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Investigators close 19-year-old missing-person case
MARTIN COUNTY -- During an interview in the final months of a 20-year stint as Martin County sheriff, Robert Crowder was still haunted by a case nearly two decades old. "The ones that affect you most emotionally are crimes that involve children as victims," Sheriff Crowder said during an interview last month when...
Forestry officials advise against burning Christmas trees
TREASURE COAST -- Put old Christmas trees through the wood chipper, instead of burning them. That's the advice Florida Forest Service officials are issuing during the holidays to prevent wildfires this time of year. "A lot of people think it's a joy and fun to burn them, but when they do burn the trees ignite pre...
Taking it easy at the parade
Wyatt McArthur, 9, Barry McArthur and Brock McArthur keep up with the parade in their motorized lounge chair at the 27th annual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas parade, which featured more than 1,500 participants and 75 entries on Saturday, Dec.1...
Group collects donations for pets of low-income seniors
MARTIN COUNTY -- Those who feed the area's poorest seniors see it every day; people depriving themselves of food so their pets can get something to eat. That's why supporters of the Council on Aging of Martin County's Meals on Wheels program collaborated on a fundraiser for the pets of homebound seniors. Dr. Wayne ...
Project members build boat
Eric Benson, 18, of Indiantown, Mark Alvord of Stuart (volunteer), Bob Zaccheo, executive director of Jensen Beach and Anthony Galligher, 17, of Stuart, members of Life Initiatives For Teens' or Project L.I.F.T., sand a few rough spots Thursday, Nov. 1 on the hand-built boat to be donated on completion to the E...
Rabid fox attacks senior
Case is second rabies infection in county By Samantha Joseph Staff writer MARTIN COUNTY -- A 78-year-old woman washing windows outside her home got an unpleasant surprise when a wild fox attacked and bit her on the upper thigh. "The fox just came running up, jumped on me and bit me on one of my legs," said Mary Ellison, a resident of J & S Pa...
Area teen organizes walk
Daniel Knight, 15, and Samantha Knight, 18, a senior at Jensen Beach High School, organized the Martin County 'Out Of The Darkness' walk, an event to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which took place at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach on Sunday, Dec.2. For more information go...
New superintendent to guide district under new standards
MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County's new superintendent of schools is off to a running start in her new role. Days after she was officially sworn in on Nov. 20, Laurie Gaylord was meeting with colleagues from around the state to discuss the Common Core state standards for English/language arts and mathematics, which ...
Christmas twirlers
Autumn Barfield, 10, Allie Baldwin, 10, and Jenna Prywitowski from Treasure Coast Twirlers Club Stuart, participate in the 27th annual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas parade, on Saturday, Dec. 1...
Up & coming
Pet event set for Saturday The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast invites residents and their pets to kick off the holidays with its second annual holiday extravaganza. The event will be held Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the HSTC shelter, 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City. Admission is free. Event goers also can pre-register for the HS...

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