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Making school lunch great
Tue  May 23 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte and Sarasota schools: Not lowering standards The White House may drop its standards, but not in Charlotte County and Sarasota County lunchrooms. This month’s announcement won’t change much for … Find out how to read more online.
World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, art festival this week
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
BOCA GRANDE — Excitement is brewing as our fishing community prepares for the 2017 Tarpon Festival held each year on Gasparilla Island. This year’s festival is set for 10 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Nickerson to return to Sun; Lee to take new position
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
Longtime Sun Coast Media Group employee Glen Nickerson will return to Charlotte County as publisher of all Sun newspapers, and current publisher Rob Lee will take on a new challenge … Find out how to read more online.
Facility agreement with Braves approved
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The road to bringing Major League Baseball to North Port and Sarasota County became a little bumpier Tuesday — unlike two weeks ago — but the project continues … Find out how to read more online.
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Pakistan warns anti-state social media posts to face charges
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s interior minister is warning that people posting “anti-state” content on social media will face prosecution. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Tuesday that recent attacks against the country’s army and judiciary are unacceptable. He confirms an ongoing … read more.

US new-home sales drop 11.4 percent in April, most in 2 years
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. … read more.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a … read more.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year. The recall is for Blomberg and Summit electric ranges, which … read more.

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School tax referendum moving forward
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — School officials are moving ahead with placing a tax referendum on the November 2018 ballot despite some residents’ objections. “We’ve already decided that we’re going to go forward with the referendum,” Superintendent Steve Dionisio said Monday evening … Find out how to read more online.

Prison well goes dry; officials say water project not to blame
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
Six times the amount of water that Charlotte Correctional Institution is permitted to withdraw annually from the ground has been pumped from a Charlotte County mine and sent to Cape Coral in less than three weeks. The water, a mix … Find out how to read more online.

City signs pool contract
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — In two years, the city will have an aquatic center — or sooner, if the City Commission has a say in it. “It’s not just a community park amenity, it’s something that will last us many years … Find out how to read more online.

District tightens water restrictions throughout 16-county region
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted Tuesday to increase water restrictions throughout the region. The modified Phase III water shortage order affects counties throughout the district’s boundaries including Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Levy, … Find out how to read more online.

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