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  • No-bid contracts by Howard schools under scrutiny

    No-bid contracts by Howard schools under scrutiny

    Propelled by recent concerns of waste and inefficiency, state Del. Warren Miller is seeking to halt non-competitive contracts awarded by Howard County Public Schools. The proposed change to state law comes in the wake of a state audit of Howard schools that found senior school staff awarded nearly...

  • New Howard sheriff pledges to restore lost trust in office

    New Howard sheriff pledges to restore lost trust in office

    Bill McMahon, a former Howard County police chief, vowed to restore public trust in the sheriff's office and build strong relationships between staff as he was sworn in as the county's sheriff Wednesday afternoon. McMahon, who retired after leading the county's police force from 2006 to 2014, replaces...

  • Concerns of racism, intolerance prompt launch of #OneHoward initiative

    Concerns of racism, intolerance prompt launch of #OneHoward initiative

    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman is launching a series of community conversations to push community dialogue and reinforce the county's commitment to inclusiveness. Coming in the wake of the presidential election and reports of racially charged incidents at county schools, Kittleman, a Republican...

  • School board newcomers begin quest for accountability, prepare for pushback

    School board newcomers begin quest for accountability, prepare for pushback

    New school board members who ousted a trio of incumbents in this month's election hope to usher in a new era of accountability and transparency when the new board is sworn in on Dec. 5. Critics of Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose, whose $273,000 four-year contract was renewed earlier...

Laurel

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  • Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light as snowflakes, the Laurel Mill Playhouse's fresh production of emerging playwright Tim Koenig's "Happy Hollandaise" passes on traditional holiday sentiment and heads straight for your funny bone. Currently the director of drama at Bethel Church in Lodi, Calif., the American playwright is...

  • Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    This holiday season, Laurel Main Street business owner Cindy Senter says she will remember her mother with a collection box for donations to the United Service Organizations, or USO. Following the death of her mother, Marian Klein, in October, Senter said she and her daughter, Kari, wanted to keep...

  • New Laurel Library wows hundreds on opening day

    New Laurel Library wows hundreds on opening day

    Laurel readers returned to Seventh Street for Monday's opening of the reinvigorated Laurel Branch Library, three years after the original branch's closure. The original brick building, part of the county's Memorial Library System, was built in 1965 on land deeded to the county by the family of...

  • Share your blessings with others in Laurel

    Share your blessings with others in Laurel

    Throughout the area, there are dozens of local nonprofit groups who are committed to serving those in need. These groups can always use our help. Below is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both. In this season of giving and Thanksgiving, please...

Western Howard County

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  • Holiday music that unites with its familiarity

    Holiday music that unites with its familiarity

    The sounds of the season include two annual musical programs by Columbia Pro Cantare: Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre; and its Chamber Singers doing "A Christmas Noel" on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in Christ Episcopal Church. When Columbia Pro Cantare music...

  • Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard County's Office of Consumer Protection asks residents to stay alert this winter for calling scams made by individuals posing as local utility company representatives. During the call, officials said that the "representatives" claiming to work for the consumer's local gas or electric utility...

  • Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    A Glenelg man is facing multiple drug charges after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing large amounts of marijuana inside his home. Daniel Earl Sims, 49, was found running a large marijuana operation from his home on Triadelphia Road, said Wayne Kirwan, spokesman of the Howard County State's...

  • Columbia nutritionist uses board game strategy to 'Go Paleo'

    Columbia nutritionist uses board game strategy to 'Go Paleo'

    Four years in the making, Columbia nutrition consultant Cara Zaller says her newest health feat arrived on her doorstep in mid-October with the delivery of her new board game, Go Paleo! Modeled after the Paleolithic diet, Zaller said the game can teach families about the benefits of wholesome,...

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