Channeling the country legends such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, singer/songwriter Lee Allcorn, a Sebring native, is bringing ‘roots country’ back to Charlotte County with a traditional sound and a message of family, faith, love and country soul.

Art Center Sarasota closes its 2017-2018 season with “Elsewhere,” an all-media, all subjects, juried exhibition open to regional artists, Aug. 30-Sept. 28. The opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more inf…

Almost 16 years ago, downtown Punta Gorda was not the destination spot for restaurants and bars that is now. As a matter of fact, River City Grill owner Doug Amaral says that when he first looked at the Marion Street building that he eventually bought, there were no other restaurants on the street.

My June 10 column featured an Op-Ed by Sarasota County property appraiser Bill Furst. Bill stated that homeowners who use services like Airbnb risk losing their homestead exemption. Tom Martinelli, policy director for Airbnb in Florida, has responded with his own interpretation of the Florid…

QUESTION: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career?

TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner has told a federal judge the state will comply with an order that struck down a policy barring early voting sites on college and university campuses.

Almost daily, someone asks us when West Villages Marketplace, our grocery anchored neighborhood center, will open or when we will have a town center. The team who works here is as eager as the residents and neighbors to enjoy those amenities and services, so we are all working hard to make t…

TALLAHASSEE — With both candidates receiving solid support from their political bases, Gov. Rick Scott has opened a small lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in their high-stakes battle for a U.S. Senate seat, a new poll shows.

In just months, 10 new eateries have sprung up locally, with six more awaiting inspections. And that doesn’t include dozens more planned for Allegiant’s Charlotte Harbor Sunseeker Resort, Murdock, and West Villages Marketplace.

TALLAHASEE — Rick Scott, the wealthiest governor in Florida history, filed a financial disclosure Friday as part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate that revealed new details on his elaborate finances, including hundreds of investments controlled by his wife.

Question: I’m looking for a vacant lot to build on. I printed out a list of lots for sale and then took a drive to explore them. I was unable to locate many of them. My list includes the address of each lot, but of course, there are no mailboxes on vacant lots. Also, is there a way to determ…

TALLAHASSEE — One group, describing itself as the “framers” of an education constitutional amendment, was largely appointed by former Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles. Another group was appointed by 1990s-era Republican legislative leaders.

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TALLAHASSEE — In a strongly worded ruling, a state appeals court Thursday backed Gov. Rick Scott in a dispute about his authority to appoint a replacement for a retiring Northeast Florida judge.