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.

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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.

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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 www.smtmd.org.

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.

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Jaxon O’Mara, a recent Great Mills High School graduate, left, talks to the March for our Lives Maryland chapter on Thursday morning before lobbying to state officials in Annapolis to pass gun safety bills this session.

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 $40,000 annually.

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The St. Mary’s County delegation convened last Friday in a closed meeting to vote on their stance on a number of proposals that had been brought forth by the St. Mary’s County commissioners last October.

Lawyers were set to meet with a judge after press time Tuesday afternoon to schedule a trial where jurors will determine not only whether a California man distributed a dose of fentanyl to his friend who later died of a drug overdose, but also whether the act constitutes a murder.

A Mechanicsville woman walked into the state’s attorney’s office in Leonardtown on Friday afternoon to drop off a $20,000 check, kicking off her large restitution payment after pleading guilty to skimming checks from a California law firm.

A St. Mary’s County woman who pleaded guilty in 2017 to single counts of negligent manslaughter with an automobile and failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving a fatality is back in jail.