Calvert County:

Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament Raises Record Funds to Support Prostate and Breast Cancer: The 11th Annual Pink and Blue Memorial Tournament was held on October 11 at The Cannon Club in Lothian, MD. This year’s tournament celebrated the life of Anthony Williams and raised $45,000 for the CalvertHealth Foundation to invest in the latest breast cancer and prostate cancer treatment and equipment.

Members of the Pink and Blue Committee joined CalvertHealth staff to present a check from their annual golf tournament. Pictured from left to right are: CalvertHealth Vice President Kasia Sweeney; Dr. John (Jack) Cooper; Pink and Blue Committee Member Mickie Frazer; CalvertHealth Foundation Staff Amber Carroll; Pink and Blue Co-Chairs Ron Thomas and Dr. Duncan Frazer; Pink and Blue Committee Members Sue Dippel, Beverly Ingraham and Margaret Owens; CalvertHealth Vice President Theresa Johnson; and CalvertHealth President and CEO Dean Teague

Lusby man arrested on Child pornography charges: Troopers arrested and charged a Calvert County man early this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

Hynson gets 10 years in Owings Vehicular Manslaughter case:  Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Christopher Morgan Hynson, 34, of Saint Leonard, was sentenced on January 24, 2022, for the crime of vehicular manslaughter.  Hynson received a sentence of 10 years incarceration to be followed by 5 years of supervised probation.

Calvert Deputy honored for D.A.R.E. work: On Jan. 24, 2022, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) Board of Directors honored DFC Andy Clas, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for his service as a D.A.R.E Officer providing instruction to the students at The Calverton School during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Charles County:

Charles Co. Redistricting Board Finalizes New Commissioner District Map: The Charles County Redistricting Board approved the new Commissioner district boundary lines for Charles County that will go into effect with the Charles County Board of Elections on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The adopted district map has District 1 gaining Precinct 9-1, which is the area north of Hughesville and east of Gallant Green. This Precinct was previously in District 3.

Waldorf man pleads guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography: The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Brigadier General Terry Bullard, Commander Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Thomas Stone student charged after pulling a knife during an altercation: A preliminary investigation showed two students were in a hallway engaged in a verbal altercation when one of them produced a knife, which he had in his pocket. The other student ran toward a door but the suspect continued toward him and struck him with his fist. There were no serious injuries.

Four seniors represent Charles Co. in Maryland Student Page program: Four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seniors are representing the school system this year in the Maryland General Assembly’s Student Page Program. They are Toluwanimi Dapo-Adeyemo, Samuel Chernoff, Tyne Kidd, and Andrea Kornegay.  

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St. Mary’s County:

Cooper Carry-Designed SMART Building Fosters Exploration in Unmanned Machinery in St. Mary’s: Cooper Carry-Designed SMART Building Fosters Exploration in Unmanned Machinery in St. Mary’s:  Designed by Cooper Carry to inspire collaboration between government and industry partners, as well as university faculty and students, the newly opened Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology (SMART) Building at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) is helping pioneer technology in the Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) space.

Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology (SMART) Building

St. Mary’s small business sets world record UAV flight time: The veteran-owned business, based in Hollywood, Md., has been hard at work modifying and upgrading aircraft for nearly 30 years. Now, its focus is shifting to producing a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) product line in hopes of landing additional government contracts with the Department of Defense.

Lexington Park man dies in Thursday Morning Leonardtown Crash: On Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at approximately 8 am, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. Andrew’s Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown.

Pax Search and Rescue Provide Medical Evacuation for Merchant Mariner in Chesapeake Bay: A crew from Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Search and Rescue (SAR) squadron was called into action Jan. 20 for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured mariner in the Chesapeake Bay.

PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Jan. 25, 2022) – From left, Lt. Conor ‘Dom’ Jones, Lt. Wendy ‘LOSA’ Zehner, HM2 Parker Ward, and AWS2 Joseph Davidson stand in front of an NAS Patuxent River Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter. The members of the Pax River “SAR Dogs” Search and Rescue squadron performed a MEDEVAC of an injured mariner in the Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon) Credit: Patrick Gordon / U.S. Navy

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State of Maryland:

Governor Hogan Provides COVID-19 Update: Maryland Has Lowest Case Rate in the U.S.: At the Wednesday, January 26, 2022 meeting of the Board of Public Works, Governor Larry Hogan provided an update on the state’s progress during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and continued to urge Marylanders to get boosted for maximum protection against the Omicron variant.

Board of Public Works 1/26/2022 Credit: Joe Andrucyk / Executive Office of the Governor.

Maryland Gained 4,700 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Decreased to 5.0% in December: State Has Gained 99,700 Jobs in 2021, Lowest Unemployment Rate Since Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Hogan Enacts Executive Order to Further Expand Health Care Staffing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Pharmacies: COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Maryland Declining at Fastest Rate in U.S. as Health Metrics Continue to Improve

Maryland Department of Health creates GoVAX ‘Real Kids’ campaign: Children describe in their own words why it’s important to be vaccinated

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...

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