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Charlotte Co. sheriff: ‘If You See Something, Say Something’

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has signed on to Homeland Security's terror watch campaign.

Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office has signed on to Home­land Security’s ter­ror watch campaign.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Char­lotte County Sher­iff Bill Prum­mell has announced the imple­men­ta­tion of the “If You See Some­thing, Say Some­thing” pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity (DHS).  The part­ner­ship makes cam­paign mate­ri­als vis­i­ble to res­i­dents and vis­i­tors through­out the county, who play essen­tial roles in the program.

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Volunteers needed now for disaster response roles

Sarasota County needs volunteers to help with hurricane response this season.

Sara­sota County needs vol­un­teers to help with hur­ri­cane response this season.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota County

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sara­sota County Health and Human Ser­vices is recruit­ing a team of vol­un­teers to man­age and run Vol­un­teer Recep­tion Cen­ters (VRCs) dur­ing a time of dis­as­ter. The VRCs are com­mu­nity loca­tions where peo­ple who step for­ward to help dur­ing a time of dis­as­ter reg­is­ter and get their vol­un­teer duty assign­ments. This is part of Sara­sota County’s effort to ramp up for the upcom­ing hur­ri­cane sea­son which begins on June 1 and con­tin­ues through the end of November.

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Temporary lane and sidewalk closure at Tom Adams Bridge

Bridge work today (Friday, May 20)

Bridge work today (Fri­day, May 20)

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Con­struc­tion of the new Ten­der­house at the Tom Adams Bridge, 1400 Beach Road, will require a tem­po­rary lane clo­sure on Fri­day, May 20, from 9 a.m. until noon for con­crete work. The side­walk on the north side of the bridge will also be closed dur­ing this time.

Traf­fic signs and flag­gers will be on-site as needed to direct traf­fic.  More infor­ma­tion about the Tom Adams Bridge Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Project is avail­able at the project web­site.

Charlotte County needs Englewood-area volunteers

Charlotte County needs Englewood-area volunteers.

Char­lotte County needs Englewood-area volunteers.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appointments:

Boca Grande Street & Drainage Unit Advi­sory Board is seek­ing two vol­un­teers who must be res­i­dents of Char­lotte County and reside within the Unit. Terms: two reg­u­lar mem­bers to serve a three-year term that will expire on April 2019. Sub­mit appli­ca­tion and resume to Pub­lic Works Depart­ment, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941−575−3600 or email Kelly.Louttit@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

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S. Gulf Cove couple injured in motorcycle crash

The Hyundai driver was cited for improper lane change.

The Hyundai dri­ver was cited for improper lane change.

EL JOBEAN, Fla. – A cou­ple rid­ing a 2002 Harley David­son Road King were  hos­pi­tal­ized Sat­ur­day night after try­ing to avoid a crash with a 2006 Hyundai Tuc­son on El Jobean Road.

Mark Ellinwood, 47, and Can­dace Ellinwood, 35, were headed west on El Jobean Road approach­ing Ker­ri­gan Cir­cle at 10:31 p.m. when the Tuc­son, dri­ven by Laura Had­den, 36, of Engle­wood, changed lanes in front of the faster-moving motor­cy­cle, caus­ing the motor­cy­cle to over­turn, accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol report.

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South Gulf Cove lock repairs scheduled May 16–20

The South Gulf Cove lock will undergo repairs this week.

The South Gulf Cove lock will undergo repairs this week.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – The South Gulf Cove Lock is sched­uled for main­te­nance and repairs that will take approx­i­mately 10 days to com­plete. The first part of the work is sched­uled Mon­day, May 16 through Fri­day, May 20. The Lock will be closed to marine traf­fic each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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South McCall targeted for special traffic enforcement

Speeders along South McCall Road might find their wallets a bit lighter this week.

Speed­ers along South McCall Road might find their wal­lets a bit lighter this week.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office will pay spe­cial atten­tion to traf­fic enforce­ment along Englewood’s busiest road from May 9–15.

Deputies will tar­get speed­ers on the stretch of South McCall Road from Beach Road to Gas­par­illa Road.

Enforce­ment will also be increased at the traf­fic light at South McCall Road and Pine Street.

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Temporary lane and sidewalk closure planned at Tom Adams Bridge

Expect a lane and sidewalk closure Monday, May 9.

Expect a lane and side­walk clo­sure Mon­day, May 9.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Con­struc­tion of the new ten­der house at the Tom Adams Bridge, 1400 Beach Road, will require a lane clo­sure from 10 a.m. until noon Mon­day, May 9, for deliv­ery of mate­ri­als. This deliv­ery will also require a tem­po­rary side­walk clo­sure on the north side of the bridge.

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