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Pet adoption special lets residents name their price
BREVARD -- Brevard Animal shelters are hosting a month-long "name-your-price" adoption event this July. The North and South Animal Care Centers in Melbourne and Titusville are allowing the public to name its price for all pet adoptions, including cats, dogs and rabbits. "The county shelters are full and continue to ki...
'Pet of the Year' lived life to the fullest
BREVARD -- Each week during the past two years, the Hometown News has received countless "Pet of the Week" submissions. The Brevard County editorial staff enjoys reviewing each and every picture, ranging from cute and cuddly cats and dogs to gorgeous exotic pets like iguanas, birds and snakes. This year,...
New laws in effect for Florida
BREVARD -- A series of new Florida laws went into effect earlier this month, including ones that will make the state one of the most military friendly areas in the nation. For the year, 255 proposed laws were sent to Gov. Rick Scott, with the governor choosing to use his veto power for only one. Some of the laws that ...
Ice, ice, baby...
Chandler Johnson, 5, gets a little help from his aunt, Amanda Hughes of Merritt Island, at Space Coast Iceplex, Sunday, July 6. The pair took advantage of the Iceplex's summer public skate hours to cool down and get out of the rain. More information about the summer hours at the Iceplex can be found at ...
Fire Rescue receives national recognition for financial management
BREVARD -- Brevard County Fire Rescue received national recognition this year for the success of building 19 brush trucks in-house, officials announced earlier this month. BCFR received recognition as a 2014 National Association of Counties Achievement Award winner in the "Financial Management" category for having bui...
College, Space Center to promote children's television show
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are joining forces on Friday, July 11 to promote a brand new children's television show. "Space Racers," an animated preschool television show, follows the adventures of five talking spaceships: Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling...
Made of muscle
Rob Goyer of Melbourne competes in the Bacon Beatdown at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Saturday, July 28. More than 1,000 competitors from all over competed in individual, sanctioned power lifting, Olympic lifting and strongman competitions during the three-day event....
Attorney involved in courtroom fight resigns, citing public defender's support of judge
BREVARD -- An assistant public defender, involved in a physical altercation with a Brevard County judge, resigned Monday from his position. In his resignation letter, Andrew Weinstock, who was involved in a physical fight with Brevard County Judge John Murphy outside a courtroom on June 2, said that he disagreed with ...
Former sheriff leaves lasting legacy in Brevard
BREVARD -- Brevard residents paid their last respects to former Brevard County Sheriff Jake Miller on Thursday, July 3. Claude W. "Jake" Miller died Friday, June 27, at Parrish Medical Center, where he had been sick with pneumonia. He was 77. Sheriff Miller served 45 years as a law enforcement officer, including servi...
One fish, two fish...
Jacob Phillips, 9, of Titusville and his mother, Valeria, fish from the pier at Port Canaveral cruise terminal 3 Saturday, June 28. Jacob was one of hundreds of children who received a free fishing pole and instruction from the Florida Sport Fishing Association and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The ...
How to request absentee ballots
Any registered voter in Brevard County may request absentee ballots. Requests for absentee ballots may be submitted for single or multiple elections, or for all elections through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. Absentee requests are currently being taken for the following elections: Primary Election, Aug. 26, 2014 General Elect...
The perfect paint
Joe Noble of Palm Bay, assisted by Travis and Justin Hirsche of Rockledge, gave away hundreds of gallons of paint from the Richard's Paint, located on Stack Boulevard in Palm Bay on Saturday, June 28. Eight paint and hardware stores served as pick-up locations for the free paint in Brevard County. The annual event helps Bre...

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