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Political cookout, forum planned
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
Once again, The Arcadian is hosting two events to help you get to know the candidates for elective offices before the Nov. 4 election day. On Oct. 16, from 5:30 … Find out how to read more online.
Lee sentenced to three years in state prison
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
DESOTO COUNTY — Former Arcadia City Marshal Charles Lee was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison, followed by 27 years of probation. He is also required to pay … Find out how to read more online.
Hospital approves 2014-15 budget
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
The DeSoto Memorial Hospital board of directors unanimously approved its 2015 budget Thursday evening. Chief Financial Officer Dan Hogan said that gross revenue for 2014 is projected at $100,290,421, a … Find out how to read more online.
City formally approves 2014-15 budget
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
The Arcadia City Council formally approved its 2014-15 budget during a special meeting Tuesday night. The council voted 4-1 to adopt a millage rate of 8.8195, a slight increase from … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Fla. officer on leave after using stun gun on woman
Wed  Oct 1 2014 10:20PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman’s back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo … read more.

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses
Wed  Oct 1 2014 10:20PM
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama … read more.

Ebola patient sent home at first
Wed  Oct 1 2014 10:20PM
DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday … read more.

US stocks drop sharply
Wed  Oct 1 2014 10:20PM
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S. and … read more.

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Slaughter tied to debit card abuse
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
Arcadia city officials have acknowledged the recent resignation of former administrator Tom Slaughter is tied to the discovery of more than $3,500 in unauthorized cash withdrawals and charges to a city-issued debit card. The discovery was first made by interim … Find out how to read more online.

New Senior Center will open its doors Oct. 6
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
At long last, after more than a year since the Senior Center had to leave the Margaret Way Building, the new Senior Center is ready to welcome back former clients and many more new ones. The doors open on Monday, … Find out how to read more online.

Friends of Arcadia Airport working on camping site
Thu  Oct 2 2014 12:20AM
The City of Arcadia and DeSoto County have been working on Strategic Plans to promote business in our community. They each have their own plans but success will require them to work together in many areas. One such effort involves … Find out how to read more online.

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