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Oslo boat ramp expansion bad for environment, conservationists say
Commission chairman insists dredging is to benefit lagoon health By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The battle for the boat ramp at Oslo Road continues as one local nonprofit is asking the community to sign a petition to speak out against an expansion at the site. For several years, Indian River County has p...
Habitat organizes month of inter-faith projects
By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County Habitat for Humanity is actively looking for more participants in a unique opportunity for community revitalization and good interfaith relations. From Sept. 11 to Oct. 11, Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization, will partner wi...
Practice time
Cliff Partlow/staff photographer Marcy Bobell shows her incredible talents on a long board. Members of the Special Olympics State Surfing Competition from Indian River and St. Lucie Counties braved the wind and rain Thursday evening to finish their surfing and stand-up paddleboard practice at Round Island Park for last weekend's competition in Coc...
Federally wanted suspect caught in Vero Beach
Second suspect still sought By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com VERO BEACH -- The Sunnyside Park Apartments in Vero Beach received quite a bit of attention last week while law enforcement officers sought suspects wanted for attempted murder in Webster, Fla. On Sept. 10, The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, along ...
Vero Beach patriarch remembered by family, friends
By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com VERO BEACH -- There are many words people use to describe Vero Beach pioneer and agricultural leader Ralph Sexton, but lazy and uninvolved would never make the cut. The productive and full life of Mr. Sexton was celebrated at a service held at Community Church of Vero Beach on Sept. 17. Mr. Sexton ...
Learning about safety
Cliff Partlow/staff photographer About a dozen children and volunteers with the new Youth Guidance group mentoring program gathered at Riverview Park Saturday for a lesson in water safety from guides of the AFLOC (A Florida Outdoor Center). Rescue swimming, kayak crossover and a little critter identification was just a part of Saturday's program. ...
Police sergeant arrested, charged with trafficking drugs, tampering with evidence
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- The Sebastian Police Department arrested a veteran police sergeant for trafficking in oxycodone and tampering with evidence, both felonies, following an independent investigation requested by the Police Chief. The sergeant has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending a decision on formal criminal charg...
Heart screenings can offer early detection of serious issues
By Anna-Marie Menhenott ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Nearly 11 years ago, a hidden heart condition took the life of 17-year old Jessica Clinton, a cheerleader at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. Since that time, her mother, Cheryl Lalloo, has become an advocate to other parents and coaches to screen all children for undiagnosed heart conditions. "...
IRSC in the running for $1M prize
School receives high ranking in national list By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is one of 10 state and community college finalists in a nation-wide review and could win a $1 million prize. More than 1,000 colleges around the U.S. were in the running for the Aspen Prize for Community Co...

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