Monthly Archives: November 2022

Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan delivered remarks at the memorial service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High. Following are the governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: It is an honor to be back home in Prince George’s County and to have this opportunity, on behalf of all the people of Maryland, to pay tribute to...
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The Hopeful Project in Lexington Park

The Hopeful Project in Lexington Park

In early spring 2022, St. Mary’s CDC was approached by a small group of local art-lovers with an idea: how to bring hope to Lexington Park. This idea of “hope” began with Charlie Hewitt, a renowned artist from St. Mary’s County who now lives in Portland, Maine, and his nationwide “Hopeful Project”. Charlie’s artwork–which...
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Charles County Middle School Investigating Staff Member Using Racial Slur Towards Student

Charles County Middle School Investigating Staff Member Using Racial Slur Towards Student

A Statement from Brenda Tillotson, Principal at General Smallwood Middle School, dated November 29, 2022, can be seen below. Dear Parents and Guardians: I am very saddened to have to share with you information about an incident that happened Monday afternoon at General Smallwood Middle School. An instructional assistant in one of our math...
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Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Releases 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Releases 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Food Security Report for St. Mary’s County, now available to view online at healthystmarys.com/foodsecurity. Food security is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as access by all people at all times to enough food...
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Southern Maryland-Based Test Site Becomes UMD UAS Research and Operations Center

Southern Maryland-Based Test Site Becomes UMD UAS Research and Operations Center

CALIFORNIA, MD – The University of Maryland’s (UMD) UAS Test Site, which in 2019 conducted the first-ever drone delivery of a live organ for transplant, is undergoing a transformation. As of October 20, 2022, it will be known as the UMD UAS Research and Operations Center (UROC). The facility, which is part of the...
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St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Accepting Applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes

St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Accepting Applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes

The Department of Recreation and Parks is now accepting applications for School Age Care Site Directors, Lead Teachers, Inclusion Aides and Substitutes positions in our School Age Care Division. Positions require enthusiastic candidates who have experience working with school-aged children in a formal setting and meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s school-age care...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at 1:30 am, the individuals pictured arrived at the Wawa in Mechanicsville in a white four-door sedan. The person shown in the black hat removed a fire extinguisher from a gas...
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Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

A lucky man from Brandywine enjoys playing Pick 4 or Pick 5 a few times a week. Even when he had to travel recently, the 39-year-old made sure to play his numbers in advance. But it wasn’t until the next day, after he had reached his out-of-town destination, that he learned he had won...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. The victim is 27-year-old Katelin Rodriguez of Fort Washington. On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 8:35 pm, officers responded to the area of Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road. The preliminary investigation revealed Rodriguez was...
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Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro. At approximately 8:40 am, a student...
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St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation Awarded $250,000 for St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project

St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation Awarded $250,000 for St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project

Governor Larry Hogan announced the State of Maryland awarded St. Mary’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) $250,000 to fund its St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project. The grant–provided through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)–is part of the Community Legacy program, one of six State Revitalization grant programs. ​​​The DHCD Community Legacy program...
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Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Town of La Plata test its early warning devices/sirens in December and May. The next test will be Saturday, December 3, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The testing lasts about a half hour. The tests consist of both siren alerts and audible notifications. The tests are conducted in conjunction with the Charles County...
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Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square Postponed – New Date TBA

Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square Postponed – New Date TBA

On Saturday, December 3rd at 11 AM, Lexington Park Business Association and St. Mary’s CDC had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Lexington Park Holly Days event originally scheduled for 2-5 p.m. After careful consideration of the forecast that called for the weather to clear before the start of the event, organizers...
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Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Waldorf man wins top-prize win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier instant ticket Walking around the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle, a Charles County resident took a close look at the silly hats, royal crowns and cash-decorated jackets. And he marveled aloud at actually being in the room where winners are welcomed and photographed. After years...
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office honored 16 retirees and 29 award recipients at a banquet at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees on Friday, November 4. Honorees were recognized for their service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Dave Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies. The Charles County...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On Monday, November 28, 2022 at approximately 12:21 a.m., Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire at a residence on Crystal Lane in Cabin Point Subdivision, located in Montross, VA. Upon arrival of sheriff’s office deputies and volunteer fire personnel, the remains of one individual...
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Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Charles County Oath of Office Ceremony for Charles County’s elected officials is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building, Commissioners’ Meeting Room (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). The following elected officials will be sworn in at the ceremony: Lisa E. Yates, Clerk of the Circuit Court...
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Calvert County Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens on Monday, December 5, 2022

Calvert County Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens on Monday, December 5, 2022

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Citizens of St. Mary’s County are invited to attend the quadrennial Oath of Office Ceremony for St. Mary’s County elected officials on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. The event will take place inside the Leonardtown High School auditorium, 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The following elected officials will be sworn at...
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PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

Joseph Tamjong, 51, of Lanham, Maryland, pleaded guilty to defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of $733,405. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division, Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of...
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Early Morning Structure Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation

Early Morning Structure Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at approximately 2:25 a.m., firefighters from Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 19649 Franklin Lane in Valley Lee, for the reported outside fire. Two 911 callers reported seeing something on fire through the woods. Brush 6 responded with 3 personnel, and Tanker 63 responded...
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Juvenile Charged in Connection with Assault in Indian Head

Juvenile Charged in Connection with Assault in Indian Head

On Monday, November 28 at 8:20 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Jameson Court in Indian Head, for the report of a juvenile male who was armed with a gun and chasing another juvenile. When officers arrived, they located the suspect standing near a shed in the backyard of a house. The...
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CSM Spring Registration is Open; Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ to Start Your Future; Start Today

CSM Spring Registration is Open; Don’t Wait for ‘Someday’ to Start Your Future; Start Today

Winter may be fast approaching, but the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is already looking ahead to the Spring semester. If you’ve been planning to get your degree, advance in a career, or pursue that special interest “someday,” it’s time to stop waiting and start a new future today at CSM. Spring registration is...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Announces Santa’s 18th Annual Tour of Hollywood!

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Announces Santa’s 18th Annual Tour of Hollywood!

It’s that time of year again! Old St. Nick arrived at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire House on Sunday, November 27th for their Annual Children’s Christmas Party and Tree Lighting. Starting on Friday, December 2, 2022, Santa will be touring our community spreading his Christmas cheer! Santa’s Elves have sent Santa’s itinerary to the fire...
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