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First Responders Rescue Horse After Falling Through Pool Cover in Huntingtown

First Responders Rescue Horse After Falling Through Pool Cover in Huntingtown

On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, firefighters responded to the block of Warner Drive in Huntingtown, for the animal rescue. Crews arrived on the scene to find a horse, named “Slick”, had fallen through a pool cover and was standing in the empty pool. Firefighters and the Calvert County Animal Control were able to place...
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One Injured After Golf Cart Occupied by Five Juveniles Overturns in Mechanicsville

One Injured After Golf Cart Occupied by Five Juveniles Overturns in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, at approximately 5:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hidden Pond Court and Cedar Grove Street in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving an overturned golf cart. Police arrived on the scene to find 5 juveniles had flip a golf cart with...
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Search Warrant Leads to Three Arrests and Multiple Guns Recovered in Connection to June 2024 Shooting

Search Warrant Leads to Three Arrests and Multiple Guns Recovered in Connection to June 2024 Shooting

On July 4, 2024, members of the CCSO Emergency Services Team, along with CCSO detectives and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, served a search warrant in the 11200 block of Thackeray Lane in White Plains, MD. The search warrant was related to a shooting that occurred in June on Argyle Avenue in Waldorf...
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Betty Jane Eckert

Betty Jane Eckert

Betty Jane Eckert beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully June 30, 2024, surrounded by her family. Betty also referred to as Bootsie was born January 21, 1936, and was the heart of her family. Betty married her childhood sweetheart William Eckert in May 1954 and together they built a home filled with love...
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John Kovich Jr, 84,

John Kovich Jr, 84,

John Kovich Jr, 84, a veteran of the Vietnam war and longtime resident of Ridge, MD, passed away on June 21, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.  Big John or Jr, as he was known to many, was the first of four children born on July 19, 1939 in Heckscherville, PA to John Kovich...
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Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80,

Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80,

Darrel Clifford Webb, Jr., 80, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, peacefully passed away on June 19, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Darrel was born on June 27, 1943, in Washington, DC, to the late Darrel Clifford Webb and Lottie Buddington Webb. After graduating from college, Darrel started his career as a printer....
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David “Dave” Norman Cropper, 77,

David “Dave” Norman Cropper, 77,

David “Dave” Norman Cropper, aged 77, from Lothian, MD, peacefully passed away on June 28, 2024, with his loved ones by his side. He was born on June 24, 1947, in Carlisle, PA, to Roland Cropper and Ernestine Andrews. He was a tech III for the State Highway Administration. He enjoyed what he did...
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Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64,

Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charlotte Ann Simpson, 64, of California, MD on June 24, 2024. She was born on November 15, 1959, to the late father, Wesley Kalb and mother, Dorothy Ann Wilson in Elkridge Maryland. Charlotte graduated from Howard High School in 1978. She met...
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Leonard Francis Drury, 71,

Leonard Francis Drury, 71,

Leonard Francis Drury, 71, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away June 19, 2024 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, with his loving family at his side. He was born November 11, 1952 in Charles County, MD to the late Bernard Joseph Drury, Sr. and Betty Ann Harding Drury. Leonard is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s...
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Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr., 57,

Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr., 57,

Richard (Rick) LeRoy Solomon, Jr. of Lexington Park, Maryland passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 22, 2024. He was 57 years young. Rick was born in Lexington Park, Maryland on October 26, 1966. His parents are Richard Solomon, Sr. and Jackolyn Solomon. Rick also has a sister, Cindy Lucas. In 1984, Rick...
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Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79,

Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79,

Henry Ronald “Bud” Blanke, 79, of Hollywood, Maryland passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. He was surrounded by his loving family. Henry was a member of the Church of Christ. Henry, affectionately called “Bud” all of his life, was born in Staton Island, New York on November...
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Margaretha W. Harner, 86,

Margaretha W. Harner, 86,

Margaretha W. Harner, 86, of Charlotte Hall, MD, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2024, at home with her family by her side. On October 13, 1937, Margaretha was born in Hockenheim, Germany to Ludwig and Margareta Keller. She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry Harner of 65 years. The two were blessed with four children,...
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Judy Ann Tenney Altizer

Judy Ann Tenney Altizer

Judy Ann Tenney Altizer died at her home on June 29, 2024, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Arthur “Blane” Altizer.  She is survived by three daughters, Kara Small, Rebecca Towns (Gene), Kimberly Busch (Danny), and five grandchildren: Mitsuko Coulby (Andrew), Zachary Towns...
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Erica Christine Drinks, 52,

Erica Christine Drinks, 52,

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Erica Christine Drinks, 52, of Lexington Park, Maryland on June 13, 2024. Erica was born on October 9, 1971, to the late Julian Lawrence Drinks and Rita Bragg Drinks Jones in Charles County, Maryland. Erica graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1989...
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Elvy Curley

Elvy Curley

Elvy Curley of Chaptico, Maryland passed away Jun 19, 2024 with her loved ones by her side. Elvy was daughter to the late Dora Johnson Lassiwe and TSgt Ermon Johnson. She was born in Bremen West Germany on August 8, 1947.  Elvy traveled the world with her family adventuring Germany, the Philippines, Roswell New...
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Steven Munn Robey, 58,

Steven Munn Robey, 58,

Steven Munn Robey, 58, of Lexington Park, MD passed away June 18, 2024 at home. He was born January 27, 1966 in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph Munn Robey and Nellie Elizabeth Richards Robey. Steven is a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland. Steven enjoyed working outside and with his hands. His skills of...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested in Connection to June 2024 Shooting

Lexington Park Man Arrested in Connection to June 2024 Shooting

During the early morning hours of July 3, 2024, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Davione Syheme Mason, 23, of Lexington Park, MD, on a search and seizure warrant at a residence in the 46000 block of Flower Drive in Lexington Park. The warrant was served by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division with assistance...
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Wildewood and Town Creek Fourth of July 2024 Parade Routes and Times!

Wildewood and Town Creek Fourth of July 2024 Parade Routes and Times!

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is again participating in their annual Fourth of July Parade in Town Creek. This year, they join the Wildewood subdivision in Magnolia Park for their 5th Annual Parade. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m., on Primevere Drive and Lilliflora Drive. Apparatus will travel...
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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for the Solicitation of Child Porn; Violation of Probation

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for the Solicitation of Child Porn; Violation of Probation

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, July 1, 2024, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Johnny Darrell Hammonds, 54, of White Plains, to 25 years in prison for 4 counts of Solicitation of Child Porn. Upon release, Hammonds will be on supervised probation for five...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Fugitive Case – Waldorf Man Wanted for Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Fugitive Case – Waldorf Man Wanted for Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Anthony Kavon Brown, age 24, of Waldorf, who has active felony warrants for armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. After Brown’s initial arrest relating to the robbery, a judge released him from the Charles County Detention Center on electronic monitoring. He violated the...
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Eleven of 12 St. Mary’s County Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks

Eleven of 12 St. Mary’s County Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks

On June 25, 2024, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted a series of alcohol compliance checks. The covert compliance checks involved using an underage Sheriff’s Office Confidential Informant (CI). The CI is 18 years of age and was wearing athletic pants and a shirt and was informed to enter...
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Owners of Hill’s Country-Store Announce Closing of Store on September 29, 2024

Owners of Hill’s Country-Store Announce Closing of Store on September 29, 2024

Hill’s Country-Store owners announced on Monday, July 1st, 2024, they plan to close the store this September. “It is with Great Sadness to inform you all that David & I have decided to close Hill’s Store Come Sunday September 29. Our plans are to get through the horseshoe season. This has been a hard...
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St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Releases 2024-2029 Strategic Plan

St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Releases 2024-2029 Strategic Plan

St. Mary’s County Government’s (SMCG) Department of Recreation & Parks (R&P) is pleased to share its 2024-2029 Strategic Plan with the public. This plan, approved by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County on June 25, 2024, outlines the department’s goals and objectives through 2029. The 22-page document provides an overview of the department’s five...
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Summer Waterway Users Should Follow Safe Swimming Practices

Summer Waterway Users Should Follow Safe Swimming Practices

As we reach the height of summer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents and visitors to swim near a lifeguard, wear a life jacket, and to always swim and boat sober. Drownings are more likely to occur when lifeguards are not present. In June, a man died while swimming in an unguarded...
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Natural Resources Police Conducting ‘Operation Dry Water’ to Combat Boating Under the Influence

Natural Resources Police Conducting ‘Operation Dry Water’ to Combat Boating Under the Influence

This holiday weekend, Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) anticipates more boaters on the water, and subsequently an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. Because of the high volume of activity during the July 4 holiday, it’s statistically one of the most dangerous times on Maryland’s waterways. Boating while under the influence of alcohol or...
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