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Students hired to fill summer positions
FORT PIERCE - It's 2 p.m. on a sunny afternoon in June and a cool breeze from the Indian River Lagoon occasionally breaks through the warmth in Fort Pierce. But even though it's officially summer, there are 16 students who are spending their days doing more than just relaxing. One of them is Areen Williams,...
Group to provide school supplies for hundreds
TREASURE COAST - An Indiantown organization is planning to give free backpacks loaded with school supplies to children across the Treasure Coast. Last year, Indiantown Community Outreach donated 460 bags in one day to families from Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties, administrators said. This ...
Youth learn about bullying
FORT PIERCE - When Joe Wojcik spoke at the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Youth Summit, he presented the stereotype of a tall, tough biker with tattoos on his arms, a bald head and an imposing figure. And to back up that image, he has martia...
Fugitives from Alabama nabbed in Port St. Lucie
PORT ST. LUCIE - A man and a woman from Alabama claimed to be "sovereign" citizens, who don't recognize the authority of the local judicial system. But about four months after they fled Alabama, their claims didn't stop them from being arrested last week by Port S...
Game benefits area foundation
Tony Montgomery of Port St. Lucie makes a fair catch during a charity kickball game at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce with members of Samson's Gym following a 'Biggest Loser' workout. Proceeds from the participants benefit the Van Duzer Foundation....
Attorney: Human trafficking more common than what most think
PORT ST. LUCIE - Human trafficking, a form of slavery, may seem like a distant problem to many, but it could be occurring down the street from them, an attorney said last week. Julia Luyster, a Palm Beach County attorney who frequently speaks about the topic, told members of the Port St. Lucie Sunset Rota...
Clerk's office cuts hours, staff
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Despite laying off employees and cutting public hours, the St. Lucie County Clerk of Courts Office will continue providing good service, an official said. Joe Smith, St. Lucie County clerk of the courts, said a $640,000 reduction in state funding to his office resulted in the layoff of ...
FAU closes Port St. Lucie campus
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - It is said that when one door closes, another opens. In this case, as the doors to the Treasure Coast campus of Florida Atlantic University in Port St. Lucie close, other doors are opening for students at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute camp...
Deadline looms to vote in August primary
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For registered voters in the county who need to update their information or are thinking about changing parties, the deadline to do so in time for the Aug. 14 primary is Monday, July 16. This is important if voters are registered as Independents and want to vote in the county commissioner...
Supplies for students
Staff and management at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute in Port St. Lucie recently collected enough school supplies to ensure that students from two St. Lucie County Schools will begin the school year with backpacks filled with all the important materials needed to succeed academically. Teams of VGTI staff memb...
Men accused of kidnapping, rape
FORT PIERCE - Two Vero Beach men were arrested and charged in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a woman in Fort Pierce, authorities said last week. Derrick Antonio Bynum, 18, 1485 21st Ave. Southwest, Vero Beach and Todd W. Stephens, 24, 663 21st Ave. Southwest, Vero Beach, were both charged with...
In the July 6 edition of the Hometown News, the caption that accompanied the photo entitled 'How low can you go?' contained an error. The caption should have said that Caleb Thal, 15, of Port St. Lucie was skating with the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County Chuck Hill Unit. Hometown News regrets the error....

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