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Unrelenting Rain (and tons more coming)
Sat  May 26 2018 02:02PM
It’s not your imagination. It has been raining — a lot. How much? Well Bob Harrigan, Chief Meteorologist for ABC-7 in Sarasota, said that the rain total so far this … Find out how to read more online.
Pine View principal speaks out
Sat  May 26 2018 02:02PM
Pine View School and the Sarasota County School District don’t see eye to eye with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), on the reason seven of nine dual enrollment classes … Find out how to read more online.
City wants out of street light biz
Sat  May 26 2018 02:00PM
The city of Venice owns more than 400 street lights. Assistant City Manager Len Bramble told the City Council Tuesday the goal is to reduce that number to zero. That … Find out how to read more online.
SCF wants own South County high school
Mon  May 21 2018 05:12PM
•See related editorial, Page B5 South County high school students have options that let them earn a free associate degree from a college along with their high school diploma. State … Find out how to read more online.
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School Board denies charter school
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Members of Protect Our Public Schools Manasota protested against a charter school that applied to Sarasota County Schools for a location near Palmer Ranch in southern Sarasota. The charter school would have been known as Pinecrest Academy Gulf Coast. The … Find out how to read more online.

Red Cross squeezed out of county shelter plan
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
The American Red Cross, long known for its trained volunteers who man disaster shelters nationwide, will no longer man hurricane shelters in Sarasota County. Instead, the organization will play a secondary role under the new Sarasota County shelter plan, manning … Find out how to read more online.

VPAC is growing into its potential
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Thanks to funding by the Sarasota County School Board and the city of Venice, Venice High School and the community have a state-of-the-art, 1,090-seat facility with great acoustics for school productions as well as performances of the Venice Concert Band, … Find out how to read more online.

Agency: Cats from hoarding house up for adoption
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Thirty-three cats rescued from a hoarding situation in North Port are available for adoption, according to The Cat Depot. A total of 37 cats were taken from a home along Granada Drive by Sarasota County Animal Services in April. The … Find out how to read more online.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. backs 2nd-gunman theory in his father’s assassination
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy approaches, conspiracy theories still abound. The latest to add his voice to those who believe there was a second gunman is the senator’s son Robert F. Kennedy Jr. … read more.

A Trump shout-out and more last week in Florida politics
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are open, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, several congressional seats will … read more.

Website: Orlando is 2nd best city for summer jobs
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
ORLANDO (AP) — A financial-oriented website is ranking the Orlando area as the nation’s second-best city for summer jobs. WalletHub said Orlando ranked only behind Scottsdale, Arizona for the best place to get a summer job. Miami was ranked No. … read more.

Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee
Sun  May 27 2018 08:36PM
DELAND (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital — and then slipped a note … read more.

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