July 26, 2017

Elks Lodge 2092 Shows Its Gratitude

Elks Lodge 2092 Shows Its Gratitude

A donation from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 will help the sheriff’s office purchase additional canines for narcotics detection to combat the opioid epidemic in St. Mary’s County.

Hunt to Lead County Land Use Dept.

Hunt to Lead County Land Use Dept.

After serving as interim director of Land Use and Growth Management for St. Mary’s County Government, Bill Hunt has been appointed to the position by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. The appointment will take effect June 30, 2017.

K-9 Handler Earns Certification

K-9 Handler Earns Certification

DFC Lacey Johnson and K-9 Brix of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office recently were certified after completing the Basic Canine Handler Course.

National Night Out Set for Aug. 1

National Night Out

Neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County will be teaming up with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 1, 2017, for the annual National Night Out. Deputies will spend time in neighborhoods, which will plan block parties and more to bring out residents for a visit from 6 to 8 pm.

Youth Mappers Are Hitting the Streets

Youth Mappers

The Community Youth Mapping project has launched, and organizers want local businesses, organizations, and community leaders to know that 32 young people — Youth Mappers — will be hitting the streets to distribute fliers.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Rollicking Musical at Three Notch

“Once Upon a Mattress,” a rollicking romp by The Newtowne Players, plays through July at the Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park, Maryland.

Portion of Amber Drive to Close Temporarily

Amber Drive

For about four weeks, starting July 10, 2017, the westbound lane of Amber Drive between Athlone Drive and Kinnegad Drive will be closed to traffic. The section of road is in the Hickory Hills community in St. Mary’s County.

Deputies Recognized for School Safety Efforts

safety teams

St. Mary’s County Public Schools recognized the roles of law enforcement personnel in public schools at a ceremony in June, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were included in the honors.

Players Bring Broadway to Lexington Park

Players Bring Broadway to Lexington Park

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “Once Upon a Mattress” all four weekends in July at Three Notch Theatre at 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. The play is being directed by Stacy Oosterink.

Sirens on July 3. This Is Only a Test


A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Dorchester counties will be conducted at noon Monday, July 3, 2017.