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New project teaching culinary skills to homeless launches

LAHIA takes on new project to teach culinary skills to homeless Since its inception in 2007,  Love and Hope in Action, better known locally as LAHIA, has served thousands of meals to homeless and/or indigent adults and families in Martin County. Now, the Stuart-based non-profit…

Hurchalla Loses Latest Effort to Overturn $4.4 Million Award Against Her

Dorian’s dark clouds over Florida are now gone, but the cloud hanging over environmental icon Maggy Hurchalla just grew darker. The Sept. 6 order by the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that Hurchalla is not entitled to a rehearing before all 12 judges in…

Fielding’s public records trial postponed

Former Commissioner Ed Fielding won’t stand trial this month after all. Originally set to begin today, the criminal trial was postponed at the request of Fielding’s attorney, Joshua Deckard, who told the court in his August 5 petition that a “serious physical ailment” sent Fielding…

Heard not guilty on all counts

Heard triumphs over accusers  By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents After listening to three days of testimony and then closing arguments Friday morning, a Martin County Circuit Court jury took only 30 minutes to decide that Commissioner Sarah Heard was not guilty of violating…

Verdict in first public records trial expected today

Verdict in first public records trial expected today By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard had her day in court Thursday to answer charges that she allegedly violated public records laws in 2013. She, instead, let a string of others…