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Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
A teriyaki-glazed pineapple-mango combination dripped onto Ashley McCalley’s hand while attempting to bite into her Tiki burger at Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar. With a half pound of beef, salsa, … Find out how to read more online.
Barry Tarleton: On the sidelines of history
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
Almost everyone has seen the video from September 11, 2001, showing the moment when White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer leans over to tell President George W. Bush that a … Find out how to read more online.
Flu shots available at Peace River Campground
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
It’s that time of year. Flu vaccinations are again available. Here’s an easy and convenient way to get your annual flu vaccination, something federal health officials strongly advise for everyone … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
House OKs Syria plan
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the … read more.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an … read more.

East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russia rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of … read more.

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. After drifting along for most of … read more.

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City adopts tentative budget, millage
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
The Arcadia City Council took its first step toward officially setting the city’s 2014-15 millage and budget, approving both in separate 4-1 votes Tuesday night. The council adopted a tentative millage rate of 8.8195, a slight increase from the current … Find out how to read more online.

NAACP Youth Symposium delivers positive message
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
The DeSoto County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a Youth and Young Adult Empowering Symposium on Sept. 6 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The symposium was organized by Rev. Wendell Campbell, Linda … Find out how to read more online.

All Faiths vegetables coming to Englewood
Mon  Sep 15 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — More than 30 people stood in line Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Sarasota Hope Center waiting for fresh vegetables from All Faiths’ Sprout program. “It’s worth it,” said Danielle Gravell, who described herself as on … Find out how to read more online.

Bud Gerow served with ‘Merrill’s Marauders’ in Burma during WWII
Tue  Sep 16 2014 02:46PM
“Merrill’s Marauders” is what newspaper reporters who covered their exploits a lifetime ago during World War II called them. Officially they were the “5307th Composite Unit Provisional,” a long-range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit that fought the Japanese in … Find out how to read more online.

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