Monthly Archives: January 2013

Commissioners’ Public Forum Coming to Charlotte Hall

Commissioners’ Public Forum Coming to Charlotte Hall

Meeting to be held February 5 The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County is taking its next public forum on the road. The forum will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at the Northern Senior Activity Center. The center is located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road in Charlotte...
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Model United Nations Conference at LHS

Model United Nations Conference at LHS

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, over 190 Global Diplomacy high school students participated in the Model United Nations conference at Leonardtown High School under the guidance of teachers Mr. Michael Denny, Mr. Bruce Henderson, Mr. Scott Russell, and Mr. Max Donohu. Mr. Donohu is a student-teacher at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This conference...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

Calvert County Police Blotter

During the week of January 21 through January 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,320 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Presentation of Sheriff’s FY- 2014 Draft Budget Proposal

Presentation of Sheriff’s FY- 2014 Draft Budget Proposal

Presentation of Sheriff’s FY- 2014 Draft Budget Proposal to Citizen’s Advisory Board St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron, along with his Sheriff’s Office Division Commanders will present the Sheriff’s Office FY-2014 Draft Budget Proposal to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Advisory Board on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The presentation will be...
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UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Daycare in St. Leonard

UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Daycare in St. Leonard

UPDATE: The fire at 3715 St. Leonard Road, St. Leonard was accidental and was attributed to a fire in the chimney, extending to the attic’s structural components. The house was completely destroyed by the fire. The fire was spotted by a passerby and caused an estimated $200,000 to the dwelling and $80,000 to the contents....
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SMCPS Participated at the ITSEC Conference

SMCPS Participated at the ITSEC Conference

ST. MARY’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERSERVICE/INDUSTRY TRAINING, SIMULATION AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Nicholas Oliver and Nancy Bolton, students at Great Mills High School, were selected to present their project, Riskonomy, as part of the Future Leaders...
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Lusby Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

Lusby Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

Shawn Fred Crawford, age 47, of Lusby, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession and distribution of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the plea agreement,...
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No Budget, No Pay Act

No Budget, No Pay Act

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) delivered the following remarks at a press conference with Republican leaders today after the House passed the No Budget, No Pay Act (H.R. 325): “With the passage of this bill today, it’s pretty clear that we’re sending a message to the Democrat-controlled Senate that it’s time to do your...
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Out and About in Calvert during February

Out and About in Calvert during February

Feb. 1 – First FREE Friday at Calvert Marine Museum with entertainment by The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition and the Calvert County Watermen exhibit, 5 to 8 p.m. Performance at 6:30 p.m. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com 410-326-2042 Feb. 2 – Groove Span Duo, Jennifer Cooper and Carl Reichelt, perform jazz favorites at Back Creek Bistro in Solomons. 6:30-9:30...
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Sharron Connie Bond, 57

Sharron Connie Bond, 57

Sharron Connie Bond, 57 of California, Maryland died on Jan. 23 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. She passed away with her son by her side. Sharron was born Dec. 20, 1955 in Leonardtown. She was the daughter of Carolyn Briscoe and the late Maurice Hanson and also the step-daughter of the late Robert Vincent...
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David “Dave” Lee Wong, 66

David “Dave” Lee Wong, 66

David “Dave” Lee Wong, 66, of Mechanicsville formerly from Brandywine passed away on Jan. 24 in Leonardtown.  Born on Jan. 1, 1947 in Washington, DC., he was the son of the late David Lee and Margaret Padgett Thorn Wong. Dave was the loving husband of Delores A. Wong whom he married in Suitland.  David...
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James Otis Pennington, 77

James Otis Pennington, 77

James Otis Pennington, 77 of White Plains died on Jan. 26 in LaPlata. He was born on March 9, 1935 in Graham, N.C. to the late John O. Pennington and Maggie Pennington. He was in the Navy during the Korean and cold wars. He was a High Voltage Electrician at the Navel Ordinance Station in...
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Frederick Appointed Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners

Frederick Appointed Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced today that Maureen Frederick has been appointed clerk to the Board of County Commissioners. Frederick replaces Corinne Cook, who served in the position for seven years. Ms. Frederick’s primary responsibility is to coordinate the commissioners’ agenda, acting as liaison with county department heads and outside agencies...
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Andrew Bean Shorter, 83

Andrew Bean Shorter, 83

Andrew Bean Shorter, 83 of Towson died Jan. 26 at Perring Parkway Center in Baltimore. Born Jan. 10, 1930 in Tall Timbers, he was the son of the late Albert Lee Shorter and Fannie Margaret Hammett Shorter. Andrew was born and raised in St. Mary’s County, before moving to Baltimore in 1953. On Oct....
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No Swim Meet Tonight, 1/28/13

Due to conflict with the National Honor Society Inductions in Calvert County, the Swim Meet at Lackey that was re- scheduled for tonight will take place at a later date.
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Leonard Alexander Jameson, Jr., 69

Leonard Alexander Jameson, Jr., 69

Leonard Alexander Jameson, Jr., 69, of Byrdstown, TN passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 25. Born March 1, 1943 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Leonard Alexander Jameson, Sr. and Elizabeth McDermott Jameson Litz. Linny worked as a Computer Systems Analyst for the State Department. In 1996, he retired &...
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Henrietta Margaret Campbell, 94

Henrietta Margaret Campbell, 94

Henrietta Margaret Campbell, 94 of Waldorf died on Jan. 24. She was born on November 11, 1918 in Issue. She worked at the Prince George Hospital as a secretary and was also a den mother for the cub scouts. She loved crabs and other seafood and enjoyed fishing, crabbing, sewing, knitting and crotchet. She...
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SMCPS Legislative Breakfast

Due to the weather and a two hour delay for school, the Legislative Breakfast scheduled for this morning at 8 a.m. at the Forrest Center has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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Charles County Jan. 28 Operating Status Updates

Charles County Jan. 28 Operating Status Updates Due to inclement weather, Charles County Government offices will be opening two hours late today, Monday, Jan. 28. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled. The following facilities and programs will be operating on a two-hour...
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NAS Pax River Status

NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule. Critical employees must report to work as scheduled.
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Charles County Government & Schools Opening Two Hours Late

Due to inclement weather, Charles County Government offices will open two hours late today, Monday, Jan. 28. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled. Severe weather notices are posted online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov, on CCGTV which broadcasts on Verizon channel 10 and Comcast channel...
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Calvert County Schools Status

Calvert County Schools Status

Calvert County Public Schools Opening 2 Hours Late (Code 1 for 12-Month Employees) School opening will be delayed 2 hours due to inclement weather. No AM Pre-Kindergarten. The workday for 10 and 11-month employees will begin 30 minutes before the scheduled student starting time. 12-month personnel report up to 1 hour late (Code 1)....
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ST. Mary’s County Weather Status

ST. Mary’s County Weather Status

St. Mary’s County Government Status – January 28 With winter weather arriving into St. Mary’s County late county government is making a few adjustments. St. Mary’s County Government is open and will operate under normal status for today for all employees. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will open two hours late with a...
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Senator John Thune in Weekly Address

Senator John Thune in Weekly Address

The last time Senate Democrats passed a budget, in April 2009, “the iPad didn’t even exist,” says Senator John Thune (R-SD) in the Weekly Republican Address. In those four years, the national debt has ballooned to more than $16 trillion – and “every man, woman, and child owes a $53,000 share of this debt,”...
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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. DETECTIVES IDENTIFY ROBBERY SUSPECTS: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division arrested...
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