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A formal complaint by a legal team representing Melissa and Daniel Willey, whose daughter was fatally shot two years ago by another student at Great Mills High School, was filed against the St. Mary's County Board of Education in federal court on Friday.

St. Mary's Now is a partnership between The Enterprise newspaper and the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center's TV/Video Production program. This newsbrief is produced by the school's black team and covers stories from The Enterprise's Wednesday, Jan. 15, edition. Stories includ…

After the regular St. Mary’s County commissioners meeting on Tuesday, the board met in a closed executive session, and then reconvened to vote on salary increases for the county administrator and several county department heads that total more than $41,000 annually.

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St. Mary’s school board members opinions differed when it came to the start date for the 2020-2021 school year, but one thing they did agree with was to avoid starting after Labor Day.

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The St. Mary’s school board got its first look at a proposed $234 million operating budget for fiscal 2021, complete with $12 million more and dozens of new positions compared to the current budget.


The St. Mary’s County commissioners heard community members speak about several different issues of concern, including pay parity for county sheriff’s office employees, salary increases for school bus drivers, and a sex education event at the Lexington Park library, at Tuesday evening’s publ…

The St. Mary’s County delegation convened last Friday to vote on their stance on a number of bill proposals that had been brought forth by the St. Mary’s County commissioners last October, voting in favor to advance just seven of the 18 proposed.

Attorneys delivered their opening arguments to jurors on Wednesday afternoon in a murder case where a California man sits accused of delivering a lethal dose of fentanyl to his friend.


The Southern Maryland Open Band plays while Greg Frock, far left, calls the dance at the Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico on Saturday night at a monthly contra dance hosted by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. For more, visit

The governor’s 2021 budget will prioritize fighting violent crime in Baltimore, provide “record levels” of education funding and finish paying for a major economic development project.