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High School Football Scores From Around Howard County – September 20th

I am going to try and keep up with Howard County high school sports a little more on the blog this next year. Here are scores from the high school football games played on September 20th: Howard - 28 | Loyola Blakefield - 40 Glenelg - 42 | Urbana - 49 Loch Raven - 29 | Centennial - 12 Marriotts Ridge - 16...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball To Hold Public Safety Forum in Columbia on September 23rd

Announced via Press Release: County Executive Ball To Hold Public Safety Forum COLUMBIA, MD – On Monday, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will host a community forum to discuss the state of public safety in Howard County. At the forum, residents will hear from leading public safety officials and will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel on safety-related...

Howard County Republican Central Committee Releases Statement on Council Resolution 112-2019

I wrote "Howard County Democratic Central Committee Releases Statement on Council Resolution 112-2019" back on September 13th and was recently given a heads up that the Republican Central Committee in Howard County has also released a statement about CR-112. Here is what they have on their website: Redistricting – The Central Committee Responds to the County Council Resolution Howard County Council...

Harriet Tubman Day Celebration 2019 September 21st

Here is another event happening on Saturday in Howard County....Harriet Tubman Day Celebration 2019. Here is information via Facebook: When: Saturday at 11 AM – 5 PM Where:  8405 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 The Harriet Tubman School, located on Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia, was founded in 1949 as the county’s only all-black Jr.-Sr. High School. It was named for...

7th Annual Main Street Music Fest on September 21, 2019

The 7th Annual Main Street Music Fest is happening on Saturday September 21st. Here is some information from the website for the event: Main Street Music Fest is inspired by the desire to support and celebrate the best indie artist talent the Mid Atlantic has to offer. Join us Saturday, September 21, 2019! Full day FREE festival features 3 outdoor stages, 7...

Report on HCPSS 2020-2021 Proposed Academic Calendar

With all of the redistricting conversations happening I wanted to write up something much less controversial...the HCPSS 2020-2021 proposed academic calendar. On the agenda at the Howard County Board of Education meeting today at 4:00pm...a report on the 2020-2021 Proposed Academic Calendar will be provided by HCPSS staff. I would expect that we will get our first look at what the...

County Executive Ball Expands Award-Winning PlanHoward Academy, Fall 2019 Registration Open

Announced via Press Release on September 17th: As PlanHoward 2030 moves forward, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced he will expand the PlanHoward Academy, winner of the 2019 Civic Education and Public Information Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Recognized as an innovative, effective county government program, PlanHoward Academy is a free course designed by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to...

Police responded for a report of shots fired in Columbia on September 17th and discovered two victims with gunshot wounds

Information reported via Howard County Police Department Crime Log on September 18th: Shooting Columbia, 21045: 6500 block of Quiet Hours, Sept. 17 10:32 p.m. Police responded for a report of shots fired at the above location. They discovered two victims with gunshot wounds: a 21-year-old male and 31-year-old male. Both were transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The 21-year-old victim...

Columbia Ranks 20th in Money Magazines Best Places to Live in America

Money Magazine provided a list of the top 100 "Best Places to Live in America"...see the full list here:  http://money.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2019/. Our very own Columbia Maryland Ranked 20th on the list. Other cities in Maryland on the list include: Germantown Maryland Ranked 42nd Bowie, Maryland Ranked 100th Interesting side note...the #1 place on the list was Clarksville Tennessee. I lived there...

Apparently there are different rules for elected officials and the public when it comes to testifying about HCPSS redistricting

So the first public meeting was held last night regarding the HCPSS redistricting plan. There was a VERY specific sign up procedure for the public in order to provide public testimony at that meeting. But I guess when you are an elected member in office today...those rules do not apply to you. Delegate Terri Hill was call upon yesterday...