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Henry Stephens

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Lagoon tourism is endgame of dredging drudgery

For six months now, contractors for Brevard County and Cocoa Beach have been dredging muck from the

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Brevard sets its maximum rate on property tax

Nobody in Brevard County is going to pay more than $6.04 per $1,000 of taxable property value to sup

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Setback for Children’s Services’ hoped-for tax referendum

Lindsey Cretton, a teacher at KinderCare in Indian Harbor Beach, read to about a dozen 3-year-olds w

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Islanders may see reduction in property taxes

The typical resident on Brevard County’s barrier island will see a reduction this fall of about 6.

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Child services council pushes tax referendum

Brevard County property owners could be paying an additional $8 million to $11 million a year in tax

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Commissioners urge Fla. to join suit against ‘DACA’

Concerned with spending local taxes to support children of illegal immigrants, Brevard County commis

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County tax base jumps 9 percent

Brevard County’s tax base grew to $37.7 billion, almost 9 percent up from last year’s value of $

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County extends period for free pet adoptions

After a week of cost-free pet adoptions, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has extended the program

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‘Dumping Season’ has animal shelter at capacity

Animal rescuers call this the “dumping season,” when many pet owners go on vacation and refuse t

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Brevard election contests take shape

Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott’s office qualified 37 candidates by June 22, the

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Commissioner’s bid for 2nd term faces challenge

When Curt Smith was elected in 2014 to the Brevard County Commission District 4 seat, beating out si

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Brevard sees boost in property values

An improved economy has boosted Brevard County’s property values by about 8 percent since last yea

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