After First Complaint Against Howard County Councilmember Rigby’s Participation In The Citizens’ Election Fund Is Dismissed, A Second Complaint Is Filed

Reported back on November 6, 2021: Complaint Filed Against Howard County Councilmember Christiana Rigby’s Intended Participation in the Howard County Citizens Election Fund (Read Here). The complaint noted above was dismissed by the Citizens’ Election Fund Commission. It was noted in that dismissal: "The Commission has confirmed with the State that as of the date of the Complaint, Ms. Rigby is...

Howard County reports lower COVID-19 case rates; Numbers from November 29th

Reported by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on November 29th: As the weather cools and more of us are gathering indoors, we encourage residents to remain cautious and take preventative measures to mitigate COVID-19. As of 9:00 a.m. today, our 7-day average positivity rate is 2.76% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is 8.95. There are...

The Taneytown Police Department is actively investigating the malicious damage to property that occurred at Memorial Park in Pavilion 4 and 5

Information shared by the Taneytown Police Department on November 30th: ‼️REQUEST FOR INFORMATION‼️ The Taneytown Police Department is actively investigating the malicious damage to property that occurred at Memorial Park in Pavilion 4 & 5. Anyone with information that can lead to the identification of the suspected offender(s) is asked to contact Taneytown Police at 410-751-1150 or aromero@taneytown.org. Persons offering information can...

Carroll County Politics: District 5 Delegation sends letter to Maryland State Board of Eduction requesting to restore local school boards to make decisions on school masking

Maryland State Senator Justin Ready (District 5 - Carroll County) shared the following letter to the Maryland State Board of Education: Dear President Crawford, At the beginning of this school year, the State Board of Education held an emergency meeting and overturned decisions made by elected county boards of education regarding masking. We understand you are meeting to reconsider this topic....

The official swearing-in ceremony for Howard County Fire Chief Louis Winston on November 29th

On November 29th, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and members of the Howard County Council participated in the official swearing-in ceremony for Fire Chief Louis Winston. Chief Winston was appointed as Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) Chief on September 7th. This afternoon, Chief Winston took his official oath of service surrounded by his family, friends,...

Articles from Scott E’s Blog seen in Howard County Councilmember Opel Jones reelection video

Reported by Scott E's Blog on November 25th: Howard County Councilmember Opel Jones files to run for reelection in 2022 (Read Article). On November 29th Councilmember Jones released a campaign video to announce his reelection in 2022. In that video, Councilmember Jones mentions some legislation by sharing screenshots from news entities (and a local blogger). Three of the screenshots were...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today appointed Gregory J. Der Chief of Police in Howard County.

Announced via Press Release: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today appointed Gregory J. Der Chief of Police in Howard County. Der currently serves as Chief Deputy in the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office. Der’s appointment is effective January 1, 2022. Chief Lisa Myers, who announced her retirement earlier this month, will remain in the post until December 31, 2021....

Delegate Shane Pendergrass will not seek another term as state delegate for Howard County

Announced via email on November 29th: With gratitude and also some sadness, I am announcing that I will not seek another term as your state delegate for Howard County. Thirty-six years ago, I could not have imagined how difficult it would be to decide to leave a job I had never intended to hold. All I wanted back then was for...

Carroll County Football: Video Highlights from the South Carroll victory over Harford Tech in the 2021 Semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 2A/1A State Football Tournament

Thanks to the Community Media Center of Carroll County we have some great clips from the South Carroll victory over Harford Tech in the 2021 Semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 2A/1A State Football Tournament on November 26th. Here are some of the keys to the victory for South Carroll from that game: With the game tied at 7 with 31...

Howard County Football: Oakland Mills falls 22 to 15 to Frederick Douglass in the Semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 2A State Football Tournament

On November 26th Oakland Mills fell 22 to 15 to Frederick Douglass in the Semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 2A State Football Tournament. Here are game updates via OaklandMillsFootball (on Twitter): John Tatum with a Scorps TD! Blake Nguyen with the extra point! OM - 7 @FDHSEagles - 0 End of the 1st Quarter OM - 7 @FDHSEagles - 0 Eagles with a TD. 2 point conversion...