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4/22/2014 -
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State officials get close look at area accident problems

Maryland transportation officials Monday morning got an up-close-and-personal view of the traffic problems in St. Mary's County. As a groundbreaking ceremony was going on for improvements to the Route 235/4 intersection, an accident occurred...

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4/21/2014 -
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Artists to aid local Habitat at show

Anything can be recycled, including a passion for disciplines like art. Tiffany Lemmons of Lexington Park grew up surrounded by the subject. "My father was an artist so I've painted all my life," said Lemmons, who also credits her high school art...

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4/21/2014 -
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Parking restriction ordinance fails

Patrick J. "Irish" Mahoney chaired his second meeting in a row as Chesapeake Beach's acting mayor Thursday evening, April 17. Mahoney is substituting for ail Mayor Bruce Wahl. While the April session was relatively short, the board still got bogged...

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4/19/2014 -
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Sharp-eyed custodian earns honor

Coworkers describe Nelson Neme as honest, dependable, helpful and funny. The perpetrator of a theft of county property is probably not laughing, but three of Neme's traits likely saved Calvert County taxpayers some money recently. Neme works as a Parks and Recreation Division custodian at Sout

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4/18/2014 -
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County salutes late mentor

Tribute was paid Tuesday, April 15 to Gregory Slappy, a U.S. Army veteran, who was a role model and mentor of youth for nearly 20 years in Calvert County. Slappy, whose community involvement included a long tenure as a member and president...

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4/17/2014 -
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Speakers at short budget hearing highlight school system needs

The public hearing on the Recommended St. Mary's County Fiscal Year 2015 Budget was relatively short and uneventful by historic standards. The hearing at Chopticon High School was over in two hours, with almost half of that taken up with an explanation of the budget by County Chief Financial Officer

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4/16/2014 -
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St. Mary's County honors its employees

The St. Mary's County Commissioners on Tuesday presented awards in five categories to their employees. Employee of the Year in the Administrative category was Kim Cullins of the Recreation and Parks Department. Employee of the Year in the Non-Administrative category was Julianna Goldsmith, also...

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4/11/2014 -
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Budget reality starts to sink in for Charles County

No sooner the Charles County Commissioners finished alleviating a $4.5 million deficit in the FY2014 budget when attention turned to Fiscal Year 2015. Various departments from county government have been appearing before the commissioners in recent...

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4/8/2014 -
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Empty Bowl draws full house

In Calvert County, wherever there's great food being served there's a crowd. That is the simple formula for the success of the annual Empty Bowl Supper. The 14th supper was another well-attended repast. It was held Saturday, April 5 at St. John Vianney...

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4/6/2014 -
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Farmer's markets -- a sure sign of spring

After a winter that everyone would soon forget, a true indicator that spring has arrived is the official opening of local farmer's markets. A lot of pent up demand brought out crowds Saturday to opening day for St. Mary's County's Home Grown Farm Market on Route 235 south of Lexington Park.

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4/6/2014 -
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College hosts Walden's 4th Annual 'Walk A Mile In Her Shoes'

It was a bright, clear and sunny day for the 4th annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes", (WAM), at the track field of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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4/4/2014 -
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Board moves forward with courthouse fixes

They are demonstrably unhappy about having to find the cash for it, but the Calvert County Commissioners unanimously forged ahead with the process of retrofitting the county courthouse for a new judge and hearing room. The board voted Tuesday...

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4/4/2014 -
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Board proclaims April Autism Awareness Month

It's a complex brain disorder and the numbers of individuals and families touched by it are rising dramatically. On Tuesday, April 1 the Calvert County Commissioners saluted the caring families, care providers and educators by proclaiming Autism...

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4/4/2014 -
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Drugs—'It's everybody's problem'

Calvert County's Prescription Drug Abuse Abatement Council held its latest community awareness workshop Thursday, April 3 at the College of Southern Maryland's Prince Frederick campus. The two-and-a-half hour workshop gave attendees...

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4/2/2014 -
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Twin Beach Players presents 'The Sunshine Boys'

The Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon opened at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club Friday, March 28, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The play will run through April 13 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m...

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4/2/2014 -
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Public hearing set on Charles County tier map

The Charles County Commissioners set Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. as the date and time for a public hearing on the approved Tier Map, the template for guiding the county through its future. Richard E. Hall, secretary for the Maryland Department of...

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4/2/2014 -
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Tiki Bar prepares for opening, conducts palm tree sale

Friday, April 25 is the date of the seasonal opening of Solomons Island's famous Tiki Bar. According to Tiki Bar spokeswoman Crystal Gatton, the bar is partnering with Holiday Inn Select in Solomons to provide guests with safe transportation to and...

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4/2/2014 -
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Fired deputy asks to be reinstated

A St. Mary's County deputy who shot and killed a man in the line of duty and was subsequently fired asked the county commissioners on Tuesday to reinstate him. Michael George of Lexington Park, a former corporal in the sheriff's department, made...

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3/31/2014 -
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It was a ceremony filled with a lot of 'Senior' power

The room was filled with a lot of senior power. The St. Mary's County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) held its annual awards banquet Thursday at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown to a packed house...

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3/31/2014 -
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Hall asks Charles County to revisit Tier Map

Richard E. Hall, secretary for the Maryland Department of Planning and a member of the Septic Tier Work Group tasked with establishing development parameters for a future Charles County, wrote a letter to the county commissioners March 27 asking...

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