Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blue Crabs Sign First Two Pitchers of 2016

Blue Crabs Sign First Two Pitchers of 2016

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have agreed to deals with RHPs Shaun Garceau and Gaby Hernandez to pitch in 2016. Garceau and Hernandez were part of the 2015 Blue Crabs, and they collectively bring aplenty of Atlantic League experience in their professional careers. Shaun Garceau returns to pitch for Southern Maryland for the second...
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McDonough Bocce Team Wins Third Place State Award

McDonough Bocce Team Wins Third Place State Award

A Unified Bocce team from Maurice J. McDonough High School received a third place state award at the Special Olympics Maryland 2016 State High School Indoor Bocce Tournament held Feb. 11 at Hagerstown Community College. The team received third place among eight teams competing in division three of the event. Members of the team...
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Charles County Arts Alliance 2016 Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

Charles County Arts Alliance 2016 Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance awards $1,000 scholarships to one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in Charles County who plans to continue studying the arts (performing, visual or literary) at a four-year college or university. The completed application and all required documentation must be mailed to the CCAA office at...
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Cheryl Marie Tipett, 48

Cheryl Marie Tipett, 48

Cheryl Marie Tipett, 48, of Avenue, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 25, 2016 in St. Mary’s Nursing Home Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 2, 1968 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of John Pelham Tippett of Avenue, MD and the late Gloria Ann Tippett. Cheryl is survived...
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‘Super Lice’ Hits 25 States, Including Va & Md

‘Super Lice’ Hits 25 States, Including Va & Md

So-called super lice have taken over half the country and are resistant to over-the-counter treatments. Last year, Shannon Lesnevich received the call from her son’s school. Four-year-old Soren had gotten lice from one of his classmates. “I was like, ‘Oh no.’ I knew it would take some work to get rid of it,” said...
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Attorney General Frosh Announces 2016 Legislative Priorities

Attorney General Frosh Announces 2016 Legislative Priorities

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced his priority legislation for the 2016 General Assembly session, backing measures that protect injured Marylanders such as lead-paint poisoning victims after they obtain lawsuit settlements; and that protect consumers from improper and harassing debt collection. Attorney General Frosh has asked for the introduction of HB 535/SB 734...
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Seizure of Cash, Property by Police in Drug Crime Would Get Harder

Seizure of Cash, Property by Police in Drug Crime Would Get Harder

A proposal to reform the process by which police seize property like cash and cars from suspected criminals in drug cases is pitting law enforcement against civil liberties groups. Sen. Michael Hough, a Frederick Republican, told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee during a hearing Thursday that current procedures contradict constitutional protections such as due...
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STEM Science Camps to Explore Land, Air and Ice

STEM Science Camps to Explore Land, Air and Ice

The James E. Richmond Science Center will host several science summer camps from June through August for students in grades four through eight interested in keeping their STEM knowledge sharp. Three sessions are available for registration; the cost of each session is $245 per week with a one-time, nonrefundable registration fee of $40 per...
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Robert Earl Russell “Puggy”, 79

Robert Earl Russell “Puggy”, 79

Robert Earl Russell “Puggy”, 79, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on February 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in Callaway, MD. Born on April 14, 1936, he was the son of the late Myrtle Hewitt Russell and William Jennings Russell. Robert is survived by his wife Mary Fowler Russell whom he married...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 2/26/2016

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 2/26/2016

During the week of February 16 through February 21 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,287 calls for service throughout the community. Destruction of Property: On February 18, 2016 Deputy T. Mohler responded to Weeping Willow Lane, in Huntingtown, for the report of a hit and run. The victim advised sometime...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 2/26/2016

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report for 2/26/2016

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. MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Feb. 24 at 4:03 a.m., officers responded to the area of Hampton Court in Bryans Road for...
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Hollywood Man Arrested for Assault

Hollywood Man Arrested for Assault

On February 11, 2016 at 1:32 am, Tpr. D. Coppedge from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 43000 block of Lifelong Landing Lane for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that James Alton Abell, Jr., 18, of Hollywood had assaulted a male victim. Mr. Abell was placed under arrest for Assault Second...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

On February 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm, Tpr. M. Johnson from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed that Sydney Elise Johnson, 20, of Lexington Park, had assaulted a male victim. Ms. Johnson was placed under arrest for Assault Second Degree...
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Police Body Cameras get Overwhelming Support in New Poll

Police Body Cameras get Overwhelming Support in New Poll

An overwhelming majority of Marylanders support requiring police to wear body cameras, according to a new statewide poll. With police behavior gaining new attention in the past year, especially in Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the new Goucher College poll asked residents a series of question about policing in...
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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Three Bank Robberies

Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Three Bank Robberies

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Derek Lamar Tompkins, age 20, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland today to 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for bank robbery and forcing a bank employee to accompany him without the employee’s consent; and to brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence....
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Why Hogan is so Popular

Why Hogan is so Popular

Poll after poll shows Governor Larry Hogan with stunningly high approval ratings among Maryland voters. He had done a skillful job of building on what was widely seen as an upset victory in the 2014 election to position himself as a formidable candidate for reelection in 2018. What are the ingredients of his popularity?...
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Attorney General Frosh Applauds Tobacco Decision

Attorney General Frosh Applauds Tobacco Decision

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has cleared the final hurdle allowing Maryland to recoup approximately $45 million owed by tobacco companies. The Maryland Court of Appeals has declined further review of a funding challenge, meaning that a decision last fall by the Court of Special...
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Charles County Public School Students to be Honored for Gifted Education Accomplishments

Charles County Public School Students to be Honored for Gifted Education Accomplishments

Eight Charles County Public Schools students were recently selected for recognition for their accomplishments in gifted education by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. Each student receives a Student Accomplishment in Gifted and Talented Education award. They are: • Thomas Buckley, eighth...
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Mitchell Teacher Recognized for Work in Gifted Education

Mitchell Teacher Recognized for Work in Gifted Education

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education recently honored Connie Mattingly, a learning resource teacher at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, for her work in gifted education. She was named a recipient of a 2016 Teacher as Leader in Gifted and Talented Education Award....
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USDA Provides Nearly $80,000 for Maryland Farm Bill Surveys

USDA Provides Nearly $80,000 for Maryland Farm Bill Surveys

The Maryland Department of Agriculture will receive nearly $80,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture via the 2014 Farm Bill to support three projects: a grape commodity survey, a Phytophthora ramorum survey, and the development of an early detection system for exotic honey bee pests. “This funding gives us the ability to...
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Spaceflight America Museum & Musical Youth Concert Event

Spaceflight America Museum & Musical Youth Concert Event

Come enjoy a wonderful performance, slide show and unique partnership between COSMIC and the Spaceflight America Museum on Sunday, March 6, beginning at 4:00 PM. The COSMIC Symphony will be held in the atrium of Calvert High School just off Dares Beach road in Prince Frederick, Maryland. The Spaceflight America museum is located in the Arthur Storer planetarium...
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Nature Trivia at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown on Feb. 27

Nature Trivia at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown on Feb. 27

On Saturday, February 27, Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources will host a fun evening of Nature Trivia at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. Are you a nature expert? Grab your friends and test your skills at Nature Trivia! We will have adult beverages from local breweries and light snacks...
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Calvert Hospice Announces New Session of Grief Art Therapy Group

Calvert Hospice Announces New Session of Grief Art Therapy Group

Calvert Hospice is hosting The Art of Mourning: A Grief Art Therapy Group. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 4 pm, from March 8 to April 26. Sessions will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. You do not have to...
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Michael Edward Wagner, Sr. (“Wags”)

Michael Edward Wagner, Sr. (“Wags”)

Michael Edward Wagner, Sr. (“Wags”), of Bryantown, Maryland, died on February 24, 2016 at his home surrounded by loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike, the son of Zelda R. Wagner and Robert L. Wagner, was born on Christmas Day 1951 in Cumberland, Maryland. He spent his formative years in Baltimore, Maryland,...
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Elizabeth “Betty” Wynn Brewer, 91

Elizabeth “Betty” Wynn Brewer, 91

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Mrs. Elizabeth Wynn Brewer (who preferred “Betty”), departed this world after 91 years of life. Loving wife of Philip W. Brewer, she is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Brewer-Pecson, and a son, Bruce D. Brewer. Born Elizabeth Marvel Wynn on February 10th 1925 to Sarah Elizabeth (Marvel) Wynn and...
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