On August 5, 2013, Sgt. Mike Wilson of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was gunned down after responding to a domestic disturbance. Anyone who wishes to donate to the trust for the Wilson family can go to the Sheriff’s Office’s main public website at ccso.org to find a hyperlinked button for this specific PayPal account.This is the first time in the 92-year history of Charlotte County that a Sheriff’s deputy has died by gunfire in the line of duty. The following was written by his family at the sheriff’s office to an organization called “True Blue Warriors.”
PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - Join the University of Florida/Charlotte County Sea Grant Extension program by participating in the 2013 Great Bay Scallop Search on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration for the event begins at 8:15 a.m. and everyone will meet at Gasparilla Marina.
BY AMANDA NALLEY - Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack opened for recreational harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. The commercial harvest of gray triggerfish will also reopen Aug. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters.
The following letter was sent to the Lee County branch of the NAACP in Ft. Myers, care of President James Muwakkil, on July 16 by Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.
Dear President Muwakkil,I have been invited to the NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet and have been asked to sponsor the event financially. I will not be doing either, but wanted to explain my concerns and the reasons for my decision.
BY CAPT. TOM HEALEY AND BETH TAYLOR RITCHIE - The Boating Life here in Southwest Florida offers some of the best boating opportunities to be had. For instance, did you realize that there are more than 25 on-the-water dining destinations between the North Manasota Key Bridge and South Pine Island?
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