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CSM La Plata Campus Pool to Close for Maintenance Jan. 12

CSM La Plata Campus Pool to Close for Maintenance Jan. 12

The College of Southern Maryland will be completing maintenance for the pool located in the Physical Education Center (PE) at the La Plata Campus on Jan. 12. During this routine maintenance, the pool will be closed and normal operations will resume on Sunday, Jan. 13, with the pool available from 1 to 5 p.m....
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December’s Employee of the Month Recognized by BOCC & State

December’s Employee of the Month Recognized by BOCC & State

The Calvert County Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) nomination for December was presented to the Calvert Board of County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting. Joshua Buck earned that distinction as a Correctional Officer First Class. He works at the Calvert Detention Center.He is a native Calvert Countian and his grandfather was a Calvert County Deputy....
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UPDATE: Vacant House in Mechanicsville Lit on Fire Again

UPDATE: Vacant House in Mechanicsville Lit on Fire Again

Update 1/9/2013: Firefighters responded to 26362 Mar A Lee Drive in Mechanicsville for the second time in less than a month. On Wednesday, January 9 at 2:20pm firefighters from Hollywood responded to a reported house fire, crews arrived on scene and reported seeing smoke showing from the front of the house. Upon making entry firefighters discovered a chair...
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Wise, Cook Re-elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

Wise, Cook Re-elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

The Board of Education of Charles County re-elected Roberta Wise as chairman and Maura Cook as vice chairman at its Jan. 8 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January. Officers serve one-year terms. Board members unanimously re-elected Wise to the chairmanship position that she has held for the past three...
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Beginning Beekeeping Course at Charlotte Hall Library

Beginning Beekeeping Course at Charlotte Hall Library

The Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers will be hosting a 5 session Beginning Beekeeping Course during February 2013 at the Charlotte Hall Library. The honeybee is a beneficial and fascinating insect, but the stresses of modern environment are making survival a challenge. If you are interested in improved pollination, producing honey or simply improving the environment for the honey...
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Huntingtown VFD Seeking New Auxiliary Members

Huntingtown VFD Seeking New Auxiliary Members

The Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking persons that are interested in joining the membership of the Auxiliary. The object of the Auxiliary shall be for the benefit of and assistance of the Huntingtown VFD  through fundraising efforts and during emergency responses. All persons reaching the age of 18 are eligible for membership....
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Photo Exhibit Featuring Maryland Farmers Debuts in the State Capital

Photo Exhibit Featuring Maryland Farmers Debuts in the State Capital

As the 2013 General Assembly convenes this week, visitors to the Miller Senate Office Building will be able to view a series of portraits of Maryland farmers taken by award-winning photographer Edwin Remsberg and commissioned by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). The series, Maryland Farmers: The Faces of the Land, highlights the diversity...
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Pedestrian Flown Out After Being Struck by Vehicle on Great Mills Road

Pedestrian Flown Out After Being Struck by Vehicle on Great Mills Road

On Tuesday, January 8, at approximately 4:00 pm, police and emergency units responded to Great Mills Road for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Units arrived on the scene to discover a male lying on the pavement, after being struck by a truck. The pedestrian was identified as a 14...
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Calvert County Health Department Recommends Influenza Vaccination

Calvert County Health Department Recommends Influenza Vaccination

Flu Season Still Poses Danger The worst part of influenza season is here, and the Calvert County Health Department is offering the flu vaccine to help combat this potentially deadly illness. Vaccines are offered at the Calvert County Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and on Monday from 1 to...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Leaves Man in Serious Condition

Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Leaves Man in Serious Condition

On January 6, 2013 at approximately 11:00 am, units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of northbound Route 4 @ Pond’s Wood Road for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed a 2008 Mercedes operated by John Beal, 47  of Huntingtown was traveling Northbound on Rt. 4. There...
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Dr. Thomas Jarvis to Lecture on Causes of Civil War

Dr. Thomas Jarvis to Lecture on Causes of Civil War

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will feature a presentation by history professor Dr. Thomas Jarvis on the causes of the Civil War at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Center for Business and Industry (BI) on the La Plata Campus. The roundtable is open to anyone interested...
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St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers – Stolen Credit Card

St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers – Stolen Credit Card

On January 4, 2013 the victim lost her wallet while walking from the Subway in the Leonardtown Center parking lot. The pictured suspect used the victim’s credit cards at the Charlotte Hall Food Lion on January 4, for the amount of $116.78, another at the Charlotte Hall McKay’s for the amount of $324.87, and a third was used...
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Car Chase Leads to Drug Charges for Bushwood Man

Car Chase Leads to Drug Charges for Bushwood Man

 On Monday January 7, at approximately 5:50pm, Trooper First Class  A. Watson attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2002 blue Buick LeSabre for a window tint violation. After activating his emergency equipment, the suspect vehicle made a right hand turn onto Turkey Hill Road and began to flee from the Trooper. Shortly...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. If you know someone who may be involved in any of these crimes, please take...
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Sex Offender Arrested

Sex Offender Arrested

 The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry Unit conducted compliance checks of numerous registered sex offenders within St. Mary’s County. While conducting the compliance checks in December,  BCI detectives learned that James D Moore, 35 of Drayden, was  non-compliant. Moore was located on December 28, arrested, and charged with providing false information...
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Celebrate, Create, and Inspire at Annmarie Garden

Celebrate, Create, and Inspire at Annmarie Garden

Valentine Maker’s Market, Martin Luther King Day and School’s out; Art’s In, &Adult Art Classes If you have not been to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) yet, now is your chance to experience this delightful Arts Center for FREE on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Celebrate the...
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Books and Bubbly Party

Books and Bubbly Party

Are you looking for a low-key but special night out? Do you love your library? Friends of Calvert Library is hosting the annual Books & Bubbly party on Friday, January 18, 7-9 pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. There will be live entertainment in the form of author Christine Trent and music by the...
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Lexington Park Man sentenced to 30 Years for Murder

Lexington Park Man sentenced to 30 Years for Murder

 UPDATE 18/13: On Monday, January 7 2013, Andrew Carter, 26 of Lexington Park, was sentenced to thirty years for the murder of Antonio Nathaniel Pollard, Jr., 22 of Lexington Park. Pollard was killed on August 28, 2011 after he was shot during a dispute at a Lexwood Court home. Carter had originally plead guilty in...
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Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Maryland will experience higher than average tides January 9 through the 13 and the CoastSmart Communities program is asking for citizens to document the tides by taking pictures of high water and flooding around their neighborhoods and submitting them here. These high tides give researchers a look at what future sea level rise may...
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CMM Hosts Talks on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History

CMM Hosts Talks on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History

There is a great deal of talk about the poor state of the environment. The question is what can we do, individually and collectively, to live more sustainably? The Calvert Marine Museum is responding to this question with our 2013 PEM Talk series: Sustainable Chesapeake. There are many local success stories where people are...
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Health Department Offers Flu Vaccinations to St. Mary’s Residents

Health Department Offers Flu Vaccinations to St. Mary’s Residents

The flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in a decade, and the St. Mary’s County Health Department would like to remind citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the early nature of the cases and...
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UPDATE: Shooting of Teen in Lexington Park was Self-Inflicted and Accidental

UPDATE: Shooting of Teen in Lexington Park was Self-Inflicted and Accidental

UPDATE 1/7/2013 at 4:40pm: Since January 4, 2013, detectives with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations have continued the investigation into the alleged shooting in the West Westbury Neighborhood in Great Mills, Maryland.  During the follow-up investigation it was determined the victim accidentally shot himself while holding a firearm and made a false statement to...
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DEA Publishes Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

DEA Publishes Proposed Regulations for Disposing of Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Disposal of Controlled Substances in the Federal Register Dec. 21. The proposed regulations seek to implement the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use...
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Hospital Board Names New Member and New Chairman

Hospital Board Names New Member and New Chairman

Owings resident Eric W. Franklin, president and CEO of one of the fastest-growing private information technology companies in the region, has joined the board of directors for Calvert Memorial Hospital. Longtime board member Kevin J. Nietmann was named chairman for the coming year. CMH board members are all volunteers and play a vital role...
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Drug Arrests For St. Mary’s County

Drug Arrests For St. Mary’s County

Vice/Narcotics detectives received several complaints regarding Jacqueline Dale Buckler, 44 of Ridge, and her alleged distribution of prescription medication. Several undercover purchases of “Oxycodone” were made and Suspect Buckler was indicted on multiple counts to include “Distribution of Oxycodone”. Amber Elizabeth Clark, 26 of Mechanicsville, was indicted for her role in “Attempting to Introduce...
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