Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ada Lou Birch, 82

Ada Lou Birch, 82

Ada Lou Birch, 82 of California, MD, died Saturday, August 1, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 26, 1932 in Great Mills, MD to the late William Michael Stone, Sr. and Mary Catherine Cullison Stone and raised by her adopted parents Lewis T. and Nettie Clarke from...
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Philip Harold Scriber, Sr., 87

Philip Harold Scriber, Sr., 87

Philip Harold Scriber, Sr., 87 of Hollywood, MD, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was affectionately known to many as “Buck” or “Pop Pop” to his grandsons. He was born on March 4, 1928 in Hollywood, MD to the late Victor and Nettie Lyles Scriber. Philip...
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Evelyn Ruth “Ebby” Hays, 89

Evelyn Ruth “Ebby” Hays, 89

Evelyn Ruth “Ebby” Hays, 89 of Leonardtown, MD, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s of Callaway, MD. She was born on May 27, 1926 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Michael J. Hill and Bertie Viola Knipple. Ebby was employed as a dedicated administrative assistant for the Washington D.C. municipal...
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Branden Michael Walsh, 23

Branden Michael Walsh, 23

Branden Michael Walsh, 23 of Leonardtown, MD, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. He was born on January 28, 1992 to Brian Keith and Holly Lynn Conley Walsh. Branden attended Bucks County Technical High School in Levitetown, PA. He worked for Lowe’s beginning in April, 2014 until his death. He cared very deeply...
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Frances Jean Morgan, 85

Frances Jean Morgan, 85

Frances Jean Morgan, 85 of Drayden, MD passed away on July 30, 2015 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on July 31, 1929 in Drayden, MD, she was the daughter of the late Mary Caryline Thompson Armstrong and Alexander Armstrong. Frances was the loving wife of the late Charles Morgan, whom preceded her in death...
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Bernard Xavier Owens, “Bernie”, 84

Bernard Xavier Owens, “Bernie”, 84

Bernard Xavier Owens, “Bernie”, 84 of Dameron, MD, formerly from Leonardtown, MD, passed away on July 29, 2015 at his home. Born on December 3, 1930 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Lillian Pillsbury Owens, and George W. Owens. Bernard is survived by his children: Brenda Pipes, (Tim) of...
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Wilson’s Four Hits Surges the Blue Crabs to Victory!

Wilson’s Four Hits Surges the Blue Crabs to Victory!

Infielder Zach Wilson continued his torrid pace at the plate, falling a triple shy of the cycle as the Blue Crabs defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters by the final of 4-2. Southern Maryland took the lead first for the first time in the series, pushing a run across in the bottom of the first....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Deputy J. Buck of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated investigation into a reported theft of cigarettes from the WAWA convenience store, located at 10205 Kirksville Lane, Dunkirk, Calvert County, Maryland. Investigation revealed the pictured suspects leaned over an unattended cashier’s counter and stole at least six cartons of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured. On Monday, July 27, 2015, at 10:00 PM, the suspect loaded several bottles of motor oil in a shopping cart at Walmart located on Miramar Way. He then left the store without paying. The same suspect committed...
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Mary Eva Dorsey, 74

Mary Eva Dorsey, 74

Mary Eva Dorsey, 74 of California, MD, lovingly known by friends and family as “Plumie”, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. She was the daughter of the late James Leo Knott and Mary Nettie Dade of Newport, MD., born on September 20, 1940 in Newport, MD. She was...
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Student Orientations Planned for Schools in Charles County

Student Orientations Planned for Schools in Charles County

Charles County Public Schools has released its student orientation schedule for the 2015-16 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions should be directed to individual schools. Elementary Schools • C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 26, 3 – 4 p.m.; • Berry, meet and...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Make Arrest in Friday’s Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Make Arrest in Friday’s Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives charged two suspects in connection with Friday’s homicide in Fort Washington. They are 19-year-old Rashawd Wiggins of the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in the District and 18-year-old Derron Alexander of the 7500 block of Abbington Drive in Oxon Hill. Both are charged with...
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“Train Insane or Remain the Same” – 2 Local Horse Trainers at again – To Train a Wild Mustang or Not?

“Train Insane or Remain the Same” – 2 Local Horse Trainers at again – To Train a Wild Mustang or Not?

Kris Breeds and Emma Wieland from Calvert County have been selected to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) to be held at the Topsfield Fair Facility in Topsfield, Massachusetts. During the second week in April, the trainers drove over 8 hours to Massachusetts to pick up their beautiful mares, and they have had...
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Radlie June Genevie

Radlie June Genevie, was born peacefully sleeping on July 28, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Nicholas Paul Genevie and Casie Alexandra Genevie. Predeceased by her great grandparents “Harry, Jr.” Shorter, June G. Shorter and James T. Harrison, Radlie is survived by her parents; grandparents, Steve...
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Drowning Victim at Cove Point Identified

Drowning Victim at Cove Point Identified

On August 1, 2015 at approximately 12:45 a.m, the Calvert Control Center received a report of a person in need of rescue in the waters near the Cove Point Lighthouse. Emergency Medical Services and Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area. Members of the Solomons VFD arrived on scene by boat and...
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Open Houses Planned for Schools in Charles County

Open Houses Planned for Schools in Charles County

Charles County Public Schools has released its open house schedule for the 2015-16 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Elementary Schools • C. Paul Barnhart, back-to-school night, Sept. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.; • Berry, open house, Sept. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; • Dr....
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Communications Staff Earns Top School Public Relations Awards

Communications Staff Earns Top School Public Relations Awards

The Charles County Public Schools communications department recently received four top awards in the 2015 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) National School Communications Awards program. Department staff received a Golden Achievement Award, which recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. The award highlights the communications plan...
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Rape Reported in Lexington Park

Rape Reported in Lexington Park

On Thursday, July 30,2015, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police were dispatched to Signature Lane, in Lexington Park for a report of a rape. A female victim called police and said she was raped at gunpoint and that she was behind the old McKay’s Food Store in the area of the Patuxent Woods Head Start...
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Real Property Transfer Tax to Take Effect Aug. 8

Real Property Transfer Tax to Take Effect Aug. 8

The Board of the County Commissioners of Charles County enacted a county transfer tax in effect Saturday, Aug. 8. Below are the provisions of this tax: •Rate of the transfer tax is one half of one percent (0.5 %) of the purchase price of the property. •First-time home buyers are exempt from paying the...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Neglect of a Minor

Lexington Park Man Charged with Neglect of a Minor

On July 30, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, in reference to a domestic related argument involving suspect Demetrius Lakies Butler, age 25, of Lexington Park. Deputy Schultz knocked on the door and a 5 year old girl answered. The girl advised...
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