Monthly Archives: September 2018

Colorado Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After DUI in Waldorf

Colorado Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After DUI in Waldorf

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at approximately 1:24 a.m., Trooper First Class M. Zentkovich from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a gold Nissan Altima for the driver using a cell phone on southbound Route 301 north of Vernon Road, in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator,...
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Mock Crash to be Held at Calvert High School

With the assistance of the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, and several local volunteer emergency responders, a mock crash will be conducted at Calvert High School on Wednesday September 26th, 2018. Mock crashes are being conducted as a continuing education program geared toward reducing the traffic...
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Additive Manufacturing, Collaboration Keep T-6Bs Flying

Additive Manufacturing, Collaboration Keep T-6Bs Flying

Recent delivery of 15 T-6B Texan II dorsal assembly ribs in a matter of weeks is an example of how quickly stakeholders can increase readiness through collaboration and innovation. “With additive manufacturing (AM), the fleet can now get the parts in a matter of hours in addition to having an additional source of production,”...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of IRS Telephone Scam

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of IRS Telephone Scam

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public to be aware of scam telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller is an individual posing as an IRS agent, or law enforcement official collecting debts on behalf of the IRS, in attempt to extort money. The perpetrators will...
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State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in St Mary’s County this Friday

State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in St Mary’s County this Friday

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in St Mary’s County this Friday, September 28th. The time and location of the checkpoint will not be announced. The purpose of the checkpoint is to deter people from driving impaired and to ultimately reduce the number of impaired driving-related collisions who...
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2018 State of the County Video Report and Executive Summary now Available for Viewing

Citizens wanting to learn more about progress made by the county during the last fiscal year can view the 2018 State of the County video report. The 22 minute report highlights accomplishments made on projects and programs undertaken in 2017 and 2018. The report also looks ahead to projects currently underway, including the new...
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Indian Head Man Faces 127 Years in Prison for Murder Over a Drug Debt

Indian Head Man Faces 127 Years in Prison for Murder Over a Drug Debt

On Monday, September 24, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Brian Douglas Pierce, 36, of Indian Head, of the Second-Degree Murder of Robert Branson, First Degree Assault of Karwin Carroll, Possession of Cocaine, and related charges. On September 4, 2017, officers responded to the 6000 block of Port Tobacco Road...
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William H. Murray

William H. Murray

Peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018., William H. Murray went home to be with the lord. Family and friends will gather on September 29, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD.
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Mary Delores Bush, 80

Mary Delores Bush, 80

Mary Delores Bush , 80, of Chaptico, MD departed this earthly life on September 21, 2018, after a short stay at the Hospice House, in Callaway, MD, surrounded by her loving family and close friends. Delores was born in Mechanicsville, MD to the late Mary M. Holt and Ernest A. Holly on January 06,...
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Willie Gore

Willie Gore departed this earthly life on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Antioch Baptist Church, 9107 Pineview Ln, Clinton, MD. Interment immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD
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Devaughn Bell

Devaughn Bell

Devaughn Bell departed this earthly life on Friday, September 14, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD. Interment immediately following at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
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David Michael Stallard, 28

David Michael Stallard, 28

David Michael Stallard, age 28 of Waldorf, Maryland, died September 23, 2018. David was a HVAC Installer for 10 years, his last employer, with Metal Crafters. He was also a member of New Life Wesleyan Church in La Plata, Maryland. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, motor cross, and golf. He loved being with friends...
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James Alton Long, 72

James Alton Long, 72

James Alton Long, age 72, of La Plata, MD died on September 23, 2018 at his residence. James was a U.S. Navy Veteran and lifetime resident of Charles County. He worked at Gardiner Equipment for 10 years and Pepco for 23 years as a Shop Foreman. He was a member of the VFW Bel...
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Susan Cecile Legagneux, 67

Susan Cecile Legagneux, age 67, of White Plains, MD died on September 23, 2018 in La Plata, MD. Susan, a lifetime resident of Charles County, was a Loan Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake for 32 years and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Pomfret. She was a jovial, artistic free spirit...
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Dunkin’ Donuts is Officially Dropping ‘Donuts’ from it’s Name

Dunkin’ Donuts is Officially Dropping ‘Donuts’ from it’s Name

Dunkin’ Donuts has been on a first-name basis with its fans long before the introduction of its iconic tagline, “America Runs on Dunkin’,’’ with customers around the world naturally and affectionately referring to the brand as “Dunkin’.” In recognition of this relationship, and as one of many steps to transform itself into the premier...
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Nominate a Student Volunteer for Charles County Public Schools 2019 Prudential Spirit Award

Nominate a Student Volunteer for Charles County Public Schools 2019 Prudential Spirit Award

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students can apply for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program, which honors middle and high school student volunteers. The annual program recognizes students for exemplary acts of volunteer service in their communities. Students receive the awards for serving their communities through volunteer activities such as helping those...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 9/26/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 9/26/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Repeat Racetrax Winner from Lanham Credits Luck to Giving Back

Repeat Racetrax Winner from Lanham Credits Luck to Giving Back

A Prince George’s County electrician made his second visit to Maryland Lottery headquarters in five months, thanks to his fondness for playing Racetrax and, in his opinion, his practice of giving back when good fortune comes his way. His $12,400 win, which follows a $224,000 win back in April, took place on Sept. 23 on his...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Suspect in Fatal Shooting in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Suspect in Fatal Shooting in Suitland

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect wanted inconnection with a recent fatal shooting in Suitland. The suspect is 38 -year-old Tyrone Smith, Jr. of the 600 block of Emmanuel Court in Northwest Washington. He’s charged with fatally shooting 50-year-old Anthony Burress of Walters Lane in District Heights. On September 2nd, at approximately 11:00 pm, patrol officers were called...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Drunk Driving, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving and Other Traffic Charges

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Drunk Driving, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving and Other Traffic Charges

On Monday, September 24, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received numerous calls of a white sedan traveling south on Route 235 operating in a reckless manner. The vehicle was reported striking a pickup truck at Route 235 and Hollywood Road and striking another truck at Route 235 and Old Rolling Road....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/25/2018

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/25/2018

During the weeks of  September 3 to September 23, 2018 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4,466 calls for service throughout the community.
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Parental Leave Policy for State Employees; Provides 60 Days of Paid Leave

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Parental Leave Policy for State Employees; Provides 60 Days of Paid Leave

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new parental leave policy for Maryland state employees, which will provide up to an additional 60 days of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child under six years old. To provide more flexibility for working parents, the 60 days may be used any time within...
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SMECO Board Elects New Officers

SMECO Board Elects New Officers

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Board of Directors recently elected new officers at the regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. P. Scott White of Hollywood was elected chairman, and W. Michael Phipps of Owings was elected vice chairman. In addition, Samuel “Jack” Hammett received the Regional Service Award for Outstanding...
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Police in Charles County Seeking Whereabouts of Waldorf Man Wanted for Violating Protective Order

Police in Charles County Seeking Whereabouts of Waldorf Man Wanted for Violating Protective Order

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at approximately 11:35 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of Sandwich Drive in Waldorf for the report of a violation of a protective order. The petitioner advised when she returned to her residence she observed the suspect, Jamal Brandon Bullock, 30, of...
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House Fire Reported on Other Online News Site Never Happened

House Fire Reported on Other Online News Site Never Happened

Southern Maryland News Net received several emails, Facebook messages and phone calls asking us why we were not reporting the fire.  We did not report it because there was no fire, it was a training exercise held at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Most fire departments have training drills on Monday nights.
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