News Briefs April 10, 2014

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 09:26 AM.

Local citizens are banding together to tackle litter in the Carrabelle River Watershed. Carrabelle CARES will conduct a river clean up with the help of volunteers on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

“Carrabelle CARES is dedicated to protecting the Carrabelle River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. Clean and healthy rivers have the potential to provide everything from clean drinking water to recreation opportunities to fish and wildlife habitat,” said Lesley Cox, environmental chair, Carrabelle CARES.

Volunteers meet at the pavilion on Marine St. in Carrabelle on Sat., April 12 at 8:30 a.m.

For more information call 697-2141 or email


Facebook post of harassing manatees leads to guilty pleas

U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III has announced Taylor Blake Martin, 22, Alabama, and Seth Andrew Stephenson, 22, Rockledge, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly March 6 to taking (harassing) an endangered species.

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