Bathtub Reef Beach re-opens to the public

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Bathtub Reef Beach is once again open to the public, but remains unguarded. Martin County crews have completed their dune restoration efforts. To check out live weather conditions at local beaches including Bathtub Reef Beach, check out Martin County’s beach cams … Click here to read more

New Times: Satanic invocation requested for Martin County

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Satan could be coming to a Martin County meeting very soon. See the request to Martin County by atheist and blogger Chaz Stevens, “father of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole,” who was recently given the go-ahead by Lake Worth to lead a Satanic invocation before one of their upcoming meetings … Click here to read more

State and local officials break ground on Bessey Creek Hybrid Wetland Project in Palm City

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State and local officials broke ground Thursday on the new state-of-the-art Hybrid Wetland Treatment Technology (HWTT) project on Bessey Creek in Palm City. The water quality improvement project, funded with $3 million from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), was approved by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in 2014 … Click here to read more

Stuart native Nicole Walch earns All-America honors

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The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced that Florida State University Junior outside hitter Nicole Walch has been named to the AVCA All-America Second Team. The Stuart native led the Seminoles in kills with 487 … Click here to read more

Hot Topic: State’s lack of open primaries suppresses the vote

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From a Palm Beach Post commentary by Donna Dupuy, Treasure Coast-based public relations, marketing and political campaign consultant: “Most Americans would be mortified to hear about an election in which half of the registered voters were barred from voting — but that’s exactly what happens in Florida every election cycle. For example, in Martin County, a write-in candidate caused the disenfranchisement of 53,265 of our 105,481 voters … Click here to read more

Is Tiger Woods on his way to being worth $2 billion?

Tiger Woods gives the crowd a smile from the 18th green during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

“Former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson, who now runs his own sports consulting firm, believes the 14-time major winner is well on his way to earning a second billion, particularly driven by off-course business deals,” according to Yahoo Sports.”Last week, Woods announced a personal and tournament sponsorship deal with Hero Motors, a combined four-year, $32 million deal.The bigger news, however … Click here to read more

PBPost: Clean water, stopping All Aboard top Martin residents’ legislative wish list

Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “Martin County residents had two messages for their legislative delegation last week: (1) protect Martin’s rivers and waterways; and (2) stop All Aboard Florida from wrecking coastal communities … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office blotter includes burglaries, thefts

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From The Palm Beach Post: After a couple moved into a new residence in the 3400 block of Southeast Court Drive in Stuart, they had a technician come to hook up the phone service. The next morning, the woman realized her rings were gone, a total value of $53,000 … Click here to read more

‘Person of interest’ in ex-wife’s disappearance, Martin man now accused of trying to kill girlfriend

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From WPTV: “The ex-husband of a high profile missing woman in Tennessee has been arrested in Martin County for trying to kill his new girlfriend. Tyler Mook is being held on $100,000 bond for the attempted murder case in Martin County. He has also been the main person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife in Tennessee … Click here to read more

SFWMD, Martin County partner to preserve lands, improve water quality for St. Lucie River

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In a funding partnership with Martin County, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of land that will help improve natural lands, water storage and water quality for the C-44 canal and South Fork of the St. Lucie River. This action places in public ownership approximately 1,840 acres of land in what is known as the Palmar Complex, located in the C-44 Basin. … Click here to read more

WPEC video: State of Emergency declared in Martin County due to erosion

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From WPEC: “A state of emergency has been declared in Martin County due to erosion.The erosion is impacting the southern part of the beaches on Hutchinson Island, from Santa Lucea Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet … Click here to read more