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January 12, 1998
Mades will seek fourth term By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Pointing to his good health and continued enjoyment of the job, Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades Said Monday he will seek a fourth term as the county's top elected law enforcement officer. "I want to stay and see the results of the programs we've started," Mades said. "We've come a long way. " Mades, 57, said he first ran in 1986 on a platform of strong law enforcement and he hopes to carry that theme over into the year 2000.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 6, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY pepperb@herald-mail.com Private attorney Gordon Arthur Lynn has filed to run for Washington County State's Attorney in the 2006 election, said County Election Board deputy director Kaye Robucci. Tuesday was the first day to file for county offices - including the state's attorney and sheriff - that are up for grabs in the 2006 election. She said no one else had filed to run for office by 4:30 p.m., when the election board closes. Washington County State's Attorney Charles P. Strong Jr., 58, said he plans to run. "I will definitely be filing," he said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 16, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Maryland Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, on Friday announced his resignation from the House of Delegates after information surfaced that deputies, acting on information that child pornography was in the residence, searched his Halfway home on Jan. 31. During the search, investigators seized two computers, about 30 videotapes and a "significant amount" of printed material, including magazines, Washington County Sheriff Douglas...
NEWS
September 5, 2006
This week's question Have you watched any of the Washington County candidate forums broadcast on Antietam Cable TV? If so, which candidates have impressed you and why? Being a registered Democrat, I see promise in the following choices: Martin Brubaker, Donna Brightman and Hampton Wedlock. Since I get to vote for five altogether, the remaining two slots are undetermined at this time. Good luck to all. I watched all the candidate forums which were very informative.
NEWS
August 16, 2006
Hagerstown Community College is the site of local candidates forums tonight and Thursday night. Tonight, candidates for Washington County Commissioners will participate. Twenty-four candidates - 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats - are running for five seats on the commission. On Thursday night, candidates for the offices of Washington County Board of Education, sheriff, state's attorney and House of Delegates Subdistrict 2C will participate. The forums will begin at 7 p.m. each night at Kepler Theater.
NEWS
October 20, 2006
Hagerstown Community College, the League of Women Voters of Washington County, Antietam Cable Television and The Herald-Mail Co. sponsored a second candidates' forum Thursday. Candidates for Washington County Board of Education and Maryland House of Delegates subdistricts 1C and 2C participated. A forum Wednesday invoved candidates for Washington County Commisioners, State's Attorney and Sheriff. The forums aired live both nights on Antietam Cable and will be shown again on the following dates and times: Reruns on Channel 19: - Forum 1 - Candidates for Washington County Commissioners, sheriff and state's attorney - Oct. 21, 7 p.m. - Forum 1 - Oct. 23, 8 p.m. - Forum 2 - Candidates for Washington County Board of Education and House of Delegate subdistricts 1C and 2C - Oct. 25, 8 p.m. - Forum 2 - Oct. 27, 8 p.m. The forums will run back-to-back on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. on Channel 19. The forums also will be available as a podcast on www.antpod.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 16, 2007
SMITHSBURG - From the time he was a child, Bill Davis liked to draw. As an adult he found a way to make a living at it. An artist and owner of Country Gallery at 12931 Bradbury Ave. in Smithsburg, Davis also does custom framing and restoration work. And for the past couple of years, he has been giving art classes at his studio, which is upstairs in the gallery. Born in Downsville, Davis said he began his artistic odyssey at the age of 5. "Art was always a big part of my young life," Davis said.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | November 9, 2005
Last week my sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas. At the time, it seemed way too soon to talk about holiday gift-giving. Weren't we sweltering just last week and worrying about whether local farmers' corn would bake in the blistering sun? No, it wasn't just last week, but weeks and months that passed by in a blur, just as all things do when you get older. But her question reminded me about something I've learned repeatedly over the last 30 years here at The Herald-Mail: The period between Thanksgiving and New Year's is a tough one for anyone trying to grab the public's attention.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A former Berkeley County Commissioner whose extended absence toward the end of his term four years ago stoked an exploration of how to remove him from office has filed candidacy papers to be the county's next surveyor. Republican John E. "Johnny" Wright, 75, of 87 Fieldstone Drive, Bunker Hill, W.Va., on Friday paid the $10 filing fee for the office, which no longer comes with any official duties or salary, according to the Berkeley County Voters Registration office.
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