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Budget meeting brings aquatic changes
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:04AM
NORTH PORT — The City Commission is making some changes in the aquatics offerings in North Port. The North Port City Commissioners held a budget meeting Thursday in City Hall. … Find out how to read more online.
North Port ranks high for retirement
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:04AM
NORTH PORT — Living in southern Rhode Island in 2008, Jim and Cindy Brady took a trip to sunny St. Petersburg to check the area out. They loved it. Over … Find out how to read more online.
Dearman gets 20 years
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:47AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A judge said he could only imagine the last moments and breaths of little Jimmy Dearman, who couldn’t comprehend why his father was suffocating the life out … Find out how to read more online.
Republicans on the menu at Democratic Convention?
Fri  Jul 29 2016 08:30AM

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Relay for Life Craft Fair at Port Charlotte High
Fri  Jul 29 2016 08:30AM
The new gym at Port Charlotte High School was filled with craftsmen and local vendors recently to support the Relay for Life of Port Charlotte Craft Fair benefit. … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in bloody Punta Gorda drug buy
Fri  Jul 29 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A 24-year-old Punta Gorda man remained Thursday at the Charlotte County Jail on $70,000 bond after he was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Changes move forward on road work
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Price Boulevard will be getting some changes that will lead into 2017. The North Port city commissioners voted Tuesday in City Hall to move ahead with proposed … Find out how to read more online.
No. 1 in recycling
Thu  Jul 28 2016 03:32PM
It didn’t take Nancy Gibson long to see how easy it was to recycle in her new Rotonda West home. “Unlike in Pennsylvania where I am from, recycling is much … Find out how to read more online.
City to hold attorney talks
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Legality became the point of contention among the North Port city commissioners Tuesday as they discussed the city attorney’s contract. During the City Commission meeting in City … Find out how to read more online.
Miami woman accused of prescription drug fraud
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A Miami area woman is facing criminal charges after she was arrested this week at a local pharmacy for what authorities said was attempting to obtain a … Find out how to read more online.
iHeart forum to connect candidates, voters
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County residents and property owners near and far have the opportunity to hear from candidates competing in eight different races today. The event starting at 6 … Find out how to read more online.
Garbage collection costs jump 16.49 percent
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County residents will see an increase in their Solid Waste Assessment rates from $148.04 to $172 annually, starting Oct. 1. The Board of County Commissioners approved the decision unanimously … Find out how to read more online.
Special election date set
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An election date has been set for Seat 4 on the North Port City Commission. North Port City commissioners voted Tuesday to hold a special election for … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofit expands ride service countywide
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
There is a growing need for transportation for the more than 60,000 people age 80 and older in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Meeting that need is iTNSunCoast of Sarasota, which … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jul 28 2016 03:32PM
The SKY YMCA of Venice’s leadership team has been contracted to take over Charlotte County Family YMCA’s operations, effective Aug. 1. SKY Family YMCA has operations in Venice, Englewood, Bonita … Find out how to read more online.
School Board may OK tentative budget
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board may rubber-stamp moving forward with budget work Tuesday, marking the beginning of budget discussions for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The school board’s Deputy … Find out how to read more online.
Macy’s, nonprofit team up for charity
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:36AM
NORTH PORT — North Port For The Children, a nonprofit organization that assists children in need in the community, is teaming up with Macy’s for its “Shop for a Cause” … Find out how to read more online.
Cavanagh spent time in Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Tom Cavanagh Jr. of Deep Creek arrived at Pearl Harbor aboard a troop transport with thousands of other Marines. World War II was 10 months from being over. “Pearl Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Lawsuit targets North Port Police Department
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:07PM
NORTH PORT — Two former police officers are suing the North Port Police Department in federal court, claiming sexual discrimination and saying the department unlawfully terminated them because of their … Find out how to read more online.
Cousin of murder victim speaks out
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
SARASOTA — Working much of her adult life in Switzerland as a personal assistant to a CEO at a mid-sized corporation, Anneliese Schweickardt decided to retire in paradise. So she … Find out how to read more online.
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Englewood, Sarasota hospitals earn high marks
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:00AM
Two area hospitals earned high marks from the federal agency that oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Sarasota Memorial Hospital was one of only two state hospitals — the other … Find out how to read more online.
Church food pantry serving homeless burglarized
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:06AM
ENGLEWOOD — In 10 years, Pat Knox has served thousands of homeless individuals at the Jubilee Center pantry and never had any problems. That was until July 14, when the … Find out how to read more online.
Toddler found in pool still in critical condition
Thu  Jul 28 2016 03:32PM
NORTH PORT — A 2-year-old girl remained in critical condition Wednesday at All Children’s Hospital after she was found unresponsive in a family swimming pool off Lingle Street on Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Republicans on the menu at Democratic Convention?
Fri  Jul 29 2016 08:30AM

INSIDE

See USA Today for more Democratic Convention coverage

Find out how to read more online.
Churches call for exemption from tax assessments
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:06AM
Frustrated pastors recently brought a complaint to the Charlotte County Commission, claiming the county is one of the few places in the nation to tax churches, while the county holds … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Hottest July on record so far
Fri  Jul 29 2016 09:06AM
Southwest Floridians are used to July being hot and humid, but it has been even hotter and stickier than normal. National Weather Service Meteorologist Dustin Norman said reports averaging highs … Find out how to read more online.
Insurance change brings criticism from community
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:06AM
NORTH PORT — City officials are looking to change insurance providers after a year for city employees, but received backlash on the decision. The North Port City Commissioners met Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Shreddin’
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port’s Parks and Recreation has been hosting summer skateboarding clinics at North Port’s Skate Park. The series of classes is designed to teach children ages 8-12 … Find out how to read more online.
Feedback sought for next principal
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — About 40 people gathered Tuesday night to discuss what traits they hope to find in the next principal at North Port High School. The group of mainly … Find out how to read more online.
Coyote sightings reported across region
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County has seen a considerable increase in coyote populations over the past 20 years. It is not uncommon to see coyotes in all urban, rural and suburban areas of … Find out how to read more online.
Graffiti binge targets food truck, park
Thu  Jul 28 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Vandals who spray-painted obscene graffiti on a popular food truck cost the owners of The Ravenous Rhino a full day’s work Wednesday. Lee Caglioti and her husband, … Find out how to read more online.
The sound of a glass ceiling shattering
Thu  Jul 28 2016 03:32PM
Lucy Huyke Garner summed it up in one word, althought many followed. “Finally.” Finally, a woman had been nominated to run for president of the United States by a major … Find out how to read more online.
Braves planning coming along; other teams in mix
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — While finalizing terms with the Atlanta Braves on a proposed spring break facility in Sarasota County is top priority, West Villages general manager Marty Black reaffirmed Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
First elementary school SRO approved
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
The first full-time school resource officer at a Sarasota County elementary school will walk the grounds of Emma E. Booker when the new school year begins. Elementary schools in the … Find out how to read more online.
Venice man dies in car wreck
Thu  Jul 28 2016 03:32PM
A Venice man was killed Monday morning after a single-vehicle crash. Robert Wesley Campbell Jr., 24, died on Burnt Store Road in Charlotte County after hitting a tree, authorities said. … Find out how to read more online.
Officers take part in funeral
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:36AM
NORTH PORT — Two honor guard officers were taking part Monday in the funeral for a police officer killed last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. North Port officers Billy Carter … Find out how to read more online.
New state law takes aim at ‘Spice’ drugs
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:27PM
Wobbly, Jello-like legs, the feeling someone is chasing you, a racing heartbeat and instant dizziness describe what it feels like for some seconds after smoking or vaping synthetic drugs, like … Find out how to read more online.
Nuisance pigs = profitable pork
Mon  Jul 25 2016 08:30AM
Florida is trying to build a new meat industry with a problematic animal. Wild pigs damage land when digging for food, and repairs can get costly for property owners. So, … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: OK to swim at Nokomis Beach
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
A “No Swim” advisory that has been in place at Nokomis Beach since Thursday was lifted Saturday afternoon. Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results that … Find out how to read more online.
Pedestrian dies in crash
Sun  Jul 24 2016 01:34PM
An Englewood woman died Friday night after walking into the path of a vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Kathleen Stringham, 60, was walking north on the east sidewalk … Find out how to read more online.