s with his loving family at his side. He was born November 22, 1946 in New Britain, CT to the late Jean and Joseph Potanka, Sr. Joe was many things to many people; a son,...
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Donald Francis Purdy, 75

Donald Francis Purdy, 75

Donald Francis Purdy, 75, of Somerset, PA (formerly of Hughesville, MD) passed away March 12, 2017 at Somerset Hospital in Somerset, PA, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 29, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to the late Wilson Jerome Purdy and Catherine Teresa Magill. Donald was a dedicated employee of Giant Foods...
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Bonnie Gaye Burch, 72

Bonnie Gaye Burch, 72

Bonnie Gaye Burch, age 72 of La Plata, Maryland, died March 13, 2017 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland. Bonnie was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was also a grandma who loved Elvis. She was the daughter of Lawrence Lincoln Lindsay and Leona...
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Roberta Jean Kieliger, 81

Roberta Jean Kieliger, 81

Roberta Jean Kieliger, age 81, of La Plata, MD, passed away March 14, 2017 at home from causes related to MDS, a long-term illness. She was born in Binghamton, NY in 1936 and is survived by her husband, Robert Kieliger; daughter, Cindy Beck; sisters, Mary Smith and Kathy Busick; grandson, David Beck; and great-grandchildren,...
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Abraham Meagher, 50

Abraham Meagher, 50

Our beloved Abraham Meagher, retired Senior Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy, died 9 March 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Karen, his mother Mary; 5 siblings: Mary, Evelyn, Kenneth, Martha, and David; 5 nieces whom he loved as if they were his own daughters: Veronica, Mary, Maddy, Caroline, and...
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Evelyn (Leah) Connors

Evelyn (Leah) Connors, a resident of Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, died on Friday, March 10, 2017. Born on April 29, 1924 in Long Branch, New Jersey, she was the daughter of John Eisele and Maude Collard Eisele. She was the beloved wife of Eugene Thomas Connors, also a resident of Asbury Solomons, and the...
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Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79

Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79

Arthur William “Billy” Griffith, 79, of Huntingtown passed away March 15, 2017 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born February 10, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to William Arthur, Sr. and Grace Marie (King) Griffith. Billy was raised in Southern Maryland, and was employed as a carpenter with the Local 132 Union. Billy married his...
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Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves

Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves

Loretta Ann (Cleary) Groves passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Washington, DC on July 9, 1932, and spent most of her life in Mitchellville, MD, living close to her large family, raising four daughters with her husband Jimmy, and working for...
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Jean Docie Carey, 93

Jean Docie Carey, 93

Jean Docie Carey, 93, of Owings, MD passed away March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 29, 1923 in Alexandria, VA to John Edward and Annie Lee (Frye) Barrick. She was a 1942 graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, DC. Jean was employed with the Federal Government as a secretary....
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Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67

Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67

Christine “Tina” Newgent , 67, of Broomes Island, Md passed away March 15, 2017 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Christine was born March 10, 1950 in Washington, DC. She was raised in Landover Hills, Md and graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in 1968. Known for her love of entertaining and making everyone...
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Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84

Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84

Jacqueline Grace O’Shea, 84, of Chesapeake Beach passed away March 14, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born January 11, 1933 in Baltimore to Martin and Lenora (Wilson) Holmsted. Jacqueline was raised in Baltimore City and graduated from Eastern High School. She married Woodley O’Shea on January 13, 1951 and they made their...
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Paula Jean Fowler, 69

Paula Jean Fowler, 69

Paula Jean Fowler, 69, of Lusby, MD passed away March 12, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare Center in La Plata, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 8, 1947, in Connersville, IN, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Gibson and Ruth Racer Gibson. Paula worked at the Internal Revenue Service prior...
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Harold Bicknell Willett, 83

Harold Bicknell Willett, 83

Harold Bicknell Willett, 83, of Nanjemoy, MD passed from this life into the loving arms of His Savior, March 13, 2017 at Hospice House, Waldorf, MD of Alzheimer’s. Harold was born October 24, 1933, in Doncaster, MD to Archie and Lillie Davis Willett. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Mae...
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Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54

Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54

Bernadette Mary Simacourbe, 54, of Waldorf, MD passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, peacefully in her sleep. She was 54 years old. Born on August 31, 1962 in Riverdale, MD, she was the daughter of the late Maurice J. and Helen P. Simacourbe. She is survived by her siblings, George (Marilyn) Simacourbe, Colette...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1. As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

During the week of March 20, to March 24, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of January and February 2017. 1/04/2017 – Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 1/06/2017 Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 1/07/2017...
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