Patuxent River's X-47B Drone Complete's First Successful Catapult Launch

  We have many accomplishments here in the south county portion of
St. Mary's County.  The work that many of our residents perform
in support of Navy projects is not always discussed publicly.  I
have pulled some highlights (see below) of a story by: Nidhi
Subbaraman, NBC News and I will provide a link to the full story
at the end of this article.
  The U.S. Navy's X-47B drone has become the first unmanned craft
to complete a catapult launch from the flight deck of an
aircraft carrier. Today's demonstration took place on the USS
George H.W. Bush, off the coast of Virginia.

The X-47B drone is the star of the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat
Air System program.
  After a flight of an hour and five minutes, the drone touched
down at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
  The X-47B Drone has been testing here in southern Maryland at
the Patuxent Naval Station.
For full story, please [Click Here]


Captain Greg Madjeski has announced the 2013 season schedule for the charter fishing boat Temple M.

As the season approaches, many charter boat captains are preparing for a great season of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. Capt Greg Madjeski stated "all systems are go" and the Temple M charter fishing boat is ready for action.  During our interview, Capt Greg Medjeski announce his schedule for 2013.
Captain Greg Madjeski
2013 Schedule:
April 21 - May 15
Clarke's Landing Marina
in Hollywood, MD
May 16 - Nov 30
Courtney's Restaurant
in Ridge, MD
Dec 1 - Dec 11
Ingram Bay Marina
Reedville, VA

Dec 12 - Dec 23
Horn Harbor
Port Haywood, VA

Dec 26 - Jan 28
Rudee's Inlet
Virginia Beach, VA

Captain Greg can be reached at (301) 872-4215
or at

Visit South County For Some Of Our May 2013 Events

View the work of local crafters, artists, and needle workers in the State House during the Art Show and Garden Market at Historic St. Mary’s City. Shop HSMC’s annual Garden Market on the green. Small plates from Expressions of St. Mary's will be available for purchase. There is a $15 admission for the show. This event is sponsored by local needle workers to benefit the museum’s horticulture programs.

May 19th and 20th starting at: 10 am and lasts till 4 pm.
State House located in Historic Saint Mary's City

The Potomac River Waterfowl Show will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. The show will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Mingle with acclaimed artists from the region as they show off their fine art photography, wildfowl carvings, hand carved decoys, oil paintings, beach glass jewelry, reclaimed birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings, sculptures, antique and collectible decoys, driftwood sculptures and more. Bring your decoys in from home and get free decoy appraisals and identifications. See antique display of decoys, water fowling artifacts, and more.
Saturday, May 25, the show will be open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Potomac River Waterfowl Show


Visit South County!

“South County” refers to the most southeastern portion of St. Mary’s County. South County offers maritime charm, a myriad of recreational activities and a rich history to those who live and visit here.

Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and St. Mary’s River, South County is the area located just south of NAS Patuxent River Gate 2 at Hermanville Road and includes its two main access roads, Route 235 and Route 5, which ends on the tip of the peninsula in picturesque Point Lookout State Park.

We encourage you to visit South County and discover the quaint restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds, service stations, convenience and local grocery stores, and marinas that make up the fabric of this beautifully unique area that we call “South County.”

For more information about
South County Business Association,
email us at: southcountybusinessassociation@gmail.com