Hestell Rector Page of Forestville, MD, and formerly of Purcellville, died April 11. She is survived by her daughter Judy Talley; son, Reginald Franklin Page; for grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held Friday April 20 at 11 a.m., with a viewing at 10 a.m., at: Victory Christian Ministries International, 3911 St. Barnabas Road, Suitland, MD. Interment at Westview Cemetery in Upperville. [Lyles Funeral Service.Read More
UPPER MARLBORO, MD — A jury has convicted a man of shooting and killing a Prince George’s County school teacher and their 2-year-old daughter after being ordered to pay $600 in monthly child support, according to a WTOP report.
The jury found Daron Boswell Johnson, 25, of Forestville guilty of first-degree murder in the Feb. 2, 2016 slayings of his daughter, Chloe Davis-Green, and her mother, 26-year-old NeShante Davis.
Davis was a teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights. According to the school’s website, she taught second grade.
Investigators believe Boswell-Johnson went to Davis’ townhome to confront her about child support issues.
According to Maryland online court records, Davis took the suspect to court in 2015; a paternity test found that Boswell-Johnson was...Read More
WASHINGTON — Each night for 24 years, Emma Daniel Gray would diligently clean the White House. When she came to the president’s chair, she would pause, cleaning materials in hand, and say a quick prayer.
The prayers asked for blessings, wisdom and safety for each of the six presidents she served.
It’s a “Backstairs at the White House” moment, a story that could have come from the 1979 Emmy Award-winning miniseries about the professional household staff to the presidential families. Like the characters in that television show, Gray took great pride in her work, traveling each day by public transportation from her home here to the residence of one of the most powerful men in the world.
She worked nights, in the executive offices...Read More
A top public health official said today that it was likely that more than one letter containing anthrax went through the government’s mailrooms, and the authorities announced the discovery of anthrax spores in mail centers serving the C.I.A., the Supreme Court and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and its research lab.
After days in which officials theorized that the spreading anthrax contamination could be traced to one letter mailed to Senator Tom Daschle’s office, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that contamination of a State Department postal worker by the letter ”would be highly unlikely to virtually impossible.”
The director, Dr. Jeffrey P...Read More
WASHINGTON — Long before the mansion atop the Oakland hills, the nine All-Star appearances or the 20,494 career points, Kevin Durant was a gangly 14-year-old at his public high school.
It was a brief stop in a life defined by transience: After only a few weeks at Suitland High in Forestville, Md., Durant transferred to nearby National Christian Academy, where he first caught the attention of college coaches. But even as he chartered a course for NBA stardom away from his hometown in Prince George’s County, Md., Durant did not lose his love and appreciation for where he grew up.
In August, while in the area to celebrate his first NBA title, Durant mapped out the most ambitious philanthropic effort of his life to a handful of county and school officials at the Suitland auditorium where he on...Read More
Bishop McNamara guard Liatu King travels 50 minutes to get to school each day. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
As the Bishop McNamara players disembarked the bus, some in school uniforms, others in sweats, they gathered on the sidewalk in the close-to-freezing temperatures and walked together, bags in hand, toward Good Counsel’s gym.
Among them was Liatu King, one of the Mustangs’ core starters, a sophomore poised for a Division I basketball future.
The 50-minute drive from Forestville, Md., to Olney was her fourth bus ride of that early February day, but King showed little wear from the daily travel she’s become accustomed to since starting high school.
Once inside, King sat in the bleachers and got to work...Read More
Charles Fox/Staff Photographer Jamir Moultrie turned down late interest from Georgetown and the University of Georgia to play basketball for La Salle.
The adjustment to college can be a difficult process for many freshmen.
For a lot of them, it is the first time in their lives they have to be self-sufficient, self-motivated and self-disciplined. Most of the crutches they took for granted at home are no longer there once they start life on a college campus.
The transition can feature some bumps even without the extra responsibilities of being a student-athlete.
La Salle coach John Giannini did not have any questions about the basketball abilities of freshman guard Jamir Moultrie...Read More
The Rutgers staff extended two offers Saturday at their 7-on-7 passing camp, which created competition between 100 high school teams from throughout the region, to find out who’s the best of the best.
Potomac (Md.) running back Tayon Fleet-Davis, a 5-11, 205-pound sophomore came into the camp with offers from N.C. State, West Virginia and Toledo, and left with one from Rutgers.
He was explosive, played with leverage and displayed the ability to change direction and make plays in the passing game, while helping his team make the final four out of almost 100 teams. He was also a factor defensively, at linebacker, running interference in the passing lanes.
Meanwhile, Imhotep (Philadelphia, Pa...Read More
If you’re looking forward to a big move and you need to secure some Forestville MD housing as soon as possible, it’s important to make sure you’re looking in all of the right places. You don’t have to be tied down to just looking in the newspaper listings or driving around until you see “for sale” or “now renting” signs. With a little bit of resourcefulness, you’ll be able to find a great new place to live and a great deal to top it all off. With that in mind, make sure you check the following;
1 – Instagram
A lot of real estate agents now use Instagram to show off pictures of the properties they’re renting or selling. Just sign up through your smart phone and search Forestville MO housing, real estate, or rentals...Read More