Current News, Events, and Press Releases

This -N- That Grocery Set to Open February 28th in Oakland
The store is a locally owned and operated discount store offering a wide variety of grocery items, including meats and dairy.
J&M Sports Cards Open for Collectors
The store carries all kinds of supplies for sports cards, such as hobby boxes, as well as autographed memorabilia and Pokemon and Garbage Pail Kids.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist & Workshop Facilitator with the MD Dept. of Labor, will be at the Oakland Armory on February 14, 2020, for in-person job assistance.
Department of Economic Development Hires Business Development Specialist
Garrett County Department of Economic Development welcomes Joshua Hook as the new Business Development Specialist.
Business Plan Writing Series & Competition
Garrett College's annual Business Plan Writing Series and Competition begins February 18, 2020. The grant prize winner will receive $1,000.
Advanced Heating and Cooling Branches Into Garrett County
Advanced Heating and Cooling, celebrating 20 years in business in Morgantown, WV, has expanded to the Deep Creek Lake area.
Goehringer's Catering Named "Best of Weddings" Winner
Goehringer’s Catering has been named a “2020 Best of Weddings” winner in the catering category by The Knot, a national wedding brand.
Short Story Brewing at Deep Creek Lake Opens at The Fort
“Our biggest hope is that Garrett County residents see this taproom the way the residents in our hometown see our brewery,” Rote said. “It’s a place that belongs to everyone."
Appalachian Regional Commission Releases Year-in-Review Investments Summary
ARC is supporting 21 projects in Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties) totaling nearly $2.6 million in fiscal year 2019.
USDA Announces Rural Energy Funding for Ag Producers and Small Rural Businesses
Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar.
County Working With Broadband Companies to Expand Service
Garrett County’s current broadband coverage is estimated at 75%, Commissioner Paul Edwards noted during a county government update report last week.
Mountain Maryland PACE Reception & Breakfast to be Held January 23th & 24th
Tickets for the 44th-annual Mountain Maryland PACE Reception & Breakfast, presented by the Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation & the Garrett County Development Corp., are still available.
Virtual Job Shadow is New Tool For Teachers and Students
The platform allows students to learn about hundreds of careers by viewing videos of people in those jobs, finding out what education/training is needed, future career trends, etc.
Commissioner Edwards: Economic Development Requires Infrastructure Work
The commissioners’ entire county update PowerPoint presentation is available for viewing online at
Garrett County Arts Council Names New A&E Coordinator
Oakland resident Mary Sincell McEwen started the new part-time job Monday. “I’m excited about shining more of a spotlight on our arts communities,” she said.