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February 16, 2012
Maryland State Sen. C. Anthony Muse, a Democrat from Prince George's County who is running for the U.S. Senate, will hold a Meet & Greet Saturday in Hagerstown. Muse is scheduled to be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Entrance E, at 901 Dual Highway, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Muse, who is in his second term in the state Senate, previously served two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates.
OPINION
October 15, 2012
“I'd like to respond to an article in Sunday's paper, Oct. 7, titled 'Halfway church responds to Chick-fil-A.' This is now still a free country, and free speech. Christians do not hate gays; it's their lifestyle. Also, not everyone that was at Chick-fil-A, and I know many, that were not professing Christians. They just were not ready for this lifestyle and the same-sex marriage. So Chick-fil-A had the right to stand to voice their opinion once again, when they say no to same-sex marriage.” - Hagerstown “I do not practice medicine in the state of Maryland.
OPINION
November 3, 2012
Where's the 'liberal media' when you need them? To the editor: There is a major story that the so-called liberal news media are not covering. CNN had a two-minute story on it last week. It's about a factory in Freeport, Ill., that made sensors for cars. Bain Capital bought the factory in 2006. In January of last year the employees were told that they were moving to China at the end of this year. The company's profits for the first two quarters of this year were $972 million.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
The Washington County Sheriff's Department is requesting the public's assistance in finding a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for more than two months. Katelyn Neil was reported missing Feb. 29 after she ran away from the Leitersburg Pike movie theater, and her current whereabouts are unknown, deputies said in a news release. She might be in Hagerstown or the surrounding areas or might have gone to the Prince George's County or Baltimore area, deputies said. She is white, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has shoulder-length brown hair, deputies said.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- A Green Party candidate running for U.S. Senate in Maryland has died after being hit by an SUV while riding her bike. Maryland State Police say 30-year-old Natasha Pettigrew died early Tuesday. She was hit by an SUV in Prince George's County early Sunday. Police say the woman driving the Cadillac Escalade that hit Pettigrew kept driving nearly four miles to her home, even though the bicycle was still lodged underneath the vehicle. Police say the woman thought she hit a deer or a dog and didn't want to stop in the early morning hours.
NEWS
May 12, 2003
Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that a trio of journalists who overheard a police officer say he would have shot two robbery suspects must testify at the officer's disciplinary hearing. It's bad ruling that will make it harder for reporters to get at the truth. The decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturns a ruling by a Circuit Court judge in Prince George's County - a ruling which nullified subpoenas sent to reporters from The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers and the Prince George's Journal.
NEWS
December 9, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold its third local Maryland Senior Idol Contest in February. The winner and runner-up will represent Washington County at the statewide contest at the Bowie Center for The Performing Arts in Bowie, Md., in Prince George's County on April 4. Those 60 and older are encouraged to enter the contest. For more information, call 301-790-0275.
NEWS
May 17, 2009
Randy Whetzel, who grew up in the Cearfoss area and graduated from Clear Spring High School, has been named Teacher of the Month at Seat Pleasant Elementary School in Prince George's County, Md. Whetzel has been teaching for seven years. He teaches third and fourth grade reading language arts at Seat Pleasant Elementary. He received his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Towson University and is working on his master's degree in special education at Bowie State University.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. - Bethany Lohman of 4-Star Gymnastics placed first overall in her 11-12 age group in the Maryland Judges Invitational Tournament Nov. 8 at the Sportsplex in Prince George's County. Bethany scored a total of 35.025 points to win the overall competition. She also placed first in vault and was second in bars. She lives in Keedysville. She is the daughter of Rich and Debbie Lohman. She is a fifth-grader at Sharpsburg Elementary School. In the 7-10 age division, 4-Star's Paige Terch placed second overall and Faith Wilson placed fourth overall.
OBITUARIES
January 15, 2013
Laurence James "Larry" Higdon, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown. Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Washington, D.C., to the late Laurence Samuel and Cora Viola Crowl Higdon. He was a graduate of Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County. He was a stationary engineer with the State of Maryland and was employed at the Potomac Center Hagerstown, upon his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple Hagerstown.
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OBITUARIES
January 15, 2013
Laurence James "Larry" Higdon, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown. Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Washington, D.C., to the late Laurence Samuel and Cora Viola Crowl Higdon. He was a graduate of Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County. He was a stationary engineer with the State of Maryland and was employed at the Potomac Center Hagerstown, upon his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple Hagerstown.
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OPINION
November 3, 2012
Where's the 'liberal media' when you need them? To the editor: There is a major story that the so-called liberal news media are not covering. CNN had a two-minute story on it last week. It's about a factory in Freeport, Ill., that made sensors for cars. Bain Capital bought the factory in 2006. In January of last year the employees were told that they were moving to China at the end of this year. The company's profits for the first two quarters of this year were $972 million.
OPINION
October 15, 2012
“I'd like to respond to an article in Sunday's paper, Oct. 7, titled 'Halfway church responds to Chick-fil-A.' This is now still a free country, and free speech. Christians do not hate gays; it's their lifestyle. Also, not everyone that was at Chick-fil-A, and I know many, that were not professing Christians. They just were not ready for this lifestyle and the same-sex marriage. So Chick-fil-A had the right to stand to voice their opinion once again, when they say no to same-sex marriage.” - Hagerstown “I do not practice medicine in the state of Maryland.
OBITUARIES
October 10, 2012
Penny Ann Lippold, 51, of 1217 Pinecrest Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Born Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1961, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Benny O. Baker of Miami, Fla., and the late Marion Lucas Taggart. She was a 1980 graduate of Central High School in Prince George's County. She was a teacher for many years. She also participated in the Red Hat Society at Western Maryland Hospital Center. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband of nine years, Stephen L. Lippold; stepdaughter, Holly Ballengee of Laurel, Md.; sister, Tammy L. Lugo of Hagerstown; brother, Ricky A. Baker of Hagerstown; three nephews; and one niece.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
Maryland State Sen. C. Anthony Muse, a Democrat from Prince George's County who is running for the U.S. Senate, will hold a Meet & Greet Saturday in Hagerstown. Muse is scheduled to be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Entrance E, at 901 Dual Highway, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Muse, who is in his second term in the state Senate, previously served two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates.
NEWS
December 9, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold its third local Maryland Senior Idol Contest in February. The winner and runner-up will represent Washington County at the statewide contest at the Bowie Center for The Performing Arts in Bowie, Md., in Prince George's County on April 4. Those 60 and older are encouraged to enter the contest. For more information, call 301-790-0275.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- A Green Party candidate running for U.S. Senate in Maryland has died after being hit by an SUV while riding her bike. Maryland State Police say 30-year-old Natasha Pettigrew died early Tuesday. She was hit by an SUV in Prince George's County early Sunday. Police say the woman driving the Cadillac Escalade that hit Pettigrew kept driving nearly four miles to her home, even though the bicycle was still lodged underneath the vehicle. Police say the woman thought she hit a deer or a dog and didn't want to stop in the early morning hours.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) -- Prince George's County police have charged two men in the slaying of an off-duty Maryland state trooper. Authorities said Monday Cyril Williams and Anthony A. Milton are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 24-year-old Trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was shot early Friday while working as a security guard at an Applebee's restaurant. Brown, who wore a jacket that identified him as an officer, was talking on a phone in the parking lot at the time, state police said.
NEWS
December 22, 2009
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Jamie Beckley of Washington County was the winner of the Collegiate Discussion Meet at the 94th Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City recently. Her national competition will take place at the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Tulsa, Okla., in February. The winners of the 2009 Young Farmer Achievement Award were Brooks and Katie Long of Washington County. Jason Watt of Carroll County captured the Excellence in Agriculture honor.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. - Bethany Lohman of 4-Star Gymnastics placed first overall in her 11-12 age group in the Maryland Judges Invitational Tournament Nov. 8 at the Sportsplex in Prince George's County. Bethany scored a total of 35.025 points to win the overall competition. She also placed first in vault and was second in bars. She lives in Keedysville. She is the daughter of Rich and Debbie Lohman. She is a fifth-grader at Sharpsburg Elementary School. In the 7-10 age division, 4-Star's Paige Terch placed second overall and Faith Wilson placed fourth overall.
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