Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For more information call Carol 443-783-4606 or 410-957-1518
Lewis won by just 50 votes in the 4th District, taking both Bloxom and Parksley's precincts. Hart-Mears was the victor in the town of Saxis.
Senator Ralph Northam and challenger Ben Loyola battled in a heated race throughout the summer and fall, but Northam won over 58% of the 6th District's vote, with Loyola taking 41%.
Todd Godwin, who was appointed interim Sheriff after Larry Giddens retired mid way through his first term, won handily in the Sheriff's race and enjoyed a margin of victory of more than 2,500 votes with 60%.
Laura Belle Gordy took over 65% of District 7's votes in last night's election, while challenger Emory Hurt garnered 20%.
Another hotly contested race was between Supervisor C. Reneta Major and opponent Wesley Edwards in District 9. Major was appointed to serve out the term of Phil McCaleb who resigned for health reasons. Major won with 55% of the vote. Edwards received 44%.
In the close race in Accomack County, Treasurer Dana Bundick retained her seat with 53% of the vote. Challenger Greg Duncan got 46%
Both Jim A. Evans and Frederick W. Holland II will serve the Accomack County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Also retaining seats were Delegate Lynwood Lewis, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar, Commissioner of Revenue Leslie Savage, Supervisors Jack Gray, Donald Hart, Ron Wolff, Grayson Chesser, Wanda Thornton, and Robert Crockett all won unopposed.
The voice of a proud veteren, father, grandfather, councilman, bestfriend to many, kind friend to all is silenced. We will all grieve this loss for quite some time.
We have received some sincere comments on the PPE and your warm comments are appreciated. Please feel free to express yourselves kindly.
And this is a reminder also to give thought to the passengers of the other vehicle, whom were also hospitalized following this horrible accident.
Remember to give support to those on the ambulance and fire crews on hand yesterday. Having experienced a devastating experience similar to this one many years ago I know very well how emotional it is for everyone of them. Theirs is a special and different type of grief and will need that extra kind word.
This is an especially sad time for so many. But Pocomoke does a great job when they rally together to get through a difficult time such as this.
Out thoughts and prayers at the PPE are with each and every one of you.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Councilman Hawkins was involved in an automobile accident this afternoon at Winter Quarters Drive and Route 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland.
In so many ways he will be missed ....... More information coming as I receive it.
Please keep the family and friends of Councilman Hawkins in your heart and prayers.
The music video and song single were also released on iTunes yesterday ‐ where all net proceeds go to the HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER and the AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION.
(Music Video still frames and SAN DIEGO DOGS lyrics attached)
Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System
Over the past year, our agencies have been working with the broadcast community, cable operators and programmers, and other communications service providers that participate in the Emergency Alert System; our state, local, tribal, and territorial partners; and other critical stakeholders to help inform all members of the public regarding the nationwide Emergency Alert System test.
Here are specific items we want everyone to know about the test:
- It will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST.
- It will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
- Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.”
- When the test is over, regular programming will resume.
For additional questions, visit the FAQ’s page and the FCC EAS Test page.
So if you are in the area PLEASE keep a special eye open in case you do see him. This little guy has really been exposed to some horrible weather and the time for him to return home is long, long overdue.
If you see him PLEASE
Call/text - 757-303-0232
Todd Godwin, Walter Marks and David Rogers are set to square off in the race for Accomack County Sheriff. Treasurer Dana Bundick will face a challenge from Greg Duncan.
In a hotly contested Senate Race, incumbent Ralph Northam will face challenger Ben Loyola.
There will also be special town council races in Parksley and Onley.
Commissioner of Revenue Leslie Savage, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar and Delegate Lynwood Lewis are running unopposed.
Northampton County voters will have two Board of Supervisor's seats up for grabs. In District 4, Rick Hubbard will be looking to win while Yvonne Bagwell has launched a write in campaign.
District 5 Incumbent Larry Trala is being challenged by Betsy Mapp.
For Northampton County Treasurer, current Treasurer Cynthia Bradford and Charles Renner will square off. Bradford was appointed to finish the term of the last elected Treasurer Ilva James.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bruce Jones, Sheriff David Doughty and Commissioner of Revenue Anne Sayers are all running unopposed.
Polling locations open at 6:00 AM and will remain open until 7:00 PM.
For more information and to find out where to vote, call either the Accomack County Registrar at 787-2935 or 824-0525. Northampton County voters can call 757-678-0480.
A member of the Old Guard silences a laughing crowd as he guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Source; http://www.wtkr.com/news/military/wtkr-honor-guard-soldier-quiets-laughing-crowd-at-tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-20111107,0,2499884.htmlstoryI'd say that pretty well sums it up..........
Monday, November 7, 2011
Good luck to all three in the race for Sheriff of Accomack County. Three wonderful men - Each of them qualified to do the job.
Soon the remaining portions will be torn down, loaded up and hauled away. Forgotten.
I will always remember that building and the fond childhood memories that go with it for as long as I have memory......
Steph- I borrowed your photos.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mob Threatens Worcester Prosecutor...Big State Police promotion to Pocomoke native... Prominent Pocomoke business and civic leader is remembered.
(The Morning Herald- Hagerstown, Md.)
Mob Threatens Worcester County Prosecutor
Berlin, Md., March 24 (AP)- An investigation to establish the identity of the members of the mob which surrounded the Atlantic Hotel early today and threatened State's Attorney Godfrey Child, was promised today by Charles R. Mason of Pocomoke City, a member of the Worcester County Board of Commissioners.
Mason said the investigation would be conducted by the County Board of Commissioners.
Meanwhile, State's Attorney Child was resting comfortably at his home in Pocomoke City after being conducted there by Sheriff Wilmer S. Purnell after the latter and state troopers had dispersed the mob about the hotel. He made no intimations today concerning any actions he may take against the persons in the crowd.
The mob action followed the rendering of the decision by Justice Of The Peace William J. Bratten in dismissing the kidnapping and assault charges against Robert Allen, Chief of Police of Ocean City, and George K. Jarvis, prominent cattleman. The charges had been preferred by Charles W. Brown who said he had been waylaid and held a prisoner by Allen, Jarvis and two other men for five days last week.
State's Attorney Child presented the evidence for the complainant at the hearing last night and the attitude of the crowd wanted to know why the decision had been in the favor of the defendants. A window in the hotel where Child planned to spend the night was broken and the State's Attorney's automobile was wrecked.
After the hotel was darkened and the doors bolted, Sheriff Purnell and state police were called to break up the mob. Later the Sheriff took the prosecutor to his home.
Footnote: State's Attorney Godfrey Child was also involved in a highly publicized murder case from this same era in which Euel Lee, aka "Orphan Jones," was ultimately convicted and executed for murdering a Berlin area (Taylorville) farm family of four. To the reader who left a comment regarding this case on my preview posting this past Thursday, and to others who may be interested, more information is available at http://orphanjones.com/press.php
Maryland State Police Superintendent Robert J. Lally announced that Pocomoke City native Edwin D. McGee would become Commander of the State Police for the lower Eastern Shore. Sergeant Major McGee was a 28-year veteran of the force and along with becoming Commander of the Salisbury Barracks he would also rise to the rank of Lieutenant. In Pocomoke City MeGee was a former president of the Lions Club and an active participant in matters involving Pocomoke City schools.
Pocomoke City residents were remembering the life of R. Harlan Robertson, Sr., prominent civic and business leader in the community, who passed away at age 99. In 1906 he and his brother Clarence founded Pocomoke Foundry And Machine Works, later known as Robertson Brothers. He served in the Maryland legislature as a Worcester County Delegate and later served on the Pocomoke town council from 1924-1938, and served for nearly two decades on the Worcester County Welfare Board. He was a longtime president of Citizens National Bank. Numerous memberships included the Pocomoke City Rotary Club where he was a former president.
ACROSS THE USA
(The Times Recorder- Newark, Ohio)
New Magnetic Tape Recorder
Music lovers- and especially those who make a hobby of collecting fine record albums- have a new thrill in store for them when they hear Magnesonic, the sensational new electronic instrument which was made available to the Ohio market today.
Featuring an entirely new method of recording and reproducing on magic magnetic tape, Magnesonic is the product of Sound Recorder and Reproducer corporation of Philadelphia, and only a few weeks ago was formally introduced to a national retailers convention in New York City.
Ohio dealers are the first in the nation to publicly offer for sale this new machine which has literally hundreds of uses for magic tape, and with which it is possible to make the finest symphonic, orchestral, and oral recordings directly from a home microphone or from radio broadcasts.
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