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City aims to update property standards
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
The city’s code enforcement ordinances are over 25 years old, and include antiquated violations for spitting on sidewalks, driving through downtown with muddy tires and swimming in the Peace River. … Find out how to read more online.
Take Stock in Children honors scholars
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
On April 19, three seventh graders from Desoto Middle School and one 10th grader from Desoto County High School were presented with a two-year tuition scholarship from Take Stock in … Find out how to read more online.
Smokeless tobacco use remains high in DeSoto
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
QuitDoc Foundation and the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip. This public awareness campaign … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida Gov: Prepare for Zika virus like it’s a hurricane
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSE (AP) — Florida’s governor says the U.S. government needs to prepare for the Zika virus like it’s a hurricane. Forecasts for a hurricane threatening U.S. coasts trigger certain federal response operations. In a statement Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott says … read more.

FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games. The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s … read more.

Florida teen’s family suing over death on SC ropes course
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The family of a Florida teen has sued over her death at a high ropes course last summer in South Carolina, accusing the group that ran the camp and the company that sold the swing she fell … read more.

Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
Thu  May 5 2016 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, … read more.

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Artists create their own unique masterpieces
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
On Saturday, more than 20 would-be artists discovered their hidden talents at a Sip ‘n Paint session sponsored by the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. These events invite residents to explore their creative side, as instructor Jane Hilton leads the … Find out how to read more online.

DeSoto alum named to academic team
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
Celina Nuevo, a 2015 DeSoto County High School graduate, was one of five South Florida State College students chosen by The Florida College System for the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team. Each year, the FCS names an academic team to honor … Find out how to read more online.

Williams to run for property appraiser
Thu  May 5 2016 01:00AM
My name is David Williams and I am seeking the office of Property Appraiser for DeSoto County. I graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1997 and began working for the Honorable Newt Keen, who is retiring as the DeSoto … Find out how to read more online.

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