Monthly Archives: July 2020

Lois Richards Rohde

Lois Richards Rohde

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, aka G- Gma, Lois Irene Richards Rohde, has passed from this life to the next and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With family by her side, she passed peacefully on July 18, 2020. She was 90. Born on Palm Sunday,...
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Paul Arthur McKoy

Paul Arthur McKoy

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Paul Arthur McKoy, our loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all whose lives he touched. He passed on July 11th, 2020 while surrounded by loved ones at his residence in Lusby, MD. He was 64 years old. Paul was born on January 9,...
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Richard Scott “Nat” Conatser

Richard Scott “Nat” Conatser

Born December 20, 1960, in Burbank, California and raised in Simi Valley, Scott passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020, surrounded by his beloved family following a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Leon “Travis” and Shirley Conatser and is survived by his four...
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Richard G. Lewis

Richard G. Lewis

Richard G. Lewis born August 18, 1945, a longtime resident of Huntingtown, MD left this Earth on July 12, 2020 after a 4-year battle with lung cancer. Richard immigrated to the Washington, D.C. Metro Area from Ontario, Canada in 1967. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran and Bronze...
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Dawn Allison Rock, 56

Dawn Allison Rock, 56

Dawn Allison Rock, 56 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on March 14, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Dawn was born on December 19, 1963 in Camp Springs, MD to the late Harley L. Lawrence and Jean L. Tefft Lawrence. Dawn is a 1981 graduate of Suitland High School. She is a...
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Anita Louise Peacock, 52

Anita Louise Peacock, 52

Anita Louise Peacock, 52 of Ridge, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2020 at her home in Ridge, MD. Anita was born on November 20, 1967 in Calvert County, MD to the late James Lawrence Peacock, Sr. and Anita Louise Walton. She has taken care of her long-time companion, Daniel Mark “Donnie” Thompson...
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Janice Margaret Henderson Spotz, 80

Janice Margaret Henderson Spotz, 80

Janice Margaret Henderson Spotz, age 80, of La Plata, MD, passed away peacefully July 6, 2020. She was born April 11, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Margaret Munn and Harry Henderson. She graduated from Penn State in 1961, married that summer and moved to MD to pursue her teaching career. She taught at Indian...
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Roberto Chavez, 85

Roberto Chavez, 85

Roberto Chavez, 85, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on July 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 30, 1935 in El Salvador to the late Nicolas Chavez and Sara Benavides. Mr. Chavez was a driven man who brought his family to the United States of...
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Lillian Yvonne (Eve) Mills Alderson, 84

Lillian Yvonne (Eve) Mills Alderson, 84

Lillian Yvonne (Eve) Mills Alderson, 84, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on July 15, 2020 at her home. Born on February 8, 1936 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Lillian Evon Mills (Ryan) and Kemper Lee Mills. On July 22, 1989 she married her beloved husband, James Alderson. The...
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Barney Christopher Dean, 46

Barney Christopher Dean, 46

Barney Christopher Dean, 46 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on July 9, 2020 at his home. Barney was born on March 16, 1974 in Prince George’s County, Maryland to Lillie Mae Green of Lexington Park, MD and the late James Michael Dean. Barney was employed as a Warehouse Manager for Northeastern Supply Company....
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Charles “Chuck” Paul Beining, 82

Charles “Chuck” Paul Beining, 82

Charles “Chuck” Paul Beining, 82 of Drayden, MD passed away on July 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 8, 1938 in McKeys, PA to the late Edward Beining and Gertrude (Atkinson) Beining. On July 28, 1955, Chuck married his beloved wife, Mary Agnes Bean Beining...
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Ellyn Jane Van Gilder, 70

Ellyn Jane Van Gilder, 70

Ellyn Jane Van Gilder, 70, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on July 17, 2020 at her home. Born on May 28, 1950 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Marjorie Sullivan (Coulter) and Edward F. Sullivan. On April 3, 1971, Ellyn married the love of her life, Lawrence J. Van...
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James Alvin Johnson, Jr., 69

James Alvin Johnson, Jr., 69

James Alvin Johnson, Jr., 69, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on July 16, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. He was born on September 14, 1950 in Leonardtown, MD to the late James Alvin Johnson, Sr. and Anna Mae Unkle Johnson. He attended Little Flower Catholic School and graduated from Great...
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Willie Thomas

Willie Thomas

On June 22, 2020, Willie Thomas transitioned peacefully from his earthly home and began the journey to his eternal home. Born November 6, 1926, he lived through ninety-three years of challenges, triumphs and joys. Not only did he witness historical times and events, but in his own quiet, persistent, and determined spirit, he left...
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Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

The Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Demetria Charmaine Walker on July 16, 2020, on a warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by county police on July 12, 2020. According to the warrant, on July 12th, police responded to the 7900 Block of 18th Avenue in Adelphi, MD for a...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Shooting in Charles County

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Shooting in Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two people in connection with a shooting that occurred in La Plata. Preliminary investigation showed that on June 7, 2020 at 9:30 p.m., the victims and suspects were involved in a verbal altercation with each other at a hotel in La Plata. Following the altercation, the victims left...
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Maryland Reports 79,545 COVID-19 Cases and 3,272 Deaths. An Increase of 860 Cases and 20 Deaths

Maryland Reports 79,545 COVID-19 Cases and 3,272 Deaths. An Increase of 860 Cases and 20 Deaths

As of Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Maryland reports 79,545 COVID-19 cases and 3,272 deaths. An increase of 860 cases and 20 deaths. Number of confirmed cases : 79,545 Number of persons tested negative : 684,822 Total testing volume : 979,158 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,272 Number of probable deaths : 130 Currently hospitalized : 484 Acute care : 353 Intensive...
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Smoke Alarms Save Occupant and Dog After Structure Fire in Bryans Road, Fire Marshal Deems Fire Accidental

Smoke Alarms Save Occupant and Dog After Structure Fire in Bryans Road, Fire Marshal Deems Fire Accidental

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at approximately 7:15 a.m., firefighters from Charles County and Prince George’s County responded to 6831 Walkway Court in Bryans Road, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a 2-story residence. The owner/occupant is identified as Gerald Eades. The estimated loss...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed Waldorf Woman

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed Waldorf Woman

UPDATE: On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at approximately 0732 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Barrack responded to a report of a serious collision on Maryland Route 229 (Bensville Road) at Zoll Lane in Waldorf. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Releases Data About Calls for Service, Arrests, and Use of Force, Data Covers 5-Year Time Frame

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Releases Data About Calls for Service, Arrests, and Use of Force, Data Covers 5-Year Time Frame

Charles County, MD As a result of national and local conversations, Sheriff Troy D. Berry is sharing data collected regarding use of force related to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. “I think it’s important to share the information we obtained after doing research covering a five-year period from January 1, 2015 – July 16,...
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AUDIO: Family Members Save Child from Drowning After He Falls Into Pool

AUDIO: Family Members Save Child from Drowning After He Falls Into Pool

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at approximately 8:33 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 8600 block of Solomons Island Road North, and Honeysuckle Lane in Owings, for the reported child drowning. Crews arrived on the scene to find the child out of the pool, and reported him to be conscious and...
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Charles County Public Schools Online Registration Assistance Begins July 27, 2020; Enrollment Updates for Parents

Charles County Public Schools Online Registration Assistance Begins July 27, 2020; Enrollment Updates for Parents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering help for families with the online registration and enrollment process. Starting July 27, parents with appointments can meet with a staff member at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Online registration and enrollment information...
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools to Employ Vitrual Learning for First Semester of 2020-2021 School Year

Anne Arundel County Public Schools to Employ Vitrual Learning for First Semester of 2020-2021 School Year

Anne Arundel County Public Schools will engage in virtual learning for the entire first semester of the 2020-2021 school year under a plan Superintendent George Arlotto will review with the Board of Education at a public meeting on Wednesday, July 22. Dr. Arlotto made the decision after numerous conversations with Anne Arundel County Health...
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Public Cooling Centers Available in St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert Counties

Public Cooling Centers Available in St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert Counties

St. Mary’s County Three Oaks Center – 46905 Lei Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653, open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m The Mission – 21015 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653 , open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, those who use...
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St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Testing – Change in Hours Due to Extreme Heat

St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Testing – Change in Hours Due to Extreme Heat

In response to Excessive Heat Warnings in St. Mary’s County and the surrounding areas, St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is limiting the hours of operation for COVID-19 testing offered outside of the Harm Reduction Program Office in Lexington Park. With extreme warm temperatures forecast for this week, there are two public cooling centers...
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