Maryland Special Olympics

June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Joy Supernovas Win Gold at Special Olympics Maryland State Games

Montgomery County’s JOY Supernovas did not show up at the 11th Annual Cheer Competition at the Special Olympics Maryland State Games to just participate. They competed in the Elite Cheer Division and took home gold medals at the games played at Towson University on Friday. 17 teams in Maryland competed in cheer, dance, and hip […]

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May 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Law Enforcement Torch Run Pays Tribute to Late MCPD Officer

Officers, Special Olympics Athletes Talk About Lieutenant Jacock’s Legacy This year’s Montgomery County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) at Rock Creek Park in Derwood was more emotional than previous years. It was the first race since the death of the late Montgomery County Police Lt. Thomas Jacocks, who brought the Torch […]

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April 3, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Special Olympics Team to Represent US in World Cheerleading Championships

The JOY Supernovas were chosen to be the first Special Olympics cheerleading team to represent the United States in the World Cheerleading Championships later this month. “It’s huge,” said Marci Ruderman, the JOY team manager. “These girls work really hard year-round and they finally get to compete in this level of competition.” The highest-level team […]

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February 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Recap of the Silver Spring budget forum held by County Executive Ike Leggett; Susan Kenedy reports on the annual Point in Time Homeless Count; Health officials urge residents to get the […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Honor Retiring Lieutenant Thomas Jacocks for 61 Years of Service (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department  honored Lieutenant Thomas Jacocks for serving 61 years at a retirement reception on Nov. 30. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. At the age of 84, Jacocks is the longest serving member of law enforcement at a single agency in the state of Maryland, according to police. He was born in Washington […]

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