Marathon News

Miami Men Charged in Cock Fighting Fighting

Three Miami men were arrested in Marathon Tuesday after an alert neighbor saw them stealing a pump jack from a home on 91st Street. The neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office at 2 p.m. to report seeing the three men picking coconuts. He saw them move a pump jack, and then, when they drove away, he noticed […]

FKCC to Graduate Upper Keys Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Florida Keys Community College’s Institute for Public Safety will celebrate the completion of Basic Law Enforcement Academy #41 with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 1 at 6:30p.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.  Seven students successfully completed the 770-hour training program and upon passing the state certification exam, […]

Referendum item still needs clarification

Referendum item still needs clarification

Beautification line item delayed until budget hearings Marathon councilman Dick Ramsay, who also serves as the city’s liaison with the Monroe County Airport Authority, said that were the issue of recruiting commercial service into Marathon airport added to this November’s election ballot as a referendum item, residents would overwhelmingly support the idea. But without a […]

Leadership Monroe recognized by County Commission

Leadership Monroe recognized by County Commission

Organization celebrates 20th Anniversary At this past Wednesday’s County Commission meeting, Mayor Heather Carruthers (Class XI), and her fellow commissioners congratulated Leadership Monroe County on its twentieth anniversary and commended the organization “for their outstanding efforts to improve our community through education and information exchange.” Among those receiving the proclamation were Mayor Pro Tem David […]

Gibson and Griffin declare for Supervisor of Elections

Launch early campaigns for constitutional office Nearly 17 months before 2012 General Election a pair of Key West public servants have publicly announced their intention to run for Monroe County Supervisor of Elections. Harry Sawyer, who has held the office since 1988, has stated that he does not plan to seek a seventh term. His […]