When: Jan. 12-13
What: Tulip Grove Elementary School dodges closure, Fairwood Elementary not built. Superintendent changes course on plan that would have closed school and built another.
When: Feb. 16
What: Bowie's Borders Bookstore to Close. Chain files for bankruptcy nationwide.
When: March 15
What: Former Prince George's Executive Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery, Extortion. Jack Johnson says: “We're going to fight. My reputation is at stake, everything is at stake."
When: April 19
What: New City Hall Opens. Bowie's new city hall opened on this April morning, and residents were already going about their business at the new facility.
When: June 27
What: Two Injured in Multi-Car Pile-Up on Route 3. Five-car crash sends two to hospital, causes major traffic delays in all directions.
When: July 13 and July 20-21
What: Police Investigated Homicide on Livingstone Endeavour Drive in Bowie. A man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
ALSO: Heat soars to 100-plus degrees. Air Quality Alert in Effect. The Maryland Department of the Environment declares a code orange air quality alert. Excessive Heat Warning Issued.
When: Aug. 27-28
What: Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. City Hall Open Monday, More Than 8000 in Bowie Without Power.
When: Sept. 15-16
What: Woman Stabbed at Bowie State University. Bowie State Holds Community Gathering Day After Stabbing to remember fatally stabbed student.
ALSO: Cyclist Killed in Bowie on Route 3 Crash 'Was Stolen From Us'.
When: Oct. 21
What: BGE: We Tried Our Best During Irene; City and Residents: There Were Flaws.
When: Nov. 8
What: City Council Incumbents Swept Back Into Office in Election Where 11 Percent Turned Out.
When: Dec. 9 and Dec. 6
What: Heather Hills Elementary Parents to School Board: Don’t Bus Our Children. Proposal would transfer 60 students to Kenilworth Elementary and make Heather Hills a Talented and Gifted center.
ALSO: Tanker Truck Crash Closes Route 3 for 9 Hours.