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Special Olympians have fun at field day
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Skylar Martin lifted the golf club in celebration of making a hole-in-one in front of her friends. The 11-year-old fifth-grader at Peace River Elementary School in Charlotte Harbor … Find out how to read more online.
Beauty of nature, art highlight eARTh Day Celebration
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Under a blue sky and a yellow sun wearing sunglasses, the crayon drawing shows Clara Bailey and her two sisters planting a tree amidst a field of … Find out how to read more online.
Gated communities making a comeback
Sun  Apr 19 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Building luxury homes in a gated community in 2006 seemed like the right idea. But for developers Sam Rodgers and Lee Wetherington, it quickly became a nightmare. In … Find out how to read more online.
Area history marches on
Fri  Apr 17 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — With both the county and city history centers in transition, it will be awhile before the displays of a shared, storied past tell their tale. The Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
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Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school’s band. The final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony … read more.

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head’s Holocaust comments
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to “protest and demand an apology,” saying the FBI director suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. James Comey made the remarks in an … read more.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police chief says insurgents armed with guns and explosives have entered a police station in the southern city of Lashkar Gar after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing … read more.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
Sun  Apr 19 2015 02:11PM
ATLANTA (AP) — A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in … read more.

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Community quietly remembers Peeples
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although Vernon Peeples was passionate as a politician and historian, those who knew him well said he was a quiet man who kept to himself. As such, his funeral Wednesday afternoon was a low-key affair. There was … Find out how to read more online.


April events raise awareness of sexual assault
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center will be at SeaCoast Bank April 29 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. to educate and raise awareness of sexual assault. Not only is it the 29th Sexual Assault Awareness Day, but April is Sexual … Find out how to read more online.

DeSoto students earn scholarships
Thu  Apr 16 2015 08:30AM
April 7 marked the start of a bright path for six DeSoto County students who all signed contracts enrolling them into the Take Stock in Children Program. Locally, this program is sponsoring 28 students in grades 7-12, with 28 other … Find out how to read more online.

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