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Last minute school supplies still needed for drive
FELLSMERE - Schools around the district provide checklists of items students must bring with them on the first day of school, but not all students can afford to bring a backpack, much less fill it with school supplies. Since the summer began, organizers at Operation Hope in Fellsmere have been collecti...
Behind-the-scenes look at foster system
SEBASTIAN - It started with a desire to help children and has evolved into complete novel. As a social worker, Aimee McPartlan dedicated her life and career to assisting children in need, particularly those from abusive homes. Today, she h...
South county site proposed for homeless tent camp
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A new, legal home for the homeless is one tent peg closer to opening. Camp Haven, a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a temporary, soft-shelter home for some homeless adults in Indian River County, recently announced a location for the tent camp. The address is in th...
Putting on a show
Even though he's new to the sport of skim boarding, 12-year-old Cameron Shearer shows his skills are coming right along, as he and some friends spent Thursday, July 12, putting on a show at Sexton Plaza....
$1.1M grant drives bus hub forward
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - With a $1.1 million federal grant in their glovebox, Indian River County public transit leaders are moving full-speed ahead on a project to build a new bus hub. The Senior Resource Association, the nonprofit in charge of GoLine, the free bus system in Indian River County, was aw...
School district taxes could increase
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County School Board preliminarily passed the 2012-13 proposed budget with a slightly higher tax rate last week. After a public hearing on July 24, next year's budget came in at $268 million, which is a decrease of about $40.8 million, according to a presentation b...
Preparing for voters
Dick Lemoi checks one of the Edge touchscreen voting machines during testing at the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections office last Wednesday. One touchscreen machine will be in every polling place for disabled voters. Early voting begins Aug. 4....
Donations needed for seniors' recreation space
SEBASTIAN - An empty space in the old Sebastian City Hall is available to local seniors as a recreation center, but renovations are needed. Earlier this week, Sebastian city Councilwoman Andrea Coy sent out a memo calling on the generosity of Sebastian residents to help upgrade the space, which was l...
Students learn discipline, get training at camp
TEQUESTA - For some youth, the idea of getting up at 5:30 a.m. and doing pushups, shooting rifles and climbing ropes may not be the type of summer vacation they pictured. But attending the law enforcement academy camp in Tequesta was an ideal setting for Tyler Dockswell, 14, a home- schooled student from Po...
Two men charged with attempted murder
VERO BEACH - Two men were arrested and accused of shooting another man multiple times. Dominique Desean Helms, aka Outlaw, 22, 4445 38th Ave., Vero Beach and Robert Smith Jr., aka Lil Bro, 21, 5010 La Salle Ave., Fort Pierce, were both charged last week with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a delinquent. ...
Man accused of growing marijuana
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - In a wooded area near Vero Beach, Indian River County Sheriff's Office investigators found more than just trees and native plants. They discovered 160 marijuana plants, ranging from 6 inches to 5-feet tall, an arrest affidavit said. And at the suspected grower's residence, investigat...
And the winner is...
Stephanie Stenger, Life For Youth Camp activities coordinator, pulls winning ducks from the lake during the second annual Duck Race at the camp last Saturday. Proceeds from the event go to build the Live Oak Assembly chapel. The new chapel will provide age-appropriate space for kids. For more information, call (772...
Correction
In a July 27 Hometown News article that previewed an outdoor expo event in Indian River County, the incorrect dates were presented. The Florida Outdoors Expo will be held on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. Hometown News regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. ...

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