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July 31, 2000
EARLEVILLE - A Philadelphia man died in an early morning fire yesterday in Cecil County that destroyed his vacation camper, state fire marshals said. Robert James Hillman, 51, was unable to escape his camper when it caught fire about 2 a.m. at Indian Acres Campground in the 600 block of Knight Island Road.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2010
State police arrested two men Tuesday in the stabbing death of a 71-year-old man Cecil County man earlier this week. Lillian Jacobs, 24 and John Wayne Davis, 31, both of no fixed address are charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of John R. Fleming, 71. Fleming was found dead with stab wounds on the living room floor inside his Earleville home on Monday morning. Information led police to Jacobs and Davis, who were seen pushing a wrecked pickup about one mile from Fleming's home in the 100 block of New Jersey Avenue on the day of Fleming's death.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2001
Two people were killed in separate single-vehicle crashes yesterday in Cecil County, including an Earleville woman who turned 19 yesterday. Aubrey Lee Davis, 19, was driving east on Glebe Road a quarter-mile east of Fingerboard Schoolhouse Road in Earleville about 4:35 a.m. when her car drove up the embankment and flipped over five times, ejecting her through the back window, said state police at the North East Barracks. Davis died at the scene. Police said that Davis was not wearing a seat belt and that speed may have contributed to the crash.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun reporter | January 30, 2008
EARLEVILLE -- One distant autumn day, a seven-point buck stepped out of some woods and made straight for two wild turkeys feeding in a field. Joseph Smith Whitlock, watching from 60 yards or so, felt sure the deer would chase them off. But no. "One of them old turkey gobblers jumped up and smacked him on both sides of the head with his wings," he recalled. "That old buck shook his head and walked back into the woods." Whitlock chuckled at the memory. That turkey smackdown has stayed vivid in his 82-year-old mind, though it happened long ago, "probably in the '70s, sumpin' like 'at."
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | September 25, 1994
EARLEVILLE -- Homeless cats and dogs were the only real winners yesterday when a scheduled auction of one of the state's most expensive luxury homes was canceled abruptly.Although about 60 curious spectators gathered at the 707-acre McGill Creek Farm of wealthy developer William J. Crocker to see who might buy the Eastern Shore estate, auctioneers announced that the property was being withdrawn because only three people had registered to bid.During informal chats with the would-be bidders, auctioneers concluded that none apparently was willing to meet Mr. Crocker's undisclosed minimum price for the waterfront property, which recently was listed on the real estate market for more than $15 million.
NEWS
By Peter A. Jay | December 21, 1995
EARLEVILLE -- So here are all three Cecil County commissioners at the bottom of a slippery slope.They're in an ancient county van, along with some staff members and a couple of visitors, on the shore along Back Creek. It's about a mile to the nearest house. The steep dead-end road down which they've come is snowy. A cold wind is blowing, and the prospect of a walk home is not pleasing. Despite the importance of the van's passengers, there's not a cellular phone to be seen anywhere.No mistakeIt's a pretty place, here along the creek, but isolated.
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By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 21, 2004
EARLEVILLE - Bobby Gordon, a wise-cracking New Yorker with the girth of two linebackers, is old-school. He holds three simple truths: Love God, your country and your family. So it was, in a way, Gordon's pride that five years ago led him, his wife and his daughter through a seven-month trip living in the family's Ford Escort, a borrowed cabin in the woods and, finally, Clairvaux Farm homeless shelter in Earleville. Macular degeneration slowly deteriorated Gordon's vision so that by five years ago, the former Baltimore-based retail buyer could no longer see the suppliers' lists on which his job depended.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | September 18, 1994
EARLEVILLE -- As eager as he is to sell his 707-acre waterfront estate in Cecil County, William J. Crocker said he won't be too upset if no one bids high enough when his McGill Creek Farm is put up for auction Sept. 24."We'll just stay here," said the third-generation developer, who also owns a winter home in Boca Raton, Fla. "There's worse fates."Worse fates, for sure, than staying in a Georgian-style mansion with 12 bedrooms, 10 full baths, a heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a wet bar with gold-plated faucet foot pedals.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2000
EARLEVILLE -- Past Hack's Point General Store, past the cornfields shrouded in snow, past the shiny new homes in "exclusive estates," the homeless come home to Clairvaux Farm. Some catch a ride. Some are dropped off. Some find their way back to nearby Elkton after just a short time. And some never leave. They come to this Cecil County farm from as far as Baltimore and Easton -- each about 50 miles to the south -- to a place that looks more like the embodiment of the American dream than a symbol of its loss.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun reporter | January 30, 2008
EARLEVILLE -- One distant autumn day, a seven-point buck stepped out of some woods and made straight for two wild turkeys feeding in a field. Joseph Smith Whitlock, watching from 60 yards or so, felt sure the deer would chase them off. But no. "One of them old turkey gobblers jumped up and smacked him on both sides of the head with his wings," he recalled. "That old buck shook his head and walked back into the woods." Whitlock chuckled at the memory. That turkey smackdown has stayed vivid in his 82-year-old mind, though it happened long ago, "probably in the '70s, sumpin' like 'at."
NEWS
By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 21, 2004
EARLEVILLE - Bobby Gordon, a wise-cracking New Yorker with the girth of two linebackers, is old-school. He holds three simple truths: Love God, your country and your family. So it was, in a way, Gordon's pride that five years ago led him, his wife and his daughter through a seven-month trip living in the family's Ford Escort, a borrowed cabin in the woods and, finally, Clairvaux Farm homeless shelter in Earleville. Macular degeneration slowly deteriorated Gordon's vision so that by five years ago, the former Baltimore-based retail buyer could no longer see the suppliers' lists on which his job depended.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2001
Two people were killed in separate single-vehicle crashes yesterday in Cecil County, including an Earleville woman who turned 19 yesterday. Aubrey Lee Davis, 19, was driving east on Glebe Road a quarter-mile east of Fingerboard Schoolhouse Road in Earleville about 4:35 a.m. when her car drove up the embankment and flipped over five times, ejecting her through the back window, said state police at the North East Barracks. Davis died at the scene. Police said that Davis was not wearing a seat belt and that speed may have contributed to the crash.
NEWS
July 31, 2000
EARLEVILLE - A Philadelphia man died in an early morning fire yesterday in Cecil County that destroyed his vacation camper, state fire marshals said. Robert James Hillman, 51, was unable to escape his camper when it caught fire about 2 a.m. at Indian Acres Campground in the 600 block of Knight Island Road.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2000
EARLEVILLE -- Past Hack's Point General Store, past the cornfields shrouded in snow, past the shiny new homes in "exclusive estates," the homeless come home to Clairvaux Farm. Some catch a ride. Some are dropped off. Some find their way back to nearby Elkton after just a short time. And some never leave. They come to this Cecil County farm from as far as Baltimore and Easton -- each about 50 miles to the south -- to a place that looks more like the embodiment of the American dream than a symbol of its loss.
NEWS
By Peter A. Jay | December 21, 1995
EARLEVILLE -- So here are all three Cecil County commissioners at the bottom of a slippery slope.They're in an ancient county van, along with some staff members and a couple of visitors, on the shore along Back Creek. It's about a mile to the nearest house. The steep dead-end road down which they've come is snowy. A cold wind is blowing, and the prospect of a walk home is not pleasing. Despite the importance of the van's passengers, there's not a cellular phone to be seen anywhere.No mistakeIt's a pretty place, here along the creek, but isolated.
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | September 25, 1994
EARLEVILLE -- Homeless cats and dogs were the only real winners yesterday when a scheduled auction of one of the state's most expensive luxury homes was canceled abruptly.Although about 60 curious spectators gathered at the 707-acre McGill Creek Farm of wealthy developer William J. Crocker to see who might buy the Eastern Shore estate, auctioneers announced that the property was being withdrawn because only three people had registered to bid.During informal chats with the would-be bidders, auctioneers concluded that none apparently was willing to meet Mr. Crocker's undisclosed minimum price for the waterfront property, which recently was listed on the real estate market for more than $15 million.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2010
State police arrested two men Tuesday in the stabbing death of a 71-year-old man Cecil County man earlier this week. Lillian Jacobs, 24 and John Wayne Davis, 31, both of no fixed address are charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of John R. Fleming, 71. Fleming was found dead with stab wounds on the living room floor inside his Earleville home on Monday morning. Information led police to Jacobs and Davis, who were seen pushing a wrecked pickup about one mile from Fleming's home in the 100 block of New Jersey Avenue on the day of Fleming's death.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2003
CECILTON -- Longtime residents -- "English," as the Amish call anyone who is not of their faith -- have grown fond of the clip-clop sound of horse and buggy as the plain folk make their way on errands around this town of 500. County road crews have installed yellow caution signs painted with the silhouettes of Amish carriages, and merchants grouse a little about horse droppings, but most have nothing but good things to say about their new neighbors....
BUSINESS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | September 18, 1994
EARLEVILLE -- As eager as he is to sell his 707-acre waterfront estate in Cecil County, William J. Crocker said he won't be too upset if no one bids high enough when his McGill Creek Farm is put up for auction Sept. 24."We'll just stay here," said the third-generation developer, who also owns a winter home in Boca Raton, Fla. "There's worse fates."Worse fates, for sure, than staying in a Georgian-style mansion with 12 bedrooms, 10 full baths, a heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a wet bar with gold-plated faucet foot pedals.
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