Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekly News from the Bowie Star

The Bowie Star is reporting that 80 to 85 percent of homeowners in the Prince George's County residential assessment area 2 will see a drop in the assessed values of their homes when notifications go out in the coming months. Area 2 includes eastern sections of Prince George's County, including Bowie. Click here to see the Prince George's County assessment areas. Click here to read the story. I'm not sure I agree with the headline that property values are expected to drop. I think the values have already dropped, and the assessments will be catching up.

Bowie lobbyist Darrell Carrington is running against Doug Peters for Maryland's Distrist 23 Senate seat. Although you won't read this in the Bowie Star article, some people think this is more political maneuvering by Doug Peters. Click here to read the Bowie Star report.

The Bowie Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum on August 25th for the District 23 Senate race and the District 23A and 23B House of Delegates races. Click here to read the story.

Bowie City Planner Joe Meinert is profiled for this decrepit map of the month exhibits at Bowie City Hall. Click here to read the story.

A Bowie man was arrested in Howard County and charged with human trafficking after allegedly attempting to convince an undercover police officer to work for him as a prostitute. Click here to read the story.

A Bowie man appears to have committed suicide in prison after being arrested for sex offenses. Click here to read the story.

The City of Bowie and BGE assess the success of the Bowie Electric Reliability program. Click here to read the story.

The following stories appeared in this week's Bowie Star:

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