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Political signs return as topic
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:40AM
NORTH PORT — Election Day in the city may not come with the typical campaign signs on public property. During the primary on Aug. 30, candidates discovered they could not … Find out how to read more online.
Groundbreaking for college, library set for Thursday
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:40AM
NORTH PORT — The director at Suncoast Technical College says the future North Port branch, which includes a Sarasota County Public Library, will be an economic driver, serving the students, … Find out how to read more online.
FDOT to start Myakkahatchee Creek project
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:40AM
NORTH PORT — Florida Department of Transportation is set to start construction on a project that will build pedestrian bridges over the Myakkahatchee Creek. Construction will start Monday, Oct. 3, … Find out how to read more online.
Court services to return to South County
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:40AM
VENICE — For several years, litigants and their attorneys living in South County have had to travel all the way to the courthouse in downtown Sarasota to have their day … Find out how to read more online.
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Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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Mosaic: Water is safe
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:42AM
While it seems there may be no danger to residents because of a sinkhole that formed under one of Mosaic’s gypstacks, the news has come to the attention of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Last week, when asked by an Orlando … Find out how to read more online.

Short stay at meeting for short-term commissioners
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:38AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission went from five members to three after two commissioners left the meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Cheryl Cook left shortly after the agenda had been approved with no explanation. Mayor Jacqueline Moore announced to … Find out how to read more online.

House fire kills woman
Tue  Sep 27 2016 11:10AM
NORTH PORT — A house fire killed a woman Saturday, topping off a weekend of fatalities in the area. The Harbor Cove mobile home in the 600 block of Fairmont Drive caught fire around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to officials. … Find out how to read more online.

Radioactive tests from Mosaic incident not completed
Tue  Sep 27 2016 11:10AM
NEW WALES — David Fontana said he stopped cooking with well water from his tap after a sinkhole opened under a Mosaic Fertilizer operation and sent millions of gallons of contaminated water into the aquifer less than 2 miles from … Find out how to read more online.

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