Monthly Archives: December 2015

Robert Sylvester Somerville, 71

Robert Sylvester Somerville, 71

 Surrounded by his loving family, Robert Sylvester Somerville, 71 of Callaway, MD, affectionately known as “Book Book”, passed away peacefully at his home on December 21, 2015. He was the son of late James M. Somerville and Mary Agatha Coates Somerville. Robert was born on November 21, 1944 in the seventh district. He was...
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Helen Delose (Torrence) Brandon, 77

Helen Delose (Torrence) Brandon, 77

Helen Brandon departed this earthly life on Friday, December 18, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 10:00am until time of memorial service 11:00am at Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC. Interment will be private.
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Walter Garnell Green, 75

Walter Garnell Green, 75

Walter Green departed this earthly life Saturday, December 19, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 for visitation at 6:00pm until time of service 7:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
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Jim Howell, 67

Jim Howell, 67

Jim Howell departed this earthly life Friday, December 18, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Maple Springs Baptist Church, 4130 Belt Rd, Capitol Heights, MD. Interment following at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
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5K for Nolan is a Huge Success

5K for Nolan is a Huge Success

Nolan Scully is a 3 year-old, local boy who has been fighting a tough disease called Rhabdomyosarcoma, but he is not alone. The community is fighting with him. Just last week, while at Georgetown Hospital, the Washington Capitals players stopped by to meet and encourage Nolan. Ovechkin, Carlson, Backstrom, Alzner and more were all...
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Letter to the Editor from End Hunger In Calvert County

Letter to the Editor from End Hunger In Calvert County

Dear Calvert County, Can you believe that it has been seven years since Calvert County was gripped by the vision that we could end hunger in our community? Seven years ago you, our partners, decided that life in Calvert County could be different. That by working together we could help move people from dependency...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, Civil Citations and DUI Arrests for St. Mary’s County County 12/26/15

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, Civil Citations and DUI Arrests for St. Mary’s County County 12/26/15

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Burglary – On December 10, 2015 at 11:27 am, TFC Regina responded to the 29000 block of Prince Rd. in Mechanicsville for a reported burglary. Contact was made with the victim, who advised that an item had been removed from the master bedroom of the residence....
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Wanted Mechanicsville Man Arrested

Wanted Mechanicsville Man Arrested

On Friday, December 18, 2015 at approximately 11:30 pm, Trooper Geyer of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on an orange passenger car for a minor traffic violation. Tpr. Geyer made contact with the driver, Phillip Arndolph Adams, 36, of Mechanicsville, who had an active arrest warrant through the St....
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Ridge Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

Ridge Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

On Thursday, December 10, 2015 at approximately  3:30 pm, Senior Trooper Evans of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Wal-Mart in California for a reported theft. The complainant advised that he witnessed the suspect, Christina Marie Butler, 24, of Ridge, walk through the store and hide several items in her clothing. Ms....
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Traffic Stop Results in Heroin Arrest for St. Leonard Woman

Traffic Stop Results in Heroin Arrest for St. Leonard Woman

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at approximately  12:25 am, Trooper First Class Couter of the the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a white passenger car for a minor traffic violation. TFC Couter made contact with the driver, Stacy Lynn Edwards, 20, of St. Leonard. Edwards was arrested for Driving...
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Police Seeking Identity of Woman who Walked off with Elderly Man’s Wallet in Park Hall

Police Seeking Identity of Woman who Walked off with Elderly Man’s Wallet in Park Hall

On Monday, November 30, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., a 71-year-old victim left his wallet on the counter next to the lottery machine inside of Cook’s Liquors and Deli, located at 18400 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall. The suspect took the victim’s wallet from the counter and left the store. Anyone with information about...
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Students, Staff Make a Difference During the Holidays

Students, Staff Make a Difference During the Holidays

The holiday season often resonates the spirit of giving and doing for others among Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff. Students are eager to lend a hand and take pride in supporting efforts and programs that help those in their school communities. From collecting donations for food pantries or family gift baskets...
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Special Christmas 2015 Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

Special Christmas 2015 Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

With Christmas here and the New Year fast approaching, we decided to use this week’s Wednesday’s Pet to focus on the needs of various rescue organizations in our area. Here is a list of local rescues, along with ways you can assist these organizations so they can continue to provide much-needed love, care and...
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Richard Nelson, Jr, 75

Richard Nelson, Jr, 75

Dick was born in Leonardtown, MD on November 19, 1940 to Maude Louise Cryer Nelson and Richard Theodore Nelson, Sr., He is survived by his sisters; Marylou Shorter of Redgate, MD, Dorothy T. Nelson of Callaway, MD, Linda E. Dean and Randy Dean of Hollywood, MD, sister in-law Myrtle Nelson Martin of Callaway, MD....
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Joseph Marion Gebhardt, 89

Joseph Marion Gebhardt, 89

Joseph Marion Gebhardt, 89, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on December 16, 2015. Born in Silver Hill, MD, he also lived in District Heights, MD, and Clinton, MD, before moving to Leonardtown, where he resided for 23 years. Joe’s two years serving in the Marines during World War II...
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Alice Lucinda Lee Porter, 94

Alice Lucinda Lee Porter, 94

Our beloved Mom, Alice Lucinda Lee Porter, 94 of Dameron, MD departed this earthly life on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Alice was born on December 25, 1921 in Ridge, MD to the late Roy Lee and Pearl Lee Hopewell. She was the fourth of 6 children. She attended St. Peter Claver School and was...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Arrests

As investigations continue into the individuals illegally attempting to obtain Promethazine/Codeine Syrup, detectives received information regarding a counterfeit prescription which was passed at a California store. Detectives arrested KC-Jones Julius Ceasar (Age 24 of Temple Hills) after he presented the fake prescription and attempted to receive the controlled substance. A second suspect, Tony DePaul...
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Pedestrian Struck on Route 5 in the Area of Golden Beach Road on Tuesday Night

Pedestrian Struck on Route 5 in the Area of Golden Beach Road on Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at approximately 7:25 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 5 and Golden Beach Road, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. Preliminary...
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Naval Acquisition Development Program Participants Tour DoD Headquarters

Naval Acquisition Development Program Participants Tour DoD Headquarters

Participants in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP), all of whom support Naval Air System Command’s (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0), toured the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 19. “Visiting the Pentagon was an invaluable experience that gave us the rare opportunity to literally...
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Letter to the Editor – Residents of 2nd and 9th Districts, St. Mary’s County:

Letter to the Editor – Residents of 2nd and 9th Districts, St. Mary’s County:

This past year has been a very unique one for our times. Our economy is still not as robust as it should be; our country is experiencing terrorist attacks on our homeland, our political climate is unsettled with an upcoming presidential election and our local VFD/EMS serving the 2nd and 9th Districts is once...
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Event Supports Those Who Need Help with Medical Care

Event Supports Those Who Need Help with Medical Care

Pay for much-needed health care or buy groceries for the family – it is a choice some individuals in our community make on a daily basis. For the past 25 years, Health Share of St. Mary’s County, a local nonprofit organization, has been helping to make that choice a little easier. To help raise...
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Gone But Never Forgotten

Gone But Never Forgotten

Jan Messick got the idea for her tree called “Gone but Never Forgotten” in a dream. After having a conversation with her husband one evening about sponsoring a tree at the 27th Annual Festival of Trees, Ms. Messick didn’t know what she was going to do… until she woke up the next morning with...
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Hughesville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

Hughesville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at approximately 5:09 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a three vehicle collision on Maryland Route 231 at Teagues Point Road, in Hughesville. As a result of the collision, a male operator was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation conducted by...
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Contractors Fill Routes; Provide Bus Service for all Charles County Public School Students

Contractors Fill Routes; Provide Bus Service for all Charles County Public School Students

A sick-out by 21 of Charles County’s 276 school bus drivers caused little disruption today as bus contractors filled positions with substitute drivers and combined routes. The longest delay for students was approximately 30 minutes, according to Mike Heim, transportation director for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). “The vast majority of bus drivers in...
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Alice T. Thomas, 97

Alice T. Thomas, 97

Alice T. Thomas, 97, of Avenue, MD departed this life December 20, 2015 at Jo Bean’s Assisted Living, Accokeek, MD. She was born on August 13, 1918 to the late James A Cater and Margaret Woodland Carter. Alice was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. She married Lewis A. Thomas, Sr....
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