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SMECO receives approval to reduce customer rates

7/24/2014

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 23 to reduce its residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges. SMECO also received approval for its...

Decision delayed on Charles Sheriff's Office Retirement Committee

7/24/2014

The Charles County Commissioners have deferred a decision on adding two new members to the Charles County Sheriff's Office Retirement Plan Committee. Commissioner Vice President...
Decision delayed on Charles Sheriff's Office Retirement Committee


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Dominion wins permission for pier

With assurances from the applicant and other state officials that disturbance to an oyster bar would be mitigated and no harm would come to the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge, the Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday...

Charles comprehensive plan gets pushed back again

The Charles County Comprehensive Plan, much maligned and long delayed, will be pushed back a little farther after the Charles County Commissioners on July 22 deferred moving forward until revised data involving the water resources element of the...

UPDATE: Names released in Hughesville fatal accident

UPDATE: 7/23/14, 9:45 p.m. One man was killed and another seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision on Route 5 in Hughesville. The deceased is identified as James Rowley, 24, of Mechanicsville. According to the Maryland State...

Man arrested after allegedly striking victim with rear view mirror

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Corporal Kirkner responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes on July 20th, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Joshua Joseph Yates, 25, of St. Inigoes, struck the victim in the face with his...

Trail location derails shopping center approval

A shopping center at a key intersection in St. Mary's County has been delayed after the county commissioners disagreed on the location of a section of the Three Notch Trail through it. The commissioners disagreed with the siting of the trail...

No Green JellyBeenz rocks CSM's Leonardtown campus

College of Southern Maryland is concluding its summer Twilight Performance Series this week. One of Southern Maryland's most popular bands performed Tuesday at the Leonardtown campus. No Green JellyBeenz has been delighting crowds since...

Beretta to move manufacturing out of Maryland

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, announced Tuesday, July 22 that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, TN. The Gallatin facility is scheduled...

Lusby man and woman charged with possession of heroin

Calvert County Sheriff's Office Cpl. M. Naecker located a vehicle whose driver had been reported to be in possession of suspected drugs and possibly ysing them while driving on July 15th at 2:20 p.m. Naecker followed the vehicle and observed the driver...

Vehicle fire under investigation

A fire that heavily damaged a vehicle in Calvert County late Monday evening, July 21 was "incendiary," state investigators reported. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, the blaze occurred at the Route 260/Route 4 intersection. "The incendiary fire...

UPDATE: Corrected name of fatal accident at MIR victim released

Updated press release as of 7-23-14 from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office: Further investigation revealed, Aaron Slemker (correct spelling), age 21, of Clayton, Ohio, was participating in a motorcycle drag racing class. After the warm up lap, Slemker...

Units respond to shed fire in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, July 22 at approximately 4:55 pm, there was a report of a shed fire on Uncle Charlie's Spur in Chaney. As units arrived on the scene, they found fully involved and total destroyed and on the ground an approximate 20 feet by 40 feet shed...

Navy Test Pilot School student gets belated graduation

Graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) is a "significant event in the career of any officer," said Army Lt. Col. Gregory Fortier, commanding officer of USNTPS. "It represents the culmination of an incredibly challenging 48-week journey...

Report takes an economic 'SWOT' at Pax River

The St. Mary's County Commissioners on Tuesday formally received a 152-page report that analyzes the "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats" (SWOT) of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and associated facilities. The SWOT analysis...

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