Monthly Archives: May 2015

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/25/15 to 5/29/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/25/15 to 5/29/15

During the week of May 25 to May 29, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School
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Two Transported After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident On Budds Creek Road

Two Transported After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident On Budds Creek Road

On May 25, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Porter was traveling on Budds Creek Road in the area of Horseshoe Road, when he witnessed a head-on motor vehicle crash. Both drivers were subsequently flown to Prince George’s Shock Trauma with serious injuries by Trooper 6.. There were no other occupants...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs 5/15/15 to 5/24/15

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs 5/15/15 to 5/24/15

5-15-15 Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located on Marshall Boulevard in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. 5-16-15 Assault/Stabbing – A male victim arrived at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with non life-threatening lacerations. A crime scene was located in Lexington Park. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded...
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Regional Art Exhibition Opens on June 6 at Flag Ponds Nature Park

Regional Art Exhibition Opens on June 6 at Flag Ponds Nature Park

More than 40 artists from across the region are showing their work in Nature’s ARTcade, an art exhibition at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, Maryland. The public is invited to attend an evening reception on Saturday, June 6, 7 to 9 pm. Prize monies for this juried exhibition total more than $2,000; prizes...
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15th Leading Edge Awards Celebration, June 10

15th Leading Edge Awards Celebration, June 10

Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 15th annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 10 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts. The Leading Edge Awards...
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System Launches Survey to Gather Parental Input on Schools

System Launches Survey to Gather Parental Input on Schools

Charles County Public Schools is seeking feedback about the school system and its 36 schools from the parent community. A confidential survey was launched today to gather parental input about their child’s school. The survey is available on the school system website under the What’s New section of the main homepage. The survey can...
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Armed Robbery in Walmart Parking Lot Under Investigation

Armed Robbery in Walmart Parking Lot Under Investigation

An unidentified black male suspect approached a female victim in the California Walmart parking lot. The suspect made threats of bodily harm while displaying a handgun and demanded the victim give him valuables. When other people in the parking lot began to walk toward them, the suspect fled on foot. Numerous deputies, K9 units,...
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Veronica L. Watkins

Veronica L. Watkins departed this earthly life on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. She is survived by her devoted parents, Charles and Sally Watkins; loving brother, Charles Watkins, III and a host of other relatives. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am...
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Jean Anne Stone, 78

Jean Anne Stone, 78

Jean Anne Stone, 78 of Lexington Park, MD, formerly from Jacksonville, FL passed away on May 20, 2015 in Callaway, MD. Born on June 21, 1936 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Rene DesJardins and Charles Schlesinger. Jean is survived by her children: Joe L. Reaves, II (Christine) of Great...
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Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Six Bills

Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Six Bills

Governor Larry Hogan took action on six bills from the 2015 legislative session. In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, Governor Hogan today announced that he has vetoed the following bills: SB 190: Sales and Use Tax – Taxable Price – Accommodations SB 340/HB 980: Election Law – Voting Rights...
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MAY 24-30 is Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week

MAY 24-30 is Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week begins on Sunday, May 24, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is teaming up with the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency managers to promote citizen awareness and preparedness. The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. Most hurricane-like weather is seen mid-August and late October.  These...
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St. Charles High School Holds Formal Dedication

St. Charles High School Holds Formal Dedication

St. Charles High School celebrated its successful first year on May 15, formally dedicating the school and pool. Students and staff promoted the county’s seventh and newest high school during a ceremony that included presentations, project overviews, student performances, a key passing ceremony, a ribbon cutting at the pool and remarks from school and...
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St. Mary’s County Recertified as a Storm Ready County

St. Mary’s County Recertified as a Storm Ready County

St. Mary’s County has successfully completed the StormReady recertification process. This continued recognition is indicative of the county’s dedication to providing the residents of St. Mary’s County exceptional preparedness for weather events. The National Weather Service (NWS) first recognized St. Mary’s County, Maryland as a StormReady Community on March 17, 2009. Bob Kelly, St. Mary’s County Director of...
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School System Searching for Top Teachers

School System Searching for Top Teachers

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Human Resources department is starting early to fill the nearly 200 teaching vacancies it anticipates for next school year. “Last year we had about 200 openings and I don’t really expect less this year,” said Human Resources Specialist Sean McDonald. Filling those vacancies, he said, is becoming a challenge....
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Pedestrian Struck in California

Pedestrian Struck in California

On May 22, 2015, at 7:04 a.m., Deputies from St. Mary’s County responded to Three Notch Road at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road, in California for a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Deputies found a pedestrian, identified as Portia Gantt, 23 of California, lying unresponsive in the center lane of Three...
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As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As the unofficial start to the summer travel season beings, Maryland State Police are stepping up traffic enforcement efforts to keep Maryland roads safe this holiday weekend. Troopers throughout the state will be conducting special traffic enforcement initiatives this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to reduce motor vehicle crashes. The SPIDRE Team, a...
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Important Alert for MetroCast Customers!

Important Alert for MetroCast Customers!

Beware of any email that asks you to reveal personal identifying information, including your online logins, user IDs and passwords, even if the email threatens some serious consequence. The email may not be legitimate even though it contains authentic logos and trademarks from companies with whom you regularly do business. Responding to such email,...
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Under Internal Investigation for Mothers Actions

Prince George’s County Police Officer Under Internal Investigation for Mothers Actions

The Waldorf grandmother facing murder charges after a double shooting in Waldorf during what police say was a child custody dispute is the mother of a police officer. Conway is the mother of a Prince George’s County Police officer. In a statement, PGPD says, “We are aware the suspect is the mother of one...
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Commissioners Hold Ceremony to Recognize Small Businesses

Commissioners Hold Ceremony to Recognize Small Businesses

Acknowledging the vital contributions made by small businesses to the economic growth and quality of life in the county, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have declared the month of May Small Business Month. In partnership with local organizations, St. Mary’s County provides support for small businesses which represents major opportunities for economic development, innovation, growth, and expansion...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on the 30th Annual Project Graduation, which will take place on May 29 and May 30 from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the College of Southern Maryland. This free event aims to celebrate graduating high school seniors...
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Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) will host its first annual meeting on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. This meeting will be an opportunity for participants to network, learn from public health experts and receive updates on coalition-wide...
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Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths Rise in Charles County

Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths Rise in Charles County

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) released the 2014 Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report on Tuesday, May 19. The report found that there was a 21 percent increase in the number of Maryland deaths in 2014 compared with 2013’s data. A total of 21 drug and alcohol related...
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UPDATE: Details in Waldorf Murder Released

UPDATE: Details in Waldorf Murder Released

UPDATE 5/21/15 @ 2:00 p.m.: On May 20, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Officers from Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the Rock and Roll McDonalds located at 11025 Mall Circle, in Waldorf, for a reported shooting. Upon their arrival they discovered two adult victims who were suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; the victims were...
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Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

On May 19th, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks of the Maryland State Police, conducted seatbelt compliance checks on both sides of the Thomas Johnson Bridge as part of the Border2Border Seat Belt Compliance Initiative. During the...
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Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his/her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative...
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