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County receives international attention
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The week of July 16 through July 20 was a busy one for county officials as they hosted a representative from Hiroshima, Japan. Naomi Maki is the assistant director of Japan's Local Government Center in New York. She was interested in learning about the different programs the county has de...
Council censures mayor
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Port St. Lucie City Council voted unanimously to censure Mayor JoAnn Faiella because of controversial emails she wrote a year ago. Even Mayor Faiella voted for her own censure, after saying she took responsibility for her actions and has learne...
Master plan for port unveiled
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - At one time in Fort Pierce's history, its port was the main exporter of grapefruit to Europe and the Far East. Now, thanks to efforts from state and local officials, the port might have the opportunity to become a name for itself again. In May, the Florida Department of Transportation hel...
Auditions to get underway
Oboists Alexis Planer, left, and Mikaela Shannon, right and Austin Boller, back, bassoon player, show their talents during a Treasure Coast Youth Symphony performance. Auditions for the 2012-13 season will be held Aug. 17-18. Detailed audition requirements are available at the Treasure Coast Youth Sy...
On the catwalk for St. Judes
Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer
Youth program offers education, guidance
FORT PIERCE - More than five years ago, Renee Jordan-Wyatt had an idea to build a positive environment for Fort Pierce youth from ages 5 to 25. "I wanted to get them off the street and give them something to do," she said. With that idea, the Fort Pierce Community Outreach Youth Program was created and sinc...
Tennis player, 89, serves up winning attitude
JENSEN BEACH - Muriel Berg has a powerful forearm. At 5 feet7 inches tall she is a formidable opponent at the net and in the forecourt of tennis matches. She also just celebrated her 89th birthday. Twice a week, three times if she can get a game, she heads to North River Shores Tennis club in Jensen Beach for doub...
Stable budget to benefit residents, employees
PORT ST. LUCIE - At a recent budget retreat the Port St. Lucie City Council got to hear some good news for a change. Even though the taxable value of homes in Port St. Lucie still showed a decrease from last year, and the cost of running the city increased slightly, the city will have other revenue coming i...
Man charged with manslaughter
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A Fort Pierce man whose vehicle struck and killed a 14-year-old girl told authorities he tried to help her. But a witness told investigators Jesse Lewis McInerney, the driver, left the scene of the accident without providing any assistance to Brittany Marlene Hair on June 17, an arrest ...
Deputy suffers from rare disease
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For much of his life, Tommy Worthington, a St. Lucie County deputy, fought crime, and on his off time, remained physically active, including running in marathons, his sister said last week. But on Monday, Deputy Worthlington lost the fight of ...
Two promoted to sergeants
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Two St. Lucie County deputies promoted last week to sergeant have some connection to the military. While Jeff Buchanan was born on a military base, Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, La., John Parow served as a military police officer for the U.S. Air Force. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascar...
Lightning accounts for up to half of all area wildfires
TREASURE COAST - Don't assume the rainy season will douse the threat of brush fires, forestry officials said. While increased rainfall reduces the chances that wet plants will catch on fire, it also gives rise to a new threat: lightning. "People think it's raining, we can't have wildfires, but that's wrong because ...
Because of incorrect information provided by the Port St. Lucie Police Department, Officer Michael Bianco was referred to as Matthew Bianco in the July 20th edition of Port St. Lucie Hometown News....

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