Prince George’s County News

  • DeMatha Goes Solar, Thanks to Alum

    Prince George’s County now has its first solar powered school as Kenneth W. Richardson returned home to DeMatha to install 550 solar panels at the school. Richardson’s relationship with DeMatha began when his father pushed him and his brother to go to the school to take advantage of ...

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  • Ivey to Challenge Edwards for Congressional Seat

    Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey has filed papers to challenge Rep. Donna Edwards for her seat in Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District. Ivey, a popular state’s attorney, was part of the crime fighting force that helped Prince George’s ...

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  • MD State Senator Ulysses Currie Not Guilty

    The jury in the Ulysses Currie corruption trial found the longtime state senator not guilty on extortion and conspiracy charges. The verdict ends a lengthy investigation stretching back nearly a decade in which prosecutors accused Currie of being paid close to $250,000 to use his influence to ...

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  • Joel Peebles Loses Court Battle Over Jericho

    Joel Peebles, son of the late Apostle Betty Peebles and Bishop James R. Peebles, lost his court battle over the right to the church and its entities after a Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge ruled that the church rightfully belonged to its board of trustees. Judge Dwight Jackson ...

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  • Prince George’s Council Addresses Economic Development

    The Prince George’s County Council took on economic development Tuesday, looking for ways to improve the county’s viability for economic growth at length. The discussion opened with a look at metropolitan business plans, led by the Council of Governments and the Brookings institute ...

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  • Moe Wins Third Term Despite Mudslinging

    Laurel Mayor Craig Moe won a third term as mayor despite charges of fraud being thrown at him by former Laurel City Councilman Michael Sarich. Moe won with over 50 percent of the vote with Sarich finishing second with 26 percent and Laurel Ethics Commission member Valerie Cunningham in third ...

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  • Statewide Redistricting Plans Move Forward

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed his proposed redistricting plan into law last week after the map garnered the approval of the Maryland General Assembly. “To the people of Maryland, thank you for your voice, your input and your suggestions, and to all of the members of the ...

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  • GSA Donates Computers to Prince George’s Schools

    The federal agency, General Services Administration (GSA), got in the county’s good graces recently as it donated computers to Suitland High School. “Today, we are proud to have the GSA as another partner with our schools that will be providing significant resources to our children ...

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  • Baker Nomination for County Attorney Scrutinized

    M. Andree Green’s appointment as acting county attorney in July passed with little fanfare. Now, however, the Prince George’s County Council is at odds with County Executive Rushern Baker over the pick. Baker has sung Green’s praises at every turn. He says her record of work ...

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  • Community Rallies Against Slots in Prince George’s

    Prince George’s County Councilman Eric Olson introduced a bill to ban slots in the county, bringing back a hotly debated topic for the county and garnering remarkable support from many corners of the community. “County Councilman Eric Olson has introduced CB-49 (2011), a bill that ...

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