Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The William G. Kerbin, Jr. Building
106 Franklin Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Michael W. Farlow Paul Haskell
Deputy State’s Attorney Deputy State’s Attorney
Circuit Court Division District Court Division
During the month of June, 2010 a Worcester County Grand Jury indicted several alleged drug dealers as a part of investigations involving the Worcester County Narcotics Task Force, and Ocean City Police Department. Some of those who were indicted were part of an on-going cooperative effort between the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County, and law enforcement under the Take Pride in Berlin initiative. This is follow up enforcement of the Controlled Dangerous Substance violations, which was announced last year at a community meeting. In addition, indictments were also placed against individuals from Snow Hill, and Pocomoke City.
The following individuals have been served with indictments:
Tamar G. Cutler Brian L. Harmon
Richard L. Huffman Tyronn R. Lawson
Charles Lockwood Quincy J. Purnell
Terrance L. Purnell Sr. Christopher D. Chambers
Anthony L. Sterling Terry E. Waters
Carl E. Williams Rentay D. M. Purnell
Additional arrests are anticipated, as this is a continuing effort to quell the street level drug dealing occurring within Worcester County.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 03:50:00 PM
Brian has definitely had a meteoric rise over the past few weeks, and many think he is the best choice for Maryland. Sarah Palin's endorsement only added to his momentum and it will be interesting to see if many Republican's will back away from Ehlrich and head to Murphy's camp.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 02:36:00 PM
$1.8 MILLION COUNTY ROADS PAVING PROJECT
For Immediate Release
August 10, 2010
Wicomico County Executive Richard M. Pollitt, Jr. announced today that paving work will begin the week of August 16th at 15 locations in the county. Mr. Pollitt said that funding for the $1.8 Million project is available as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Pollitt stressed that the federal funding allocations were limited to ‘major’ roadways in Wicomico County and were not available for smaller roads in need of repair.
The following locations are scheduled for paving:
1) Riverside Drive – Woodland Road to Tony Tank Bridge
2) Dykes Road – Near Robins Avenue
3) Robins Ave. – Near Dykes Road
4) Nutters Cross Road – Wycroft Drive to Colbourn Mill Road
5) Johnson Road – Caravan Way to Nutters Cross Road
6) Gunby Road – Rt. 350 to North Schumaker Drive
7) Phillip Morris Drive – Route 50 to Route 346
8) Outten Road – Beaglin Park Drive to Nottingham Woods
9) Civic Avenue – Route 50 to Route 346
10) Beaglin Park Drive – Saint’s Way south to Parkside High School
11) South Schumaker Drive – Route 12 to Beaglin Park Drive
12) Pemberton Drive – Turtle Creek to Crooked Oak Lane
13) Pemberton Drive – Near Upper Ferry Road
14) West Road – Near Adventist Drive
15) Connelly Mill Road – Railroad Crossing
Mr. Pollitt expects the project to last for about three weeks and is asking citizens to be patient as the work will cause traffic delays and detours.
The Connelly Mill Road project involves the replacement of the existing rail crossing. Residents may expect at least a seven day road closure at the crossing. The county will post detour signs.
For More Information, Contact Jim Fineran, Wicomico County P.I.O., 410-548-1974 email@example.com
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 02:32:00 PM
Dan will ensure that violent and repeat offenders are prosecuted and punished severely. As an experienced prosecutor Dan has dealt with serious violent crime and secured convictions that resulted in long periods of incarceration. As your State’s Attorney, Dan will bring just and responsible prosecution to Somerset County. Repeat offenders will be targeted and enhanced penalties will be sought.
Dan will work for the people of Somerset County and will advocate tirelessly for the victims of crime. Victims of crime, law enforcement officers and court personnel have complained of poor communication with the current State’s Attorney’s Office. Dan will be accessible and his door will always be open to anyone.
Dan will eliminate unnecessary and wasteful spending of your tax dollars. We are currently facing trying economic times and as a small county, the State’s Attorney’s Office must learn to do more with less. As a former County Administrator, Dan has the knowledge of the county’s budget and the experience and training to maximize your tax dollars. He will eliminate the wasteful spending that is currently occurring in the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Dan’s education coupled with his military experience and on the job training makes him the leader that the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office needs. He has the professionalism that will bring respect to the Office and make Somerset County residents proud.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 01:33:00 PM
Julie really does remind me alot of Sarah Palin in her toughness and tenacity. I sincerely hope the voters give her the vote as she has worked tirelessly to get to know the people and hear their concerns. Julie Brewington is also a role model to young women as well who are interested in Politics and that want to make a difference. Thank you Julie.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 01:05:00 PM
I'm not talking about vigilantes here, I'm talking normal people being able to defend themselves out on the streets at night. Maryland has run many people off with the current gun laws and I wish we would follow Texas's example.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 11:45:00 AM
Salisbury Resident and FireFighter Andre Murnane Becomes First National Guard Green Beret to Successfully Jump with Prosthetic
GRENADA, Miss. – Faced with a long recovery and the reality that he might not ever run, surf or return to his Special Forces team, Staff Sgt. Andre Murnane made the decision last year to have his right leg amputated below the knee after it was shattered by an improvised explosive device that detonated in eastern Afghanistan.
“My dreams and ambitions didn’t end that day. It simply started a new chapter,” he said.
And a new breakthrough.
Murnane, 28, of Salisbury, Md., entered Green Beret lore this month when he became the first Army National Guard Special Forces Soldier with a prosthetic to jump out of an aircraft. Army doctors cleared him to jump in June. While several Special Forces soldiers with prosthetics have completed airborne operations, Murnane is the first National Guardsman to do so.
Murnane admitted he felt nervous about the historic jump that took place Aug. 1 in Grenada, about 90 miles north of Jackson. And he was a bit worried about the prosthetic shifting from the opening shock of the parachute and how it would hold up when he landed.
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Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 10:45:00 AM
People also did not understand why it was necessary to have a Deputy Sheriff down there for the meeting as well. This meeting did nothing to help the citizens except to cause even more hurt feelings from the ones I talked to. If these reports on Gary are accurate he should be reprimanded or fired for his inconsiderate attitude toward the locals from down that way.
Cove Road is a beautiful spot but it has far too little parking and has for many years. 20 years ago I would go crabbing and fishing down there since my family is from there, and it was a quiet secluded place mainly known to locals but as the years have passed word of mouth has spread and the place has become like a mini ocean city. I have gone down many times to try to enjoy it but it's nearly impossible to get up the lane without cars all over the place. The first thing they need to do is find a way to expand the parking.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 09:45:00 AM
It seems that the Wicomico County Board Of Education has no desire to work with the bus drivers and work out the conflicts between them. I had just yesterday talked about the high salaries John Fredericksen and his Assistants were receiving and that a small cut of their pay would greatly help the situation, but they won't budge. I'm not sure why the bus drivers are being treated like second class citizens and shown no respect considering they are truly the wheel that keep the School system operational. Maybe the Bus Drivers should go on strike and force the WCBOE's hand and make them sit down and discuss things with a mediator since that seems about the only thing that will get their attention.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/10/2010 08:45:00 AM