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Student requests new conditional land use for urban gardens
VERO BEACH -- Many students at age 17 have their sights set on graduation and enjoying their senior year to its fullest potential with academic honors, sports activities, trips or parties, but Will Tremml, hopes his senior year will involve a lot of dirt under his fingernails. Will, a senior at Sain...
Vero Beach officer tapped for Fellsmere police chief
FELLSMERE/VERO BEACH -- When retiring Fellsmere Police Chief Scott Melanson began talking about retirement with City Manager Jason Nunemaker, he suggested Capt. Keith Touchberry of the Vero Beach Police Department as someone to take ove...
Taking names and saving lives
Lt. Maureen McDevit, a 25-year-veteran paramedic firefighter, helps retrieve a rescue dummy in a stokes-basket from the rocks on north jetty. Sebastian Inlet no longer has lifeguards on duty so the South Brevard stations handle rescue calls. Since the closest station is seven minutes away, Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff S...
College joins initiative to support troops
TREASURE COAST -- In line with a long-standing commitment to veterans, Indian River State College has signed on to a national initiative to promote veteran-friendly policies for college students. IRSC provides a wide range of services for veterans including assistance obtaining financial aid and certifying enrollment for the Mon...
Students TEAM up with mentors for fun
Arianna Goncalves, left, and Anna Lanam get tennis balls for their shots. With summer coming to an end and the rituals of school right around the corner, students, mentors and Big Brother Big Sister staff spent a few hours brushing up on their tennis skills at the Boulevard Tennis Club Wednesday, Aug. 14. The event...
Public hearing on rental rules set for Sept. 3
VERO BEACH -- Renting rules in the Vero Beach city limits are under review and the city council has set a public hearing to hear from the community on Sept. 3. Short-term residential home rental regulations, as well as regulations for boardinghouses, were discussed during the Aug. 20 city council mee...
Spending some time at the outdoor expo
The Florida Outdoor Expo went off without a hitch last weekend with blue skies and warm temperatures. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts filled the Indian River County Fairgrounds to get a glimpse of John Godwin of 'Duck Dynasty, ride in a real 'Monster Truck' and have some fun. Justin Stricklen of Gatorland, wrestle...
Bail revoked for older teen in teen sex case
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A judge ordered jail time for an older teen in a teen sex case after a courtroom hearing where evidence pointed to violation of a pre-trial order. On Aug. 20, Circuit Judge Robert Pegg said Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, was to be held in jail without bail until her trial in light of evide...
Sharks guard the net against the Indians
The Sebastian River High School hosted Lady Sharks Preseason Jamboree Saturday. Vero Beach Lady Indians, St. Lucie West Centennial, The Pine School and the Sharks played for bragging rights. The teams are allowed to play once competitively before the season opener Wednesday, Aug. 28. From right, Sebastian's Devan B...
County offers cash for tips leading to arrest
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For the first time, Indian River County officials are offering a monetary reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for vandalism on county property this spring and summer. Earlier this month, county admi...
Algae growth crippling Indian River Lagoon system
The St. Johns River Water Management District updated area residents Wednesday, Aug. 21, on efforts to combat environmental problems in Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon. About 45 concerned citizens attended the meeting at Edgewater City Hall. William J. Tredik led off the semin...
Friday night lights
The Vero Beach Fighting Indians football team held its annual Kick Off Classic before a packed house against the Palm Bay Pirates Friday evening in the Citrus Bowl. Both teams brought their A game and gave the crowd a great show. Vero Beach quarterback Dalton Stokes, (No. 10) hands off to Jason Pierre (No. 20) for ...
In the article titled "Florida to be celebrated in film with symphony" in the Aug. 23 issues, a source's name was incorrectly included. The Brevard filmmaker that created the artistic documentary film, "The Florida Suite" is Jeff Thompson. Hometown News regrets any confusion the error may have caused....
Gone fishin'
A lone fisherman tries his luck on the T-dock at the Main Street Boat Ramp Friday, Aug. 23....
Need to know
New pool hours The Gifford Aquatic Center will have new back to school hours. The hours are as follows: Mondays- Closed; Tuesday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. They will be closing for the summer Sept. 30, 2013. For more information, call the Gifford Aquatic Center at (772) 770-5312. Saltwater License-Free Fishing Day There will be a saltwater license-free...

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