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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – Monday, January 16, 2023

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – Monday, January 16, 2023

All St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Offices will resume normal operating schedules on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The January 16 closure also includes: All three St. Mary’s County Libraries (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park)...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Launches New Health Data Dashboard

St. Mary’s County Health Department Launches New Health Data Dashboard

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is launching a new health data dashboard, developed through a partnership with Conduent Healthy Communities Institute. The dashboard provides information about local community health indicators and compares data to state averages and target goals. A health indicator measures something about the local community to help describe the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism and Property Destruction at Wetlands Park in North Beach

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism and Property Destruction at Wetlands Park in North Beach

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of vandalism and property destruction at the Wetlands Park in North Beach. The vandalism occurred sometime between late October and November of 2022. Anyone with information about this case or possible suspects is asked to please contact Det. T. Buckler at [email protected] Citizens may remain...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) has announced a strategic reorganization of the Department of Emergency Services, to include key leadership changes. “The Department of Emergency Services has seen tremendous growth in the past year,” said David Weiskopf, Interim County Administrator at SMCG. “The expansion of this department to include career emergency medical service (EMS)...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested in Prince Frederick on Multiple Charges

Mechanicsville Man Arrested in Prince Frederick on Multiple Charges

On January 3, 2023, Deputy First Class Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road and Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick for a report of a traffic complaint. The suspect vehicle was observed passing on the shoulder, following too closely, and swerving from lane to lane...
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Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Yields Warrant Arrest for Firearm Charges

Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Yields Warrant Arrest for Firearm Charges

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies made a traffic stop this week resulting in the arrest of a Lexington Park man wanted on a warrant for firearm charges. On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, Deputy Casey Hill was operating radar at the intersection of Pegg Road and Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park when he...
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Bike and Team Building with the Elite Black Men at Westlake High School

Bike and Team Building with the Elite Black Men at Westlake High School

A group that was formed to bring togetherness amongst African American male students at Westlake High School is reunited for another year of camaraderie and growth. The 2022-2023 school year marks the second year of the Elite Black Men group at Westlake. The group stemmed from the Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black...
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Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses – January 2023

Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses – January 2023

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New and expanding businesses are a sign that Calvert County’s economy continues to thrive. These businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Department...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspects Who Stolen from Dollar General Stores in St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspects Who Stolen from Dollar General Stores in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the two men pictured in a theft investigation. On Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, at 4 pm, the two suspects entered the Dollar General in Leonardtown. One suspect brought items to the register, including a large number of gift cards, while the other stood...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Breaks Ground on New Visitor Center

Historic St. Mary’s City Breaks Ground on New Visitor Center

Historic St. Mary’s City is excited to announce they have broken ground on a new Visitor Center. Currently named the “Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center,” the building will be located next to Anne Arundel Hall (home of the HSMC Research and Collections department). The new building will feature exhibits, an auditorium, and two changing galleries....
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Charles County Board of Commissioners Meeting Update – January 10th and 11th, 2023

Charles County Board of Commissioners Meeting Update – January 10th and 11th, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Charles County Board of County Commissioners introduced amendments to Bill 2022-14 Weapons and Firearms Prohibited on County-Owned or Operated Property. These amendments include removing the 100 yards provision, so the prohibition is for inside government-owned or operated buildings only; adding an exception to allow on-duty civilian employee of a law enforcement agency...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

PGPD is warning parents about online threats and extortion attempts being made via social media through Instagram and Tik Tok targeting at least 4 middle schoolers and urging parents to report similar threats against kids immediately for police investigation. The warning comes after 4 students at a county middle school received threatening demands via...
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Calvert County Commissioners to Hold Special Meeting on 2023 Legislative Requests – Friday, January 13, 2023

Calvert County Commissioners to Hold Special Meeting on 2023 Legislative Requests – Friday, January 13, 2023

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting with the Calvert County legislative delegation for the 2023 Request for State Legislation on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at 3 p.m. Located at the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, in the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse at 175 Main St., second floor, in Prince Frederick....
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Charles County Board of Education Elects Lukas, Moore Lee to Leadership Roles

Charles County Board of Education Elects Lukas, Moore Lee to Leadership Roles

The Board of Education of Charles County elected Michael Lukas as its chairperson and Yonelle Moore Lee as its vice chairperson at the start of the Jan. 10 meeting. The Board votes annually in January to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. Both Lukas and Moore Lee were elected unanimously by Board members. The...
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Stun Gun Recovered from Student at Smallwood Middle School

Stun Gun Recovered from Student at Smallwood Middle School

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., a 12-year-old student at Smallwood Middle School brought a stun gun to school and showed it to a group of students while in the cafeteria at lunchtime. The student also activated the stun gun underneath the table, which came into to contact with another student. No...
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Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

On January 8 at 4:12 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred. Sgt. T. Yates was near Shirley Boulevard at the time of the call and upon approaching the scene, he observed five cars that appeared...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Misconduct in Office for Engaging in Sexual Relations with a Person Requesting Assistance

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Misconduct in Office for Engaging in Sexual Relations with a Person Requesting Assistance

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced January 9, 2023, a Calvert County Sherriff’s Office Deputy, Corporal James L. Wahlgren, has been charged by criminal information with both Misconduct in Office and engaging in sexual intercourse with a person requesting police assistance. According to the charging document, in March 2022, Corporal Wahlgren responded...
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Brenda Lee Cusic, 62,

Brenda Lee Cusic, 62,

Brenda Lee Cusic, 62, of Avenue, MD passed away January 6, 2023 surrounded by her family. Born July 12, 1960, in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of Lois Ann (Wood) Leicht and the late James Leon Pilkerton. She was the loving wife of Thomas Bernard Cusic. Brenda is survived by her children, Tammy...
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Carl Sargent Hubscher

Carl Sargent Hubscher

Carl Sargent Hubscher was born in Washington, D.C. on September 13, 1929, the son of Carl Alois and Louise Margaret Hubscher nee Western, the oldest of eight children. Carl died peacefully this morning, January 6that his home in Hollywood with his children at his side.Carl married Marie Ella Weber in Mt. Rainier, MD on...
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Charles Edward Haydon, 91,

Charles Edward Haydon, 91,

Charles Edward Haydon, 91, of Ridge, Maryland, passed away on January 3, 2023 at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on October 23, 1931 in Washington, D.C. to the late Howard Wayland Haydon and Dorothy (Boswell) Haydon. Charles married his loving wife Jeanne on September 20, 1952. They have shared...
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Franklin Alexander “Frank” Robinson

Franklin Alexander “Frank” Robinson

Franklin Alexander “Frank” Robinson of Serenity Farm, Benedict died peacefully at home on January 8, 2023, at the age of 90. Franklin was born on August 13, 1932, in Washington, DC to Frank A. and Elizabeth Bourne Robinson. He was raised on the family farm, Ferndale, near Brandywine. He graduated from Gwynn Park High...
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Bonita Kay La Quay, 57,

Bonita Kay La Quay, 57,

Bonita Kay La Quay, 57, of Southern Maryland, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore, MD. Born on March 16, 1965 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ronald Spurling Sr., and Iva Spurling (Mallow), Bonita grew up in Charles County with four brothers; Ronnie, James, David, and Michael. Bonita had a long-standing...
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Virginia Elizabeth (Randall) Raulerson

Virginia Elizabeth (Randall) Raulerson

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Virginia Elizabeth (Randall) Raulerson, passed away at the age of ninety-six. A caregiver to many, Virginia watched after her younger brother, children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and her great-granddaughter on occasion. Watching after the little ones of her family were some of her fondest memories, and Virginia left life-long...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $165.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During December and Contribute $69.7 Million to the State

Maryland Casinos Generate $165.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During December and Contribute $69.7 Million to the State

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $165,175,099 in revenue from slot machines and table games during December 2022. The total represents a decrease of $7,726,403 (-4.5%) compared to December 2021. Casino gaming contributions to the state in December 2022 totaled $69,686,506, a decrease of $1,411,802 (-2.0%) compared to December 2021. Contributions to the Education...
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Primary Health Care Services Now Available at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Primary Health Care Services Now Available at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Greater Baden Medical Services and the St. Mary’s County Health Department announce the launch of a primary health care clinic at the new St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Primary and preventive health care services will be available for community members 18 years of age and...
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