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Proposed property tax to increase 1 percent
MARTIN COUNTY - Updated numbers about the taxable value of area real estate led Taryn Kryzda, county administrator, to suggest a lower tax rate even though she's still proposing an increase. Ms. Kryzda is suggesting a 1 percent increase in property tax next year, down from the 2 percent jump she initially propose...
Swim in honor of fallen soldier
Swimming participants of the inaugural Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim raced into the water to begin the 200-yard swim Saturday, June 30 in Jensen Beach. Martin County resident and Navy SEAL Vaughn was killed with 16 others when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan last year. He would have turned 31 t...
Charity achieves record fundraising
MARTIN COUNTY -It's shaping up to be a very good year for the United Way of Martin County and the more than 100,000 people it serves. The group had a record-setting achievement, raising nearly $2.39 million during its 2011-12 campaign. That was more money than it has raised in its 39-year history, said Justin Beard...
County votes to support economic development plan
MARTIN COUNTY - County leaders are endorsing a multi-prong approach that state officials say is key to kick starting local and regional economies. The Martin County board of county commissioners adopted District 1 Commissioner Doug Smith's resolution to support the Florida Chamber Foundation's Six Pillars for Fl...
Swim volunteers, participants
The inaugural Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim took place Saturday, June 30 at Jensen Beach. Tracy Bowen, Karen Vaughn, Aaron's mother, and Jennifer and Cherise Wiggins volunteered for the event. Martin County resident and Navy SEAL Vaughn was killed with 16 others when their helicopter was shot down in Afghani...
Clowning around
Kathy (Rainbow the clown) Costas paints 'Team Vaughn' on Jade Smith's cheek prior to the opening of the inaugural Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim Saturday, June 30 in Jensen Beach. Ms. Smith volunteered her services through Island Party Rentals and 'Rainbow' volunteered because she has a son overseas in Afghan...
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 ...

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