Howard County Public School System reports 726 students and 30 staff members in quarantine due to COVID-19

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is providing quarantine numbers every Wednesday by 11 AM. Here is the latest information reported: As of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 (I am guessing they forgot to change this date this week...should read October 19, 2021), there are 726 students and 30 staff members in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or as...

News for Carroll County and Howard County on October 20th – News from CCPS, COVID information from HoCo, Janssen Evelyn announces run for office, HC Drug Take Back Day...

I am still having a good time with my live video updates / broadcasts for Howard County and Carroll County News. I expect most updates will happen around 7:00am most mornings. Here is a recap of what I talked about today in the video: Carroll County Public Schools News: Westminster High School Names Hockey Field to Honor Former Coaches ...

Janssen E. Evelyn Announces His Candidacy for Howard County Council District 4

The following is from a press release on October 19th: Democrat, Janssen E. Evelyn (EVE - lin) (he/him/his), announced his candidacy for the Howard County Council District 4 before an enthusiastic crowd of family, friends, and supporters at Color Burst Park in the Merriweather District of downtown Columbia. Evelyn traced his journey to today from his parents immigrating to the...

Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center received all four scholarships presented at the Building Congress & Exchange’s 83rd Annual Craftsmanship Awards

Announced by Carroll County Public Schools on October 18th: Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center received all four of the scholarships presented at the Building Congress & Exchange’s 83rd Annual Craftsmanship Awards held October 14, 2021, at the  Mt. Washington Mill Dye House. John Alcorn – Welding (Home School: Winters Mill High School) Spencer Armitage – Electrical Construction (Home...

Howard County continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases and hospital utilization metrics

Posted by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on October 18th: Howard County continues to see a decline in our COVID-19 cases and hospital utilization metrics. As of 9:00 a.m. today, our 7-day average positivity rate is 1.81% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is 7.5. There are currently 13 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and...

Howard County Police use rubber bullets to resolve a dangerous situation involving an armed man near the Mall at Columbia

Shared by the Howard County Police Department on October 18th: Howard County police used de-escalation techniques, verbal skills and the least amount of force necessary Friday night to resolve a dangerous situation involving an armed man near the Mall at Columbia. Police were called to a parking lot near the Lidl store on Little Patuxent Parkway and found Tyquan Malik Jenkins,...

Howard County Boys Soccer: Mt Hebron wins 2 to 1 over Hammond on October 15th

In local Howard County sports news: On October 15th Mt. Hebron defeated Hammond 2 to 1 in Boys Varsity Soccer. See all of the details and some photos from the game here in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Nh_shyFWs See all 84 photos from Jenise Dunn here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=scotteblog&set=a.2980140122254321 Scott E

Howard County Executive Signs Budget Amendment to Fund Body-Worn Camera Program Beginning in October

Legislation releases County funding from contingency and utilizes American Rescue Plan funding to support program immediately Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has signed a budget amendment (SAO1-FY2022) releasing nearly $500,000 in County funding from contingency in the FY2022 operating budget for Howard County’s body-worn camera program. The County Council voted unanimously to approve the County Executive’s budget amendment at its...

Latest Howard County News – October 18th; Redistricting Maps; Chamber on Minimum Wage Legislation and HCPSS Boys Soccer Photos

The morning live broadcast today (October 18th) was very specific to Howard County. Here is a recap of what I talked about in the video: Four Proposed Redistricting Maps for Howard County Howard County Chamber has concerns with the Minimum Wage Legislation before the County Council Howard County Boys Soccer: Wilde Lake vs Mt. Hebron on October 12th: Photos...

Howard County Boys Soccer: Mt. Hebron shuts out Wilde Lake 3 to 0 on October 12th; Photos from the game

Jenise Dunn attended the Wilde Lake (home) vs Mt. Hebron (away) Boys Varsity Soccer game on October 12th. According to County Sports Zone the final score was 3 to 0 in favor of Mt. Hebron. Jenise took a lot of photos for the community. Here are some of the photos from the game: (Photo Credit to Jenise Dunn for all photos) ...