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Valuing the environment through a camera
Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM
Thirty-eight years of DeSoto County High School students know Jerry Waters as their chemistry teacher, but now he dons a new title in his retirement. “I still consider myself a … Find out how to read more online.
DeSoto rallies around former nurse
Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM
No one ever expects to hear “you’re going to die” from a medical professional. It’s normally something people say when telling a story about someone else. For a former nurse … Find out how to read more online.
Library helps kids to eat healthy, fight Zika
Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM
On Saturday, DeSoto County Library held an event geared towards children that taught them about the Zika virus, immunizations, portion control and exercise. The library has been putting on a … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC graduates 10 EMT program students
Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM
South Florida State College graduated 10 emergency medical technicians during an evening ceremony on July 14 in the SFSC Public Safety Auditorium, Highlands Campus, in Avon Park. Earning their EMT … Find out how to read more online.
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IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:14PM
By LYNNE O’DONNELL Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than … read more.

Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:14PM
By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the … read more.

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:12PM
By GEORGE JAHN and PAUL WHEATLEY Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to … read more.

California wildfires burn near Los Angeles and Big Sur
Sat  Jul 23 2016 09:12PM
By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California’s scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to some 1,300 homes and a sanctuary … read more.

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Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM


Thu  Jul 21 2016 08:30AM
After years of speculation, rumor and impatience, DeSoto residents’ saw their dreams come true when Publix opened its doors July 14 at 8 a.m. Beginning before sunrise, shoppers started lining up outside the doors awaiting the magical moment. Eileen Groves … Find out how to read more online.

‘Icon’ Wayne Goff dies
Mon  Jul 18 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Wayne Goff, a builder known throughout the area for his generosity and involvement in many community organizations and projects, died Saturday night after battling cancer. He was 78. “The word that comes to mind is icon,” said … Find out how to read more online.

Targeted
Thu  Jul 21 2016 11:36AM
Steve Gardiner slings a camouflage case across his shoulder as he walks into Paradise Shooter’s Range, careful to shut the door behind him. “You don’t want any noise getting out from the shots, because they can get loud,” he explained. … Find out how to read more online.

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