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Student is first in Charlotte to receive fellowship
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:34PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Anthony Vigliotti is the first student in Charlotte County to receive a prestigious Take Stock in Children fellowship, which will allow him to be the first in … Find out how to read more online.
Whether with Trump or in local circles
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
At one point, President Donald Trump was considering several members of his family for top government jobs. As the topic of nepotism became part of a national discussion, Trump settled … Find out how to read more online.
Hundreds remember North Port teacher at service
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Not many people can recall Holly Morgan Fisher without smiling. “You would see her smile a mile before you would see her,” said former classmate and Heron Creek substitute teacher … Find out how to read more online.
Southwest Florida goes into moderate drought
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Lack of winter rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures have pushed Southwest Florida from abnormally dry into moderate drought. “Southwest Florida is officially in a moderate drought,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist … Find out how to read more online.
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Deputies: 1 dead, 1 critical in Orlando home invasion
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:28PM
ORLANDO (AP) — Investigators say an Orlando man shot two men during a home invasion, killing one of them. Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells local news outlets that a woman called 911 around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and told … read more.

Grandparents charged in case of boy killed by brother
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
PORT ORANGE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested the grandparents of an 8-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed by his older brother. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 56-year-old Sabrina Potter and 47-year-old Robert Potter were arrested Tuesday on … read more.

Drop in Florida home ownership but gains in Fort Myers area
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
ORLANDO (AP) — Homeownership dipped slightly in Florida statewide last year, but there were gains in southwest Florida. New Census figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the home ownership rate in Florida dropped from 64.8 percent … read more.

Florida House pushes ahead with bid to dismantle programs
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A push by Florida House Republicans to scuttle the state’s economic development agency is moving ahead, despite fierce opposition by Gov. Rick Scott. A divided House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would eliminate Enterprise … read more.

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Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM

Englewood a model for sewer expansion?

Facing much the same dilemma that now confronts Charlotte County, the Englewood Water District embarked on a widespread, septic-to-sewer expansion project in 1996. Besides the environmental benefits, there were other similarities shared by the …

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Bucket list trip will take them around the world
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Dan and Agnes Long are serious about their bucket list. So serious, to hear Agnes tell it, the couple put up their life savings, took out a second mortgage and solicited help to finance a $500,000, four-bedroom, 47-foot catamaran. That … Find out how to read more online.

Education runs through family trees
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
For many years, Marcia and Mike Louden worked together. The couple moved from Colorado to Englewood in 1983, after they were offered jobs at Lemon Bay High. Mike retired as the assistant principal and Marcia left the high school and … Find out how to read more online.

Solar energy surging, from the ground up
Mon  Feb 20 2017 10:41AM
On the ground, Florida Power & Light Co. tripled its solar output this year with the installation of a million photo voltaic solar panels at new solar energy centers in Charlotte, DeSoto and Manatee counties. Additionally, the company is in the … Find out how to read more online.

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