Olivia McKelvey, TCPalm

Olivia McKelvey

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Melbourne, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • TCPalm
Past:
  • Naples Daily News
  • Tallahassee Democrat

Recent articles by Olivia:

St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie slow to spend rental aid, but can keep federal dollars for now

Port St. Lucie SL and St. Lucie County can keep millions in unused rental assistance for now. But, there are strings attached, according to new federal rules. → Read More

Fort Pierce hires Tanya Earley as new city attorney; she's served the city since 2019

Earley received her law degree from University of Miami in 2007 and was an assistant state attorney before joining the Sunrise City's legal team in 2019. → Read More

COVID-19 in St. Lucie County: Department of Health officials weekly public update

Coronavirus: St. Lucie County health officials update the public with the latest facts and figures about the COVID-19 outbreak in our area for Sept 24. → Read More

Shannon Martin rolls to victory in special election to become next mayor of Port St. Lucie

She will will serve the remainder of former Mayor Greg Oravec's unexpired term, until November 2022. → Read More

COVID-19 in St. Lucie County: Department of Health weekly update for Sept. 17

Coronavirus: St. Lucie County health officials update the public with the latest facts and figures about the COVID-19 outbreak in our area for Sept 17. → Read More

COVID-19 in St. Lucie County: Department of Health update Friday, Sept 10

Coronavirus: St. Lucie County health officials update the public with the latest facts and figures about the COVID-19 outbreak in our area for Sept 10. → Read More

'We are still hurting:' Coping with the loss of CeeCee Ross Lyles 20 years after 9/11

Fort Pierce native CeeCee Ross Lyles was a stewardess who died on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside on 9/11. → Read More

Port St. Lucie voters to elect veteran council member or local firefighter as mayor on Sept. 21

Growth, development, and economic development are among some issues surfacing in the campaign. Early voting is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11-18. → Read More

COVID-19 in St. Lucie County: Department of Health officials weekly public update

St. Lucie county, DOH, public school officials, Chamber of Commerce and Children’s Services Council update public on latest COVID-19 figures in the area. → Read More

Watch LIVE: St. Lucie County, Florida health officials update the public on COVID-19

Coronavirus: St. Lucie County health officials update the public with the latest facts and figures on COVID-19 in our area. → Read More

Amid worker shortage due to COVID-19, Waste Pro to host hiring event Friday in Fort Pierce

In the wake of a driver shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waste Pro will hold a hiring event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at 4100 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce. → Read More

Fort Pierce eyes Dec. 7 special election to fill vacancy left by death of Rufus Alexander

District 1 voters likely will head to polls Dec. 7 to select a new city commissioner. Veteran commissioner Rufus Alexander died July 28. → Read More

Port St. Lucie homeowners may pay more in assessments for Waste Pro services

The City Council is expected to finalize the trash hauling assessment at budget hearings in September. The rate would go into effect Oct. 1. → Read More

DeSantis visiting Indian River State College for Thursday-morning new conference

The Governor's Office made the announcement Thursday morning, but did not say why he was visiting here. → Read More

Rufus Alexander to leave Fort Pierce City Commission; special election likely for District 1

Fort Pierce City Commissioner Rufus Alexander has represented District 1, home to the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, since 2001. → Read More

St. Lucie County set to start $17 million South Hutchinson Island beach-repair project Nov. 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use about 800,000 cubic yards of sand to rebuild eroded dunes and beaches along a 3.3-mile stretch. → Read More

76-bed drug and alcohol rehab center gets approval from St. Lucie County Commission

Springs Recovery Center would be on the southwest corner of Midway and Northwest Dunn roads. → Read More

Port St. Lucie City Council bids an emotional farewell to Mayor Greg Oravec

Port St. Lucie City Council members wished Oravec luck in the Keys, saying it had been an honor to serve with him. → Read More

Port St. Lucie Mayor Oravec picked as Islamorada village manger; special election would be needed here

Oravec said he would like to start the new job by July. He could earn up to $180,000 as Islamorada village manager → Read More

Snakes, other exotic critters can stay in their St. Lucie County conservatory for now, state says

The venomous snakes, crocodiles and other endangered species are safe from confiscation for now, despite the county's efforts to derail the conservatory. → Read More