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Less growth, water use in Charlotte’s future
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — In coming up with their estimated water demands for the next 20 years, Charlotte officials had a difficult time understanding county population projections that were used as the … Find out how to read more online.
Manasota Key activist Carroll dies
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Betty Sue Carroll has always been a strong and active voice on the issues facing South Manasota Key. That voice is now silent. Carroll, after fighting what her … Find out how to read more online.
Reverse mortgages could signal return to home defaults
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
It was back in October when Kristen Conti, a broker-owner of Golf Breeze Realty in Port Charlotte, received special training on reverse mortgages from Fannie Mae. As a direct broker … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay women carry on Cracker traditions
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Terri Powell, along with sisters-in-law Ginny and Mary Ellen McLeod, carefully stitched colorful palm trees, starfish and other representations of beach life onto aqua-blue patches of cloth at … Find out how to read more online.
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Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina … read more.

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean … read more.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:30PM
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and wounded another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were … read more.

Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state’s death penalty
Thu  Feb 11 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Despite an ongoing emotional debate, Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to say how Florida should fix the state’s death penalty law. The Florida Legislature is currently divided over how to rewrite the law after the U.S. Supreme … read more.

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North Port educator teacher of year finalist
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — After a surprise ceremony Tuesday in which Woodland Middle School technology teacher Kristina Beecher was named Sarasota County Middle School Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the overall district prize, Woodland principal Cindy Hall told … Find out how to read more online.

King’s defense continues to appeal death sentence
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
An attorney for Michael King says the convicted killer should not be sentenced to death and instead should spend his life in prison. King’s attorney Maria Perinetti recently told Florida Supreme Court justices King’s death penalty case isn’t valid because … Find out how to read more online.

Investigation into death of prison inmate continues
Wed  Feb 10 2016 02:15PM
PUNTA GORDA — There are no answers yet in the death two weeks ago of Reginald Davis, a 34-year-old inmate at Charlotte Correctional Institution. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is still investigating the manner and cause of his death … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County, Venice to negotiate Hamilton Building as library site
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
VENICE — Despite some impassioned pleas from a handful of opponents, Sarasota County commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the doors of the Venice Public Library closed due to health concerns over mold. “The disruption will affect every age group, from … Find out how to read more online.

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