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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 12, 2010
Authorities in Anne Arundel County say a 40-year-old man was killed this morning when a slab of granite fell on top of him. Police said the accident happened about 9:20 a.m. in the 7200 block of Standard Drive in Hanover as the man was unloading granite from a tractor trailer at a store. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Frances A. Leavitt, a homemaker and active Franklin High School alumna, died May 4 in her sleep of an undetermined cause at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 97. The daughter of Charles Edgar Harris, who had been livestock manager at McDonogh School, and Ida Lavinia Allers, a homemaker, Frances Allers was born in McDonogh and raised on the McDonogh School campus. After graduating in 1933 from Franklin High School, Mrs. Leavitt worked as a cashier in the financial office at McDonogh for eight years before her marriage in 1941 to Morrill Leavitt, a salesman.
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By Lawrence Freeny | February 18, 1992
Granite boulders shear and rumble,Stirred by muddied snow to tumble.Spring brings also THAT. What is it?The Windy Sweeps political visit.Farewell, Doug, not known so well;Paul, Tom and Bill stayed quite a spell;They, speaking on with Jerryand Kerrey,Made us long for "Give 'em hell Harry."When Dave and Pat came on real loud,George himself filled out the crowd.We'll vote our say, now that'sfor certain.But, heck, there is no granite curtain:Snowbirds, leafers, summerfolk,come on --It's best when politicking's gone!
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2010
A 28-year-old man convicted of a fatal shooting during a home invasion in Granite was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole. James S. Tanner was found guilty in May of first-degree murder, assault and burglary in the killing of Lamont Kareen Blackston, 35, on Oct. 13, 2009. Blackston owned a convenience store on North Avenue and was a football coach in a youth league. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin sentenced Tanner to concurrent sentences on the burglary and assault counts.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | February 10, 2008
Once called Waltersville, this small residential village in western Baltimore County became so well known for the stone it quarried, its name eventually changed to Granite. The village of Granite is well preserved, with many houses and structures reminiscent of how the village looked during its quarrying heyday in the late 19th and early 20th century. In 1994, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although Granite's quarries are no longer operational, the stone can be found in area houses, as well as in a number of impressive buildings, including the Library of Congress and the inner walls of the Washington Monument.
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By Josh Greenberg and Josh Greenberg,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 16, 1995
Granite Presbyterian Church celebrated its 150th anniversary yesterday with a homecoming service, and its pastor looking toward the future."I don't want to make the church a monument to the past," said the Rev. Margaret "Peg" Ferguson. "My hope is that people realize we stand on the shoulders of others, that the church was built by people who came together to build a church for their community."But now we must also reassess," Mrs. Ferguson added. "Wealthy people are moving in and we have to figure out how to blend them in to our old farming town.
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August 29, 2005
A manhunt continued yesterday for Michael K. Voland Sr., 45, who has been on the run since Thursday when Pennsylvania police officers attempted to confiscate weapons from his home in Hanover, Pa., after his wife filed a domestic complaint. Last night, police halted their search of a two-square-mile area near Granite in western Baltimore County, where Voland knew some residents. "We believe he is armed with a high-powered rifle," said Greg Shipley, a Maryland State Police spokesman. A .22-caliber handgun that police believe belonged to Voland was found near where his pickup broke down Thursday in the Carroll County community of Berrett, Shipley said.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1998
Members of Bethel AME Church -- one of Baltimore's largest and most influential congregations - have endorsed a plan to buy land in the rural community of Granite for a long-sought suburban expansion, church officials said yesterday.The decision to go ahead with a feasibility study on 256 acres of southwest Baltimore County farmland ` despite opposition from area residents - comes two weeks after a contract of sale was signed, William F. Chew, the property owner, said yesterday. He declined to give the purchase price.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | March 25, 1991
The downtown and the night life of Granite are gone.Residents are more likely to run into each other in church, or in courtrooms where they are testifying against the dumping places that have been established.The present stir over the Patapsco Valley Farm tree stump dump, which caught fire Feb. 2 and may burn for months, is just the latest in a heritage of dumps that have roused the people of Granite, a village of farmhouses and new ranch houses.The stream valleys and granite-studded forest hills of the village in southwestern Baltimore County have worked both for and against the wishes of residents who want suburbanization to pass them by.The hills have all but ruled out the laying of public sewer and water lines and helped slow the pace of residential development.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | May 7, 2006
When a reader complains about the stars I've assigned to a restaurant, I always say it's an imperfect system at best. And please read the whole review to see what I really think. How, for instance, would you rate the service we had at the Granite Bar & Grille, an appealing place that recently opened in the spot where Rick's Cafe Americain used to be? First of all, the staff could not be nicer. When we asked if we could sit at a table that a waitress said was reserved for someone else, the manager made it happen.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2010
Rosalyn N. "Roz" Roddy, an indefatigable neighborhood activist who was a founder and past president of the Greater Patapsco Community Association, died May 27 of lung cancer in her Owings Mills home. She was 77. "Roz was one of those remarkable people that had so many dimensions that were not directly related or overlapping," said Kathleen Skullney, a Legal Aid attorney and a Granite activist. "She was an ever-inquiring and graceful human being." Rosalyn Rayboen, the daughter of a Bethlehem Steel Corp.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2010
A man accused of leading a home invasion in Granite that ended with the shooting death of the house's owner was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree felony murder, assault, burglary and a handgun crime. After four hours of deliberations, a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury found that James S. Tanner, 27, had participated in the killing of a football coach and businessman after holding him up Oct. 13 in his home. Prosecutors said Tanner had two accomplices, but he has not revealed their names and they have not been found.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2010
Anne Arundel County police have identified the man who was killed Monday morning when slabs of granite fell on top of him at a Hanover countertop company. Police said Stacy Carl Moody, 41, of Turbeville, S.C., a trucker for South Carolina-based McKenzie Trucking, was delivering slabs of granite to American Countertop. As he prepared to unload the slabs about 9:15 a.m., they slid from his flatbed truck, killing him, according to police. Moody was pronounced dead at the scene, and police said they believe the incident was an accident.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 12, 2010
Authorities in Anne Arundel County say a 40-year-old man was killed this morning when a slab of granite fell on top of him. Police said the accident happened about 9:20 a.m. in the 7200 block of Standard Drive in Hanover as the man was unloading granite from a tractor trailer at a store. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | October 17, 2009
A man and a woman, both 27, were in custody Friday following their arrests in the killing of Lamont Kareen Blackston, 35, a football coach whose wife found him shot to death in his home in Granite before dawn on Tuesday, Baltimore County police announced. James S. Tanner was charged with first-degree murder and was jailed without bail. Terell Vaughnette Spencer was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and with being an accessory after the fact; she was held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | October 14, 2009
A man found shot to death inside his home in the Granite community early Tuesday was identified later in the day as Lamont Kareen Blackston, 35, Baltimore County police said. A relative of Blackston's summoned police to the house on the 10200 block of Harrison Grant Drive, off Granite Road near the borders of Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties, about 3:35 a.m., and officers found the man there. Police said it appeared that several assailants met Blackston when he arrived home and forced him into the house.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2000
Baltimore County's zoning commissioner delayed yesterday a long-awaited decision on a plan by Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to build a 3,000-seat sanctuary in rural Granite, saying he was not convinced that Old Court Road's two lanes could handle the thousands of vehicles expected on Sunday mornings. Lawrence E. Schmidt ordered Bethel to present a new traffic study at a hearing to be held within 90 days before he decides whether to let the church build a $10 million building, with 1,373 parking spaces, on a 255-acre lot. The decision to send Bethel's traffic consultants back to the drawing board comes 2 1/2 years after the church - a prominent congregation in Baltimore - announced plans to move to Granite.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
Frustrated and lacking the votes or money to affect policy in Baltimore County, some of the 1,500 residents in Granite are floating a novel idea: Becoming the county's only independent municipality.Incorporating might give the tiny community the legal clout to be heard, said Kathleen Skullney, a community activist.Many in Granite, located near the Patapsco River on the county's western edge, feel threatened by creeping suburbanization.Five years ago their own county councilman proposed building a 10,000-home town on their rural fields.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
Jennifer Dare longed for a Victorian-style house with charming detail work. But when she walked into a Georgian-style house in Catonsville, with its hand-nailed wood floors decorated with inlaid mahogany, sconces with delicate earringlike trim and twin crystal chandeliers, she was immediately won over. "I loved the columns and the open floor plan, and I could hide the TV in this family room," she said. Amid the gracious trims, which include crown moldings, chair rails and scrollwork around the staircase, two fireplaces made of big, irregular-surfaced granite rocks create an earthy balance.
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