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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2003
HUGHESVILLE - The sing-song voice of the auctioneer and the train of farmers that followed wound through rows of golden brown tobacco bales in the Hughesville Bargain Barn Warehouse yesterday - a timeless scene, little changed from Colonial days or the warehouse's beginning in the 1930s. But the emotion that lingered in the sweet, aromatic air of the tobacco auction was distinctly modern: the anxiety that occurs when a tradition is coming to an end. It's a way of life that is cracking and crumbling like the dry tobacco leaves on the warehouse floor, blowing out the open doors along Route 5 and disappearing on the Southern Maryland wind.
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By RONA MARECH and RONA MARECH,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
HUGHESVILLE -- Tradition here means the rich, sweet smell of dried tobacco. It means cold, dusty air and bales upon bales of coppery leaves that rustle when handled. It means bantering with old friends and listening to the mesmerizing, rhythmic chant of an auctioneer, as silver-tongued as a square-dance caller. But these familiar sights and smells of the tobacco auction, a beloved ritual in this Southern Maryland town since the 1930s, are going the way of country stores and empty rural roads.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
HUGHESVILLE - This town at the crossroads of Southern Maryland was once synonymous with tobacco. Known for the months-long tobacco auctions which farmers flocked to, Hughesville is now little more than the intersection of two well-traveled roads that race through vanishing farmland. But this community of about 1,500 isn't looking back. There has been an explosion of growth here in Charles County and neighboring Calvert and St. Mary's counties - and at the same time a search for a new identity.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
HUGHESVILLE - This town at the crossroads of Southern Maryland was once synonymous with tobacco. Known for the months-long tobacco auctions which farmers flocked to, Hughesville is now little more than the intersection of two well-traveled roads that race through vanishing farmland. But this community of about 1,500 isn't looking back. There has been an explosion of growth here in Charles County and neighboring Calvert and St. Mary's counties - and at the same time a search for a new identity.
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By Rafael Alvarez and David Simon and Rafael Alvarez and David Simon,Staff Correspondents Thomas W. Waldron and William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this story | January 30, 1992
HUGHESVILLE -- Inmates at the state's 175-bed Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit in Charles County are suspected of committing a string of daytime burglaries in neighboring communities while they were out of the unit for work-release programs.State corrections officials confirmed yesterday that a probe of criminal activity by pre-release inmates at the Hughesville facility began after a correctional officer found a stolen gun. The unit's manager has announced his retirement.Officials are unsure how many inmates are involved, but several already have been transferred to higher-security prisons.
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By Rafael Alvarez and David Simon and Rafael Alvarez and David Simon,Sun Staff Correspondents Thomas W. Waldron and William F. Zorzi Jr. of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | January 30, 1992
HUGHESVILLE -- Inmates at the state's 175-bed Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit in Charles County are suspected of committing a string of daytime burglaries in neighboring communities while they were out of the unit for work-release programs.State corrections officials confirmed yesterday that a comprehensive investigation of criminal activity by pre-release inmates at the Hughesville facility began after a correctional officer found a stolen gun. The unit's manager has announced his retirement.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1997
HUGHESVILLE -- Steven Walter's father and uncles were only boys in those years when they began chopping the trees, pulling out the stumps with horses and hoes, and sawing the timber into boards and beams.Then they tilled the cleared land, built barns and settled into the arduous annual cycle of planting, cutting, hanging, curing and stripping the aromatic four-foot leaves that slowly turn from green to gold.Thus was a tobacco farm built from a forest in the 1930s; and at the age of 36, Walter now keeps the cycle going as he awaits the arrival of the next generation -- his first child, due on the Fourth of July.
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By RONA MARECH and RONA MARECH,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
HUGHESVILLE -- Tradition here means the rich, sweet smell of dried tobacco. It means cold, dusty air and bales upon bales of coppery leaves that rustle when handled. It means bantering with old friends and listening to the mesmerizing, rhythmic chant of an auctioneer, as silver-tongued as a square-dance caller. But these familiar sights and smells of the tobacco auction, a beloved ritual in this Southern Maryland town since the 1930s, are going the way of country stores and empty rural roads.
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June 30, 2006
On Sunday, June 25, 2006, ELIZABETH MORGAN FLYNN of Hollywood, MD, wife of Edward C. Flynn, mother of Christopher M. Lewis of Port Republic, MD, Megan E. Kersch of Suffolk, VA, sister of Kenneth W. Morgan of Baltimore, MD and six grandchildren. Friends received on Friday, June 30, 2006 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. with a Funeral Service at 7 P.M. in the BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Angels Watch Shelter, P.O. Box 613, Hughesville, MD 20637
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April 8, 2004
On April 6, 2004 DELORES MAE FOUGHT (nee Keller) of Elkridge, beloved wife of Daniel Clay Fought; loving daughter of Mildred Smith Keller of Hughesville, PA, loving mother of Tyrus Fought of Ferndale, MD and Jacob Fought of Elkridge, MD; dear sister of Bill Keller of Muncy, PA and Elaine Tule of Victorville, CA. A Memorial service will be held at the GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, INC., 7250 Washington Blvd (exit 6 off Route...
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2003
HUGHESVILLE - The sing-song voice of the auctioneer and the train of farmers that followed wound through rows of golden brown tobacco bales in the Hughesville Bargain Barn Warehouse yesterday - a timeless scene, little changed from Colonial days or the warehouse's beginning in the 1930s. But the emotion that lingered in the sweet, aromatic air of the tobacco auction was distinctly modern: the anxiety that occurs when a tradition is coming to an end. It's a way of life that is cracking and crumbling like the dry tobacco leaves on the warehouse floor, blowing out the open doors along Route 5 and disappearing on the Southern Maryland wind.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1997
HUGHESVILLE -- Steven Walter's father and uncles were only boys in those years when they began chopping the trees, pulling out the stumps with horses and hoes, and sawing the timber into boards and beams.Then they tilled the cleared land, built barns and settled into the arduous annual cycle of planting, cutting, hanging, curing and stripping the aromatic four-foot leaves that slowly turn from green to gold.Thus was a tobacco farm built from a forest in the 1930s; and at the age of 36, Walter now keeps the cycle going as he awaits the arrival of the next generation -- his first child, due on the Fourth of July.
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By Rafael Alvarez and David Simon and Rafael Alvarez and David Simon,Sun Staff Correspondents Thomas W. Waldron and William F. Zorzi Jr. of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | January 30, 1992
HUGHESVILLE -- Inmates at the state's 175-bed Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit in Charles County are suspected of committing a string of daytime burglaries in neighboring communities while they were out of the unit for work-release programs.State corrections officials confirmed yesterday that a comprehensive investigation of criminal activity by pre-release inmates at the Hughesville facility began after a correctional officer found a stolen gun. The unit's manager has announced his retirement.
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By Rafael Alvarez and David Simon and Rafael Alvarez and David Simon,Staff Correspondents Thomas W. Waldron and William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this story | January 30, 1992
HUGHESVILLE -- Inmates at the state's 175-bed Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit in Charles County are suspected of committing a string of daytime burglaries in neighboring communities while they were out of the unit for work-release programs.State corrections officials confirmed yesterday that a probe of criminal activity by pre-release inmates at the Hughesville facility began after a correctional officer found a stolen gun. The unit's manager has announced his retirement.Officials are unsure how many inmates are involved, but several already have been transferred to higher-security prisons.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Three people were arrested and two were injured after a fight at a Harwood mobile home park Monday afternoon ended in a hit-and-run, police said. The incident happened at the Maryland Manor Mobile Home Park in the 1500 block of Flanders Ln., where a 22-year-old Hughesville woman and her boyfriend were dropping her child off to her estranged husband, Steven Wilson, Jr. During the 3 p.m. drop-off, Wilson and the woman got into an argument that escalated into a fight, police said. Her boyfriend, Stephen Bassford, got out of the car and hit Wilson's brother, Matthew Wilson, in the arm with a baseball bat, police said.
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February 19, 2004
On Monday February 16, 2004 ELIZABETH R. EVANS, 90, of Plas Goch, her residence on Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born March 17, 1913, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of Evan and Jane Owen Roberts. She and her husband, Thomas N. Evans, would have celebrated 72 years of marriage on June 26. Elizabeth was a member of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville Maryland and was currently attending the Kedron United Methodist Church in Strawbridge. She was active in various women's clubs and served as the Republican Committee Woman representing Penn Twp. for many years.
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