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Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s office targets Placida Road

Deputies will be watching Placida Road this week.

Deputies will be watch­ing Placida Road this week.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office will pay spe­cial atten­tion to traf­fic enforce­ment at these loca­tions through July 31:

Speed watch:

  • • The entire length of Placida Road

• The entire length of Mel­bourne Street in Port Charlotte

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Update: Tom Adams Bridge NOT closing Aug. 1

The drawbridge will be closed for a week, with traffic rerouted to Manasota Beach Road.

The draw­bridge will be closed for a week, with traf­fic rerouted to Man­a­sota Beach Road.

Update July 26: Tom Adams Bridge Post­poned to 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Tom Adams Bridge will not close Aug. 1, 2016, as pre­vi­ously sched­uled, accord­ing to the web­site ded­i­cated to the bridge rehabilitation.

The work has been post­poned until 2017. No dates were given.




Opinion: A thank-you from Charlotte County’s sheriff

Sheriff Bill Prummell

Sher­iff Bill Prummell

By Sher­iff Bill Prummell

Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – I take this oppor­tu­nity to say thank you on behalf of all the mem­bers of the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office.   Recent tragic events have rocked our country.

Our com­mu­nity has shown its over­whelm­ing sup­port for the Sheriff’s Office.  Sim­ple acts of kind­ness through flow­ers and good­ies and most espe­cially your tak­ing the time to walk up to one of our Sheriff’s Office per­son­nel just to say thank you. All are greatly appre­ci­ated.  And to the gen­tle­men who tried to buy me lunch, the ges­ture was a reward in itself.

Law enforce­ment offi­cers are human. There­fore, by def­i­n­i­tion not per­fect. How­ever, the large major­ity of law enforce­ment offi­cers around the nation have cho­sen their pro­fes­sion for all the right reasons.

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Englewood woman struck, killed crossing highway

Kathleen Stringham

Kath­leen Stringham

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood pedes­trian was struck and killed Fri­day night when she stepped into the path of an oncom­ing pickup truck.

Kath­leen String­ham, 60, 380 N. Elm St., was pro­nounced dead at the scene after the 10:32 p.m. acci­dent at North Indi­ana Avenue near East Perry Lane.

The crash forced Florida High­way Patrol, assisted by Sara­sota County Sheriff’s units, to close the north­bound lanes of North Indi­ana Avenue (SR 776) dur­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion and restora­tion of the site.

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Local restaurants getting scammed

Restaurants beware

Restau­rants beware

Sub­mit­ted by CCSO

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office recently received a com­plaint from a restau­rant owner that involved a pos­si­ble scheme to defraud. A local restau­rant owner advised that a man stated he was in the estab­lish­ment dur­ing a pre­vi­ous time and an employee of that restau­rant spilled food on him. As a result, he was forced to dry clean his cloth­ing. He pre­sented a bill for the clean­ing and the restau­rant owner wrote a check in that amount for compensation.

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Temporary road closure planned for Ingraham Boulevard East at Gasparilla Road

Roadwork will close the intersection for three weeks

Road­work will close the inter­sec­tion for three weeks

Char­lotte County

SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – The inter­sec­tion at Ingra­ham Boule­vard West at CR 771 (Gas­par­illa Road) will be closed Mon­day. July 25, for approx­i­mately 3 weeks. This road clo­sure is nec­es­sary to recon­struct the inter­sec­tion of Ingra­ham Boule­vard West enter­ing Rotonda.

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Charlotte Co. needs Englewood-area volunteers

Volunteers needed

Vol­un­teers needed

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appoint­ments:
MPO – Char­lotte County Trans­porta­tion Dis­ad­van­taged Local Coor­di­nat­ing Board (LCB) is seek­ing two mem­bers to serve for the fol­low­ing posi­tions: one Cit­i­zen Advo­cate – user of Sun­shine Ride; and one Eco­nom­i­cally Dis­ad­van­taged. The pur­pose of the LCB is to iden­tify local ser­vice needs and to pro­vide infor­ma­tion, advice, and direc­tion to the Com­mu­nity Trans­porta­tion Coor­di­na­tion of ser­vice to be pro­vided to the trans­porta­tion disadvantaged.

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Commissioners Earn FAC Presidential Advocacy Awards

Bill Truex

Bill Truex

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Asso­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties pre­sented Char­lotte County Com­mis­sion Chair­man Bill Truex  and Com­mis­sioner Dr. Chris Con­stance with the Pres­i­den­tial Advo­cacy Award dur­ing the 2016 FAC Annual Con­fer­ence & Expo­si­tion in Orange County.

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