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Nocatee House Fire Claims Two DeSoto County Residents

Tragically, a house fire in Nocatee claimed the lives of two DeSoto County residents early Friday. The victims, a teenager and a parent, were inside the home on Hereford Street. DeSoto County Fire Chief Chad Jorgensen shared that the fire was intense, with flames... Read More.

DeSoto County Residents Eligible For Housing Assistance

DESOTOBOCC.COM Housing Assistance Need housing assistance? The County is eligible to receive funding in locally administered limits or in the unincorporated areas of the County. In order to be considered for assistance, annual income by family size may not exceed 120% of the area median income... Read More.

DeSoto County Residents May Be Eligible For Homeowner Assistance

The Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund may be able to offer you relief for mortgage payments and other homeowner expenses. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is designed to mitigate financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing homeowners’ mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and... Read More.

STARR, RESIDENTS CALL FOR SKIDMORE TO RESIGN

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR BOB STARR REITERATED WHAT HE SAID TWO WEEKS AGO ON TUESDAY…THAT EMBATTLED DISTRICT THREE COMMISSIONER ROBERT SKIDMORE SHOULD STEP DOWN.  BUT THIS TIME HE DID IT WITH SKIDMORE PRESENT AT THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING, AND THERE WERE OVER TWENTY RESIDENTS... Read More.

SIESTA KEY RESIDENTS BOILING THEIR WATER

A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SOME SIESTA KEY RESIDENTS AFTER REPAIRS WERE MADE TO A WATER VALVE AT THE INTERSECTION OF MIDNIGHT PASS ROAD AND SARASEA CIRCLE.  ACCORDING TO SARASOTA COUNTY OFFICIALS, THE WATER WAS TURNED OFF AROUND 11:30 YESTERDAY... Read More.

STEP TAKEN FOR ISLAND RESIDENTS TO BE COVERED

THE ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS THAT WERE PRESENT FOR WEDNESDAY’S BOARD MEETING VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PROVIDE FIRE PROTECTION TO DON PEDRO AND KNIGHTS ISLAND RESIDENTS AFTER THE VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE CLOSED LAST MONTH.  HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL ONE MORE STEP IN THE PROCESS BEFORE... Read More.

RESIDENTS WANT MORE TIME FOR PLANNING

MORE THAN 100 RESIDENTS SHOWED UP AT THE TRINGALI CENTER IN ENGLEWOOD MONDAY NIGHT TO TALK ABOUT CHARLOTTE COUNTY’S PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE ZONING OVERLAY CODE FOR MANASOTA AND SANDPIPER KEYS, AND THEIR MESSAGE WAS CLEAR; THE COUNTY NEEDS TO TAKE MORE TIME BEFORE... Read More.