FOURTH OF JULY CLOSINGS AND STUFF

ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN SARASOTA AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VENICE, NORTH PORT, AND PUNTA GORDA ARE CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.  ALSO, THERE WILL BE NO TRASH OR RECYCLES PICK-UPS TODAY.  IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE YOUR TRASH IS PICKED UP TWICE A WEEK, YOU […]

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SCF AMONG TOP ASSOCIATE DEGREE PRODUCERS

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, MANATEE-SARASOTA WAS NAMED AMONG THE TOP ONE HUNDRED ASSOCIATE DEGREE PRODUCERS IN THE NATION IN TWO CATEGORIES IN A SPECIAL REPORT PUBLISHED IN JUNE BY COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEEK MAGAZINE.  SCF RANKED TWENTY-SIXTH AMONG FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS IN THE “ALL DISCIPLINES” LISTING FOR AWARDING OVER FOURTEEN HUNDRED DEGREES.  AMONG ALL INSTITUTIONS, BOTH TWO-YEAR […]

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SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOLS GET AN “A” GRADE

THE SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EARNED AN “A” GRADE FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR, THAT ACCORDING TO RESULTS RELEASED THURSDAY BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  DESPITE THE NEW, MORE DIFFICULT VERSION OF THE FCAT, 97% OF ALL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS RECEIVED EITHER AN “A” OR “B” GRADE.  IN THE SOUTH COUNTY, ATWATER […]

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CARBON MONOXIDE THE CULPRIT

AUTHORITIES SAY CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IS WHAT CAUSED A MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN TO BE OVERCOME IN THEIR SUV IN PORT CHARLOTTE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO WHY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE PEACHLAND PROMENADES JUST AFTER 1:30 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  GOOD SAMARITANS HAD ALREADY PULLED THE FAMILY FROM THE […]

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ILLEGAL U-TURN LEADS TO ARRESTS

A FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER PULLED OVER A CAR FOR MAKING AN ILLEGAL U-TURN IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND FOUND A WHOLE LOT MORE INSIDE THE CAR.  28 YEAR OLD TYBREEL BENTLEY OF PORT CHARLOTTE MADE THE ILLEGAL MANEUVER ON KINGS HIGHWAY NEAR SANDHILL BOULEVARD JUST AFTER 10AM YESTERDAY, AND WHEN THE TROOPER APPROACHED HE SMELLED […]

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