Monthly Archives: March 2012

SMECO Recognized as a J.D. Power 2012 Customer Service Champion

SMECO Recognized as a J.D. Power 2012 Customer Service Champion

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recognized at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable inOrlando,Florida, on March 14, 2012, as a 2012 Customer Service Champion. SMECO was one of only 50 companies to have earned this distinction this year. To qualify for inclusion on this elite list, companies must not only excel...
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NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick Celebrates Grand Opening at Ollie’s

NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick Celebrates Grand Opening at Ollie’s

Today, Southern Maryland News Net had the privilege of celebrating the grand opening celebration of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as they opened for business in the St. Mary’s Square located in Lexington Park. Hundreds waited in line all night for this one of a kind celebration. As doors opened at 9 a.m., shoppers were greeted by NASCAR...
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April Declared Fair Housing Month

April Declared Fair Housing Month

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April “Fair Housing Month”. April 2012 marks the 44th anniversary of the passage of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act. The Act outlaws discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing because of race, color, familial status, religion, sex, physical/mental disability, marital status or national...
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Rachel Reese Honored as March Employee 2012

Rachel Reese Honored as March Employee 2012

Rachel Reese, who works for the Calvert Marine Museum as an Exhibits Graphics Technician, was nominated as Calvert County Government Employee for March.  She designs and prints all of the signs, posters, flyers and brochures for the Museum. Rachel also keeps all the audio-visual equipment up and running including the computers used in the...
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St. Mary’s Closures for Good Friday

St. Mary’s Closures for Good Friday

St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed on Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 9, 2012. The St. Andrews Landfill, Solid Waste/Recycling Program and six (6) convenience centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 8. The landfill and convenience centers...
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Join the Party Today at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the Square

Join the Party Today at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the Square

On Wednesday, March 28 join Southern Maryland News Net live from the scene of a grand opening celebration like no other in the region. Join us in Great Mills at St. Mary’s Square as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet cuts the ribbon on its first bargain superstore in Southern Maryland. The festivities get underway at 9...
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Woman Stabbed with Fork: Suspect Jailed

Woman Stabbed with Fork: Suspect Jailed

On March 24 at 5:45 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Investigation showed the suspect, Jueston Kyle Dorsey, 31, of Waldorf, stabbed the victim, 20, with a fork during an argument. The victim had a significant laceration to her face and wounds...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Terence Andrew Dyson, Jr. THEFT OF COPPER WIRES: Between March 23 – March 26, unknown suspect(s) stole copper wiring from a house under construction in the 8700 block of Grassland Court in Bensville. Officer M. Mellott is investigating. SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On March 26, a...
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Popeye’s Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Popeye’s Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

On March 25 at 10:19 p.m., officers responded to Popeye’s in the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an attempted robbery that just occurred. According to witnesses, the suspect, Daniel Thomas Newman, 45, of no fixed address, entered the Popeye’s, approached an employee,  implied he had a weapon, and...
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US Marshals, Local Police Apprehend St. Mary’s Fugitive

US Marshals, Local Police Apprehend St. Mary’s Fugitive

On March 23 at 5:46 a.m., officers assigned to the CCSO Warrant Squad located and arrested Michael Scott Burke, 28, of Ridge, in connection with five outstanding warrants including charges of violation of probation, theft over $500, theft under $500, two counts of child support violations and theft under $100. Sgt. D. Bacon and...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:10am, Tpr. W. A.  Couter served a Circuit Court Warrant (T3-15428) on Charles Rodger Wathen, 31, of Hollywood. The warrant was issued for Mr. Wathen’s arrest on March 14, 2012...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #10 – #6

Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #10 – #6

For the 5th Anniversary Season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has made a huge effort to provide many more promotions, giveaways, and appearances than ever before!  With the launch of the 5th Anniversary 5 for $55 Opening Day Packages, the Blue Crabs will be announcing the top 25 promotions for this...
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Trooper Being Investigated for Actions at Local Restaurant

Trooper Being Investigated for Actions at Local Restaurant

Maryland State Police are investigating an incident involving one of their own troopers who allegedly assaulted a waitress at a local Ruby Tuesday Restaurant after his meal was under cooked. On Thursday, March 22, Cpl. Paul A. Trossbach, a Trooper with MSP- Leonardtown Barrack was dining at the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Prince Frederick,...
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Charles Edward Cook, 88

Charles Edward Cook, 88

Charles Edward Cook died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2012.  He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on January 27, 1924.  His parents moved to Maryland in 1930 and Mr. Cook attended Hyattsville schools through high school.  After two years at the University of Maryland, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and...
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James M. Fowler, 54,

James M. Fowler, 54,

James M. Fowler, 54, of Port Republic, MD, passed away on March 25, 2012 in Snake Spring, PA. Jimmy was born in Prince Frederick on October 3, 1957 to Raymond E. Fowler and Irene V. Fowler. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and he loved to fish and shoot pool. He is survived...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick have arrested the following people for DUI: Mona A. Banik, 57 of Huntingtown, was arrested on March 19 at 5:14 p.m., by TFC K. Donaldson Betsy L. Logue, 57 of Prince Frederick, was arrested on March 21 at 8:12 a.m., by TPR. J. Oles Mary A. Lavin, 59...
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DNR Invites Marylanders To Join Oyster Growing Program

DNR Invites Marylanders To Join Oyster Growing Program

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for communities to help raise baby oysters for the 2012 season through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Now in its fifth year, the program is bigger and better than ever thanks to enthusiastic citizens who have helped establish and expand this effort. “I would like...
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Navy Releases SeaPort-e 2012

Navy Releases SeaPort-e 2012

The Navy announced March 26, 2011 a full and open rolling admission to add prime contractors to its SeaPort-e Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Proposals are due May 1 to the NAVSEA SeaPort-e contracting office in Dahlgren, VA. SeaPort-e is the Navy’s vehicle for technical services, with over $44 billion in task order awards since...
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Joseph Luther Hoopengardner, Jr., 90

Joseph Luther Hoopengardner, Jr., 90

Joseph Luther Hoopengardner, Jr., 90, of Hollywood, MD died on March 25, 2012 in Charlotte Hall, MD.  Born on May 6, 1921 he was the son of the late Catherine Renner and Joseph Luther Hoopengardner, Sr.  He was the loving husband of Loretta Joy Ashby Hoopengardner whom he married on December 18, 1942 in...
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Ronald Edward McCready, Sr., 62

Ronald Edward McCready, Sr., 62

Ronald Edward McCready, Sr., 62, of Nappanee, IN formerly of Lusby, MD passed away on March 20, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born on February 8, 1950 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Hilda Virginia Sadler and James Edward McCready. He married his beloved wife Hazel Gene McCready on September 20, 1970...
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Coming This Week: The Facebook Timeline for your Facebook Business Page

Coming This Week: The Facebook Timeline for your Facebook Business Page

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard Facebook has released the new timeline for business pages.  If you are confused or trying to understand how you can adapt to this new format, I will try to provide some direction on how it works. If you have not chosen to upgrade to...
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Thomas Weirich Named 2012 Principal of the Year

Thomas Weirich Named 2012 Principal of the Year

Thomas Weirich, principal at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, makes it a point to be visible in his building at all times. Whether he is talking with a student or with a staff member, he is friendly and approachable. He has an open door policy to foster communication among students and staff, and...
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Navy Contract Award

Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $30,144,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-09-C-0022) to procure additional long lead materials in support of P-8A Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) III.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (63.8 percent); Greenlawn,...
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Lockheed Martin F-35A Completes First Night Refueling Mission

Lockheed Martin F-35A Completes First Night Refueling Mission

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 26, 2012 – The first night refueling in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed Thursday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Piloted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Vitt, AF-4, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, rendezvoused with an Air Force KC-135 tanker and...
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Virginia Elizabeth “Ginny” Hughes, 60

Virginia Elizabeth “Ginny” Hughes, 60, of Leonardtown, MD, formerly from Washington, DC died on March 24, 2012 in Callaway, MD.  Born on August 24, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Helen Elizabeth and George Washington Fowler.  Virginia is survived by her son Robert G. Hughes of Aylett, VA., Siblings:  Zoe Ann Vest...
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