Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beatrice Elmira “Bea” Burriss, 86

Beatrice Elmira “Bea” Burriss, 86

Beatrice Elmira “Bea” Burriss, 86, of Mechanicsville, passed away on December 30, 2015 in LaPlata, MD. Born May 12, 1929 in Joplin, VA she was the daughter of the late Milton Miller and late Daisy May Miller. Bea was a caregiver at a nursing home. She enjoyed watching Court TV Shows and doing Crossword...
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Charles Lewis Thompson, Sr., 66

Charles Lewis Thompson, Sr., 66

Charles Lewis Thompson, Sr., 66 of Hollywood, MD passed away at his residence on January 3, 2016. Born on May 3, 1949 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Lelia Thompson and Morgan “Tex” Thompson. Charles was the loving husband of Gail Marie Thompson whom he married on February 14, 2000...
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Rosarie (Rosie) Votta

Rosarie (Rosie) Votta

Rosarie (Rosie) Votta passed away on December 29th surrounded by her family at the St. Mary’s Hospice House after fighting cancer. She was born on January 20th 1934 to her loving parents, Carmen and Jennie Pinto, in South Philadelphia, PA. She attended Hallahan Catholic Girls High school, graduating in 1952. After high school mom...
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby 2016 Winter/Spring Bootcamp

Southern Maryland Roller Derby 2016 Winter/Spring Bootcamp

Southern Maryland Roller Derby (SMRD) wants YOU to grab your skates and get in on the roller derby action this February!  This February, SMRD is offering their Level One Fall Bootcamp for anyone interested in learning how to skate and play derby.  We will teach you all the basic skill, so no experience is...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Theft

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Theft

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Deputy D. Lawrence of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Lexington Village, for the report of theft. The suspect attempted to remove bar code tags from less expensive items and place them on items that cost considerably more money. The suspect, Lien Thi...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/4/2016 to 1/8/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/4/2016 to 1/8/2016

During the week of January 4, 2016 to January 8, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Violators must be...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 1/4/2016

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 1/4/2016

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: Sometime between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on December 28, unknown suspect(s) broke through a window to gain entry to a...
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Fight at Hollywood Shakers Results in Four Arrests

Fight at Hollywood Shakers Results in Four Arrests

On December 20, 2015, at 12:48 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a report of a subject with a gun at the Hollywood Shakers (formerly Dew Drop Inn) at 23995 Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. Initial responding officers were met by a large crowd in the parking lot, on the roadway, and a...
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Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges for Hollywood Man

Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges for Hollywood Man

While on routine patrol on Friday, December 11, 2015, Deputy J. Krum of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle entering radar range over the posted speed limit in the area of Mervell Dean Road and Joy Chapel Road. Deputy Krum made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Antonio Washington-Paige, Jr.,...
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Firearm Deer Season Reopens Friday, January 8th in Southern Maryland

Firearm Deer Season Reopens Friday, January 8th in Southern Maryland

The winter portion of the firearm deer season opens on Friday, January 8, 2016, in Deer Management Region B. The season remains closed in Region A. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this time. The season...
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Piney Point Woman Arrested for Assault, Neglect of a Minor and Obstructing and Hindering

Piney Point Woman Arrested for Assault, Neglect of a Minor and Obstructing and Hindering

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Corporal E. O’ Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15000 block of Camp Merryelande Road, for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, Cpl O’Connor made contact with the suspect who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect, Kayla Marie Buckland,...
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Show Your Support of Calvert County’s Nature Parks

Show Your Support of Calvert County’s Nature Parks

Calvert Nature Society has much for which we are thankful in 2015. This year, thousands of enthusiastic children rush through the parks, filled with the excitement of adventure and discovery. That energy flows into everything that we do: • Our park naturalists and managers provide experiences that awaken park visitors to the possibilities of...
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Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Letter to the Editor on Red Light Camera Issues

Letter to the Editor on Red Light Camera Issues

To St. Mary’s County Officials, As you consider whether to use red light cameras or not, please consider these facts. 1) Red light cameras and the officials that support them will be despised by both your residents and your visitors. 2) Red light cameras do serious damage to the local economies where they are...
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Sheriff Berry’s Promoting Positive Police Community Interactions with Charles County Citizens

Sheriff Berry’s Promoting Positive Police Community Interactions with Charles County Citizens

As part of Sheriff Berry’s ongoing efforts to promote positive police community interactions, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is looking for members of the community who are interested in participating in workshops/discussions throughout the year. The training will touch on the community policing model and our mutual concern for building trust. If you would like...
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Tweens and Teens, Celebrate All Things Harry Potter at The Calvert Library

Tweens and Teens, Celebrate All Things Harry Potter at The Calvert Library

Calling Harry Potter fans (tweens and teens in grades 5 and up) to a celebration of all things Harry Potter!  Drop in any time between 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Calvert Library in Prince Frederick for A Night of Spells: Harry Potter Book Night. Try your hand at an adaptation of...
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Evelyn “Joanne” Adams, 69

Evelyn “Joanne” Adams, 69

Evelyn “Joanne” Adams, 69, of Abingdon, Illinois died Monday, December 14, 2015 at her home. JoAnne was born in Leonardtown, MD on October 6, 1946. JoAnne was predeceased by her husband Kenneth (Sonny) Clyde Adams, her father Shirley Cogar and mother Della Ruth Cogar. JoAnne was born and raised in St. Mary’s County, and...
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Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85

Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85

Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85 of Charlotte Hall died on Tuesday December 29, 2015 quietly at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Born on June 24, 1930 in Benedict, he was the youngest son of the late Louis Sylvester Welch, Sr. and Mary Ella Goldsmith Welch. He lived most of his life...
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Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens TODAY

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85

Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85

Philip Lloyd Welch, Sr. 85, of Charlotte Hall died on Tuesday December 29, 2015 quietly at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Born on June 24, 1930 in Benedict, he was the youngest son of the late Louis Sylvester Welch, Sr. and Mary Ella Goldsmith Welch. He lived most of his life...
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Paul Louis McClanahan, 80

Paul Louis McClanahan, 80

Paul Louis McClanahan, 80, of Dowell, Maryland, died December 30, 2015, at his residence. He was born on July 19, 1935 in Waterbury, Maryland, to the late Alpha Omega McClanahan and Noda E. Rinker. Leaving school after the eighth grade, he worked a variety of jobs (milk carton factory in Cleveland, Ohio, Chevrolet factory...
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