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Saturday 04/21/2018
Over 150 Men ‘Walk for Peace’

  Homestead and Florida City’s community was hit hard by the gang murder that took place in Blakey Park during the first part of January.

Posted: April 21, 2018
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Friday 04/20/2018
40 Years of Flavor

The Dade County Farm Bureau Barbecue and “Fun” Raiser

Updated: April 20, 2018 - 11:07 am
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Six Men, including two from Homestead, Charged with Trafficking 400 Migratory Birds

Rescued birds released to freedom in the Everglades

Posted: April 20, 2018
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Friday 04/13/2018
Hurricane NAFTA

Most hurricanes only last for a day or two, this one has been hitting South Dade for two decades.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
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Friday 04/06/2018
Still Time to be Counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
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Rubio Offers Hope to Farmers Hit by Irma

Federal disaster relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma may be available “as early as next week,” according to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
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018 Registration Now Open for CareerSource South Florida & Homestead Summer Job Program

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) have partnered once again to find jobs for local students while school is out.

Posted: April 06, 2018
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Curbelo Visits Area Businesses

   U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo took part of his “Spring Break” to tour area businesses Thursday, March 29, 2018. No tie was required as he spent the morning at some of the farms to discuss agricultural concerns and issues.

Posted: April 06, 2018
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Sunday 04/01/2018
He is Risen - Celebrating Easter

Pastor Rick B. Lee

Updated: April 02, 2018 - 10:18 am
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Saturday 03/31/2018
Easter and Sacrifice

As Easter approaches once again this year, now more than ever, I've come to appreciate the holiday. Not just for the food and family time, but for what it means me to me now as an adult and parent: a time to sacrifice for the greater good.

Posted: March 31, 2018
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Friday 03/30/2018
The Homestead Football Team You Don't Know

   After the excitement of the National Championship for college football and the Lombardi Trophy is held aloft by the winning NFL team, football fans settle in to await next season. There is, however, another option for those missing the sight of opposing teams poised to clash on the field.

Posted: March 30, 2018
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Where There's Smoke There's Fire

   South Dade residents could see the plumes of smoke for miles from the fire at the Solid Waste Disposal Facility near Black Point that started on Sunday.       Though the cause of the fire is unknown, it was discovered just after midnight last Sunday.

Posted: March 30, 2018
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Rubio Doing Right Thing for Farmers and the Everglades

   U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office sent the News Leader a letter the Senator sent to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for their support in alleviating the persistent flooding effecting the farm fields near Everglades National Park (ENP).

Posted: March 30, 2018
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Thursday 03/29/2018
Police Shooting Closes Down the Stretch

A Miami-Dade police officer who was responding to a traffic accident south of Florida City on the 'stretch" at US1/MM 114 was involved in an incident resulting in shots fired by the officer this afternoon, according to police reports.

Updated: March 29, 2018 - 2:40 pm
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Friday 03/23/2018
Citrus Farmers in Waiting Game for Hurricane Aid

Frustration is growing among Florida citrus farmers awaiting the distribution of $2.36 billion in federal disaster-relief money for agriculture losses sustained in Hurricane Irma.

Posted: March 23, 2018
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Scott Signs Bill on Power Transmission Lines

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a bill dealing with the approval of electric transmission lines, an issue that stemmed from a legal battle between Florida Power & Light and local governments in Miami-Dade County.

Posted: March 23, 2018
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You Say Tomato, I Say TEVA

The Tropical Everglades Visitors Association (TEVA) held its 2nd Annual Campfire Fundraiser Friday, March 16th at Schnebly’s Winery.

Posted: March 23, 2018
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Thursday 03/22/2018
Businesses Partnering with Youth Co-Op

Help Wanted signs are appearing in many places and every business can attest to the need to have qualified, experienced employees. On the other hand, gaining experience can be an obstacle for teenagers and young adults who may struggle with difficult environments.

Posted: March 22, 2018
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Thursday 03/15/2018
Donations provide nearly 1,000 families with hunger relief

Farm Share, a non-profit whose aim is that no one will go hungry and food will not go to waste, delivered nearly 61,000 pounds of frozen protein products, fresh vegetables, assorted bread, drinks and snack foods to families living in Miami-Dade County on Saturday, March 10th from 9-12 at its Homestead facility located at 14125 SW 320 Street in Homestead.

Posted: March 15, 2018
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Friday 03/09/2018
School Safety Plan Narrowly Passes Senate

After two weeks of emotionally charged testimony and raw debate, the Florida Senate on Monday narrowly approved a sweeping measure addressing

Posted: March 09, 2018
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