January 24, 2017

McKay Leaving Law Enforcement Alliance

McKay, Pamela of sheriff's office

Pamela McKay, civilian administrator at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, is stepping down as president of the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance.

20 Graduate From Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Graduates

Twenty St. Mary’s County citizens recently graduated from the annual St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy. The popular program just wrapped up its third year.

Correctional Officer Earns Gov.’s Award

Correctional Officer Honored

Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire became the second officer at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to be selected for a prestigious Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

NBA Legend Herren to Speak to Students

NBA Chris Herren

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is Jan. 22-28, 2017, and this year, St. Mary’s County will be getting a special presentation. Former Boston Celtic and NBA player Chris Herren has been scheduled as the featured speaker for local events.

Little Boy Makes Big Impact on Deputies

Big impact

A little boy in St. Mary’s County is trying to make a big impact. Brady, 5, told his mother he did not like hearing his friends say police officers are bad people, so he asked her to help him with a special Christmas project: he wanted to collect photos of himself with 80 law enforcement officers.

Learn About Benefits of LSM Program

LSM horizontal logo

Leadership Southern Maryland will hold informal breakfast meetings in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties so potential candidates can learn more about the benefits of the LSM program.

Commission for Women Seeks Best and Brightest

Commission for Women

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is looking for the county’s best and brightest women. The commission is seeking nominations for the Woman of the Year, an award that recognizes a woman for her charitable and civic service to the community.

K9 Cooper Retires From Sheriff’s Office

K9 Cooper

A respected member of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has handed in his badge for a life of relaxation, rest, and rabbit-chasing. K9 Cooper, a bloodhound who has become well-known in St. Mary’s County, retired in November.

Lexington Park Seeks Artist for First Public Mural


Lexington Park is seeking an artist for its first public mural. The St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. is soliciting design proposals for a mural in black and white plus one accent color to appear on all or part of a 15-foot-high and 50-foot-wide cinderblock wall visible from a busy Lexington Park intersection.

Thompson Honored by Commission for Women

Commission for Women

Barbara Thompson has been chosen by the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women as the recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.