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SFSC’s water certification courses timed to demand
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
An opportunity to provide new jobs and job advancements is in place, thanks to area water management and utilities’ leaders who met with South Florida State College/DeSoto just over a … Find out how to read more online.
Smith Brown Community Foundation plans Jan. 15 ground-breaking
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
The Smith Brown Community Foundation is holding a ground-breaking ceremony for Phase 1 of the Smith Brown Education Building renovation project on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15 … Find out how to read more online.
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No sign of needed rescue money
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
Longtime DeSoto County citrus grower V.C. Hollingsworth has been left to wonder what could have been. After years of costly citrus canker followed by a tree bacterial disease that is always fatal, Hollingsworth and other growers looked to this year’s … Find out how to read more online.

Rosin Arcade history, Arcadia’s pink building
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
With its flamboyant architectural style and unique color, the Rosin Arcade stands as perhaps the most distinctive structure in downtown Arcadia. Yet the “for sale” sign on its outer wall identifies the building by its hue rather than the name … Find out how to read more online.

Honoring Pearl Harbor Day
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
A few dozen veterans, friends and family members paid tribute to a solemn anniversary on Dec. 7 at the Peace River overpass near the DeSoto County Veterans Memorial Park. The Pearl Harbor Remembrance is an annual event that includes a … Find out how to read more online.

Holiday home tour visits Mourning Jones House
Wed  Dec 13 2017 04:02PM
The Mourning Jones House, 601 W. Oak St., was built with Queen Anne-style characteristics for John Lee Jones and Mourning Johnson Jones in 1892. Arcadia’s first mayor, John Jones served seven consecutive years. In 1889, he had established DeSoto Abstract … Find out how to read more online.

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NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
A ship captain’s unwillingness to listen to his crew’s suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats, … read more.

New highs for S&P 500, Dow
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
Big-name companies notched gains on Wall Street Tuesday, delivering more records for two of the major stock indexes. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average finished at all-time highs for the second day this week, … read more.

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other … read more.

Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria
Wed  Dec 13 2017 01:19AM
MOSCOW — Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: “We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight … read more.

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