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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 17, 1999
Sending four wrestlers to the final round and coming away with four champions, Kent County had just enough to get past Owings Mills and Calvert to claim South River's 17-team Sonny Wells Seahawk Invitational yesterday in Edgewater.Kent finished the night with 167 points, while Owings Mills, ranked No. 8 in the metro area, had to settle for a share of second place with Calvert at 164."We had a real bad day," said Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker. "We haven't wrestled in nine days and didn't practice the last two. You have to give Kent credit, they wrestled well.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore. Dellando Recardo Campbell, 31, of Lemoore, Calif., admitted helping Ryan Holness, 33, luring Holness' 26-year-old wife, Serika Dunkley Holness, from New York to Maryland in order to kill her, staging the crime as a fatal carjacking. He pleaded guilty to the charge of interstate domestic violence resulting in the death of a spouse. If the deal is accepted by a U.S. District Court judge, Campbell could receive up to 30 years in jail.
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September 8, 2005
Ermyn J. Heck, a retired Kent County educator who taught English and Latin for nearly three decades, died in her sleep Sunday at Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 102. She was born Ermyn Jewell on her parents' farm in Smithville, Kent County, and was named for a popular novel of the day, family members said. "The family later moved to Worton where her father was postmaster, then to Chestertown where she graduated from Chestertown High School," said a son, Peter J. Heck of Chestertown.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence. This year, they'll be doing it again. And just about all of Maryland will be helping out. On Thursday at Prince George's County's Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Gov. Martin O'Malley joined other state, federal and local officials in cutting the ribbon to officially open the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, a 560-mile land and water route connecting War of 1812-related sites in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.
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By DAN RODRICKS | December 10, 1992
Pieces of column too short to use . . .Got a letter from a griping inmate at the Kent County Detention Center. In it, he provided a phone number. "Feel free to call the above telephone number if [you] would like to discuss this matter further," the letter said.bTC Call? On the phone? The guy has a phone? So I called the number. The phone in the inmate's "pod" rang and a guard summoned the griping inmate to the line. Great. I wonder if the guards take messages for these guys, scribbling names and numbers on those pink "While You Were Out" slips.
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February 22, 1998
An 80-year-old man was found dead on the kitchen floor of his burning Rock Hall home early yesterday by firefighters, authorities reported.Investigators were awaiting autopsy results on the cause of death of Joseph F. Rose Sr., and had not determined what started the blaze that gutted his two-story wood-frame home on Haven Lane in the Kent County community, said Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Allen Ward.It took a team of 75 firefighters from five towns an hour to extinguish the blaze, which neighbors reported at 12: 37 a.m. after hearing the sounds of small explosions -- possibly aerosol cans inside the home bursting from the heat, Ward said.
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By Greg Garland | September 9, 2007
A Pennsylvania man was killed and his brother was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Kent County early yesterday, Maryland State Police said. Police said James J. Jeffcoat, 24, was traveling south about 3 a.m. in a 1989 Taurus on Route 445, just north of Eastern Neck Island Bridge in Rock Hall, when the vehicle left the highway and overturned in a field. Jeffcoat, a resident of Boothwyn, Pa., and his brother, Ron J. Jeffcoat, 20, who lives in Upper Darby, Pa., and was a passenger, were both thrown from the car, police said.
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January 8, 2004
Robert Lee Davis Sr., a retired Chestertown real estate broker and former Kent County commissioner, died Monday at the Chester River Manor nursing home of progressive supernuclear palsy, a rare disorder. The Chestertown resident was 82. Born in Kent County's Broad Neck, he was a 1940 graduate of Chestertown High School and later that year enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served through World War II. Returning to Chestertown in 1945, he purchased the Tydol gas station on Maple Avenue, which he operated until 1970.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
Because of production problems this article did not appear in some of yesterday's editions. An entire field hockey season seemed to be slipping away from Francis Scott Key yesterday when Jessica Sutherland and Laurie Ryer barely hit the ball on the team's first two strokes of a best-of-five game-deciding situation against Kent County in the state Class 1A semifinals at Goucher College.Sutherland just threw her stick away in frustration as she returned to her teammates, and Ryer was disconsolate over her mis-hit.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 4, 2006
Scott David Livie, a Kent County commissioner and founder and president of an employee benefits firm, died of colorectal cancer April 27 at his Chestertown home. He was 53. Mr. Livie was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville. He was a 1971 graduate of McDonogh School, where he had been an outstanding lacrosse player. In 1975, he earned a bachelor's degree in American civilization from Brown University. In 1976, he came to Chestertown when he was named assistant lacrosse coach at Washington College.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 30, 2013
Kent County's Brendon Ireton was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week Wednesday after the Trojans' 40-7 win at Washington Friday put them on the verge of their first winning season in 16 years. The Trojans improved to 5-3 with the victory, led by running back Marcquan Greene's two touchdowns. In fourth place in Class 1A East with two games left in the regular season, the Trojans are aiming for their first playoff berth since 1996. They won the last of back-to-back Class 1A state championships in 1990.
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Democrat Heather R. Mizeur picked off the endorsement of a maverick former Republican congressman to go with the support of five other Eastern Shore leaders as she continued to show her appeal outside her home county of Montgomery. Former U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, who represented the Shore as a Republican for 18 years until his primary defeat in 2008, released a statement expressing his support for the two-term delegate. “No one will fight harder to protect the Chesapeake Bay than Heather.
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Dan Rodricks | October 16, 2013
Wednesday afternoon, as his former colleagues in Congress considered a deal to avoid a national crisis, Wayne Gilchrest sat in his office in a place called Knocks Folly on Maryland's Eastern Shore and watched a fox run across a field. That's not a bad way to spend an autumn afternoon — gazing out the window of an 18th-century house in Kent County, resting after a day spent preparing for the arrival of schoolchildren eager to plant trees or paddle a canoe on the Sassafras River.
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By Michael Dresser and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
The surprise retirement of Senate Minority Leader E. J. Pipkin has set up a succession scramble for his Upper Eastern Shore seat that is shaping up as a possibly brutal internal struggle among 36th District Republicans. The three GOP delegates from that district -- all of whom have expressed an interest in the seat -- were scheduled to meet Wednesday night to discuss their plans. Other Republican candidates are also moving to enter the contest to fill out the remaining year and a half of Pipkin's term -- a decision that will be made by the Republican central committees of the four Eastern Shore counties that make up the 36th.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes at Caulk's Field?
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday. Brandon M. Greene, 21, of Edgewood, was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said. The boaters with whom he was traveling had stopped off Howell Point in Kent County to go swimming when they noticed he was missing. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Still Pond in Kent County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Kent County Fire Rescue and helicopters from the Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., joined in the search of 80 square miles over nine hours.
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August 9, 2005
Dr. Basil "Tut" Tully, a Kent County osteopath active in Washington College alumni affairs, died in his sleep Thursday at Chestertown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was 87. Born and raised in Maplewood, N.J., he earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College, where he played on the football team, ran hurdles and broad jump in track and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. Later, he became the volunteer physician for the college's lacrosse team. In 1982, Dr. Tully was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
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By Pat Emory and Pat Emory,Special to The Sun | July 28, 1991
Worton -- During the four months Charles Dixon waited to hear if his mortgage loan would be approved, he refused to let himself believe that after 75 years he might finally own a little home of his own."I thought about it every day, but I don't put my heart on anything until I find out for sure," the former sharecropper said.Mr. Dixon wouldn't even tell his two daughters about the $70,000 government-subsidized loan he had applied for through the Farmers Home Administration. He was afraid they would talk him out of pursuing it.But in April, the loan was approved.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2012
Autopsies showed that deaths of a father and his two teenage sons found in a Kent County manure pit Thursday were accidental. Maryland State Police said Glen W. Nolt, 48, Kelvin R. Nolt, 18, and Cleason S. Nolt, 14, all of Peach Bottom, Pa., died of suffocation during a farming accident. Their bodies were recovered from a pond of liquid manure at Centerdel Farm, a 200-acre dairy farm in the 12000 block of Vansant Corner Road in Kennedyville. Multiple injuries contributed to Cleason Nolt's death, police said.
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