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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office On-View Arrests, Warrants Served And Juvenile Referrals

Drug Arrest: On June 10, 2022, Cpl. Holdsworth responded to the 21000 block of Great Mill Road in Great Mills, and located Kenneth Charles Whitaker, age 61 of Bryans Road. Whitaker had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for First-Degree Assault. Located on Whitaker at the time of arrest was a metal container containing suspected cocaine. Whitaker was arrested and served the outstanding warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Assists In Child Support Sweep

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit in conjunction with the Lexington Park COPs Unit conducted a warrant sweep in the Lexington Park area for those wanted for child support. Two child support warrants were...
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Police Investigating Strong-Armed Robbery At Dollar General In Lexington Park

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the man pictured in a strong-armed robbery investigation. On Monday, July 4, 2022, at approximately 9:15 pm, the white male suspect approached the cashier at the Dollar General store on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, pushed the cashier and took an amount of cash from the register.
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Country on Cockrell’s Creek

Country on Cockrell’s Creek, a fundraiser for the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, attracted hundreds of spectators of all ages—aboard watercraft of all sizes—Sunday, July 3. The Honky Tonk Heroes performed from the Morris-Fisher Factory Tall Stack/Omega Protein property at 610 Menhaden Lane, Reedville, to fans on the water. Musicians from left are Faron Hamblin, lead vocals and guitar; Dean Berry, lead guitar and vocals; disc jockey Chad Rock; Gary Hamblin, steel guitar and vocals; Audie Stanley, bass and vocals; and Lee Sykes, drums. Jack Tuck controlled the sound. Photos by Amanda Dunbar Rogers.

St. Mary's County Man Accused Of Violating Protection Order Three Times In Three Weeks

Three was the magic number for a repeat offender in Maryland who violated a court-issued order of protection three times in three weeks, authorities said. Lexington Park's Jonathan Jacob Resnick, 48, was back in police custody on Friday, July 1 after allegedly violating the protective order issued on behalf of his victim, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office announced.

Lexington Park Man Accused Of Physically Assaulting Victim With Child In His Arms: Sheriff

A 28-year-old Maryland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly hospitalizing his victim during an assault while holding a child in his arms, authorities announced. Lexington Park resident Tracy Evan Hemsley was apprehended by police in St. Mary's County following a reported trespassing incident that led to an alleged violent assault, the sheriff's office said.

Steve Bassett and Clayton Neal to headline July “Groovin’ in the Park”

It’s July at the Deltaville Maritime Museum (DMM) and Holly Point Nature Park Park and here comes our musical friend Steve Bassett to play for us at a very, very special “Groovin’ in the Park.” Relax in the “Sweet Virginia Breeze” as Steve says, “Take Me Away” to “Virginia in the Springtime.” We’ll have all your favorites and new stuff too! The anniversary reception, featuring Groovin’s first performer in 2009, Clayton Neal, starts the celebration at 4 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.
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SAR to celebrate anniversary of the Battle of Cricket Hill

The Virginia Society of Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) will commemorate the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Cricket Hill at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Morningside Marina, 249 Mill Point Road, Hudgins. This battle took place when Patriot forces bombarded the British ships at anchor on Gwynn’s...

Fireworks, Freedom and Unicorns

Thousands thrill to Urbanna’s Independence Day boat parade and fireworks. Kinley Nichols wanted to see a unicorn — a mythical white horse with a single spiral horn. But the word “unicorn” has come to mean something “unusual, rare, and highly valued.”. On Friday, July 1,...
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Farming on a micro scale brings big benefits

Technology has been a game changer in so many aspects of life, often making things faster or easier. Richmond-based Babylon Micro-Farms is now harnessing technology to simplify and better control the growing process for food. For Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock (CSL) dining services director Andre Smith, it means being able to grow greens and herbs with minimal extra effort and cooking with the freshest possible ingredients.

Library Features Fusion Art Show by Yanhui Kuang

A brand new exhibit by local artist Yanhui Kuang is now on display at the Lexington Park Library, be sure to catch it during this limited-time run!. Yanhui enjoys creating both traditional Chinese watercolor paintings and also more modernistic pieces of art. She has developed an eclectic style all her own, often with influences of the ancient arts melded with more contemporary themes.
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George Earl Hill

George Earl Hill, 87 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on June 19, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 23, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late William R. Hill and Jenny Hoffmeister Hill. On December 26, 1966, George married the love of his life, Genieva Hannah...
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Brenda Marie Gatton

Brenda Marie Gatton, 50, of Great Mills, MD died on June 22, 2022 at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on July 23, 1971 to the late Walter B. Lamb and Nancy C. Lam Lamb of Leonardtown, MD. Brenda is a 1991 graduate of...
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Maude E. “Betty” H. Patterson

WEEMS—Maude Elizabeth “Betty” Hatton Patterson, 92, of Weems, Virginia passed away July 1. She taught at a nursery school for 30 years. She is survived by her daughter, Frances P. Lee (Foster) of Weems; grandchildren, Melanie L. Stephens (Greg) of Mechanicsville and Kevin Lee (Jamie) of Moseley; great-grandchildren, Rachel Stephens, Nathan, Colby and Dustin Lee; sister, Mary Ann Dameron of Mila; brother, Franklin Hatton of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.