Monthly Archives: October 2012

State of Emergency Lifted, Normal Operations Resume

State of Emergency Lifted, Normal Operations Resume

As of 1030 am Wednesday, October 31, 2012, the local state of emergency in Charles County will be lifted and Charles County Government will resume normal operations. Local officials made the declaration on October 28, 2012 out of an abundance of caution, which ensured the Department of Emergency Services had authority to engage, deploy...
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Emergency Shelter to Close

Emergency Shelter to Close

Charles County has announced that the emergency shelter located at the Department of Community Services building will be closing as of 9:30am today, October 30, 2012. A non-emergency hotline, 301-609-3435, has been established for residents who have questions. This line should not be used in the event of an emergency. If you have an...
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Get Out The Vote!

Get Out The Vote!

With 7 days until the General Election it is important we do everything we can to Get Out The Vote. The future of our Nation depends upon you! First, make sure you vote. Early Voting in Maryland has beenextended. As of this writing, Friday November 2, 2012 was added to the early voting days. Check...
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Continued Travel Caution Urged as Storm Lingers

Continued Travel Caution Urged as Storm Lingers

Maryland State Police are urging people to continue to stay off Maryland roads until highway crews are able to locate, assess and clear blocked roads and traffic hazards. Fallen trees, downed power lines and wind-blown debris are blocking travel lanes and entire roadways across the state. Motorists are urged to remain off the roads...
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William “Bill” Douglas Hobgood, 78

William “Bill” Douglas Hobgood, 78

William “Bill” Douglas Hobgood, 78 of Mechanicsville, MD died October 28, 2012 at his residence. Born September 2, 1934 in Franklinton, NC, he was the son of the late Eva Wade Hobgood and Alpheus Hobgood. Bill is survived by his wife Marian Long Hobgood whom he married on September 21, 1976 at the NAS...
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William Gordon McCann, 75

William Gordon McCann of Waldorf, Maryland died on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Born May 10, 1937, William is the husband of Pat L. McCann; father of Jennifer Webb and her husband Bryant Webb; brother of the late Robert McCann and James McCann. William is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. All services...
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Woman Charged in Knife Assault

Woman Charged in Knife Assault

On October 19, 2012, police responded to the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Patuxent Drive in Lexington Park, for a report of a stabbing. Numerous 911 calls were received by the Emergency Communications Center advising there was a very large fight in progress. Witnesses and a victim stated that they observed Barbara Lemoyne Douglas...
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Four Homes Burglarized in Calvert

Four Homes Burglarized in Calvert

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Burglary: On 10/24/12 @ 1:36 pm, Corporal Bennett responded to the 4000 block of School Rd. in Broomes Island for a reported burglary. A real estate agent, preparing to show a home, discovered that the home had been broken into. The kitchen stove...
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Update from SMECO on Outages

Update from SMECO on Outages

The most heavily affected area is St. Mary’s County with 1,008 customers without power. SMECO anticipates restoring service by tonight for all storm related power outages in Calvert, Charles, and Prince George’s counties. With some exceptions that may carry over to mid-day Wednesday, electric service to customer-members in St. Mary’s County should be restored...
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UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Closings/Cancellations for Tuesday, Oct. 30

UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Closings/Cancellations for Tuesday, Oct. 30

UPDATE: Closing for Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Federal Gov’t will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 –  College of Southern Maryland- closed Tues., Oct. 30 – St. Mary’s College of Maryland- closed Tues, Oct. 30 – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is operating under a Code Brown until further notice. – Southern Maryland Higher Education Center – CLOSED...
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Swan Point Residents on Vacuum System

Swan Point Residents on Vacuum System

The Charles County Department of Public Works advises residents of Swan Point who are on a vacuum sewer system to limit their use of the sewer system. Specifically, residents are asked to limit activities that cause water to go down the drain such as washing clothes, flushing toilets and taking showers. There are no...
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SMECO Power Outage Update

SMECO Power Outage Update

Customers should call 1-877-74-SMECO to report outages (that is 1-877-747-6326). Cause of outages: Trees are down and poles are broken. Transmission lines: all are operational Substations: all are operational Status of feeders: one feeder is locked out at the Ryceville substation. All Counties At 5 p.m. on Oct. 29, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)...
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Town of Indian Head Postpones Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Town of Indian Head Postpones Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Following the Charles County Commissioners’ recommendation to reschedule Halloween activities, the Indian Head Town Council has postponed the Town’s traditional door-to-door trick or treating event until Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Town of Indian Head also sponsors a Halloween on the Village Green trunk-to-trunk event, which was scheduled to be...
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Updated: Closures for St. Mary’s County October 30

Updated: Closures for St. Mary’s County October 30

St. Mary’s County Government will be closed on Tuesday, October 30 for all non-essential employees. The Board of County Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, November 2 at 9 a.m. St. Mary’s County Public Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, October 30 for all students and staff. Also, there will be...
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Beach and Boardwalk Closed Due to Hurricane

Beach and Boardwalk Closed Due to Hurricane

The beach and pier are closed in North Beach and will continue to be closed until further notice. For your own safety, Mayor Frazer has requested that no one travel east of Chesapeake Avenue during the storm unless you live there. Town Hall will close at the normal time today at 4:30 p.m. It...
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Early Voting Cancelled for Oct. 30

Early Voting Cancelled for Oct. 30

The Charles County Board of Elections would like to inform residents that Governor Martin O’Malley has cancelled early voting for Tuesday, Oct. 30. At this time, early voting for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 is scheduled to take place as planned. Early voting hours for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 are 10 a.m. –...
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Hurricane Sandy Information Channels on DIRECTV

Hurricane Sandy Information Channels on DIRECTV

DIRECTV is here for you. We’re ready to help our customers who may be adversely affected by the hurricane. We sincerely hope you and your families are safe and your home or property will be spared any serious damage. In order to provide you with the most up to date information, we have set...
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Closed

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Closed

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has closed the Bay Bridge because of the storm. The bridge spans the Chesapeake Bay, connecting the state’s eastern and western shores. Hurricane Sandy already has caused heavy damage to a large, iconic ocean pier in the Maryland beach resort of Ocean City.
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Marylanders Urged to Avoid Travel for Next 24-36 Hours

Marylanders Urged to Avoid Travel for Next 24-36 Hours

Marylanders Urged to Avoid Travel for Next 24-36 Hours as Strong Winds and Heavy Rain Continues Across the State Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), State Police (MSP) and Transportation Authority (MDTA) have lowered all speed limits on interstate and US routes to 45 mph effective immediately and until...
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County Facilities, Services to Be Closed Tuesday, Oct. 30,

County Facilities, Services to Be Closed Tuesday, Oct. 30,

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners has announced that county government offices will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. • The Board of County Commissioners meeting and public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 is canceled. The public hearing will be rescheduled. • The three county senior...
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SMECO Outage Map

SMECO Outage Map

Keep track of area power outages using this constantly updated power outage map created and hosted by SMECO. According to the SMECO Web site, “Power outages occur for various reasons around SMECO’s service area. Outages may be caused by storms, car accidents, dig-ins (usually in construction areas), fallen trees, or other reasons. In most...
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Road Closures Due to Flooding

Road Closures Due to Flooding

The following streets have been closed due to flooding in North Beach: • Bay Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets • Chesapeake Avenue between 3rd and 5th Streets • 5th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues Please be safe and DO NOT attempt to drive through a flooded street.  
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Latest Weather Update for Calvert County

Latest Weather Update for Calvert County

There are some updates and slight changes to the projections. Rain 6-10 inches with greatest intensity after 6pm today. Winds will become progressively worse with highest intensity early this evening. There is the potential for hurricane force winds on the Bay after 3pm today Inland creeks and streams will become progressively full The Tuesday...
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Maryland State Police on Travel on Maryland Roads

Maryland State Police on Travel on Maryland Roads

TRAVEL ON MARYLAND ROADS AS OF 12:00 P.M. MONDAY Law enforcement and state officials are recommending against traveling during the remainder of the storm, but as of now, there is no prohibition against traveling on Maryland roads. State troopers and local police officers will NOT be stopping and ticketing vehicles which are on the...
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Direct Impacts from Hurricane Sandy Expected This Afternoon

Direct Impacts from Hurricane Sandy Expected This Afternoon

County Currently Under Flood Warning The full wrath of Hurricane Sandy is predicted to impact St. Mary’s County beginning late this afternoon. Heavy rains with high winds are expected between 8 p.m. this evening and 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. Governor O’Malley has requested all residents to stay off the roads until the storm has...
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