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World Trade Center artifacts to be housed at civic center
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Port St. Lucie City Council made a final decision about where to keep the World Trade Center beams the city received last year after an emotional plea from one of the original Sept. 11 responders. The council voted unanimously to keep both pieces of steel at the Port St. Lucie Civic Cen...
Middle school students to sing on stage with Foreigner
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - When Foreigner takes the stage at the Sunrise Theatre on Feb. 10, they are going to have to briefly share the limelight with 25 very excited seventh and eighth graders from Stuart Middle School. The all-girls chorus will sing the chorus part of the Foreigner song, "I Want To Know What Lov...
Students have choice when selecting high school
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Parents and students have a lot of decisions to make throughout the school year. For eighth graders, the time between Feb. 1 and Feb. 17 includes one of the most important ones of their academic career: which high school in St. Lucie County to attend. "Every student currently enrolled has...
Creek investigator
Frances K. Sweet Elementary School fourth-grade student Christian Yoder of Fort Pierce, goes seining at Blind Creek Park in St. Lucie County Tuesday, Jan. 31. The students took a field trip facilitated by Donna Devlin of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute/FAU as part of a mangrove restoration project, water te...
Fair returns for 53rd year
MARTIN COUNTY - For more than half a century, the Martin County Fair has been an anticipated source of family entertainment for the region. And this year will be no different as the fair returns for its 53rd year, running from Feb. 10-18, plus two additional days when the carnival rides remain open after the fair s...
Youth of Year finalists
The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County Youth of the Year finalists were Jazmyn Pinkston, Maya Brown and Chad Ritter. Maya, center, was chosen to represent the county for the state title with the chance of earning a $1,000 scholarship in the hope of advancing to receive the national award and a $50,000 scholars...
Spot-on portrayal
Tyler Beauregard of Port St. Lucie was spot-on in the role of Don Lockwood, made famous by Gene Kelly, in 'Singin' in the Rain' during a run of eight shows at Port St. Lucie High School last week....
Two accused of food stamp fraud
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - It was back in 2006 that authorities say Farron Anthony Livingston fatally shot a clerk in Lake County while robbing a store, according to newspaper accounts. For that, he was convicted of murder and robbery in Lake County and sentenced to life in prison, Florida Department of Correctio...
Numbers show jail programs reduce recidivism
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For many, jail would be the last place they want to be. But a Port St. Lucie woman said last week that serving six months in the St. Lucie County jail saved her life. "Going to jail was God's biggest blessing for me," said Amanda D'Agostino. As a result of her participating in a jail subs...
Documentary filmed on area athlete
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - It's a story about an eating disorder. It's also a story about overcoming huge obstacles and reaching goals. But overall, it's a story about a friend, and Carin and Bryan Smith are honored to be the ones telling it. The Smiths own and run ...
Congressman leaves district, another considers election bid
TREASURE COAST - Congressman Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, won't be vying to represent this region when he hits the campaign trail for the 2012 election. Instead, Rep. Rooney announced a bid to run for the proposed 17th Congressional District, a large south-central rural area that includes Okeechobee County, among others...
Cobras best Sharks to advance
Miquel Morales of Fort Pierce Central High School boxes out Sebastian River High School competitor Matt Magrane during the Region 4-4A semi-final match in Fort Pierce Friday, Feb. 3. The Fort Pierce Central Cobras bested Sebastian 2-1 to advance to the finals against American High School in Miami. The final game ...
Fingerprint reader leads to arrest of suspect
PORT ST. LUCIE - Gone are the days when law enforcement spent hours or days sifting through dozens of cards with fingerprints etched in ink to determine a person's identity. That was evident when a Port St. Lucie Police Department officer made a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle last week, according to a...
Area OJ tops mega juice companies
FORT PIERCE - When a national food magazine put the squeeze on juice companies, a Treasure Coast business beat others to a pulp. Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company, based in Fort Pierce, was ranked No. 1 in flavor and nutritional value in a taste te...
A story in the Jan. 27 edition of Hometown News about vandalism should have attributed an interview to attorney Evan Fetterman instead of Adam Fetterman. Hometown News regrets the error....

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