Monthly Archives: March 2015

Commission for People with Disabilities to Present Annual Awards Program

Commission for People with Disabilities to Present Annual Awards Program

The St. Mary’s County Commission for People with Disabilities will hold its annual Awards program this summer. The program celebrates contributions made by individuals and businesses in our community, and to raise awareness regarding persons with disabilities. Nominations for this year’s awards are now open. Award categories include, Volunteer, Notable Employer, Care Partner Award, Innovative Program, Vicki Brown Award...
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Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator Graduates First Cohort

Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator Graduates First Cohort

The overwhelming consensus among the first cohort of Southern Maryland entrepreneurs completing the Frankin Entrepreneurial Accelerator (FEA) program was that the training they received will help them not only grow their businesses but enjoy growing their businesses. The Southern Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Southern Maryland and the University...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Afternoon Snow, Ice Storm

State Highway Administration Prepares for Afternoon Snow, Ice Storm

The evening rush hours will be affected by a winter storm, making the afternoon commute challenging, likely longer and potentially dangerous due to icy conditions. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and adjust commuting schedules accordingly. “This storm has the potential to significantly...
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued March 02 until March 03 at 7:00 PM EST by NWS

Winter Weather Advisory Issued March 02 until March 03 at 7:00 PM EST by NWS

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS…CENTRAL...
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Robert Vernon Bailey, 47

Robert Vernon Bailey, 47

Robert Vernon Bailey, 47 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 26, 2015 in Anne Arundel Hospital, Annapolis, MD. Born February 11, 1968 in Washington, D.C., he was the beloved son of Louis and Pamela Bailey. He is survived by his brother Jeffrey “Jeff” Bailey and the family’s dear friend Cynthia “Cyndi” Dobelman. He...
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Crystal Celesta “Lesty” Vogt, 89

Crystal Celesta “Lesty” Vogt, 89

Crystal Celesta “Lesty” Vogt, 89 of Leonardtown, MD, formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on February 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born April 24, 1925 in Lockwood, MO, she was the daughter of the late W. Arthur Kerr and Ethel (Johnson) Kerr. Lesty graduated from Republic High School in Missouri in 1943....
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Hoyer Releases Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski

Hoyer Releases Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced she will not seek reelection in 2016: “For nearly four decades as a Member of the United States Congress, Barbara Mikulski has been Maryland’s untiring fighter for justice and opportunity and a trailblazer for breaking down barriers. It...
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Two Mechanicsville Men Arrested for Home Invasion Armed Robbery

Two Mechanicsville Men Arrested for Home Invasion Armed Robbery

On March 1, 2015, at 11:45 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 36000 block of West Lakeland Drive, in Mechanicsville for the report of a home invasion. Victims reported two male suspects entered the home armed with a handgun and a baseball bat. The suspects demanded money and cell phones...
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Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate Maryland’s 381st anniversary on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the city where it all began. Bring your kites – and let them soar from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by watching our annual ceremony at 1 p.m., featuring students from across Maryland and local dignitaries. Explore the world of early Maryland or...
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Sheriff Cameron Appointed to Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force

Sheriff Cameron Appointed to Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford to announce the establishment of both the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and a separate Inter-Agency Coordinating Council. Both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis. “For far too long, state and local agencies have worked...
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CSM Students Ask for Support from Legislators Community Colleges Fill Critical Educational Needs

CSM Students Ask for Support from Legislators Community Colleges Fill Critical Educational Needs

Student representatives from the College of Southern Maryland met with their legislators in Annapolis during the Maryland Association of Community College (MACC) Advocacy Day on Feb. 11 to discuss keeping college tuition affordable. CSM students were joined by hundreds of their counterparts from Maryland’s 15 other community colleges in asking for support from members...
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Beltway Drivers Alert Troopers to Bus Driver Operating DUI

Beltway Drivers Alert Troopers to Bus Driver Operating DUI

Concerned drivers on I-695 in Baltimore County this afternoon may have helped avert a tragedy when they alerted State Police to a commercial bus operating erratically, which led to the arrest of the driver for DUI. The driver is identified as Pamelia L. Willie, 52, of Randallstown, Md. Willie is charged with 23 traffic...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, March 2, 2015

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening for Monday, March 2, 2015 with a Code 1 for employees. The conditions will be reassessed on Monday, March 2, 2015 NAS Patuxent River: Employee Reporting for Monday, March 2, is Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework NAS Patuxent River...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Camp Springs

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Camp Springs

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Camp Springs. The victim is 50-year-old Calvin Whitting of Goblet Drive in Clinton. On February 28, 2015, at about 9:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5800 block of Allentown Road for a crash involving a pedestrian. When they arrived, the...
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Highway Crews Continue Treating Roads Overnight

Highway Crews Continue Treating Roads Overnight

This evening, overnight and through rush hour tomorrow morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority will continue winter operations by applying salt to interstates, US and State (numbered) routes. Sunday’s storm system produced snow, freezing rain and sleet, which impacted motorists across Maryland. “Expected below freezing temperatures...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Attempting to Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Attempting to Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

On February 26,2015, Lawrence Edward Keister, 48 of Lexington Park was an inmate in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Keister was court ordered to be released to attend a doctor’s appointment in Leonardtown and detectives had received information he would be receiving “Suboxone” to smuggle back into the jail. Keister met with a...
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Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

In January 2015, Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, began an investigation into the electronic sending and receiving of pornographic images utilizing Facebook messaging service between an adult male suspect and a 14 year old female. Detectives determined between November 2014 and January 2015, the suspect, Lance K. Cutchember,...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for March 1

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for March 1

Due to the inclement weather the following changes are in effect for Sunday, March 1: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools facilities are closed. Recreation & Parks programs held in the Public Schools will be cancelled. All Recreation Centers will close at 12:00 p.m. and no recreation programs will take place after 12:00 pm. Recreation and...
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