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Keona Gardner


Fort Pierce, FL, United States

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Past articles by Keona:

St. Lucie County Commission: Chris Dzadovsky wins District 1 DEM primary after 15-hour recount

Dzadovsky will face Republican Ryan Collins in the Nov. 3 general election. → Read More

Recount set for Saturday in St. Lucie County Commission District 1 Democratic primary race

County elections officials say this will be the first recount for a county commission race in recent memory. → Read More

After the Aug. 18 primary, here are the Nov. 3 races on the Treasure Coast

Treasure Coast races may not have the impact of the Nov. 3 presidential election, but the winners could affect an array of local issues for years to come. → Read More

St. Lucie County Commission: Dzadovsky leads Bynoe in District 1 Democratic primary

The St. Lucie County Commission is a five-member board with four-year terms and an $80,969 annual salary. → Read More

Fort Pierce mayoral candidate Rick Reed sues city officials, City Commission for $2.5 million

Fort Pierce mayoral candidate Rick Reed claims the city officials has been violating his civil rights since 2016. → Read More

Fort Pierce will wait for parking study before deciding on demolition of island convenience store

The city's long-term plan for the property at 301 S. Ocean Drive is to build a parking garage with retail on the ground floor. → Read More

Fort Pierce mayor election draws lawsuit challenging Sweetie's Diner owner Rick Reed's eligibility

Lawsuit claims Fort Pierce mayoral candidate Rick Reed hasn't lived in the city for two years as required. It was filed by Mayor Linda Hudson's husband. → Read More

Fort Pierce City Commissioner Reggie Sessions cleared in state ethics complaint

The Florida Commission of Ethics found "no probable cause" against Fort Pierce City Commissioner Reggie Sessions. → Read More

Builder of proposed 2,700-home village petitions county to change land-development code

The proposed development on Indrio Road at Interstate 95 would included about 2,700 homes, a gas station, retail, a hotel, offices, a K-8 school and a fire station. → Read More

St. Lucie County removes criminal penalty from face mask ordinance; fines still remain

Violators will be fined $25 for the first offense, $62.50 for the second offense and $125 for the third and following offense. → Read More

Port St. Lucie forum examines race relations through lens of police, new- business development

Questions, comments come from Facebook Live and Zoom in addition to an audience at Forum on Race Relations and Inclusion. → Read More

$3 million drug, mental-health center proposed for Port St. Lucie, but planning board says no

More than 200 residents signed a petition to block construction of a $3million drug and mental-health treatment center in Port St. Lucie. → Read More

COVID-19: St. Lucie County makes wearing face masks mandatory in public

Starting 8 a.m. Wednesday, the public will be required to wear a face mask or covering to slow the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

St. Lucie receives $13.8M from CARES Act to help residents affected by COVID-19

The county on Wednesday opened a county-wide housing assistance program to help residents financially affected by COVID-19. → Read More

Crabby's Dockside opens to packed house at Fort Pierce City Marina

After a month delay, Crabby's Dockside opens at Fort Pierce City Marina. → Read More

St. Lucie County Tax Collector open by appointment only starting Wednesday

St. Lucie County Tax Collector's Office will end its policy of servicing walk-in customers. → Read More

St. Lucie county orders restaurant, other retail workers must wear face coverings

If you interact with the public, you are required to wear face covering in St. Lucie County → Read More

St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce close beaches starting Friday to slow spread of coronavirus

If you were planning to go to the beach for the Fourth of July weekend, you should make other plans. → Read More

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority resumes service cut-offs for nonpayment

FPUA created several programs to help customers who are experiencing financial hardship. → Read More

St. Lucie County tax collector's staff, customers in Fort Pierce exposed to COVID-19

The public will be required to wear masks or face coverings before accessing services at and of the St. Lucie County Tax Collector's Offices. → Read More