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An unlikely ally
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Editor’s note: T he names in this story have been changed to protect those mentioned. Ray sits on a rocking chair in his lanai, awkwardly adjusting back and forth as … Find out how to read more online.
Forum focuses on marshal, council races
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Arcadia residents had the chance to hear first-hand from all city council and marshal candidates on their visions for the city’s future during a forum last Thursday. The event, hosted … Find out how to read more online.
A final look at the candidates
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
In an effort to help you, the voter, decide whom to choose in local elections, the Arcadian submitted questionnaires to the candidates running for local offices in contested races (City … Find out how to read more online.
High school principal resigns to take out-of-district position
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
During Tuesday’s school board meeting, superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary reported that DeSoto County High School Principal Nelson Stephenson had submitted a letter of resignation, because he had an offer to … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip after Fed statement; dollar gains
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates. Major U.S. stock indexes ended with a slight loss after the Fed confirmed … read more.

Florida ready for recount
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — There’s a chance that Florida’s bitter — and expensive — governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist could trigger a recount — a word that sends shudders through the state. Polls consistently show … read more.

Obamacare subsidies challenged
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort … read more.

Obama: US can’t seal itself off
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon … read more.

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Lasso up some pro rodeo action
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Cowboys and cowgirls, saddle up the family wagon and head on down to the Arcadia Rodeo Arena this weekend for some high-flying professional rodeo action. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association riders mount up this weekend for a wild afternoon of entertainment, … Find out how to read more online.

Strolling 4 A Cure is on Saturday
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Saturday marks the fifth annual Strolling 4 A Cure cancer walk at the Brookside Bluff Community. Strolling was started by Janet Preston in memory of her sister, Susan, who passed away almost six years ago due to cancer. Preston has … Find out how to read more online.

Family Fun Fair wraps Week of the Family on Nov. 8
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Started 11 years ago by two concerned mothers in Orange County who met with their mayor to discuss strengthening families in their community, Week of the Family is celebrating its sixth year here in DeSoto County, and it continues to … Find out how to read more online.

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