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Arsonist strikes again in heart of Waldorf; 2nd time in a week

Nearly 40 firefighters responded from Waldorf, LaPlata, Brandywine, Baden, Hughesville and Bryans Road Fire Departments and extinguished the fire located just inside the front door within 5 minutes. Smoke and heat created by the fire spread throughout the store and caused approximately $400,000 in damage to the contents. An additional $100,000 is damage is estimated to the structure at the front of the business. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Sniffing for explosives at Blossom Point

Pfc. Colby Shaw, Charles County Sheriff’s Office dog handler, leads Jake through training exercises. Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) and Charles County Maryland Sheriff’s Department concluded their final canine homemade explosive detection training event, July 23, at U.S. Army Blossom Point Research Facility in Welcome, Md. U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor /

Editorial and Endorsement: Paying for Police and Getting Old Time Political Patronage

Now is the time for the voters to consider all that they have learned from presentations in this publication of the candidates’ debate; from other news sources, from the candidate’s websites and particularly from viewing the photo of Captain Wide-load blocking whatever Sheriff Coffey was doing. What was Sheriff Coffey doing? We couldn’t see due to the wide-load rear end of Captain Rackey, who could see what the Sheriff was doing, and believed the better part of his ample rear end was just the valor that was called for to protect his boss.

A vote for Troy Berry for Sheriff of Charles County is recommended to our readers and it is high time that the old days of Sheriff’s making political decisions about law enforcement needs to end. It is time to move on to professional police departments.