Parents and teachers, the 2020 Back-to-School sales tax holiday is Friday through Sunday. The... Read More.
An automobile crash has left one passenger dead in DeSoto County. A 23 year old Port Charlotte man was a passenger in the car. He was ejected and died at the scene. The driver was headed north on Kings Highway, south of CR-761, when he... Read More.
Florida is in the path of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine Wednesday morning. The system is expected to dump heavy rains and flash floods across the northern Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before making its way toward the U.S. mainland... Read More.
Genetically modified mosquitoes are planned for mass release in Florida and Texas. State regulators approved the idea, over the objections of many environmentalists to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes. A British-based biotechnology company, has targeted the US as a test... Read More.
DeSoto County is excited to officially announce that the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will go on as scheduled. Everyone is invited to attend! The fireworks display will take place at the Turner-Agri Civic Center. Gates open at 5:00 and Fireworks begin at... Read More.
The state of Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. Here are the statistics for our local counties. Florida Total Cases: 89,748 (Up by 3,822 in past 24 hours) Sarasota County Total Cases: 868 (Up by 35 in past 24 hours) Charlotte County Total... Read More.
COVID-19 cases hit a one-day record high Thursday as health officials reported 3,207 new cases over the previous 24-hour period. This week Florida set a record for a one-day spike in new cases with the previous record of 2,783 cases set on Tuesday.
On June 17th, Sheriff James F. Potter presented the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office K9’s, Liberty, Kita, and Lucy with their official K9 credentials. Sheriff Potter is very proud of our K9’s and their handlers for the excellent service... Read More.