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Report: Drunken driver hits 13-year-old
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
ROTONDA WEST — Anthony Eklund loves to run. But after Tuesday night, it might be a while before the local 13-year-old can even walk without any trouble. A suspected drunken … Find out how to read more online.
Only 8, girl starts Walkathon for military
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
Eight-year-old Susan “Susie” Ehling heard a story about a military veteran who learned he had cancer. He lost his job and had no money. At that point, several benefits kicked … Find out how to read more online.
Reaching for a helping hand
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
“Who would like to volunteer to paint the storage shed at the Habitat Re-Store?” asked Deb DeKeulenaere, program manager for the Healthy Families Desoto Hardee program. Heather Smith was at … Find out how to read more online.
Be the change you wish to see
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
Facebook was a catalyst for positive changes made at JimSpace, a city park that had seen better days. Not long ago, several people in a Facebook group started complaining about … Find out how to read more online.
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US stock market inches to record
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in … read more.

Obama pardons Mac and Cheese
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on Wednesday took … read more.

Snowstorm hampers travel
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By … read more.

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said … read more.

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Sargent joins First State Bank team
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
Tony Guidry, president of the First State Bank of Arcadia, announced that Donald C. Sargent III (“Donnie”) has joined the bank as a Loan Officer. Sargent will be responsible for producing and managing commercial, residential and consumer loan portfolios. “We … Find out how to read more online.

DMH considers behavioral health program
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
The DeSoto Memorial Hospital board of directors is considering a behavioral health partnership that could net the hospital nearly $2 million in profits by 2019. Aesir Partners proposed an outpatient and inpatient program that would eventually transform the hospital’s third … Find out how to read more online.

Local artists help veterans through art
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
The Palm Key Art Center on Knowles Island, S.C., hosted nearly 50 severely injured veterans and their caregivers for a special program Sept. 15-19. “The Art of Healing” was presented at the four-day retreat, and it focused on incorporating the … Find out how to read more online.

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