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NEWS
August 30, 2007
On August 26, 2007 NATHANIEL, SR.; devoted husband of Lucille, 1 son Rev. Nathaniel Grogan, Jr., 2 step daughters, 1 step son, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 step daughter-in-law, 3 grandchildren, 1 sister, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Service, P.A., 1701 McCulloh St., on Thursday 1 to 9 P.M. Family will receive friends Friday 10 to 10:30 A.M. at the Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, Pennsylvania Ave. and Cumberland Sts. with service following.
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NEWS
July 26, 2007
Man gets two years in DUI crash fatalities A drunken driver was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for killing his wife and daughter in a New Year's Eve crash. Garrett County District Judge H. Jack Price Jr. found John D. Carden Jr., 52, of Swanton guilty of two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Price sentenced Carden to 10 years but suspended eight. Carden's pickup truck struck a tree along a country road about 1:20 a.m. Jan. 1, killing Georgina M. Alton, 45, and Precious T. Alton, 11, police said.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN REPORTER | June 29, 2007
CUMBERLAND -- Home prices in the Baltimore metro area? Up 5 percent. In the Washington area? Barely budging. In San Diego, Tampa, Las Vegas and several dozen other metros areas? Down, down, down. But in this corner of Appalachia - in this long-struggling, geographically isolated metro area - home prices have just shot up 17 percent. The National Association of Realtors, which calculated the change in median price for single-family homes sold in the first quarter of the year vs. the same period last year, says the Cumberland increase topped all other metro areas in the nation.
NEWS
By Rochelle McConkie and Rochelle McConkie,Sun reporter | June 15, 2007
Cumberland Court, with its brightly painted houses, blooming gardens and people walking their dogs past the quiet cul-de-sac, looks like any peaceful street in the Historic District of Annapolis. But five years after the brutal carjacking and murder of one of its own stunned the neighborhood, residents and employees of local businesses say concern about crime lingers. On Monday - the day that the trial of Leeander Jerome Blake began in the fatal shooting of Straughan Lee Griffin - the city council was handed a petition with the signatures of more than 200 downtown residents and merchants demanding more of a police presence.
NEWS
May 2, 2007
On April 26, 2007, EDITH ESTHER JOHNSON; devoted mother of three daughters, Angela M. Watkins, Betty E. Harrison and Mary L. Weeks. Also survived by a special niece Henrietta M. Walker; grandchildren, LaKisha Massenburg, Keith A. Roberts, Jr., Jalen C. Stewart and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the WYLIE FUNERAL HOME, P.A., OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. Services Thursday at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, 601 Cumberland Street, 10:30 A.M. Wake.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,sun reporter | April 23, 2007
Louis George Giatras, known to Cumberland residents as "Big Lou" and as proprietor of the landmark downtown restaurant, Curtis' and Coney Island Famous Weiners, died of an aneurism Tuesday at the Beverly Living Center in Cumberland. He was 80. Mr. Giatras was born in Cumberland, the son of immigrant parents from Sparta, Greece. His father, George Giatras, was a candy maker who launched a small conglomerate of downtown shops: George's Confectionary, then the Maryland Nut Shop, and finally Curtis' Confectionary.
NEWS
March 13, 2007
On March 9, 2007, LEROY C0FIELD, beloved husband of Shirley Cofield. Visitation at THE DERRICK C. JONES FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 4611 Park Heights Ave. on Wednesday, March 14, 2 until 7pm and Thursday 10am until 1pm, at 3pm, Mr. Cofield will lie in state at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, 601 Cumberland St. Family will receive friends at 4 with Funeral Service to follow at 4:30pm. Interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery on Friday at 10am.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | January 13, 2007
In the early hours of Jan. 13, 1964, phones began ringing at state police headquarters in Cumberland with callers reporting hearing loud explosions as a major blizzard was sweeping with a vengeance into the state from the Ohio Valley. Frances Green, a farmer's wife, told The Sun that she had been awakened by "a great rumbling, like thunder." "I looked out the window, and the sky was blood-red," she said. "I ran to the door and then light was dying down, and then there was another rumbling, not too loud, and a flash of fire."
NEWS
January 10, 2007
On January 5, 2007 LOUISE B. JONES. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, 601 Cumberland Street on Thursday at 5:30 P.M. Funeral Services will follow at 6:00 P.M.
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