December 15, 2018

The Great Flood of 1933 Part 2

Flood

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

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The Great Flood of 1933 Part 1

Great Flood of 1933

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

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13 Burglaries & 2 Robberies Bring More Cops to Lex Park

13 burglaries

With 13 burglaries and two robberies, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is adding more uniformed officers and plain-clothed surveillance personnel in Lexington Park. The department is also looking for help from the community to locate what they believe are as many as half a dozen perpetrators.

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SlackWater: Changes at Cedar Point

SlackWater

The changes at Cedar Point at the onset of World War II transformed St. Mary’s County from an isolated farming community to a newly shaped culture. In 1940, the population of St. Mary’s rested at 14,626, a figure that had remained relatively constant since the first census in 1790. But by 1950, that figure jumped to 29,111.

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Fox 5 Zips Into Lexington Park June 15 – You’re Invited!

Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip will be at Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD, June 15, 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend, get on TV, meet some of the heroes and neighbors of Lexington Park — including County Commissioner Todd Morgan and NAS Patuxent River CO Jason Hammond.

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SlackWater: Navy Brings ‘Boomtown Years’

SlackWater

By all accounts, the 1940s were the boomtown years in St. Mary’s, when workers by the thousands from all over poured into the county to build the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

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SlackWater: Cedar Point Erased to Make Way for Base

Cedar Point

In the late 1930s and early ’40s, rumors had circulated that the military was interested in the Cedar Point peninsula in St. Mary’s County. But days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, government officials and surveyors began the process of condemning the land. The patchwork of farms and settlements would soon be smoothed over to make way for the Navy.

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SlackWater: World War II Transforms So. Md.

SlackWater

SlackWater tells the story of how Southern Maryland, in particular St. Mary’s County, was transformed after the advent of World War II — from an isolated agricultural community to a newly shaped culture, one that reflected the social and economic changes of a larger nation.

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Lex Park to Lose USDA Home Loan Eligibility

usda home loan

USDA is shrinking the eligibility area around Lexington Park, MD, for rural home loan as of June 4. Loans committed before that date can be applied to current eligibility areas, which include many top Lexington Park neighborhoods.

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2018 Spring Home Buying Starts Early

spring home

With interest rates still at historic lows and the supply of homes for sale at record lows as well, buyers are leaping early into the spring home sales season, including making sure their financing is ready to go when they find the home they want.

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