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GCHD Offices Closed Friday for Juneteenth Observance

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that...

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May 2021 graduates recognized at Garrett College  

Garrett College recently announced those students whose degrees were conferred this past May.  The degrees awarded include Associate in Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of...

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Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in the State of Maryland. As of today, Maryland has surpassed 6.5 million...

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Oakland’s Clean and Green Team Busy With Summer Prep

Volunteer members of Oakland’s Clean and Green Team have been busy finishing up some projects for the summer season.  Last month, members relocated the Bottle Cap Mosaic from the area that used to be referred to as the Pocket Park to the railing at The Vagabond...

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Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting Agenda

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Meeting will also be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are Approximate The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into...

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Deep Creek Watershed Foundation Fundraiser

The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation will be sponsoring a special event at the Sipside Lounge in downtown Oakland on Monday, June 28 from 5 to 8 pm.  We are inviting all supporters of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding watershed area to join us for a night of fun and...

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Experience a Simulated Natural Disaster Training

Attached is an opportunity to experience a simulated natural disaster. If you are interested please read the below information and send a message to the email to recruiting@nahraingroup.com. The WV National Guard is performing a training exercise near Kingwood, WV...

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The Town of Oakland to Hold Kick-Off to Summer Event

While summer does not begin until June 21, GOBA’s Events Team is kicking things off Saturday, June 12th with its “Kick Off to Summer” event in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Oakland!  This event will run from 2pm to 6pm. Activities include a...

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Appointment of Dr. Nicole Miller

Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicole Miller to the position of Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Miller will begin her new position on July 1, 2021. Dr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Mansfield...

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Appointment of Mr. John Hummel

Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Hummel to the position of Director of Student Services beginning in the 2021-22 school year. Mr. Hummel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth Ministries from Grace...

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Jenny Hesse’s COVID Journey Leads to Vaccine Advocacy

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team When Jenny Hesse signed off for the day from her job as a Peer Recovery Coach at the Garrett County Health Department in mid-December last year, she had no idea it would be five months before she would be able to make it...

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#VaxToWin

Governor Hogan, Maryland Lottery Announce $2 Million Promotion For Vaccinations Lottery to Award $40,000 A Day For 40 Days, $400,000 For The Fourth of July Partnership With Maryland Department of Health to Thank Marylanders for Getting Vaccinated, Incentivize New...

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The COVID-19 World – An Ever-Changing Landscape

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The past week brought changes to many of Maryland’s COVID-19 restrictions that have been with us in some form for the past year. Governor Larry Hogan ended the statewide mask mandate effective Saturday, May 15, following...

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Deep Creek Watershed Zoning

Garrett County currently has land-use zoning only within the Deep Creek Watershed. Additionally, the towns of Friendsville, Oakland, Accident, Mountain Lake Park, Grantsville, and Loch Lynn Heights have their own zoning requirements Zoning provides the rules and...

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Cemetery Committee Seeks Donations and Volunteers

A group of volunteers is working to refurbish and restore the monuments in the Oakland Cemetery and are seeking community donations to help fund the project. The Oakland Cemetery Monuments Restoration Committee was established last year and has been working to examine...

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Garrett County Adopts Statewide COVID-19 Orders

In an announcement on Friday, May 14, 2021, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of several COVID-19 restrictions including the lifting of the statewide mask mandate. For those that have been fully vaccinated, the state is adopting the CDC guidance that...

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2021 Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Applications Accepted

The Garrett County Chamber is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. The Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award was named in honor of Helmuth and Evelyn Heise, founders of Will O' the Wisp and Wisp Resort, Maryland's only downhill ski...

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Rabies Vaccination Clinics Scheduled Throughout Garrett County

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department’s Environmental Health Office has announced this spring’s low-cost rabies clinics for the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets at six locations. “Garrett...

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Oakland Police Investigate Burglary at Local Restaurant

Officers from the Oakland Police Department and Garrett County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the May 2nd forced entry of the Oakland Golf Course and burglary of Shrimp on the Barbie. On Sunday, May 2nd, at approximately 7:28am, officers responded to the...

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