Monday, August 21, 2017

back to school

This Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, shows the sign of a Wal-Mart store in San Jose, Calif. Wal-Mart says it bought trendy online clothing seller ModCloth. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

BY KELLY P. KISSEL LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is having all sorts of promotions for the back-to-school season, but selling firearms isn’t one of them. The world’s largest retailer said Friday an internal investigation determined without a doubt ...

Ignore the fact that the heat index is 108 degrees, summer is coming to a screeching halt. Kids and parents are trying to wrap their brains around where the summer went – we had so much we wanted to do! ...
In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, public school buses are parked in Springfield, Illinois.

BY JENNIFER C. KERR WASHINGTON (AP) — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And, hello homework! The lazy days of summer are ending for millions of children as they grab their backpacks, pencils and ...
a student at highlands elementary

The summer break is over, and ready or not, students filed into classrooms on Monday as the first day of school commenced for students of Collier County Public Schools. “It’s always exciting the first day,” district superintendent Kamela Patton said. ...
collier sheriff directs traffic during school day

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s annual back-to-school countdown began this week. Look for lighted marquee message boards around Collier County, reminding the community that the first day of school is Monday, Aug. 15. The message boards read, “School Starts August ...
In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo, people walk into a Staples office supply store in Miami.

BY | JIM TURNER Parents and other shoppers looking for tax breaks on clothes and school supplies will have to head to the stores this weekend. While Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” has been scaled back from last year, a ...
colored pencils in a circle

Tax free weekend is here. This year’s three-day back-to-school shopping spree starts tomorrow Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. This year’s tax free holiday is much shorter than last year’s, limiting the ...
Fiddler’s Creek resident Sean Fedak – along with the membership and activities team from The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek – delivered back-to-school donations last week

Fiddler’s Creek residents recently filled rolling laundry carts with new shoes, uniforms and other back-to-school supplies for students starting the new school year at Manatee Elementary School. “Fiddler’s Creek has supported us for a long time, and the residents have ...
kamela patton directing traffic

Collier County Public Schools welcomed students back to school today. Superintendent Kamela Patton and Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk got involved in the festivities and spent some time this morning directing traffic and helping students cross the street to get ...

Collier County Public School students return for the 2015-16 school year today, and with that a number of fresh information awaits their summer-cleared minds. Last week,  the district’s Department of Nutrition Services released information about prices of school lunch for the ...
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