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June 16, 2013
The following area students were named to the president's list, dean's list with honors or dean's list at Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School:   President's list (4.0 grade-point average) Patricia Auxt, Elissa Elliott, Phillip Macdonald Dean's list with honors (3.80 to 3.99 GPA) Jeremiah Gayman, Joshua Toole Dean's list (3.50 to 3.79 GPA) Skyler Farrow, Allen Robineson The school is at 15 High St. in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-797-0988  or go to
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 16, 2013
A Hagerstown man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a homeless man who was found Saturday with severe blunt-force trauma to his head, according to Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. John Lehman and a news release from the police department. Police know the identity of the homeless man, a 47-year-old man whose last known address was in Hagerstown, but were not releasing it Sunday because they had not been able to find his next of kin, Lehman said. David Allen Miller, 38, of 115 Elm St. in Hagerstown was charged with first-degree murder; first-degree assault - a felony; and second-degree assault - a misdemeanor, according to Lehman and the news release.
June 13, 2013
Seven utility-terrain vehicles valued at more than $72,000 were taken from Antietam Tractor and Equipment on Leitersburg Pike, Maryland State Police said. The first incident occurred on April 21, when three Kubota UTVs were taken at night from the store at 20927 Leitersburg Pike near Hagerstown, police said in a news release. The vehicles were valued at more than $27,000. Four other Kubotas were taken on May 7, police said. But those vehicles, which were valued at more than $45,000, were found in a nearby wooded area.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 11, 2013
Antietam Academy Principal Ike Williams said Tuesday that he is retiring from Washington County Public Schools to become assistant principal at the new Spring Mills High School in nearby Berkeley County, W.Va. Williams, 60, who lives in Berkeley County, has worked in Maryland education for 36 years. “I thought it was a neat opportunity to go back to my roots,” to a comprehensive high school, Williams said. Being involved with a new high school and helping to set the tone appealed to him, Williams said.
June 10, 2013
Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, at 15 High St. in Hagerstown, announced its Class of 2013 graduates. Graduation was held May 18 in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, High Street and Washington Avenue. The guest speaker was the Rev. H. Wallace Webster, senior  pastor at Mount Airy (Md.) Bible Church. Graduates were: • Patricia Anne Auxt, Bachelor of Science in church education • Elissa Ruth Elliott, Bachelor of Science in biblical studies • Jeremiah Daniel Gayman, Bachelor of Science  in missions • Joshua Nahum Toole, Bachelor of Science in  pastoral studies Graduates from the seminary and graduate school were: • Barbara Denise Calhoun, Master of Arts in Christian education • Bernard Albert Domowski, Master of Arts in biblical studies • D. Neil Suders, Doctor of Ministry in practical theology
June 9, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL Conococheague Little League Broad Run 5, Redmen 4 Broad Run: Kyree Smith HR; Jaustin Itnyre 10 Ks. Redmen: Ryan Greene 2 hits; Ryan Sharer 11 Ks. Hagerstown Colt League Western Enterprise 4, Antietam 2 Western: Tyler Reese 3 hits; David Moser, David Fisler 2 hits each. Antietam: Jeff Bennett 3 hits; Brandon Turnbaugh 2 hits. Western Enterprise 11, Antietam 8 Western: David Fisler 3 hits; Damien Nave 2 hits.
June 3, 2013
A fundraising effort to support a feature-length documentary about the annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination failed to meet its goal by a May 24 deadline, filmmaker Michael Wicklein said. Wicklein, a former Hagerstown resident, started a campaign to raise $23,110 for the project through the website Kickstarter. The campaign received $11,175 in pledges from 58 backers, according to the project's Kickstarter webpage at . When a Kickstarter project doesn't reach its goal by deadline, the project doesn't receive the pledged amounts.
May 28, 2013
The Antietam Detachment of the Marine Corps League installed new leadership for 2013. The officers were elected from the regular membership. Detachment Commandant Jim Mills was elected for a second year. Mills expressed his appreciation to the members for their continued confidence in him and promised to make 2013 another excellent year for the detachment. “The members of this detachment have really stepped up to the challenge I placed before them when they elected me in 2012,” Mills said.
By DAN DEARTH | | May 9, 2013
The president of South Korea thanked a group of local Korean War veterans for helping set the cornerstone of a 60-year partnership between her country and the United States during a dinner Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Les Bishop, commander of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, said 27 members of the organization were among about 500 people who were invited to attend the event with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at...
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