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First State Bank contributes to rodeo arena
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:35PM
First State Bank of Arcadia pledged $50,000 over the next five years toward the building of the new rodeo arena. President Tony Guidry said, “The rodeo is such an integral … Find out how to read more online.
14 dissolved adoptions spark concern
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:35PM
[This story is reprinted from the Bradenton Herald] MANATEE — Fourteen Manatee County parents have returned adopted children in 22 months, a rate equal to nearly 12 percent of all … Find out how to read more online.
Bennett announces superintendent candidacy
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:35PM
Bobby Bennett, a former Desoto County High School teacher, has announced his candidacy for DeSoto County Superintendent of Schools. “I’m running because I’m deeply troubled by what is happening to … Find out how to read more online.
State firm on health care funding stance
Mon  Mar 30 2015 12:37PM
Despite letters explaining the local health department provides outstanding primary care services to Sarasota and Charlotte county residents, the Florida Surgeon General’s office claims the private sector might still do … Find out how to read more online.
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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … read more.

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Williams: Carriers were hazardous, even during peacetime
Mon  Mar 30 2015 08:30AM
An aircraft carrier deck can be a dangerous place, especially at night, when the blackness is filled with the sounds of planes unseen — the whir of propellers, like a set of meat cleavers twirling, and jet engines racing in … Find out how to read more online.

Warm and mostly dry weather expected this week
Mon  Mar 30 2015 08:30AM
Residents celebrating the upcoming holiday with Easter egg hunts or other outdoor activities aren’t likely to have any weather problems. “It looks like a nice spring week across all of West Central and Southwest Florida,” said Bryan Mroczka, meteorologist for … Find out how to read more online.

LTB holding annual open house
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:35PM
Lions, Tigers and Bears is holding its annual Easter Weekend Open House Friday and Saturday. The facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and visitors will be treated to free hot dogs and drinks. A minimum donation … Find out how to read more online.

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