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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Village of Sanibel woman back behind bars after violating probation

Francine Ocello Jackson
Francine Ocello Jackson

A Village of Sanibel woman has been jailed after violating her probation.

Francine Ocello Jackson, 57, was booked without bond Tuesday night at the Sumter County Detention Center.

Jackson had been arrested last year with methamphetamine tucked inside her bra. The Queens, N.Y. native was also driving on a license which had been suspended for failure to pay a traffic fine.

She had previously been arrested in 2016 when she attempted to steal Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir at a Publix in Leesburg.

DeSantis digs up 15-year-old tragedy for TV ad

A Village of Hadley resident takes issue with a new commercial from Ron DeSantis about a 2007 incident involving an illegal immigrant.

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Let’s build the wall

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Pennecamp resident says we need to build the wall at the southern border.

Florida needs a true and honest reformer and it isn’t Ron DeSantis

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A Village of Hawkins resident, in a Letter to the Editor, complains that traffic is making life unpleasant in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.