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FPL’s solar energy center complete in DeSoto
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:47PM
Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced that it plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers … Find out how to read more online.
Environment, immigration focus of ag conference
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:56PM
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Flu vaccines urged for DeSoto residents
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:47PM
With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing, and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and … Find out how to read more online.
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Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy
Tue  Jan 17 2017 10:14PM
MIAMI (AP) — In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or … read more.

Health officials begin medical marijuana rules process
Tue  Jan 17 2017 10:12PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials have begun the rules-making process that will expand those eligible to receive medical marijuana under Amendment 2, which took effect two weeks ago. The Department of Health published proposed rules Tuesday and announced … read more.

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US
Tue  Jan 17 2017 10:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. … read more.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100
Tue  Jan 17 2017 10:12PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said. Military commander Maj. … read more.

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DMH Auxiliary awards raffle prizes
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:47PM
The Auxiliary of DeSoto Memorial Hospital recently held a fundraising raffle which raised $1,482 to help the hospital and its staff and patients. We thank the more than 35 local businesses that donated cash, gift cards and certificates which were … Find out how to read more online.

DeSoto Cares honors volunteer of the month
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:47PM
DeSoto Cares Homeless Services has named Paige Connell Clark as its volunteer of the month. Clark is very dedicated to the center and our clients and has great organizational skills. Clients love her so much and those who are in … Find out how to read more online.

UF/IFAS celebrates Arbor Day with research, activities, giveaways
Wed  Jan 18 2017 12:56PM
As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure trees help our environment and economy. “Arbor Day is a … Find out how to read more online.

Grand Slam
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The region slugged a home run Tuesday, beating out Palm Beach and Collier counties as Sarasota County secured exclusive negotiation rights as the Atlanta Braves’ spring training home. After a two-year courtship, the news was made official … Find out how to read more online.

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