Letter: Rise up, unify and make Fort Pierce shining mecca again

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/01/17/letter-rise-up-unify-and-make-fort-pierce-shining-mecca-again/96435358/

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NEW: Fort Pierce charged wit selling stolen guns to detectives

Caleb U. Brown allegedly stole guns from the Bass Pro Shop on Gatlin Boulevard on Jan. 2. He allegedly sold the stolen guns to undercover Port St. Lucie police and St. Lucie County sheriff’s detectives. He was arrested without incident during a traffic stop. He was being held at the St. Lucie County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $100,750 bail.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/new-fort-pierce-charged-wit-selling-stolen-guns-detectives/OmH0KPdh5oAKSQAyHr0UkN/

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Man found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in Fort Pierce home

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/st-lucie-county/2017/01/18/man-found-dead-inside-fort-pierce-home-fatal-shooting/96715784/

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Fort Pierce Library early release days focus on S.T.E.M. games

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/your-news/st-lucie-county/reader-submitted/2017/01/17/fort-pierce-library-early-release-days-focus-stem-games/96663126/

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Tequila-drinking ‘(Expletive)’ busted in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — A man who said he had no name because he’d been drinking tequila was unable to remain anonymous to Fort Pierce police, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police around 12:55 a.m. on January 8 encountered the man after going to an address in the 100 block of South Second Street for a report of men fighting.

Investigators were pointed in the direction of the alleged aggressor. Asked to identify himself, the man said his full legal name was “(Expletive).”

“(Expletive),” who smelled of booze, said there was no fight, but if there had been, “You would need to be digging some graves.”

Police asked “(Expletive)” again to give his true name.

“(Expletive)” said he’d been drinking tequila “and did not have a name at this time.”

Police identified the tequila-drinking “(Expletive)” as Luis Zubieta, 25, by the driver’s license in his pocket.

Zubieta, of the 2200 block of Edwards Road in Fort Pierce, was arrested on disorderly intoxication and obstruction without violence charges.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/blogs/off-the-beat/2017/01/17/tequila-drinking-expletive-busted-fort-pierce/96405018/

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Jetson’s to host Highwaymen art show fundraiser in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — Jetson’s TV Appliances in Fort Pierce will host its sixth annual Highwaymen Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free community event is a wonderful opportunity for people to meet several of the original Highwaymen, watch them paint and purchase their artwork as well as view the impressive, private collection of Jetson’s owner and avid art collector, John Jetson.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enter two free raffles to win Highwaymen art including an original oil by Al Black, donated by philanthropist Jerry Morabito, and a Harold Newton print donated by art dealer and collector, Roger Lightle. Attendees can also purchase a raffle ticket to win a 65-inch LG TV with a retail value of $1,200, donated by Jetson’s, in a fundraiser to benefit Dogs Cats Forever, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in Fort Pierce.

Jetson’s will be serving free hot dogs at the event. Fresh squeezed lemonade and water will be offered for a donation to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

James Gibson will be one the artists in attendance, selling his artwork. Purportedly one of the most successful of the original Highwaymen artists, Gibson’s work has graced the White House and the private homes of celebrities and politicians. Gibson said that 39 of his paintings are on loan in Tallahassee where they hang in the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the R.A. Gray Building, which houses the State Library, the State Archives and the Museum of Florida History.

Raised in Fort Pierce, Gibson began painting at 18. When he left college after two years because he couldn’t afford tuition, he said that Highwaymen artist Alfred Hair taught him how to sell his original artwork. He said the two competed on how many paintings they could complete and how much money they could make selling their work door-to-door. Gibson said he’s completed over 10,000 paintings throughout his career.

“When people ask me how many I’ve done, I tell them I stopped counting at 10,000,” said Gibson, “I work constantly, five to six hours a day. I’m always painting for the shows.”

He added that he’s been booked for several shows already this year in cities such as Orlando, Pompano Beach and Palm Beach. Jetson’s Highwaymen Art Show is his first show of the year on the Treasure Coast.

“It’s an honor for Jetson’s to be able to promote the artists, the art and the history behind a movement that is unique to Fort Pierce and Florida. And it’s an honor for me to be able to share my personal Highwaymen collection with members of the community,” said Jetson.

The Jetson Highwaymen Event will be Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jetson’s TV Appliances at 4145 S. U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce. For more information, call 772-464-7050 or visit shopjetson.com.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/your-news/st-lucie-county/reader-submitted/2017/01/17/jetsons-host-highwaymen-art-show-fundraiser-fort-pierce/96672536/

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Martin Luther King Jr. parade and festival in Fort Pierce

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/picture-gallery/news/local/st-lucie-county/2017/01/16/martin-luther-king-jr-parade-and-festival-in-fort-pierce/96640162/

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St. Lucie County government meetings Jan. 16, 2017

 

MONDAY

No meetings scheduled

TUESDAY

St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners Informal Workshop: 9 a.m. Jan. 17. SLC Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

St. Lucie County Historical Commission: 4 p.m. Jan. 17. SLC Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Board: 4 p.m. Jan. 17. Commission Chambers, City Hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency Regular Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Commission Chambers, City Hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce City Commission: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Commission Chambers, City Hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

WEDNESDAY

Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County: 8:15-10:30 a.m. Jan. 18. Executive Committee Meeting, Multi-Purpose Room, 4472 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Special Magistrate Ross:  9 a.m. Jan. 18. 2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee: 2 p.m. Jan. 18.  2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce.

Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board: 2 p.m. Jan. 18. SLC Community Services, 437 N. 7th Street, Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Port Advisory Committee: 3 p.m. Jan. 18. SLC Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

THURSDAY

St. Lucie Property Homeowners Assoc.: 10 a.m. Jan. 19. SLC Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

Fort Pierce Retirement Board: 2 p.m. Jan. 19.  2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 100 N. U.S 1, Fort Pierce

Treasure Coast Education Research Development Authority Board: 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Treasure Coast Research Park – UF/IRREC Building, 2199 S. Rock Road, Fort Pierce.

FDOT Midway Road Pubic Meeting: 5 p.m. Jan. 19. Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

FRIDAY

No meetings scheduled

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/st-lucie-county/2017/01/16/st-lucie-county-government-meetings-jan-16-2017/96447860/

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Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Sailfish found off Fort Pierce Inlet

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/sports/outdoors/fishing/2017/01/16/treasure-coast-fishing-report-sailfish-found-off-fort-pierce-inlet/96567924/

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Fort Pierce woman featured on CNN’s Town Hall

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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/13/fort-pierce-woman-featured-cnns-town-hall/96553726/

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