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Governor Ehrlich Awards Three for Valor, Check to Garrett County During Trip to Western Maryland
During a stop in Swallow Falls State Park yesterday, Gov. Ehrlich presented valor awards to three Maryland Park Service staff - Ranger Al Preston (Hagerstown), seasonal employee Matt Jones (Boonsboro) and Seasonal Ranger Shannon Jenkins (Accident). He also presented Garrett County with a check for more than $956,000. The check represents a payment to the county for 25 percent of revenues garnered from state-owned lands during the 2005 fiscal year. To read the whole story, click here.
August 25, 2005
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