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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. –A traffic signal outage at US 41 and SR 776 in Port Charlotte caused headaches for drivers Thursday afternoon, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office alerted the media that the intersection should be avoided for “some time.” The alert was issued about 4:46 p.m.
At 5:40 p.m., CCSO announced the problem has been fixed and the intersection is functioning normally.
Submitted by Sarasota Co. Sheriff’s Office
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. –Major crime dipped by 12 percent over the past year in unincorporated Sarasota County, according to Sheriff Tom Knight.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Anger Fishing Pier parking lots at 1385 and 1280 Beach Road, will close Monday, Jan. 26, for renovations. Both parking lots will be closed for approximately two months.
The Anger Fishing Pier continues to be closed during this same time for its renovations of pier decking with handrails and improved seawall.
Submitted by USCG Auxiliary – Division 8 – Flotilla 87
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Graham Leadbetter, the former commander of Flotilla 87-Englewood, is now part of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Operations.
Update: The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported at 1:45 a.m. Friday that the missing woman is safe and is returning home.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Sarasota Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for Emma A. Mullins, 91.
Mullins is 5-foot-4, 125 pounds, is white with gray hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a gold short-sleeve shirt, brown slacks, and gold flats for shoes.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Board of Charlotte County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is seeking the following volunteers to serve: one residential home builder, one for-profit provider, one real estate professional. Terms are for three years. The committee meets 3rd Wednesday of each quarter. For an application, please call Joann Dillon at 941−743−1300 or email: Joann.Dillon@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County Government offices and facilities will follow these schedules on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
SARASOTA COUNTY – Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the national observance celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
• All Sarasota County libraries will be closed, as will
• all Sarasota County recreation centers, along with the gun range at Knight Trail Park.