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  1. Civic association awards six scholarshipsRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | Gazette.net

    The Little Washington Civic Association awarded $15,000 in scholarships to six area students June 3. Andrea Brown, vice president of the association, based in Upper Marlboro, said each student was given $2,500 to continue their education past high school. The money can be applied to a wide variety of institutions, from four-year universities to community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools and other forms of career training.

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  2. Central football opens up its offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Gazette.net

    After a historic 3-0 start , the Central High School football team's 2014 campaign took a turn for the worse. Injuries - which coincided with the tough portion of the schedule - contributed to five straight shutout losses, and a season filled with promise ended with the Falcons once again outside the playoffs.

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  3. Prince Georgea s County Council approves 4 percent tax increaseRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Council members said they are taking a road of fiscal responsibility in approving approximately one-fourth of the tax increases for education proposed by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III . “This budget requires us to be practical, strategic and visionary,” County Council chairman Mel Franklin of Upper Marlboro said following the council's vote.

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  4. School system to get 26 percent of $133 million additional funding requestRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Council members said they are taking a road of fiscal responsibility in approving approximately one-fourth of the tax increases for education proposed by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III . “This budget requires us to be practical, strategic and visionary,” County Council chairman Mel Franklin of Upper Marlboro said following the council's vote.

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  5. Bowie changes recycling policy, no longer accepts plastic bagsRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | Gazette.net

    According to Melvin Thompson, solid waste superintendent for Bowie, the decision will become official in July and was made after Prince George's County changed its own policy earlier this year. Thompson said workers at the county-run facility in Capitol Heights, where Bowie's recycling is taken, complained that bags were getting caught in the facility's processing equipment and blowing away to other neighborhoods.

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  6. Keeping it briefRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | Gazette.net

    The last of Washington, D.C. area boxers remaining in the Golden Gloves national tournament, Burtonsville's Tavon Body and Waldorf's Jordan White, were eliminated on May 14. They outlasted any other area fighter but were eventually ousted in the quarterfinals. From Prince George's County, Keeshawn Williams and Justin Bell were both eliminated one round earlier.

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  7. Prince Georgea s group offers support for parents of ill studentsRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Beth McCracken-Harness of Cheverly said that the three years her son spent in and out of school while being treated for a major illness were some of the most difficult experiences in her life. “There was a time when I couldn't go to the doctor right across the street without getting a call that my son's heart monitor was going off,” McCracken-Harness recalled.

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  8. Former Laurel officer to lead Brentwood policeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Bob Althoff, the new Brentwood Police Chief, stands outside town hall May 14. Before coming to Brentwood, Althoff served the Laurel Police Department for almost 30 years. Throughout his life, Bob Althoff has been told being a police officer is “in his blood.” He said he recognized this himself when, a couple months before he was set to retire, he started looking for a way to extend his 38-year career in law enforcement. 1 comment

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