The Charles County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday directed acting county administrator John H. Stevens and county IT chief Evelyn Jacobson to prepare a plan for rolling out broadband internet services across Charles County.

The College of Southern Maryland is offering financial assistance to its students affected by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, which has no end in sight as about a quarter of the federal workforce continues to be furloughed.

Next Wednesday, dozens of volunteers will be fanning out across Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties to try and get an accurate head count of the region’s homeless and housing insecure residents in an effort to improve services for people in need.

If Tony Rose has anything to do with it, Charles County will be the first county in Maryland to roll out a state-of-the-art 911 emergency response service that can handle texts, photos and video as well as traditional phone calls.

As Maryland’s newest strategy to avert school violence — an anonymous tip system — gets off the ground, other states have seen a surge in reports after school shootings and other incidents of mass violence.

At the Jan. 7 town hall meeting, the Indian Head Town Council welcomed new residents to the community during its first meeting of the year.


The Charles County Board of Education elected Virginia McGraw and Latina Wilson to serve one-year terms as its chairwoman and vice chairwoman, respectively, on Jan. 8 during the board’s first meeting of 2019, held at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The board also pr…

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Parts of Charles County received up to 10 inches of snow between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning during the region’s first big storm of the year.

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Charles County government agencies, nonprofits and businesses are stepping up to help residents who are feeling the effects of the ongoing shutdown of the federal government.

Board of Charles County Commissioners’ President Reuben B. Collins II (D) was one of 16 county officials elected to the board of directors of the Maryland Association of Counties last week.

The Board of Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the planning and growth management department to explore options for speeding up the county’s building safety inspection process, which includes the possibility of establishing a dedicated fire marshal’s office.

Not many people would take time out of their day on a summer’s evening, after work, to pull over to talk to an elderly man visiting a gravesite — Burton Rogers’ life altered the day he decided to make time.

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Longtime State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s) announced Thursday he has prostate cancer and will be undergoing chemotherapy during the legislative session.

Safe Nights, the overnight hypothermia shelter program that provides Charles County’s homeless with safe places to eat and sleep, is running over capacity this winter and straining to provide resources to those in need, the program’s director told the Maryland Independent.


Living and working in Charles County is something that Daniel “Danny” Michael has enjoyed doing for a while now, having served in different capacities with an ultimate desire to improve the lives of others within the community.

As the Maryland General Assembly begins its 2019 legislative session Wednesday, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said if he could walk away with only one accomplishment when session ends this spring, it would be “making education No. 1 again.”

On Dec. 31, a 15-year-old was killed in a single motor vehicle crash on St. Charles Parkway after the vehicle her sister was driving struck a tree. The driver died Jan. 9 in the hospital where she’s been since the crash.