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City files complaint against former North Port commissioner
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The city of North Port is taking legal action against a former city commissioner who claims a difference of opinion related to the city’s charter is preventing … Find out how to read more online.
Foundation celebrates 5 years of grants to local charities
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — On Tuesday, Heron Creek Community Foundation, made up of residents and members of Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, celebrated its fifth year of presenting grants to … Find out how to read more online.
Annual 1800s Christmas Celebration at North Port Library
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Step into a simpler time as the North Port Library hosts its annual 1800s Christmas Celebration historical program on Dec. 6. This family-fun event will feature the … Find out how to read more online.
Thanksgiving weekend brings in sunshine to Southwest Florida
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:30AM
Even though it’s Thanksgiving, and it’s snowing in other places, Southwest Florida residents may still have to wear their sunglasses. “It’s going to be mostly sunny every day, and mostly … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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Christmas trees take root at church
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The parishioners of St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church are continuing their tradition — an annual event since the 1970s — by planting trees on their grounds to sell for the holidays, starting on Black Friday. The North Port … Find out how to read more online.

Trump to visit Sarasota
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally Saturday in Sarasota. Doors to Robarts Arena on the Sarasota County Fairgrounds open at 9:30 a.m. Trump is expected to start speaking around noon. “Obviously, Florida is … Find out how to read more online.

First candidate files for 2016 City Commission race
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Nicholas L. Trolli Sr., is normally known for his long, white beard, jovial attitude and appearances as Santa Claus around North Port during the Christmas season. As of Monday though, he became the newest candidate for the … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood man faces federal firearm charge
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man has been indicted in federal court on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a report released Tuesday from the office of U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III, in the … Find out how to read more online.

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