Calvert County:

Calvert County Releases Midterm Report Focused on Covid-19 Relief and County Finances

Prince Frederick, MD- Calvert County’s midterm progress report highlights the government’s successful Covid-19 health and safety response and its economic stability during a period ravaged by the pandemic.

Woman Shot Accidentally During Burglary in St. Leonard

St. Leonard, MD- On July 22nd, 2021 around 3:30 am, Patrol Deputies responded to 7764 Patuxent Dr. St. Leonard, MD for a report of residential burglary and shooting.

CalvertHealth Board Welcomes New Community Members

PRINCE FREDERICK, MD — The CalvertHealth System Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of retired attorney Malcolm Funn of Solomons and Chesapeake Beach resident Gail Donovan Harkins, who has more than 24 years of experience in healthcare public relations and marketing. Composed of volunteers from the community and the medical staff, the board is responsible for ensuring the health system meets the needs of the community.

Calvert County Government to Hold Surplus Yard Sale

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – July 19, 2021 – The Calvert County Government Procurement Office will host a surplus yard sale Friday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include desks, file cabinets, chairs, and more.

Charles County:

Virginia Man Sentenced to Two Life Sentences for Rape and Solicitation to Kill Victim and Witness in Charles Co.

LA PLATA, MD—Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, July 23, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Daniel Jonathan Felts, 38, to two life sentences in prison for Second Degree Rape, Possession of Child Pornography, and two counts of Solicitation to Commit Murder.

CSM Joins Other Colleges/Universities Across The Country For The COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has joined colleges and universities across the country to participate in the White House and U.S. Department of Education’s efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The goal is to have as many CSM students vaccinated by Sept. 1 as possible.

Charles, St. Mary’s Awarded Broadband Funding for Infrastructure

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved or underserved communities in Maryland.

Charles County Planning Commission Supports Education Growth in Waldorf

After a Charles County Planning Commission public hearing, the county is one step closer to passing a law that will allow the expansion of private primary and secondary school education in Waldorf, which will give families more options on where to send their children to school. 

St. Mary’s County:

MedStar St. Mary’s awards scholarships

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 22, 2021– For 20 years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has supported students in the Southern Maryland region by providing scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees in health care. Since 2001, 169 students have received support through this program.

SMCSO Mourns Loss of retired Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Ann Smolarsky

Peggy began her career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1999 as a deputy and retired in November of 2016 after more than 17 years of service, to move with her husband of 38 years to South Carolina, as was always their dream. Prior to joining the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, she served as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer for four years.

Celebrate Local Lighthouses Throughout St. Mary’s County During National Lighthouse Weekend

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Join the St. Mary’s County Museum Division in celebrating some of St. Mary’s County’s most significant lighthouses during National Lighthouse Weekend, Saturday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at Piney Point Lighthouse in Piney Point and Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement’s Island, near Colton’s Point.

Charlotte Hall Man Gets Suspended Sentence in Sex Abuse of a Minor Case

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The St. Mary’s County States Attorney’s Office announced that on July 16, 2021, Robert Joseph Beeson(31) of Charlotte Hall, MD plead guilty to Sex Abuse of a Minor.

State of Maryland:

Comptroller Franchot: More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 19, 2021) –Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his agency has processed more than three million state tax returns for the 2020 tax year, with more than 2.7 million, or 90 percent of returns filed electronically. So far, more than $2.3 billion in refunds has been returned to 2.3 million Maryland taxpayers. The average refund check is about $1,000.

GoPro surveys show benefits of Chesapeake oyster restoration

A new study supplies more evidence that oyster restoration efforts are having the desired impact in Maryland’s tidal rivers, forming better reefs than those set aside as sanctuaries or regularly maintained for commercial harvests.

Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $1 Million in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grants

GLEN BURNIE, MD (July 19, 2021) – The Hogan Administration today announced distribution of nearly $1 million in state highway safety grants to 30 organizations and law enforcement agencies for initiatives focusing on pedestrian and bicycle safety. The funds will be dispersed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office as part of the state’s focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and ultimately eliminate roadway fatalities.

Maryland’s 32 American Job Centers Located Across the State Are Available to Serve Job Seekers and Businesses

BALTIMORE (July 19, 2021) – Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson today announced that the state’s 32 American Job Centers (AJCs), which served thousands of job seekers and businesses virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now reopening physical locations to provide in-person services.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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