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Adventist church wins round two in battle with the county,  More speeding cameras coming to Bowie, Domestic violence/assault suspect CAUGHT, Capitol Heights Elementary & Community form think tank and raise test scores

After years of denials from the Prince George’s County Council, Reaching Hearts International Seventh Day Adventist Church won approval for water and sewer rights needed to build their new 900-seat church and grade school in Laurel.  Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) was the lone dissent in a 7-1 County Council vote, citing concerns about the environmental impact of the new facility will .  The church has already won $3.7 million from Prince George’s County in a lawsuit related to the new buildings.

This February 6th, new speed cameras will be activated by at the intersection Kenhill Drive and Fair Lane, near Benjamin Tasker Middle School.  The city of Bowie is trying to slow down speeding near the school.  The cameras are triggered by vehicles that exceed the speed limit by 12 mph or more; ticketed fines for violating the speed limit are $40. This camera will be operational year-round, even when schools are closed so…

Joseph Andoh Quarm

Joseph Andoh Quarm was arrested in Upper Marlboro without incident on warrants charging him with assault and attempt to disarm a police officer.

Image: Tom Curtis / FreeDigitalPhotos.netCapitol Heights Elementary Principal, Herman Whaley proposed and enacted a think tank to benefit the students.  The think tank is composed of local organizations, churches, businesses, and nonprofits that are committed to thinking outside the box and coming up with ways to help students.  Last year, Capitol Heights Elementary showed some of the county’s biggest gains on Maryland’s School Assessment Test.  Now a county school board member, Carolyn M. Boston (Dist. 6) is thinking of replicating this model throughout Prince George’s County.


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