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  • Buzz into a new "country skill" hobby this year [Highland/Fulton]

    Are you looking for a new hobby to start off the New Year? Or, maybe you are interested in learning a "country skill." The Howard County Beekeeper's Association is offering a short course in beekeeping. During the course you will learn about bee biology, bee diseases, local laws regarding beekeeping,...

  • Howard police, Maryland State troopers make over 30 DUI arrests Super Bowl weekend

    Howard police, Maryland State troopers make over 30 DUI arrests Super Bowl weekend

    Over 30 DUI arrests were made between Howard County police and Maryland State troopers during Super Bowl weekend, as 11 police agencies patrolled Route 40 to keep drunk or impaired drivers off the roadways. According to Howard County police department spokeswoman Lori Boone, 13 DUI arrests were...

  • Sen. Ben Cardin, HCC students talk college affordability

    Sen. Ben Cardin, HCC students talk college affordability

    Thirteen Howard Community College students had the chance to talk college affordability with Sen. Ben Cardin Friday morning last week at the Columbia campus. Students discussed their struggles to pay for and complete their degrees while juggling obligations such as parenthood and work. They also...

  • Police urge football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl Sunday

    Police urge football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl Sunday

    As Super Bowl weekend begins, Howard County police are patrolling the roadways and urging residents to drive sober. Officers will conduct saturation patrols, beginning Friday through Sunday evening, keeping an eye out for impaired drivers, said department spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn. Police are...

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  • Clarksville Car Wash reopens with new owners [Clarksville]

    Rob Schruefer wants everyone to know that the Clarksville Car Wash reopened Jan. 18, just in time to flush away all the mud and snow-melting chemicals from your vehicle. Owners of local companies, On The Spot Detailing and Pro Wash Auto Spa, have purchased the business.They look forward to meeting...

  • Soft-spoken and erudite, Marvin Thomas made Howard County libraries great

    Soft-spoken and erudite, Marvin Thomas made Howard County libraries great

    Maybe it was the hat. Soft-spoken and erudite Marvin Thomas never intimidated anyone. By all accounts self-effacing and personable, the former director of the Howard County Library System was not the sort to demand deference. He just seemed to inspire it. One of those accounts comes from Holly...

  • Due diligence before renewing Foose's contract [Commentary]

    Due diligence before renewing Foose's contract [Commentary]

    Howard County's school board has about a month to decide whether Superintendent Renee Foose deserves a new four-year contract. As the seven members deliberate, they'll need to delve into what's behind a petition — which claims more than 1,400 names — calling for her ouster. In leading one of the...

  • Howard County needs to improve snowstorm response [Letter]

    Now that the storm is well over, it's time for a reality check for Howard County. This is coming from someone who grew up in the land where "all the kids are above average," so I can spot when pride creeps to hubris. The main criticism is: year after year -- snowstorm after snowstorm -- county...

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