Monthly Archives: September 2019

James Harold “Jay” Hills, 53

James Harold “Jay” Hills, 53

James Harold “Jay” Hills, 53, of Great Mills, MD passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton, MD with his wife at his side. He was born May 19, 1966 in Leonardtown, MD to Mary Carol Mattingly Russell of Leonardtown, MD and the late James Laurence Hills....
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UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: A report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal estimated the monetary loss to the structure and contents, at $450,000. The fire was ruled accidental, as a result of an electrical malfunction within an exterior electrical service entrance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Honors Their Fallen Members

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Honors Their Fallen Members

On Sunday, September 15th the members of Bay District VFD and guests gathered to honor our members that has passed since our memorial service last year and also to dedicate our newest apparatus, Rescue Engine 92 to Past Fire Chief Doug Medley. Their names have been added to the Firefighter Memorial outside of the...
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Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has revised how it responds to certain incidents in schools, making it clearer what students and teachers should do during an emergency. Called a standard response, CCPS will use five actions developed by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and adopted by the school system this year. Action items...
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New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2 and 4 in Calvert County Now Operational

New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2 and 4 in Calvert County Now Operational

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) activated a new traffic signal at the MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/Commerce Lane intersection in Prince Frederick on Thursday, September 19, 2019. MDOT SHA crews placed the new traffic signal on a 72-hour flash mode this week to familiarize motorists with the new traffic pattern....
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old La Plata Man Killed in Waldorf Pedestrian Accident

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old La Plata Man Killed in Waldorf Pedestrian Accident

9/20/2019: On 9/19/19, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack were flagged down by citizens concerning a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the area of Crain Highway (US RT 301) south of Holly Lane. The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers revealed a 2008 Dodge Charger, operated by David Proctor Jr.,...
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Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Angela Marie Farr, a/k/a Angela Pace, Angela Mullins, and Angela Biggs, age 33, of Leonardtown, Michael Vincent Pace, age 39, of Leonardtown, and Mary Francis Biggs, age 62, of Lexington Park, with conspiracy and theft of government property. Farr was also charged with aggravated identity theft...
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Laci Nicole Herbert, 35

Laci Nicole Herbert, 35

Laci Nicole Herbert,35, of Nanjemoy Crossed on Tuesday August 13, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Mark Herbert Sr and Terri Davis Herbert. Her brothers, Mark Herbert Jr and Zacerry Herbert. Her Grandmother, Anne Herbert and Grandfather,Gwynne D. Davis. God Daughter Madison Milne. God Mother, Karen Thompson and God Father Michael Robert. Also,...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Shows History of Old Firehouse and Preview of the New Firehouse

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Shows History of Old Firehouse and Preview of the New Firehouse

As the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department moves forward with the new building project, we remember our foundation and where this journey originally began. We are honored to show you the future of PFVFD. These renderings are the first time our department has released any images to the public. In August 1960, The Calvert...
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CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities, Including the American Business School in Paris The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues to make it easier, and more affordable, for CSM graduates to continue their academic journey to a four-year institution. CSM graduates who meet certain criteria are now given priority enrollment...
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Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 approximately 4:00 a.m., police responded to 9120 Pardoe Road in Lusby, for the vehicle fire reported out. Police arrived on the scene to find a 2005 Ford F-350 truck with fire damage to the interior of the vehicle. No fire department services were needed. The owner was identified as...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has seen numerous burn injuries as a result of open air burning this month. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind residents about the necessary steps to reduce their risk of injury while conducting an open air burn. “Burning a large pile of brush...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association will be hosting an antique fire apparatus muster at MFRI’s Southern Maryland Regional Training Academy at 10375 Audie Lane in La Plata. Visitors will be able to view new and old apparatus side by side to see...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City announces openings for their newest workshop that will allow guests to color with natural materials. Using natural dyes is an ancient craft, rich in history and traditions, dating back centuries. Join Historic St. Mary’s City for an informative and fun hands-on workshop that will be full of surprises. Participants will...
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St. Mary’s County Woman’s Conviction in Heroin Overdose Death Case Upheld in Court

St. Mary’s County Woman’s Conviction in Heroin Overdose Death Case Upheld in Court

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling prosecuted Defendant Regina Malvalee Claggett-Brown, 49, for her involvement with a 2016 overdose death case involving heroin. Claggett-Brown was convicted by a jury and sentenced to prison. She appealed her conviction. The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the Defendant’s conviction siding...
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Convicted Drug Dealer from Prince George’s County Arrested in St. Mary’s County with Gun and Drugs

Convicted Drug Dealer from Prince George’s County Arrested in St. Mary’s County with Gun and Drugs

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, a deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Bureau of the Alcohol and Firearms (ATF) with a firearms investigation. During the investigation Daiquan Malik Barnett, 22, of District Heights was observed in possession of a handgun concealed in the waistband of his pants. Barnett is currently...
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State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness...
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Ann P. Swann, 79

Ann P. Swann, 79

Ann P. Swann, 79, of LaPlata, MD passed away on September 13, 2019 at The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Washington, DC on June 30, 1940 to the late Claude Pennington and Constance Pennington, Ann is also predeceased by her granddaughter, Megan Sheridan. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E....
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James (Jim) Francis Zurenko, 73

James (Jim) Francis Zurenko, 73

James (Jim) Francis Zurenko, age 73, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Jim was born on August 22, 1946 in Spangler, Pennsylvania to the late Francis and Mary Louise Zurenko. He is survived by his brother, Joe Zurenko and wife Diane Zurenko, three children and their spouses: James Zurenko, wife Jenna Zurenko...
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Betty Mae Whittington, 88

Betty Mae Whittington, 88

Betty Mae Whittington, 88, of Lothian passed away September 15, 2019 in Annapolis. She was born May 31, 1931 in Largo, MD to Roy and Caroline (Hense) Thieme. Betty married Carl Whittington in 1951 and they moved to Lothian in 1969. She was employed as a food service manager for Prince George’s County school...
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Gretta Dean Theis Goshorn, 82

Gretta Dean Theis Goshorn, 82

Gretta Dean Theis Goshorn, age 82 of White Plains, Maryland, died September 14, 2019 at Fenwick Landing in Waldorf, Maryland. Gretta was born in St. Louis, Missouri and then raised her family in Temple Hills, Maryland. She retired from NASA and UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) and was an owner of Fabulous Feast...
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Virginia “Ginny” Sullivan Hoover, 76

Virginia “Ginny” Sullivan Hoover, 76

Virginia “Ginny” Sullivan Hoover, 76, died September 14, 2019. Ginny was a Program Analyst with Federal Aviation Administration for 40 plus years and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed buying gifts for family and friends. She was the daughter of Herman E. Sullivan, Jr. and Nellie O. Fisher. In addition to her father,...
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Melvin Wilfred Lange, 91

Melvin Wilfred Lange, 91

Melvin Wilfred Lange, age 91 of La Plata, Maryland, died September 17, 2019 at his residence. Melvin was a member of Security Traders Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II where he received a Victory Medal. He was a member of National Christian Choir and...
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Bertina Agnes Riche, 76

Bertina Agnes Riche, 76

Bertina Agnes Riche, 76 of District Heights, MD, entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at St. George’s Island...
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Joseph Richard O’Rourke, 71

Joseph Richard O’Rourke, 71, of Huntingtown, MD passed on Sunday September 15, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was a son of the late James and Ruth (Ford) O’Rourke. He was the beloved wife of Deborah L. (Sattin) O’Rourke. He was employed as a tank tester for the United States Navy for over 20...
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