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State bill would allow short-term rentals
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:50AM
Venice’s short-term rental ordinance, adopted to allow the city to exert some control over the renting of houses that became the site of some spring break-type partying, is doomed if … Find out how to read more online.
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:50AM
In the four minutes it took Nokomis firefighters to arrive on scene, they knew someone might be trapped inside the burning home. It was a rescue mission, not just fire … Find out how to read more online.
Coyote forum Thursday
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:50AM
Golden Beach resident Janice Stevenson has organized another free coyote forum, “Living in Harmony with Our Island Coyotes,” to be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Venice City … Find out how to read more online.
Developer takes second try near Fox Lea
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:48AM
As expected, Herb Lawson of Windham Development is in the process of resubmitting a number of land use applications for a planned residential subdivision on 40 acres in Venice next … Find out how to read more online.
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No hurricane shelter for 2018
Sat  Jan 13 2018 08:30AM
The city of Venice learned Thursday that there will be no Venice hurricane shelter before the next season begins on June 1. It was actually welcome news, said Venice Mayor John Holic, who has been agitating for the county to … Find out how to read more online.

Rescue made in heavy seas near Jetty
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:48AM
Two people were rescued from heavy seas over the weekend. The Venice Fire Department was dispatched to 2000 Tarpon Center Dr. at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, after a concerned resident noticed a sailboat in rough waters seemingly dead … Find out how to read more online.

Annexation OK’d, but cows gotta go
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:48AM
The cows that graze on nearly 10 acres between Albee Farm Road and Bay Indies Mobile Home Park will have to go. That was one of two stipulations adopted recently after the Venice City Council passed a number of land … Find out how to read more online.

Rotary Art Festival will rock this weekend
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:46AM
The winter “season” in Venice will get off to a “rockin’ start Friday at 6 p.m. when this year’s Rotary Art Festival takes over the festival grounds at Venice Municipal Airport. This is the 26th edition of this popular fine … Find out how to read more online.

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Thu  Jan 18 2018 01:19AM
ATLANTA — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At … read more.

Florida House: Are students safe to express their views?
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida may require its 12 public universities to do a survey on the “intellectual freedom” and “viewpoint diversity” that is allowed on campuses. A panel in the Florida House on Wednesday attached the requirement to a sweeping … read more.

Florida voters will decide future of casinos in state
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida voters are going to have a say over the future of gambling in the Sunshine State. State election officials on Wednesday certified that a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with casino gambling will go before voters in … read more.

Florida cold case website seeks to solve old homicides
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:28PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s top law enforcement agency is rolling out a website with more than 400 unsolved homicide cases, some going back decades. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the creation of the website ( on Wednesday and … read more.

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