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Guardian program training gets new makeover
BREVARD -- Did you know that more than 30 percent of the abused and neglected children in the Brevard County court system do not have a volunteer guardian in their corner? A local program needs your help now, more than ever, to make sure these children have a responsible, compassionate adult to rely on. ...
Man accused of leaving his baby in a hot car makes bail
BREVARD -- A Rockledge father accused of leaving his 9-month-old baby girl in a hot pickup truck for nearly four hours which led to the death of the child, posted bail on Saturday, June 21. Steven Lillie, 31, who was charged on Friday, June 20, with aggravated manslaughter of a child, a felony in the first degree, mad...
Brevard to celebrate independence
BREVARD -- Brevard County's biggest celebration for the Fourth of July will take place this Independence Day at the Palm Bay Campus of Eastern Florida State College. On Friday, July 4, the city of Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by Health First Health Plans & Insurance will be from 2-10 p.m. This even...
Learning indoors
Ayden Cerny, 8, of Melbourne practices casting a line with Roy Box of the fishing department at Bass Pro's Palm Bay location, Saturday, June 21. Bass Pro is holding Family Summer Camps Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through July 13. More information can be found at www.basspro.com....
Emergency alert notifications now for cell phones
As hurricane season begins, Brevard County Emergency Management stresses the three keys to preparedness: build a hurricane preparedness kit, make an evacuation/communication plan and stay informed. The "stay informed" component is being emphasized this year, and residents are encouraged to register for Emergency Management's n...
Former principal moves forward with suit against local nonprofit
MERRITT ISLAND -- The CEO of a local nonprofit, currently under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for accusations of financial mismanagement, said that the organization tried to negotiate with a former employee's wrongful te...
Humane Society offers helpful tips, discounted microchipping
COCOA -- The Fourth of July is a time for Americans to remember all that our Founding Fathers fought for, the sacrifices that made our country the amazing nation it is today and to celebrate our freedom. As fireworks explode, creating extravagant colors and patterns in the night sky, not everyone is in a...
College avoids tuition increase third year in a row
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College continues to make headlines, as the college recently announced that it will not be increasing tuition for students on Monday, June 16. College president Dr. Jim Richey and the college's Board of Trustees approved a $74.4 million budget for the fiscal 2014-15 year,...
Right on target
Cassidy Brink, 7, of Rockledge practices archery under the watchful eye of Kailain Castagne at Bass Pro's Palm Bay location, Saturday, June 21. Bass Pro is holding Family Summer Camp Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through July 13. More information can be found at www.basspro.com....
The recent article, titled "Emergency alert notifications for cell phones, contained an error. The correct Brevard County Emergency Management contact number for more information is (321) 637-6670....
We Need Your Help!
From a total of 48 pets, the Hometown News staff has narrowed it down to five well-deserving finalists for our second annual PET OF THE YEAR contest. Now, it's up to you - our readers - to select the winner. From now through Friday, July 4, YOU will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite pet from the finalists below. You can do so by visit...

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