Covering COVID-19


Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

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Be safe.

Jim Normandin

President and Publisher

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The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development through the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization has awarded $500,000 to the Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council for the College of Southern Maryland Velocity Center in Indian Head.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor of biology Jeffrey Byrd recently published a paper on the “Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories Version 2.0: A Revised and Updated Manual for 2019” in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, along with colleagues Elizabeth Em…

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash and other great prizes.

The Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad installed its 2020 officers on Saturday, Feb. 28. The 2020 auxiliary officers are Robin Dove, left, president; Janie Stauffer, vice president; Cheryl Colson, recording secretary; Susan Joy, treasurer; and Becky Boyer, publicity s…

The 2020 Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad executive officers are Mike Scrivener, treasurer, left; Mike Roberts, recording secretary; Eddie Stauffer, president; Robert Grant, vice president; and Chief Gary Joy. Not pictured are Dee Dee Johnson, administrative secreta…

The 2020 Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad board of directors are Mike Scrivener, left, treasurer;Mike Roberts, recording secretary; Jake Walker; Bobby Stauffer; Billy Trossbach; Joe Scrivener; Eddie Stauffer, president; Robert Lynch; Blair Swann; Robbie Springer; Ly…

The 2020 Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad engineers are Bobby Stauffer, chief engineer, left; Adam Bodner, fire; Robert Lynch, EMS; John Guy, fire; Francis Bean, fire; Joe Slade, fire; and Blair Swann, fire. Not pictured are EMS engineers Chuck Charles and Joe Held.


The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services’ Northern, Garvey and Loffler senior activity centers will be closed until further notice.

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I’ve been a little worried this will last longer than we think it will. My friend moved his wedding BACK from October to June due to the coronavirus, he predicts the virus will die down over the summer and come back in the fall. I’m leaning more toward the “peak is around July 4” model becau…

The coronavirus and the emergency measures put in place to combat it have touched just about every aspect of everyone’s lives, including farmers, just as they are gearing up for the spring season.

A pandemic and looming global recession is stressful, and can take a toll on one’s mental health.

Plans to commemorate the two-year mark of the Great Mills High School shooting, which shocked the community on March 20, 2018, after one student was killed and another injured by gunfire from a student who then took his own life, are now suspended with schools closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


William John “Jack” Pugh was born to Margaret V. Pugh and Steven M. Pugh of Great Mills at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown at 3:07 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2019. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. He has a sister, Adelaide Pugh. His grandparents are Rosalie Herion, …

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