William “Rock” Evans of Cumberland carries the Maryland state flag onto the field at College Park as a four-year member and second-year captain of the University of Maryland Terrapin Cheerleaders. In the spring of 2013, he was the first recipient of the Terp Award for his outstanding athletic and leadership skills as a Terrapin cheerleader. The squad supports the football team and men’s and women’s basketball teams, at both home and away games. Evans is the third family member who has been a Maryland cheerleader. His mother, Sonya Cooper Lathrop, was on the squad from 1974-1976; his cousin John Cooper V was on the squad in 2005-2006. Evans is a 2010 graduate of Fort Hill and was a three-year member of the Sentinel Cheer Squad and local East-West Rockets Competition Cheer Team. He is a senior and will graduate in May with a degree in marine biology. Evans is the grandson of Jo-Jacqueline Cooper and he late John Cooper III.
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Snow, sleet, freezing rain coat tri-state region
Tri-state area residents got a taste of an early winter Sunday when snow, sleet and freezing rain made for slippery travel.
Insurance agents feel left out of federal health plan
When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government’s hotline and tried to finish the application.
Senior housing facility manager to retire
After 27 years of employment at the Cumberland Arms, Dellann Campbell-Fultz, manager of the Liberty Street senior housing facility, will be retiring effective Dec. 31.
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Fire damages apartment complex on Central Avenue
Six people were displaced when fire broke out just before midnight Saturday in a three-unit apartment complex on Central Avenue, according to fire officials.
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Officials propose wind farm at Deep Creek Lake
Messenger Limited Partnership has requested the Garrett County Planning Commission to amend the Deep Creek watershed zoning ordinance to allow a wind farm in the rural resource zoning district.
Sewer project forcing slight rate hike
Allegany County commissioners have little choice but to consider rate increases to pay for state-mandated upgrades to the Braddock Run Sanitary District sewer plant.
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Stafford ending 37-year career in District Court
Kathy Stafford, administrative clerk for District Court of Maryland District 12 since 1986, has announced her retirement following her career of more than 37 years of service in the district court system.
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