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Jimmy DeButts


Severna Park, MD, United States

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Past articles by Jimmy:

Jimmy DeButts: Carry on Mike Busch's legacy of congeniality

Their interactions were complimentary. There were no bombastic partisan expressions. Nic Kipke and Michael Busch discussed ways they could collaborate in the State House to help Anne Arundel County alleviate traffic congestion, improve public education and clean the Chesapeake Bay. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Honor Busch by adopting his civility

Future Maryland leaders would be wise to adopt Michael Busch’s temperament and decorum. → Read More

Hospice of the Chesapeake celebrates Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

The Hospice of the Chesapeake celebrated Maryland’s fifth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Friday at Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel. → Read More

Anne Arundel County schools seek community input for potential changes to 2019-20 calendar

Anne Arundel County Public Schools seek community input into potential changes to the 2019-20 school year. → Read More

Officials say Crofton High construction on pace for school to open in 2020

Crofton-area residents will have to wait until April 17 to learn which neighborhoods will be redistricted into a new $135 million high school, but Anne Arundel school officials say the project is on pace to open for the 2020-21 school year. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Civility is central to Odenton veteran's presidential bid

Jason Dunlap running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. Fundamentally, he wants to return respect and compassion to American discourse and policy. → Read More

Annapolis names Schuett acting city attorney

Linda Schuett has been named the city of Annapolis’ acting city attorney. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Anne Arundel officer offers parents tips to help teens navigate social media dangers

It’s easy to ignore the inherent dangers these omnipresent technological tools present. On Thursday, Severna Park High School resource officer A.W. Swartz delivered a primer on teen smartphone use to parents. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Pittman must steer Anne Arundel past recreational money pits

Creative solutions for long-festering problems are welcome. But Steuart Pittman would be wise to weigh the long-term financial costs. County taxpayers don’t need another multimillion-dollar debt anchored to their wallets. → Read More

Anne Arundel schools cancel after-school activities with snow forecast

Anne Arundel County Public Schools cancelled after school activities Tuesday as forecasts called for a mix of rain and snow beginning in the early afternoon. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: 12 days of Anne Arundel wishes

In the spirit of the holidays, we present an Anne Arundel version of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Below is a blueprint — or perhaps better defined as a wish list — for a better Anne Arundel County in 2019. → Read More

Hanover restaurateur pleads guilty to stalking estranged wife in plot to burn business, frame her as terrorist

Khalil Ahmad, 51, admitted he solicited another individual to have his wife killed after he violated protective orders she obtained against him. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Steuart Pittman must deliver greater transparency to Anne Arundel government

County Executive Steuart Pittman should make transparency his top priority. His first two initiatives should be implementing an easy-to-navigate online system that allows residents to review all actions related to development and spending. → Read More

Ahead of Annapolis show, comedian Paula Poundstone talks about audience unpredictability

Comedian Paula Poundstone will play Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on Dec. 15. The veteran standup generally plays bigger venues but remains loyal to Rams Head since it booked her about two decades ago. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Laughing again in the wake of tragedy

A fairly innocuous reference broke me. I doubled over. My forearms rest on my thighs as my diaphragm convulsed. Rapid, inward wheezes interrupted up cackles and howls. Laughter occurred naturally. It’s been a while since such a wave consumed me. I missed that feeling. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: New Anne Arundel council must recognize medical marijuana's role in combating opioid epidemic

It’s time for the hard truth, Anne Arundel County. What we’re doing isn’t working. We have six weeks left in 2018 and we’ve already matched 2017’s record with 155 opioid deaths. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Anne Arundel elections demonstrate early voting power, women taking control

Anne Arundel is still purple, but Tuesday it turned a shade bluer. Steuart Pittman and a blue wave lifted Democratic candidates up and down the Anne Arundel County ballot into office. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Anne Arundel Democratic mailer reveals amateur operation

Amateur hour made a rare house call in Anne Arundel County last week. Anne Arundel County United Slate sent “sample ballot” mailers to 8,000 county households. The unsolicited campaign material bolded the Democratic candidates running for office in the county. → Read More

Jimmy DeButts: Schuh, Pittman debate was high-scoring affair but no knockout blow was delivered

Steve Schuh and Steuart Pittman met at Maryland Hall Thursday in a debate sponsored by Capital Gazette Communications. → Read More

Sailing hall of fame board votes to leave Annapolis, move to Newport, Rhode Island

The National Sailing Hall of Fame's board of directors voted 17-9 Tuesday in favor of proceeding with its deal to purchase space in the Armory Building for $1.685 million. → Read More