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Clarification
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
In the July 17, 2014 issue of The Arcadian, a story about the July 15 City Council meeting misidentified a person who spoke before Council that night. Following a review … Find out how to read more online.
School board OKs slight hike in millage rate
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The DeSoto County School Board adopted a tentative millage rate and budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Finance Director Marcia Saulo presented the budget in a specially called meeting Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Welcome Brotherhood — and buy a T-shirt
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The 2014 Brotherhood Ride returns to Arcadia Monday at noon when a group of firefighters and law enforcement pedal bikes to the Tree of Knowledge Park. The Brotherhood Ride includes … Find out how to read more online.
More fighting at antiques meeting
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
Frustrated City Administrator Tom Slaughter cut short the second Downtown Business Planning Forum after continued bickering between Arcadia Antiques Association members and business owners hampered progress. The meeting also veered … Find out how to read more online.
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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. The deal announced late Wednesday is the latest … read more.

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where … read more.

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor’s office
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician’s office for about an hour, authorities say. The woman, … read more.

Price tag for new Tampa area expressway is $454M
Fri  Aug 1 2014 01:19AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million — about $116 million more than first announced. Most of the extra … read more.

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Fundraiser for Fales baby set for Saturday
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
It wasn’t time for the baby to be born. But then, babies have a mind of their own. For Jamie Fales, the personal reality of a premature birth hit her. It was April 28, 2014. With husband Steven in tow, … Find out how to read more online.

DeSoto County History Mystery: Did Pine Level have a skating rink?
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
Joseph Herman Simpson remembered when Manatee County was split in two, and the eastern half became DeSoto County. His recollection, published in the Bradentown Herald in 1915, mentions that the delegates met in the “skating rink” in Pine Level in … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile Pantry serves county residents
Fri  Aug 1 2014 10:06AM
The community need is so great that even two waves of torrential rain in between the sun during the 4 p.m.-6 p.m. distribution did not deter the hungry from being in line or collecting food during last week’s Mobile Pantry. … Find out how to read more online.


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