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Health Officials Issues Mosquito-Borne Illnesses ADVISORY

Port Charlotte, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County (DOH-Charlotte) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Charlotte County. A human case of West Nile illness has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern... Read More.

Sunseeker Development Gets Green Light to Extend Permits

Building permits for the Sunseeker resort were set to expire on Dec. 31 but an emergency request has moved the expiration date to next year. The $470 million construction project initiated by Allegiant Air was halted in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trump to go to Walter Reed Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday, as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to... Read More.

Search Warrant Leads to 5 Arrests on Drug Charges

Punta Gorda- On September 29, 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of SWAT and other ancillary units, executed a lawful search warrant at 15524 Lime Dr. in Punta Gorda.  As a result of this search, 5 individuals were arrested... Read More.

Unemployment Drops in DeSoto County

Optimistic news for the DeSoto County employment outlook since the COVID 19 pandemic. DeSoto County ranks ninth for the county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 4.5% unemployment. Of the 67 counties in Florida, Lafayette County has the lowest jobless rate at... Read More.

Fucillo Kia Gets New Owner

Southwest Florida’s Kia Car King, New Yorker Billy Fuccillo,  has agreed to sell two flagship Kia dealerships in Port Charlotte and Cape Coral. Buyer LMP Automotive Holding expects to close the the 36 million dollar deal by the end of the year. The deal comes... Read More.