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Little princesses and princes crowned in pageant
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:16PM
ENGLEWOOD — Five-year-old Madison Milam cried when she came off stage. She was afraid she didn’t do well. Little did she know she would win her category of Little Miss … Find out how to read more online.
Barefoot Trader owner has plans for Old Florida Outdoor Center
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:16PM
ENGLEWOOD — The building that houses Old Florida Outdoor Center and Gallery has been a mainstay in the Englewood community since the early days of West Dearborn Street. Since its … Find out how to read more online.
Officials need to choose a new Sarasota County administrator
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
SARASOTA — They’ve had five weeks — while they were on break — to think about it. Now it’s time to consider how they want to proceed. On Monday, as … Find out how to read more online.
North Port roads may expand pedestrian-friendly efforts
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
NORTH PORT — As the city’s population will grow — and age — North Port staffers are working to make the streets more accessible for all. City planner Chris Whittaker … Find out how to read more online.
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North Port Solid Waste wins for outreach
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
NORTH PORT — The city has a better understanding of what exactly the Solid Waste Department does, thanks to some North Port employees who were honored for their efforts. On Friday, North Port’s Solid Waste Division won the Solid Waste … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Aug. 14: 1-Tom Zinneman, 4450; 2-Nancy Nagrant, 3480; 3-Jean Pilon, 3390; 4-Jackie Benson, 2910. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge winners Aug. 15: 1-Geri Dempsey; 2-Virginia Martin. • Slam Bridge winners Aug … Find out how to read more online.

Weekly record
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
Charlotte County marriages • Brent Michael Watson of Punta Gorda, and Juana Maria Ireland of Punta Gorda • Melissa Lyn Frey of Port Charlotte, and Javed Kani Omphrey of Port Charlotte • Gregory Carl Lashbrook of Punta Gorda, and Alexandra … Find out how to read more online.

Local doctor recalls operating on Son of Sam victim
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:14PM
Forty years ago, Dr. David Klein’s phone rang in the middle of the night. He picked it up and heard the words, “The Son of Sam has struck again.” Klein, now a Port Charlotte ophthalmologist and medical director of the … Find out how to read more online.

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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. Copper Hills High … read more.

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
SISTERS, Ore. — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location for viewing the eclipse. About 600 residents were told to leave the tourist town … read more.

Suspect arrested in killings of two officers
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
KISSIMMEE — A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday. Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer … read more.

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of … read more.

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