HYPNOTIST CANCELLED AT NORTH PORT GRAD PARTY

IN LIGHT OF THE SUSPENSION OF NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL GEORGE KENNEY, THE ORGANIZERS OF PROJECT GRADUATION HAVE CANCELLED A HYPNOTIST THAT THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY BOOKED AS ENTERTAINMENT FOR GRADUATING SENIORS.  THE DECISION WAS MADE TO AVOID A MEDIA FRENZY FOR THE STUDENTS AT THE JUNE 4TH PARTY WHICH IS BEING HELD AT THE […]

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HOFFMAN TO TAKE REIGNS FOR LEY

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON WEDNESDAY VOTED 3-2 TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT WITH SARASOTA SHERIFF’S MAJOR KURT HOFFMAN TO BE THE INTERIM COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR.  EARLIER WEDNESDAY, COMMISSIONERS VOTED 4-1 TO ACCEPT JIM LEY’S RESIGNATION LETTER SUBMITTED TUESDAY THAT WILL PAY HIM MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN SEVERANCE AND BENEFITS.  HOFFMAN WAS CHOSEN […]

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FIRE DESTROYS SHED, DAMAGES TRUCK

A FIRE BROKE OUT ON A PROPERTY IN ENGLEWOOD TUESDAY NIGHT, DOING DAMAGE TO A TRUCK AND DESTROYING A SHED.  THE ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT SAID THE FIRE BROKE OUT JUST AFTER 6PM AT 2175 BRIDGE STREET.  CREWS RESPONDING COULD SEE A COLUMN OF SMOKE, AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND THE FIRE IN A […]

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PUNTA GORDA WOMAN BUSTED FOR BREAK-IN

A PUNTA GORDA WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT SHE BROKE INTO A HOME ON THE STREET SHE LIVES ON.  POLICE SAY 19 YEAR OLD JORDAN BURGESS WAS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE WHO TOOK JEWELRY, DOCUMENTS FROM A SAFE, AND A CAMERA FROM A HOME IN THE 600 BLOCK OF MACEDONIA DRIVE ON […]

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LEY RESIGNATION ACCEPTED BY COMMISSIONERS

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR JIM LEY IN A 4-1 VOTE THIS MORNING.  COMMISSIONER JOE BARBETTA WAS THE LONE DISSENTER.  BARBETTA SAID THE FIRST THING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS TO RESTORE THE PUBLIC’S TRUST AND CONFIDENCE, AND FOR THAT REASON HE FEELS THAT DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DAVE BULLOCK IS […]

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