February 24, 2018

County Needs Election Judges

election judges

The gubernatorial election is coming up this year, and election judges are being sought for the June 26, 2018, primary and Nov. 6, 2018, general election.

Munitions Disposal Comments Close March 16

Munitions Disposal

March 16 is the last day for public comment on the non-time-critical removal action at the historic munitions disposal area called Environmental Restoration Program Site UXO -001 at NAS Patuxent River.

Conference Will Feature Indigenous Speakers

Conference Will Feature Indigenous Speakers

The Shifting the Paradigm Back to Humanity one-day conference Feb. 24 will feature progressive, indigenous speakers from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area who will address current issues that affect Native American, Latino, and African-American citizens.

Sheriff Offers Safety, Security Training

Safety, Security Training

Places of worship and faith-based service providers are becoming more and more concerned with safety and security. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is offering a training session in Lexington Park for these communities.

Rogers Drive in Lex Park to Be Extended

Route 5 Intersection

Rogers Drive will be extended from Missouri Avenue in Colony Square to Willows Road. The St. Mary’s County Commissioners recently signed a contract with the St. Mary’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) to design and construct the extension.

Lex Park ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Fest Set April 8

artspark cherry blossom festival

The Lex Park Arts Park will welcome visitors to its second annual Cherry Blossom Festival beginning at noon Sunday, April 8, 2018. If the weather is just right, a couple hundred cherry trees could be in full bloom.

Event to Honor Former Sheriff Somerville

Event to Honor Former Sheriff Somerville

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will honor former sheriff Joseph L. Somerville, the first African-American sheriff in the state of Maryland, at an event Feb. 22, 2018.

Sheriff Warns of IRS Phone Scam

Phone scam

Scammers are targeting St. Mary’s County residents with telephone calls during which they claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Fleming Is New Chamber President

Fleming Is New Chamber President

Dr. Richard B. Fleming, former dean of the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus, has been named as the president and CEO of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce.

Train to Be a Lifeguard at GM Pool


Training to become a lifeguard will be offered at the Great Mills Pool by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks from Monday, March 26, to Friday, March 30.