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Area history marches on
Fri  Apr 17 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With both the county and city history centers in transition, it will be awhile before the displays of a shared, storied past tell their tale. The Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Community quietly remembers Peeples
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although Vernon Peeples was passionate as a politician and historian, those who knew him well said he was a quiet man who kept to himself. As such, … Find out how to read more online.
April events raise awareness of sexual assault
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center will be at SeaCoast Bank April 29 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. to educate and raise awareness of sexual assault. Not only is it … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Funding firestorm
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Rick Scott is comparing the Obama administration to the Sopranos and accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the Republican governor refuses to expand Medicaid insurance to more than 800,000 low-income families. … read more.

Greek talks shake stock markets
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply on Friday, and … read more.

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a “ratification of the status quo.” The … read more.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet up a downtown skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry adventurer peering from between the metallic rungs … read more.

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DeSoto students earn scholarships
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
April 7 marked the start of a bright path for six DeSoto County students who all signed contracts enrolling them into the Take Stock in Children Program. Locally, this program is sponsoring 28 students in grades 7-12, with 28 other … Find out how to read more online.

Carrying a torch for Special Olympics
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
On April 21, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Arcadia Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and Department of Corrections officers will be joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state in holding a local Torch Run Relay. Each year, … Find out how to read more online.

Summer program sign-up for Youth Leadership camp
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
Applications are now available for Links2Success’ DeSoto Youth Leadership and Career Conference. This year’s title sponsor is Peace River Citrus Products. The one-week summer program is open to DeSoto County students in the seventh and eighth grades. This year’s conference … Find out how to read more online.

Project Green Light
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
Save some money! The Clerk of Courts in conjunction with the state’s collection agencies are offering a one-time, one-day-only event to save you some money if you have outstanding traffic tickets. On Saturday, April 18, you may call the collection … Find out how to read more online.

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