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Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
In the July 17, 2014 issue of The Arcadian, a story about the July 15 City Council meeting misidentified a person who spoke before Council that night. Following a review … Find out how to read more online.
School board OKs slight hike in millage rate
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The DeSoto County School Board adopted a tentative millage rate and budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Finance Director Marcia Saulo presented the budget in a specially called meeting Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Welcome Brotherhood — and buy a T-shirt
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The 2014 Brotherhood Ride returns to Arcadia Monday at noon when a group of firefighters and law enforcement pedal bikes to the Tree of Knowledge Park. The Brotherhood Ride includes … Find out how to read more online.
More fighting at antiques meeting
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
Frustrated City Administrator Tom Slaughter cut short the second Downtown Business Planning Forum after continued bickering between Arcadia Antiques Association members and business owners hampered progress. The meeting also veered … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Israel pushes deeper into Gaza
Fri  Aug 1 2014 09:38PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally … read more.

S&P 500 has worst week in 2 years
Fri  Aug 1 2014 09:36PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into stocks, faced … read more.

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at crash site
Fri  Aug 1 2014 09:36PM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member … read more.

Judge: Draw new map
Fri  Aug 1 2014 09:36PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning … read more.

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Fundraiser for Fales baby set for Saturday
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
It wasn’t time for the baby to be born. But then, babies have a mind of their own. For Jamie Fales, the personal reality of a premature birth hit her. It was April 28, 2014. With husband Steven in tow, … Find out how to read more online.

DeSoto County History Mystery: Did Pine Level have a skating rink?
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
Joseph Herman Simpson remembered when Manatee County was split in two, and the eastern half became DeSoto County. His recollection, published in the Bradentown Herald in 1915, mentions that the delegates met in the “skating rink” in Pine Level in … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile Pantry serves county residents
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The community need is so great that even two waves of torrential rain in between the sun during the 4 p.m.-6 p.m. distribution did not deter the hungry from being in line or collecting food during last week’s Mobile Pantry. … Find out how to read more online.

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