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Wyld served 41 years in Navy Reserve aboard 21 ships
Mon  Aug 25 2014 08:00AM
During his 41 years in the Naval Reserve, Chief Warrant Officer-4 Bill Wyld Jr. may have served on more ships than just about anyone in the service. From 1948 until … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gator’ show snags viewers
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
LAKE SUZY — Arcadia resident Jayson Franklin knows a lot about hunting alligators. That is why when Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s adventure fishing series “Off the Hook — … Find out how to read more online.
Changes taking shape at city golf course
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
Since his hire last year, Arcadia Municipal Golf Course Department Head Michael Kotzker has been a man on a mission. Inheriting a course saddled with weeds, disrepair and disgruntled golfers, … Find out how to read more online.
Candidate campaign finance figures
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
The following are candidate campaign finance records The Arcadian pulled from files at the Supervisor of Elections Office. Candidates are required to turn in reports each week documenting contributions and … Find out how to read more online.
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Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS … read more.

S&P 500 closes above 2,000
Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time. The … read more.

Putin, Poroshenko extend talks
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
MINSK — The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to “de-escalate” the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences remain, the Belarussian president who hosted the talks said. After about six hours of negotiations with … read more.

UPDATE 1-Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:57PM
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global … read more.

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Always digging
Sun  Aug 24 2014 08:00AM
Mike Gandy, Kurt Mehl and Mike Vogel technically hold part-time positions, but their jobs never stop. The three detectives — with more than 100 years of combined experience in various areas of law enforcement — make up the Cold Case … Find out how to read more online.

Quilt challenge, art contest held for historic Pine Level
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council in Arcadia is issuing a Call for Art and Quilt Challenge in conjunction with the Pine Level Public Art and Archaeology Day to be held Oct.18. The DeSoto County Historical Society and the Florida Public … Find out how to read more online.

City, county focus on future
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
The Arcadia City Council got a glimpse into the future Tuesday night after hearing strategic planning strategies from county and city staff. Interim County Administrator Mandy Hines discussed the county’s efforts to encourage job growth and development in the area, … Find out how to read more online.

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