Monthly Archives: November 2019

MetCom Employees Receive Life Saver’s Award

MetCom Employees Receive Life Saver’s Award

On October 31, 2019, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, during the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, John Miller, presented the Life Saver’s Award to Ms. Amanda Hill and Mr. Charlie Bogie of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission. This prestigious...
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St. Mary’s County Teen Court Volunteers Participate in American Bar Association Presentation

St. Mary’s County Teen Court Volunteers Participate in American Bar Association Presentation

The St. Mary’s County Teen Court Program was selected by Global Youth Justice, Inc., to join representatives from Baltimore City Teen Court to participate in their reenactment of a school bullying case at a plenary session of the Annual Fall Institute of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) Friday, Nov....
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Confirm Body Found on Interstate 95 is Victim of Hit and Run

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Confirm Body Found on Interstate 95 is Victim of Hit and Run

UPDATE: Maryland State Police investigators are seeking additional information from the public as the investigation continues into the discovery of a body found this morning in Prince George’s County that has now been confirmed as a hit and run. The identity of the victim is yet to be determined, pending autopsy results. Shortly after...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Recognizes County High School Students

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Recognizes County High School Students

On November 14, 2019, the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at St. Mary’s College of Maryland held its 22nd annual book awards, presenting book prizes to five county high school seniors in recognition of their outstanding academic record. Shown in photo from left to right: Angie Draheim (SMCM Zeta Chapter vice president), Faith...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Free Family Holiday Open Houses and Special Exhibits

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Free Family Holiday Open Houses and Special Exhibits

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, which oversees St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, presents month long exhibits and family events during the holiday season at each historic site. The museums will come alive with special holiday exhibits sure to delight children and adults alike. St. Clement’s Island Museum will host...
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Charles County Great-Great-Grandmother Claims $50,015 in Bonus Match 5 Win

Charles County Great-Great-Grandmother Claims $50,015 in Bonus Match 5 Win

A lucky Waldorf woman is feeling exceptionally grateful these days after winning a second top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. Her $50,015 win in the Nov. 9 drawing happened with a ticket bought at Westlake Liquors located at 1182 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. The healthcare retiree plays Lottery games about once every...
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Charles County Public Schools Secured $276,000 in Grants to Increase Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools Secured $276,000 in Grants to Increase Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is increasing the presence of law enforcement at some schools. The Office of School Safety and Security secured a $276,000 grant that is allowing CCPS to enhance it security efforts through additional police coverage. Jason Stoddard, director of school safety and security, said the grant is limited to increasing...
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Patuxent River Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact With Two Children Under the Age of 12

Patuxent River Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact With Two Children Under the Age of 12

Justin Paul Keener, age 31, of Patuxent River, has pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child. At the time of his arrest Keener was employed as a aircraft mechanic by DynCorp International. The guilty plea was entered on November 19, 2019. The guilty...
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Charles Rawlings Foard (Ronnie), 76

Charles Rawlings Foard (Ronnie), 76

Charles Rawlings Foard (Ronnie), 76, of Benedict, MD, passed away peacefully November 17, 2019 in Edgewater, MD from his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Charles was born May 29, 1943 in Prince Frederick, MD. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Robert and Rosalie Foard, brothers Robert Lee, Herbie and Norman Gene....
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Joseph Parran “Smokin’ Joe” Nelson, Sr., 59

Joseph Parran “Smokin’ Joe” Nelson, Sr., 59

Joseph Parran “Smokin’ Joe” Nelson, Sr., 59 of Clements, Maryland passed away at his residence on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born November 21, 1959 in Leonardtown, Maryland, he was the loving son of the late Michael Sylvester Nelson, Sr., and Neadurra Ellen Bean Nelson Hall. Joe met the love of his life, Victoria “Tina”...
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Merle Deloris Hayden Colton, 95

Merle Deloris Hayden Colton, 95

Merle Deloris Hayden Colton, 95, of Bushwood, MD passed away on November 14, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD with her family at her side. She was born in Abell, MD on July 9, 1924 to the late George Lawrence Hayden and Agnes Janette Oliver Hayden. Merle is a lifelong resident...
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Addie Reid, Jr.

Addie Reid, Jr.

Peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, Addie Reid, Jr. departed this earthly life to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11:00am until time of service 12:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.
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Francis Furman Dyson, 69

Francis Furman Dyson, 69 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest on November 17, 2019 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home. Furman, as he was affectionately called, was born on July 26, 1950 to the late Anna and Paul Lawrence Dyson. Furman received his education at Jarboesville School and Little Flower School at Holy...
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Alberta I. Chase

Alberta I. Chase

Peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019, Alberta I. Chase departed this earthly life surrounded by her loving family. Friends may unite with family on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10:00am until time of her Life Celebration 11:00am at New Macedonia Baptist Church 4115 Alabama Ave. SE Washington, DC 20019. Interment will follow at Ft....
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Shirley Catherine Butler, 72

Shirley Catherine Butler, 72

Shirley Catherine Butler, 72 of Great Mills, MD, entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, November 23, 2019 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at St. Mark UAME Church, 45685 Happyland Road, Valley Lee, MD. Interment to follow at the...
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Margaret E. Woodland

Margaret E. Woodland

Peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019, Margaret E. Woodland departed this earthly life. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2210 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748. Interment is private.
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Four Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Four Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 7:40 pm, four suspects walked into the Belk department store in California. Suspect No. 1 distracted the cashier while two other suspects went through the store stuffing merchandise into large...
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DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to Arrest of Avenue Man

DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to  Arrest of Avenue Man

On December 21, 2018, Deputy First Class Ball of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38700 block of Collinwood Drive in Abell, for the reported burglary. Investigation determined an unknown individual forced entry into the victim’s residence and removed personal property. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded and processed...
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Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearing for Solar Project in St. Mary’s County on Monday, December 2, 2019

Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearing for Solar Project in St. Mary’s County on Monday, December 2, 2019

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on a request by Lightsource Renewable Energy Development, LLC to build a 20 MW solar generating facility in St. Mary’s County. The hearing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at Lexington Park, 22211 Three Notch...
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Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights November 20, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights November 20, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place November 20-December 13, 2019 from 7:15 a.m., to 7 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on...
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Mechanicsville Man Found Guilty of Assault, Intimidating a Witness, Stalking and Sex Offense

Mechanicsville Man Found Guilty of Assault, Intimidating a Witness, Stalking and Sex Offense

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz announces the guilty verdict returned by a St. Mary’s County jury on a domestically related felony assault and sexual assault. Trevis Lemar Butler, 37, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of two counts of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault, two counts of intimidating a witness, stalking and...
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Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month...
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Woman Sentenced to Eighteen Months for Assaulting Two Law Enforcement Officers in Mechanicsville

Woman Sentenced to Eighteen Months for Assaulting Two Law Enforcement Officers in Mechanicsville

Dailisa Charmainge Mease, 28, of no fixed address, was sentenced to eighteen months of active incarceration for assaulting two law enforcement officers and resisting arrest from an August 2019 incident in Mechanicsville. Mease was believed to be under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP) and admitted using PCP earlier in the day. Mease will have...
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Charles County Public Schools Announces $276,000 Grant to Provide Additional Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools Announces $276,000 Grant to Provide Additional Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is increasing the presence of law enforcement at some schools. The Office of School Safety and Security secured a $276,000 grant that is allowing CCPS to enhance it security efforts through additional police coverage. Jason Stoddard, director of school safety and security, said the grant is limited to increasing...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

The Homicide Unit detectives are actively investigating a fatal stabbing in Oxon Hill. The victim is 19-year-old Erick Ruiz Reyes of Oxon Hill. On November 18th, at approximately 2:05 pm, Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Prince George’s County Police Officers responded to a community center property in the 1100 block of Marcy Avenue for...
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