April 17 Military Family Day in Venice

April 17 is Military Family and Community Covenant Day in Venice. Mayor John Holic’s issuing a proclamation at April 9th’s City COuncil meeting. The proclamation’s a symbol of the city’s ongoing commitment to supporting and honoring all military service members, veterans and their families. Venice is one of Florida’s 410 municipalities partnering with Florida Military […]

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Prescription lenses bust

A Charlotte County convenience store owner is frustrated after investigators arrested one of his clerks and raided his store. It happened at Tom’s Discount Convenience Store on Cooper Street. Investigators say employee, Nadi Jabari, sold contact lenses to an undercover ATF officer. According to reports, the contact lenses were marked with an Rx which requires […]

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CCSO Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy’s traffic stop ended in Thomas Taylor, Jr.’s arrest on drug charges. CCSO says the deputy noticed Taylor was shaking and appeared nervous. When asked if there were any drugs or weapons in the car, Taylor said no and consented to a search. What did the deputy find? 10 baggies, Q-Tips, […]

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Boat Ramp for Bay Heights Park

A boat ramp for Bay Heights Park is inching slowly to becoming the real thing. The Englewood Sun reports project engineers think construction could be completed by the end of 2014. When the county bought the 2.7-acre former trailer park, in 2005, the original plan was to redevelop it with two ramps and 31 boat-trailer […]

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