The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court announced Aug. 22 they will apply for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Formula Program through the United States Department of Justice.

Theft by car dealership employee alleged

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, through its charitable foundation, is inviting local organizations that are working to end the opioid crisis in Southern Maryland to apply for the charitable funds that will be raised in 2020.

The Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Associations, in collaboration with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Girl Scouts are holding a school supply drive to support Charles County elementary schools from Aug. 9-28.

Moose Lodge fire temporarily closes Crain Highway

Waldorf woman arrested for possession

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is holding an opening reception for “Chasing the Light; An Engineer’s Foray Into Photography” at the gallery in Smallwood State Park. Admission to the park and to the gallery are always free for MCAC visitors. The reception is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced in a press release Aug. 14 that his Securities Division is participating in the nationwide “Operation Cryptosweep,” an initiative of the North American Securities Administrators Association.

Information sought in vehicle break-in

State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci reminded residents of basic lightning safety tips in a press release Aug. 8 as Maryland continues to experience thunderstorms with damaging lightning strikes.