Monthly Archives: October 2019

Thomas Johnson Bridge Inspection Scheduled for November 3, to November 7

Thomas Johnson Bridge Inspection Scheduled for November 3, to November 7

Starting Sunday night, November 3, 2019, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin its inspection of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. The inspection will take place Sunday, November 3, through Thursday, November 7, from 9:00 p.m., to 5:00 a.m., the following morning. During the inspection, crews will close one...
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Commissioners to Receive Bids for Purchase of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Center in Bushwood

Commissioners to Receive Bids for Purchase of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Center in Bushwood

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will receive bids for the purchase of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Center, located in the Seventh (7th) Election District with a physical address of 22975 Colton Point Road, Bushwood, MD 20618, for a period of 45 days, beginning on October 30, 2019 and ending on December 16, 2019...
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Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m., police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to Old Horse Landing Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported CPR in progress. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a 32-year old male was deceased in the residence. Units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Rollover in Great Mills

One Injured After Single Vehicle Rollover in Great Mills

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pegg Road and Lexington Drive in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned in the roadway, with all occupants out of...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

One Injured After Single Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Old Village Road and Reeves Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with the single occupant out of...
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Calvert County Lottery Player Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Ken-Mar Liquors in Prince Frederick

Calvert County Lottery Player Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Ken-Mar Liquors in Prince Frederick

A Maryland Lottery player from Huntingtown enjoyed a run of luck last week that began with a $40 score and ended with a $50,000 prize on the $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off. The winning streak started Oct. 22 when he picked up one of the $30 $2,000,000 Richer instant tickets. He bought the game at a...
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MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Sentenced to 78 Years in Prison After Shooting Sleeping Friend in Back of the Head

MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Sentenced to 78 Years in Prison After Shooting Sleeping Friend in Back of the Head

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Janeal Jerome Thompson, 27 of Bryans Road, to 65 years for the First-Degree Murder of Ronarj Henderson and related charges. Thompson received an additional 12 years in prison for violating probation...
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Calvert County Hospice Seeking Veterans or Active Duty Service Memebers to Volunteer for Veteran Salute Ceremonies

Calvert County Hospice Seeking Veterans or Active Duty Service Memebers to Volunteer for Veteran Salute Ceremonies

Calvert Hospice announces its next Vet to Vet Volunteer Training on November 8, 2019. We are looking for veterans or active duty military members who would like to help us honor our veteran patients with a salute ceremony. The training will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road,...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in “Bells of Peace” Bell-Tolling in Remembrance of World War I Armistice

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in “Bells of Peace” Bell-Tolling in Remembrance of World War I Armistice

The bells at St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, will toll November 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. to honor the 116,516 Americans, including the 27 St. Mary’s County natives, who died in World War I. The program, BELLS OF PEACE: A...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Veterans Day

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Veterans Day

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The St. Andrews Landfill, the six Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be open for normal business hours on...
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Detectives Identify Suspects in Multiple Pharmacy Robberies in Waldorf

Detectives Identify Suspects in Multiple Pharmacy Robberies in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified three men suspected in multiple robberies throughout the region. On March 5, 2019, two suspects robbed the High Street Discount Pharmacy in Waldorf and took prescription medications. Then, on March 21, 2019, two suspects robbed the Northgate Care Pharmacy in Waldorf of prescription medication and currency. Detectives assigned...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Unveils New Domestic Violence Awareness Vehicle

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Unveils New Domestic Violence Awareness Vehicle

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to unveil the new Domestic Violence Awareness vehicle. The SUV will be used by members of the Domestic Violence Unit to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence and help make the connection as...
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UPDATE: House in Coltons Point Destroyed After Fire, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: House in Coltons Point Destroyed After Fire, Cause of Fire Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 10/28/19: On Friday, October 25, 2019, at approximately 10:55 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District and surrounding departments responded to 20428 Riverview Drive in Coltons Point, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from all sides from a two story single family dwelling. The fire was discovered...
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UPDATE: DETAILS RELEASED IN LUSBY SHOOTING – 11 to 14 Shots Fired, 17-Year-Old Female Victim Shot in Face

UPDATE: DETAILS RELEASED IN LUSBY SHOOTING – 11 to 14 Shots Fired, 17-Year-Old Female Victim Shot in Face

On Sunday, October 27, 2019 shortly after 3:15 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting along Golden West Way in Lusby. Police arrived on scene and reported that an 18-year-old female had been shot. The victim was located on Tahoe Trail, Deputies that responded to the...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

UPDATE –  SMCSO Press Release – 10/28/2019 @ 10:30 a.m.: Continuing investigation in the fatal motor vehicle collision by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit, it was determined this motor vehicle collision was a result of an intentional act. On October 9, 2019, Avery...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident Involving ATV in Clements

One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident Involving ATV in Clements

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at approximately 7:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Horseshoe Road in Clements, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle and an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the roadway. One patient was flown...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Two facilities recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ voluntary Clean Marina program, earning the Maryland Clean Marina Award. Solomons Landing Marina and Kent Narrows Boatel met the award criteria, bringing the total number of Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners to 147. This is roughly a quarter of the marinas...
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One Transported to Hospital After Large Tree Falls onto House in Mechanicsville

One Transported to Hospital After Large Tree Falls onto House in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 39000 Block of New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported tree onto a house with one subject trapped. Crews from Mechanicsville and Charles County arrived on the scene to find a large tree onto a one-story...
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Drone Safety Event to be Held at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Drone Safety Event to be Held at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration has designated Nov. 4-10, 2019 National Drone Safety Awareness Week. To recognize this week, there will be an evening of presentations and demos highlighting drone safety at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site located at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport, 44181 Airport Road in...
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Charles James Bryson, 73

Charles James Bryson, 73

Charles James Bryson, 73 of Hollywood, MD passed away on October 19, 2019 at home with his wife by his side. He was born on December 1, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles James Bryson, Sr. and Marie (Johnson) Bryson. Charles served in the United States Marine Corps from September of 1963...
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William Harris “Bill” Fessler, 90

William Harris “Bill” Fessler, 90

William Harris “Bill” Fessler, 90, of Tall Timbers, MD passed away on October 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD with his wife at his side. He was born in Crane, MO on October 26, 1928 to the late Thurias Fessler and Laura Ranshaw Fessler. In December 26, 1977, Bill married...
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Donald Edward Hutchins “Sonny”, 79

Donald Edward Hutchins “Sonny”, 79

Donald Edward Hutchins “Sonny”, 79, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away on October 22, 2019 at his home. He was born in Prince Frederick, on January 30, 1940 to the late Donald Henry and Esther Upton Hutchins. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Constance Ward. Donald lived his whole life in...
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Dr. Blair K. Wood, 74

Dr. Blair K. Wood, 74

Dr. Blair K. Wood, 74, of Dameron, MD, affectionately referred to as “Doc” by many friends and loved ones, passed away on October 20, 2019 at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a result of medical complications following surgery. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born June 17, 1945 in...
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Sieglinde Linda Thompson, 53

Sieglinde Linda Thompson, 53

Sieglinde Linda Thompson, 53 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 for visitation at 11 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment...
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Sheila Randle

Sheila Randle

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Sheila Randle departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Shalom Ministries Church, 515 Kerby Hill Rd., Fort Washington, MD. Interment immediately following at Heritage Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
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