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Outgoing sheriff reflects on decades-long career
MARTIN COUNTY - At his desk in an office he's occupied for two decades, Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder thumbs through the pages of a 57-year-old Bible. The book, a gift from his grandparents, bears the inscription, "To guide your footsteps." For more than half a century it has guided many of his major decisio...
Steady stream of visitors pay homage at memorial wall
MARTIN COUNTY - After almost two years of planning, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1041 in Martin County succeeded in bringing the Vietnam traveling memorial wall to Martin County for what was a very emotional four days. Ed Maxwell, first vice president of Chapter 1041, said the replica has been in exist...
Fighting for a first down
South Fork fullback Mike Harris (No. 24) drags a host of Sebastian Sharks for nearly 10 yards to get a first down late in the second quarter during the District 14-6A title game Friday in Sebastian. The Bulldogs fought hard but fell to the Sharks 41-30....
Biologists working to grow woodpecker population
MARTIN COUNTY - Biologists have released 10 red-cockaded woodpeckers in Martin County as part of an effort to save the federally endangered species. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee released the birds in the John G. and Susan H. Dupuis Jr. Wildlife and Environmental Area, which st...
Program to hire 100 veterans surpasses goal
TREASURE COAST - The goal was to hire 100 veterans in 100 days. But days short of the Nov. 11 deadline, Workforce Solutions has already hired more than twice as many veterans across the Treasure Coast. "We're actually shooting toward 250," said Debby Coxwell, director of programs at Workforce Solutions. Local busi...
Pineapple Festival fun
Back row from left: Carson Neuner, 10, John Neuner and Clayton Neuner, 13, with (front row) Camryn Neuner, 13, all of Jensen Beach and Sarah Curry, 13, of Stuart, brave the 'Pharaoh's Fury' at the Pineapple Festival Sunday, Nov. 4, in downtown Jensen Beach....
Ready, aim, fire
Nora Sounders and her daughter, Sophie, 3, take aim in the shooting gallery, one of the games at Jensen Beach's Pineapple Festival on Sunday Nov. 4....
Nonprofit to provide holiday meals for 100
MARTIN COUNTY - On Nov. 16 about 100 guests will sit down for a hot Thanksgiving meal, courtesy of the Salvation Army of Martin County. For many of the guests, this will be their only opportunity for a traditional meal that holiday. In recent years, nonprofits across the county have reported sharp growth in their c...
Felon arrested for brandishing handgun in dispute at motel
STUART - A 50-year-old Port St. Lucie man is in jail after police said he brandished a handgun during a dispute at a Stuart motel. Jeffrey Rollinson was staying at the Best Western Hotel on South Federal Highway when he got into an argument with guests there, Stuart Police said. Before long, the convicted felon was...
Cutting for a cause
Marrisa Palazzotto, a Spanish language instructor at The Pine School prepares to have her hair cut for 'Locks of Love' by Michael Izzolo of Palm City, owner of Michael Leonard's Salon. The event took place on Monday, Oct. 29....
Residents reminded to donate wisely to storm victims
TREASURE COAST - In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast U.S., emergency officials urge residents to donate responsibly. Citizens and businesses witnessing Sandy's devastation and wishing to help those impacted should follow these guidelines to ensure your donations do the most good for the mo...
A little off the top, please
Steve Naumann of Stuart gets his head shaved by Michael Izzolo of Palm City, owner of Michael Leonard's Salon, in support of breast cancer awareness month at The Pine School in Hobe Sound on Monday, Oct. 29....
Up & coming
Open house to include breakfast, speaker Stuart Martin Chamber of Commerce Communicators Toastmasters invites the public to its open house on Nov. 16. The event will take place at the Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce at 1650 S. Kanner Highway, in Stuart, from 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served. For more informati...

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