1st Annual Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival This Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group is pleased to bring to the Southern Maryland peninsula a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition as featured on the Food Network and Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters.

Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ is a two day festival featuring a variety of events, attractions, food and entertainment for all ages. The weekend is highlighted by a Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, Maryland State Championship and Kansas City Barbecue Society nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, and music festival...


Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Between March and June of 2014, the Wicomico Shores neighborhood experienced a rash of what appeared to be related property destruction/vandalism offenses. Suspects damaged the newly built pavilion, bath house, and public docks at the Wicomico Shores Park/ boat dock area. Several vehicles were scratched or “keyed” or their tires punctured. Publicly owned property was spray painted or “tagged” throughout the community and extensive damage was done to the Wicomico Shores golf Course. The interior of a home in...
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Moore Arrested and Moore released Again

Moore Arrested and Moore released Again

On July 24, 2014, Deputy Cole responded to the Shell gas station located in the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for a disturbance. Witnesses reported a female walking aimlessly in the shopping center yelling profanity. She threatened to assault shopping center employees who asked her to leave. Deputy Cole made contact with the female who was identified as Ashley Marie Moore, 29, of Hollywood. Moore appeared to be very intoxicated and continued to yell profanity. Moore...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Beatrice

Wednesday’s Pet is Beatrice

Wednesday’s Pet for 07/30/14 is Beatrice Featured Pet: Beatrice Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Sex: Female Size: Large Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00   Beatrice is a 1-year-old loveable girl.  She came into rescue taking care of 12 puppies.  Beatrice was a wonderful mother and now its time to find her a loving family.  She loves to cuddle and is great with other dogs and kids.  Beatrice knows...
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Three Men Arrested After Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Three Men Arrested After Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On July 24 at 11:30 p.m., Officer M. Fields of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of 45 St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf when he observed an altercation taking place in the parking lot. Officer Fields pulled into the lot and was approached by the victim who pointed to a vehicle that was exiting the area. The victim said the occupants of the car had just robbed him at gunpoint. Officer Fields stopped the vehicle and detained...
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Homeless Man Charged in Strong-Arm Robbery

Homeless Man Charged in Strong-Arm Robbery

On July 26 at 7:50 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4400 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an assault. When officers arrived, they learned two men were behind a business drinking and one of the men stole a box of cigarettes and a Snickers bar from the other man. The victim attempted to stop the suspect but the suspect assaulted him. Officers located the suspect a short distance away....
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Bel Alton Mechanic Charged with DUI and Car Theft After Taking Customers Car

Bel Alton Mechanic Charged with DUI and Car Theft After Taking Customers Car

On July 28 at 12:05 a.m., PFC J. Clagett of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Robinson Place in Waldorf for the report of a reckless driver. When PFC Clagett arrived, he observed the operator of a car driving at a high rate of speed and he initiated a traffic stop. When PFC Clagett approached the car, the driver refused to give his name and the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Through investigation,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/29/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/29/14

During the week of July 21 through July 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,340 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the arrest and...
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CCAA “Adopts” Hand-carved Wooden Carousel Horse for Posterity

CCAA “Adopts” Hand-carved Wooden Carousel Horse for Posterity

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is pleased to announce that it is the proud “parent” of one of the beautifully hand-carved wooden horses of the Southern Maryland Carousel Group! On May 3, 2014, we officially “adopted” Lord Baltimore, a very handsome steed depicting the Maryland State flag with emblems of the Calvert and Crossland families. The “adoption papers” were completed and first announced publicly during our CCAA Annual Membership Meeting and Reception held at the Waldorf West Library....
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Shooting Death in California Thought to be Self-Inflicted

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UPDATE – 7/28/14 @ 11:20 p.m.: On July 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the end of MacArthur Boulevard after citizens in the neighborhood reported hearing a gunshot. On arrival, deputies found a male subject suffering from a gun shot wound. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation and all evidence gathered thus far indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Additional details will...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/28/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/28/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft: On 7/23/14 at 7:22 pm, Trooper First Class Follin responded to the 6500 block of 9th St. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft. The victim reported a wallet with cash, gift cards, credit cards and other personal documents had been stolen. Charges are pending for Thomas L. Jones, Jr. 43 of Prince Frederick. Theft from Vehicle: On 7/15/14 at 6:37 pm, Trooper First Class...
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Driver Flown From Overturned Vehicle On Huntingtown Road

Driver Flown From Overturned Vehicle On Huntingtown Road

On Saturday, July 26th at approximately 3:54 p.m., volunteers from the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad were alerted to a report of an accident with one person trapped in front of 6255 Huntingtown Road in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a single-vehicle overturned with the driver trapped. The driver suffering from severe head trauma was flown to a local trauma center by Maryland State Police Helicopter. No word on the cause of the crash....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/28/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/28/14

During the week of July 14 through July 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,427 calls for service throughout the community.  Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.   Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the...
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Charles County Road Closure Begins July 28th

Charles County Road Closure Begins July 28th

Charles County Government would like to let the public know that MD Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) at the railroad crossing will be closed on Monday July, 28-Friday Aug. 1 to repair the railroad track. No vehicles will be able to cross the tracks during this time. Pedestrian access will still be maintained and business access will remain open. Motorists can use U.S. Route 301 (Crain Highway) and MD Route 5 (Mattawoman-Beantown Road).  
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Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Wow things in Lexington Park sure get built quick and just when you weren’t looking a new high rise building springs up in the most unusual place. I’m sure that our public driving by the new rescue squad building on our new FDR Blvd. couldn’t help but notice that new addition to the landscape to the rear of the Bay District Fire Station 3. Yes it is painted with our colors yellow and white along with our emblem on...
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Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

UPDATE: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who reportedly molested a 4-year-old boy at the Capital Clubhouse on July 20. Investigators pursed several leads and identified the suspect last night. He is a 10-year-old male from Charles County. The case will be reviewed with the State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing. 7/23/2104: On July 20 at 6:36 p.m., officers responded to the Capital Clubhouse at 3033 Waldorf Market Place for...
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Great Mills, Native Serves Aboard USS Nitze

Great Mills, Native Serves Aboard USS Nitze

A 2009 Great Mills High School graduate, 2013 University of Kanas graduate and Great Mills, Md., native is serving aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships. Ensign Garrett Smith is a gunnery officer aboard the Norfolk-based ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, that is longer than 1.5 football...
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Pax Partnership Strategic Thinking Series to Introduce MMOWGLI

Pax Partnership Strategic Thinking Series to Introduce MMOWGLI

The Patuxent Partnership Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Series continues with Dr. Dale Moore and Dr. Karen Cooper introducing Massive Multiplayer On-Line War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) on August 7. The program will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sabre Systems. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants. MMOWGLI is...
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Job Opportunities Remain with Recreation & Parks’ School Age Care and Summer Camp

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The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks continues to accept applications for part time positions for current year School Age Care (SAC) programs and Summer Camp positions. Positions for SAC programs are open & continuous. The deadline for Recreation Specialist positions is August 1. Recreation & Parks is seeking people with varying...
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Emergency Repair and Road Closure in Prince Frederick Begins

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On Thursday morning July 31 at 7 a.m. the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close a section of Main Street (MD 765A) in Prince Frederick (Calvert County) between Calvert Towne Road and MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road) near Industry Lane for emergency pipe replacement. SHA will replace two deteriorated 48-inch metal drain pipes...
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Ready, Set, MOW! United States Lawn Mower Racing Association Motors into Maryland

Ready, Set, MOW! United States Lawn Mower Racing Association Motors into Maryland

It’s time to head to the races, lawnmower races that is, as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) will be plowing into Clements, Maryland for the 10th Annual St. Mary’s County Mow Down. “Professional” lawn mower racers will compete for bragging rights, lawn ornaments and coveted trophies as they go head to...
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Southern Maryland’s “Island Girl”, Deanna Dove, Returns to St. Charles for Free Sunset Concert Series

Southern Maryland’s “Island Girl”, Deanna Dove, Returns to St. Charles for Free Sunset Concert Series

The St. Charles Companies welcomes the return of native Southern Marylander, Deanna Dove, to the St. Charles lakefront stage on August 8th at 7:00 pm. Deanna Dove has established a reputation as a powerful, earthy singer, and brings a lifelong love of the Chesapeake Bay to her work. She’s earned a loyal audience for...
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Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center will be Hosting an End of Summer Bash!

Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center will be Hosting an End of Summer Bash!

The Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center is inviting the community to participate in our End of Summer Bash. The activities will be from 9-11 am on Monday, August 18, 2014. All activities are free and open to the public. Children of all ages will enjoy DJ Ernie from Invincible Entertainment, face painting with Jamie...
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Board to Hold Executive Session

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The Board of Education is holding an executive session 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, at St. Charles High School as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 10-508(a) and Section 10-503(c) of the State Government Article to discuss: personnel matters, specifically the Superintendent’s recommendations on certificated positions and a contract matter. Immediately following,...
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Annual Calvert County Job Fair Offers Local Career Opportunities

Annual Calvert County Job Fair Offers Local Career Opportunities

For Southern Maryland job seekers there is no better one-stop resource than the Calvert County Job Fair to be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Building B, in Prince Frederick. This free event, cosponsored by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce,...
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Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

As summer comes to a close, outdoor enthusiasts from around the area will gather at the St. Mary’s Country Fairgrounds in Leonardtown for the Country Life Outdoors Festival. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the festival will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...
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2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

Splash into fun at the 12th Annual Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square! The weekend kicks off August 1 from 5 – 8 PM with Flip Flop First Friday featuring the music of Miles from Clever and continues Saturday, August 2 from 4 – 9 PM with water, sand and the 25th Hour Band!...
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Open Houses Planned for Charles County Schools

Open Houses Planned for Charles County Schools

Charles County Public Schools has released its open house schedule for the 2014-15 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Elementary Schools • C. Paul Barnhart, back-to-school night, Sept. 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Berry, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Dr. Gustavus...
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Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

On July 22, 2014, students attending the Middle School Leadership Academy Camp came to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for a tour. The students met with Captain Steve Hall, Commander of the Patrol Division and graduate of the FBI National Academy, for an impromptu question and answer session on what it means to...
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Warden Closes out Career With Win

Warden Closes out Career With Win

In the final game of his career, Jim Ed Warden threw a perfect 1-2-3 top of the 9th inning to cap off a 5-1, series-winning victory for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs over the Sugar Land Skeeters. Warden, the Atlantic League’s all-time leader in saves with 134, retired all three batters he faced in...
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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Summer?

As we dive deeper into summer, Charles County Government urges citizens to keep summer safety in mind. Knowing basic safety tips this summer may keep you out of the emergency room, so you can focus on having fun. First, know the difference between the various types of summer storm alerts issued by emergency agencies:...
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Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting Agendas for July 29 & 30, 2014

Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting Agendas for July 29 & 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting 1. Recognition and Approval Items (Commissioners’ Meeting Room) 1.01 Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance 1.02 Recognition: Department of Human Resource Employee Committee Representatives 1.03 Approval Items 1.04 Approval of Minutes July 8, 2014 1.05 Planning...
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R&B Star, Marguerite, Takes the St. Charles Stage at Free Sunset Concert Series

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