The Discount Duo business plan presented by co-owners Brian Bowers and Rob Beckman won first-prize at this year's Power of Possibilites (POP). They were presented with a one-thousand dollar check by presenter, Jodi McClintock. POP is a program at Garrett College, designed to assist entrepreneurs in
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I submitted a letter to the editor (LTE) at the Garrett County Republican in response to Carol Gnegy's letter I saw two weeks ago. My rebuttal was not published because I was told it did not meet the "guidelines" for a submission. I've written numerous LTEs over the years to the Republican News but
Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we're still doing it wrong, which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in food-borne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and
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To the Editor, Governor Hogan has selected six new members to the Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering. The 6th District that includes all of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties was found unconstitutional in November by a federal judicial panel. It was determi
Only 22.7% of Garrett County registered voters participated in the Primary Election process. That's not good. That means that over 75% of our registered voters didn't make their voices heard or worse didn't even care to vote. :( One tangible result is that the Republican election for County Comm
You may think improving traffic flow would mean building bigger, faster roads, when the solutions really center on human behavior. Check out this video that looks at moving cars better through combining common sense, driver habits, and inventive engineering. It's enlightening!
Mary Helen and I wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Garrett County Republican newspaper (Joe Hauger) asking him to please cover the local political campaigns. It was never published, which we found most irritating. The only reason we subscribe to the Republican is to get the local political news wh
Did you know that 50.5% of residents in Garrett County are women or girls? The Garrett County Commission For Women released their latest report utilizing the most current figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among their findings the Commission reports that 55.6% of those living below the poverty l
The Garrett County Sheriff's office is working with residents to clean up areas that may have dangerous syringes discarded by drug users. At Thursday's meeting of the Mountain Lake Park Mayor and Town Council meeting, Captain Chris Helbig asked that residents not attempt to clean up needles on their
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