Prince George's County


Obama Stumps for Md. Gubernatorial Hopeful Brown

President Barack Obama visited Prince George's County Sunday for a get-out-the-vote rally, urging voters to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 midterm elections and to support Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his quest to become Maryland's first African-American chief ...

P.G. County Education Briefs: Listening Sessions

In the coming weeks, a series of "Special Education Listening Sessions" will be held by the county's Board of Education.

Officer Helps Promote Disabilities Awareness Month

Shani Watson, who lost her ability to walk after being involved in a car crash 10 years ago, not only wears the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2014, but works to encourage others with disabilities.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards to Host Annual College, Career Fair

Students from Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties seeking information about colleges and trade schools are invited to attend Rep. Donna Edwards’ sixth annual College and Career Fair at Annapolis High School on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Vigils Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence

In order to curb domestic assaults against women, children and men, activists have called for a unified effort that promotes healing and improved methods of communication.

P.G. County Officials Urge Use of 211 Hotline for Domestic Violence

Women, men and children seeking help in domestic violence cases in Prince George's County are encouraged to dial 211 to access information ranging from counseling programs to police reporting procedures, authorities said.

Minimum Wage in P.G. County Set for Increase by 2017

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker praised the county council for approving legislation that will increase the county's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.

P.G. County Exec Rushern Baker Walks to End Alzheimer's

It's been two years since Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III announced that his wife Christa, 54, suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

P.G. County Native Serves Aboard USS John S. McCain

A 2012 Potomac High School graduate and Temple Hills, Md., native is serving aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), living and working at a Navy base in Japan.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Resident Teacher Program

Officials for the Resident Teacher Program are accepting applications for elementary certification for the 2015-16 school year from candidates with a strong background in math and science.

P.G. County Schools Budget Officer Suspended Amid Fraud Claims

The top budget officer for Prince George's County public schools has been placed on administrative leave amid claims of insurance fraud by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

P.G. Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Business Stars

Prince George's County's business elite and congressional leaders came together Sept. 19 for an evening of entertainment and accolades at the County Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual Excellence in Business awards gala.

Simmie Knox Unveils Portrait for O'Malley

When Simmie Knox received a telephone call recently in which the caller asked him to paint a portrait of Frederick Douglass, he wasn’t at all surprised.

P.G. County Education Briefs: Publicity Release Forms

Throughout the school year, the Board of Education and schools within the county system will conduct activities that could publicize events via local or national news media.

P.G. County Extends Deadline for School Immunizations

Officials for Prince George's County Public Schools will seek a 45-day extension of the deadline for students to fulfill new state immunization requirements.