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Book House, Girl Scout Cookies and Willpower

Last night I was reading to a couple of the Grand-brats when their mother sat on the couch with us.  The book I was reading is from a set of…

No Hit List

Last week, at the direction of the Charlotte County School Board, Superintendent Nancy Leonard sent a memo to all Charlotte County School employees stating: We had a good staff meeting…

School Board Responds to FOIA Request

By Averett Jones, Editor The response to The Messenger’s Freedom of Information (FOIA) request from Charlotte County’s School Board members was revealing. The School Board office promptly provided all requested…

Dunn Gets One Year Found Guilty On All Counts – 19 Years Suspended

By Averett Jones, Editor In November 2017 Billy Dunn entered an Alford Plea on each of three charges of aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 13 years old.…

Bouncing, Moving Stuff and Amateur Day

The first thing that impressed me when I met my bride Management was that she bounced. She was filled with energy. She was the second woman I’d ever met who…

Public Shows Overwhelming Support of CCPS, Superintendent

By Averett Jones, Editor The Charlotte County School Board met Tuesday evening to a packed house. The crowd filled the meeting room and lobby and some attendees remained outside. Dr.…

Surprise Announcement: R. B. Clark to Retire

By Averett Jones, Editor CHARLOTTE COUNTY – “I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of being the Charlotte County Administrator. Now I am going to enjoy my time with my…

Wanderings, Collections and Incorrections

My bride Management had an appointment for one of those regular check-ups sensible people get.  As you might guess I do not get regular check-ups. If something quits working I…

Messenger Editor is an (expletive deleted)

Each year in their organizational meeting the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors sets the time and date for the meetings for the following year.  Each year a small group believes…

Clones, Brakes & Living on the Hook

I’m fairly worried about our son. Last week we were having a little family get-together.  Someone asked a question and I wasn’t sure if it was directed at me or…

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