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John Deere Gator collides with truck on State Road 70
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 70 East at Townsend Avenue, DeSoto County, that sent one driver to the hospital in serious condition. According to the … Find out how to read more online.
School Board to consider out-of-district transfer rules
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto County School Board is working on changes to its district transfer policy that would likely tighten up the criteria for leaving the district. Before Tuesday’s School Board meeting, … Find out how to read more online.
Links2Success leads tour of colleges, capital
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
Last week, more than 40 DeSoto County students participated in Links to Success’ Second Annual Spring Break College Tour. Participants included students from Links to Success’ College & Career Prep … Find out how to read more online.
SR 31 wreck leaves three in serious condition
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 31 Friday in DeSoto County that sent two people to Lee Memorial Hospital and one to DeSoto Memorial with serious … Find out how to read more online.
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Citrus growers want change in federal tax law for write-offs
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Citrus growers are looking for a change in federal tax law that would allow them immediately to write off the cost of planting new citrus groves. Under a proposed change in the law, growers wouldn’t have … read more.

House bill would give tax break to gun buyers, club members
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Guns, gun rights and gun owners are getting plenty of attention in the Florida Legislature this year, including what may be some nice tax breaks. A tax cut package proposed in the state House would exempt … read more.

Florida may promote 3rd graders who fail standardized tests
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid continued backlash over Florida’s testing regimen, the state may stop holding back third grade students who fail the state’s standardized tests. If Florida lawmakers agree to the change, it would mark a major departure from … read more.

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated … read more.

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Watch for downtown weekend construction
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
On Thursday starting at 6 p.m., construction crews will be milling the intersections on Oak Street in downtown Arcadia at both Polk and Monroe in preparation for new asphalt paving. Work will commence at the intersection of Polk and then … Find out how to read more online.

Pioneer Day: Recreating lifestyles of yesteryear
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM


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Hospital provides pulmonary rehab
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
Pulmonary rehabilitation is offered to patients with chronic lung diseases such as COPD to help improve lung function. Monitored exercise can allow you to get into shape which makes you stronger. Pulmonary rehabilitation reduces hospital visits and reduces symptoms to … Find out how to read more online.

Nuclear stress tests available at DMH
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto Memorial Hospital is buzzing with activity now that Dr. Bassam Altajar performing all his patient’s stress tests at DMH. “Upon starting my new practice, I elected to do my nuclear stress tests at DMH for multiple reasons: convenience and … Find out how to read more online.

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