BY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT - Culture of Violence: The attorney general worries about protecting his 15-year-old son from supposed white racists like George Zimmerman. But his own office warns that the number one threat to black teens is black teens.
BY BONNIE PRINGLE - The Gasparilla Island Water Association renewed their Southwest Florida Water Management District water withdrawal permit in 2011. The SWFWMD is responsible for managing and protecting water resoAurces in West Central Florida.
BY MARY ANNE HASTINGS - Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Chinese proverb
I was surprised at the overwhelming positive response when I first suggested the idea of bringing a team of children from the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) to fish in the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament, to our Mission Committee and Pastor Brian Brightly at the Boca Grande United Methodist Church (BGUMC) back in January. Our church supports the home through monetary donations and other gifts but I wanted to do something a little different and offer some of the kids a taste of our island.
On June 11 through 13 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet in Lakeland to discuss several important issues that will affect fishing for tarpon in waters surrounding Boca Grande.
BY JOHN HEAGNEY - While compromise and cooperation are two inarguable cornerstones of effective governance, communication and caution play equally essential roles if public officials are to address the needs of the community at large.
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