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People from around the world are drawn to Southwest Florida
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:31PM
Millions of people find themselves drawn to Florida’s white sand beaches and sunny skies each year for vacations and school breaks, but a growing percentage have come to call the … Find out how to read more online.
John Deere Gator collides with truck on State Road 70
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 70 East at Townsend Avenue, DeSoto County, that sent one driver to the hospital in serious condition. According to the … Find out how to read more online.
School Board to consider out-of-district transfer rules
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The DeSoto County School Board is working on changes to its district transfer policy that would likely tighten up the criteria for leaving the district. Before Tuesday’s School Board meeting, … Find out how to read more online.
Links2Success leads tour of colleges, capital
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
Last week, more than 40 DeSoto County students participated in Links to Success’ Second Annual Spring Break College Tour. Participants included students from Links to Success’ College & Career Prep … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Stocks close with slight gains
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for … read more.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer … read more.

Suicidal co-pilot may have had hidden illness
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept … read more.

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s … read more.

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Buffered impact
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:31PM
MURDOCK — As Charlotte County, once again, extended the moratorium on nontransportation impact fees, a split within the commission continues, delaying a long-term solution. Citing the ongoing need to stimulate a still-ailing local economy, county officials this week prolonged until … Find out how to read more online.

SR 31 wreck leaves three in serious condition
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on State Road 31 Friday in DeSoto County that sent two people to Lee Memorial Hospital and one to DeSoto Memorial with serious injuries. According to FHP, a car driven by Erica Diamond, … Find out how to read more online.

Watch for downtown weekend construction
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM
On Thursday starting at 6 p.m., construction crews will be milling the intersections on Oak Street in downtown Arcadia at both Polk and Monroe in preparation for new asphalt paving. Work will commence at the intersection of Polk and then … Find out how to read more online.

Pioneer Day: Recreating lifestyles of yesteryear
Fri  Mar 27 2015 08:30AM


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