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Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sat  Aug 1 2015 06:36PM
Johnny Lloyd Jr. was just a little boy when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation that struck down … Find out how to read more online.
Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:22PM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Fri  Jul 31 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two … Find out how to read more online.
Three times a hero
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
My dad, Joseph Kerecman, Sergeant, Army Air Force, has been gone nearly 20 years, but when I remember him, I recall his stories of service in World War II and … Find out how to read more online.
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Taliban leader vows fight
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:34PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban’s controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in … read more.

Neighborhood gets rainbow makeover
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
PACHUCA, Mexico — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people’s homes. Literally. A group of artists known as the German Crew have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful … read more.

Zimbabwean authorities restrict lion hunting
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the … read more.

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. After a 10-hour journey by road from … read more.

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New parking restrictions in Charlotte residential districts
Sat  Aug 1 2015 05:00PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners on Tuesday adopted new rules for the parking of boats, recreational vehicles, trucks and trailers in residential areas. Claire Jubb, interim community development director for the county, explained that, contrary to citizen concerns that the … Find out how to read more online.

Independence Day parade winners announced
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
On behalf of the Arcadia Moose Lodge 1327, the official sponsor of the 2015 Independence Day Parade, we thank all the entries that took part in the parade. It was a great parade this year — congratulations, Arcadia! Carl Gause … Find out how to read more online.

School district OKs slightly lower millage rate
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto County School Board approved a school millage rate that is slightly lower than last year’s rate. The millage rate for the 2015-16 year is 7.1390, compared with 7.2530 which was the rate last year. The new rate is … Find out how to read more online.

District prepares students with Back to School Fair
Thu  Jul 30 2015 08:30AM
As the gates to the DeSoto County High School opened Saturday morning, students frenzied to be first in line for the annual Back to School Fair. More than 800 students, escorted by their families, received new school supplies from local … Find out how to read more online.

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