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Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
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.
Sarasota School Board critical of charter applicants
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Board members were not impressed with charter school applicants who appeared before them in a workshop this week. Four applicants were on the agenda … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County business tax deadline nearing
Wed  Sep 17 2014 12:28PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates reminds all business owners that Sept. 30 is the last day to pay the 2014-2015 Sarasota County Business Tax. After that … Find out how to read more online.
SCTI campus, library progress
Wed  Sep 17 2014 12:28PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop meeting Tuesday morning, Scott Lempe, deputy superintendent for the Sarasota County School District, updated School Board members on the status of the North Port … 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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North Port man bags 11 ½-foot gator
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Jim Steiner bagged a massive, 11-foot-plus alligator last Friday night after battling it for about two and a half hours. By day, Steiner, 33, is an administrative intern assistant principal — and basketball coach — at Heron Creek … Find out how to read more online.

Local Goodwill stores announce data breach
Wed  Sep 17 2014 12:28PM
NORTH PORT — Goodwill Manasota announced that a data breach which stretched over a year and a half has impacted a number of their area stores in four different counties. According to Vice President Veronica Miller, 17 stores in Bradenton, … 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.

Code enforcement returns to proactive approach
Wed  Sep 17 2014 12:28PM
NORTH PORT — Code enforcement in the city is about to get a lot more proactive with the addition of two new property inspectors in the 2015 proposed budget. The addition is due to the city moving to a more … Find out how to read more online.

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