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Attorney John Morgan is making the push.
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The endowment made its module million goal.
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Onlookers sometimes assume that keeping a super shine on uniform shoes and wearing ribbons on the correct side of a uniform shirt are the most important lessons a JROTC cadet learns. They would be in for a surprise in my classes.True, it matters that my Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps students know how to pass inspection. Some students think wearing a uniform is one of the best parts about being a cadet. When they step into the uniform, their posture and bearing change [...]
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He is taking over some duties from Joe Gruters.
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Legoland will build Pirate Island Hotel, a 150-room lodging scheduled to open in spring 2020
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The appointments shift the court away from a liberal-leaning majority.
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The weather is not expected to change concentrations of red tide in the area
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The incident happened Monday night in Terra Ceia, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Progressive leader Nina Turner urges social justice advocates to "Keep going!" at Sarasota's Martin Luther King Day festivities
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Voters were kept in the dark about allegations of possible fraud involving a senior school district official before voting on referendums
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Dear Dr. Roach: I have dealt with irritable bowel syndrome for over 40 years. I have had less cramping and loose stools when I quit drinking milk. However, now over the past few years I have had mild constipation and very frequent bloating. I take dicyclomine, 10 mg, before meals and bedtime, that helps a little with spasms. When bloating is more constant, I take Phazyme, Tums and Pepto-Bismol, along with 150-mg ranitidine, which helps a little. I am concerned that I am [...]
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TALLAHASSEE – Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he plans to fulfill a campaign pledge to expand the state’s tax-credit scholarship program, a battleground between supporters of traditional public schools and school choice advocates.The scholarship program, started under former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, has steadily expanded but now is struggling with fundraising challenges, resulting in a waiting list.DeSantis said money is needed to enroll those [...]
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SARASOTA COUNTY — After spending an exorbitant amount of money on food for county workers during Hurricane Irma, Sarasota County has signed a catering contract with a much cheaper vendor should another natural disaster strike.The County Commission recently approved a three-year contract with Metz Culinary Management, of Sarasota, as its primary vendor, and [...]
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The 2019 Plantation Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Feb. 6-7 at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice.The Classic, celebrating its 27th year, is the Foundation’s premier annual event, and benefits many charities in south Sarasota County.More than [122].9 million has been awarded since the Foundation’s inception in 1988.The event is open to all golfers. There will be a field of about 70 athletes and celebrities, including Sam [...]
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The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club presented checks totaling ,000 to SOLVE Maternity Homes, SMART Riding Therapy and HOPE Family Services on Jan. 10 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.Sellout fundraisers included a spring fashion show, a holiday bazaar and a holiday dinner theatre.LWRWC also gave our charities in-kind donations totaling more than ,000, including birthday party bags and children's books to HOPE; handmade baby blankets to SOLVE and gift certificates to SMART. [...]
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A training session last week appeared to show promise but also clear divides between the Board's five members.
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