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Tax holiday ease back-to-school pinch
Fri  Jul 25 2014 07:07PM
Parents of Vineland Elementary School students can catch a break when they go to buy new school uniforms during the upcoming sales tax holiday. Vineland students won’t be able to … Find out how to read more online.
Facebook pic leads to cat flap
Fri  Jul 25 2014 06:38PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Less than 24 hours after posting a Facebook photo of himself holding a gun up to a cat on Thursday, Thomas McGuinness made national headlines and received … Find out how to read more online.
Planning Commission OKs fiscal neutrality changes
Fri  Jul 25 2014 07:08PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County planning commissioners unanimously approved the third and final phase of amendments to the 2050 land-use plan, including highly controversial changes to the so-called “fiscal neutrality” … Find out how to read more online.
Cultural Center’s Hageman to retire — again
Fri  Jul 25 2014 06:36PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When Jim Hageman retires next month from his post as executive director of the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, it will mark his third retirement in a … Find out how to read more online.
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Net worth up for majority of lawmakers
Thu  Jul 24 2014 09:38PM
TALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) — For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party. Still, those with an “R” affixed to their names are doing better, in general, when it comes to the bottom line … read more.

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC. Fast food chains in China suspended use of products … read more.

Gold drops to five-week low
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
(Bloomberg) — Gold futures fell to the lowest in five weeks in New York Thursday as the outlook for an improving global economy reduced demand for a haven. A preliminary China Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC Holdings and Markit Economics … read more.

Jobless claims unexpectedly drop to eight-year low
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years, reflecting what could be a pickup in auto making during a typically slow time of year. … read more.

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Construction powers forward
Fri  Jul 25 2014 05:51PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — County officials have determined that the incident in which a crane fell onto some power lines alongside U.S. 41 Thursday afternoon was just an accident, and the micro-tunneling project for which it was being used will continue … Find out how to read more online.

Stormy dispute rages on
Fri  Jul 25 2014 04:52PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County again is rattling its sabers over its share of the cost to reconstruct the Peace River water plant. Having already raised the specter of a legal challenge against the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority for … Find out how to read more online.

Writer turns your life story into a book
Fri  Jul 25 2014 04:52PM
The art of creating a record of the personal history of a person or family to retain for future generations led a recent writer to continue his career when he moved to Venice a few months ago. His company is … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County sets island fire rates
Fri  Jul 25 2014 06:36PM
ENGLEWOOD — The bridgeless Knight and Don Pedro Island property owners will now pay Charlotte County for 24/7 fire protection and emergency medical services. Commissioners unanimously approved the municipal service benefit unit rates for island property owners Thursday. The few … Find out how to read more online.

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