August 4, 2020

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  • Marines Halt All AAV Training in Wake of Fatal Accident

    The Marine Corps will suspend all waterborne amphibious assault vehicle training until the cause of Thursday’s AAV accident is known. On July 30, 15 Marines and one sailor were participating in a training exercise off the coast of Southern California when the vehicle they were riding in, began to take on water and sank. One confirmed dead, eight others missing.

  • power outages

    SMECO Urges Residents to Prepare for Power Outages

    With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is urging area residents to take steps to prepare for possible storm-related power outages.

  • Storm

    Storm Will Affect Some County Govt. Operations

    Sandbags will be available from 3-8 p.m. Monday, August 3, at all six convenience centers (Charlotte Hall, Clements, Oakville, Ridge, St. Andrews, and Valley Lee) in St. Mary’s County. Limit of 10 per vehicle. County government also has announced changes to its operations on Tuesday, August 4.

  • Isaias

    Navy & County: Be Prepared for Isaias

    The US Navy and St. Mary’s County want citizens to be prepared for the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias.

  • Census Response Rate

    St. Mary’s Celebrates Census Response Rate

    As of July 27, the 2020 US Census self-response rate for St. Mary’s County was 66.2%. The nationwide self-response rate was 62.6%, while the state of Maryland’s rate was 66.6%, according to figures at 2020census.gov.

Leader Exclusives

Gallery-V Opens First Exhibit: ‘Quarantine Dreams’

Aug 1, 2020

St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. opened its virtual Gallery-V with “Quarantine Dreams,” an exhibit that drew submissions from around the globe. The exhibit can be viewed here. St. Mary’s County Arts Council is a sponsor of the exhibit.

Naval Aviation in Wartime Pax River

Jul 27, 2020

A lot more than naval aviation was going on around Southern Maryland during World War II. Bob Tourville of the Pax River Naval Air Museum has photos and footage to prove it — flying boats, drones from the 1940s, and blimps retrieving torpedoes in the Potomac River.

Terrell

Terrell Wins Scholarship Toward Tuskegee U

Jul 26, 2020

Nazir S. Terrell wins a $1,000 scholarship from the Southern Mary land chapter of AFCEA. Mr. Terrell plans to attend Tuskegee University.