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Over the past two and a half years, the Manatee County School District has endured a seemingly endless scandal that began with an assistant football coach's inappropriate relationships with female students. The fallout revealed staggering incompetence in some departments and a reluctance to investigate even the most egregious accusations and systemic cronyism.

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As citizens, we generally assume that government represents the public’s interest and will carefully ensure that the rules for permits will be applied. Mangroves are responsible for over 60 percent of marine life, and in past years were destroyed in the absence of such knowledge. Today, the scientific facts provide evidence of the importance of protecting our mangroves, especially the type Neal wants to destroy on Perico Island.

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by Merab-Michal Favorite - Have you ever been out to see a band at the Beach Club on Siesta Key? The bar has been a staple in the area for decades. Opening in Siesta Key Village in the 1940s, the Beach Club attracted a more artistic crowd due to its lack of dress code and generous drinks.

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Daily News

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Florida Legislature’s 2015 session begins today and will run through May 1. As usual, there will be a host of hot-buttoned issues competing for a limited number of floor votes. Here's a look.

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Mayor Shirley Grover Bryant and the City of Palmetto welcomed new police chief Scott Tyler at last night's city commission meeting. Tyler was the Deputy Chief when Rick Wells gave his resignation in order to take the number two spot at the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The BODYCAM by Provision will be utilized by Manatee County Tax Collector’s Driver License Examiners when conducting Driving Skills Road Tests beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Allegiant airlines has now added nonstop service between Hagerstown and Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). The company, known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, has more destinations to and from the Tampa Bay area than any othe carrier.

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Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its Final Environmental Assessment “Manatee Wildlife Viewing on Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Three Sisters Springs, Citrus County, Florida.”

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Manatee County Government will host an informational meeting March 6 to offer information to social service agencies that may want to provide adoption preservation and support services for Manatee County families.

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members approved the appointment of Palmetto Deputy Chief of Police Scott Tyler as the new chief. Commissioners also heard protest from Progressive Waste Solutions on the RFP decision to negotiate a contract with the city's current waste hauler, Waste Management.  



Monday, March 2, 2015

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

The equity markets struggled last week finishing the five-day stretch little changed. Stocks continue to face a number of hurdles entering the new week. Technically, the market is overbought and overbelieved. The latest economic data suggests the economy is slowing from last year’s quickened pace.

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

Sandra Dickerman and Yvonne Gard acted quickly when they noticed a suspicious incident at a mall, leading to a theft arrest. Sergeant Salvatore Levita and Deputy Steven Matthews pushed their way through a hostile crowd to give medical treatment to a gunshot victim. They are the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Employees and Deputies of the Month.

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

A 2012 Manatee High School graduate and Bradenton, Fla. native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nieko Randazzo is a culinary specialist aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational aircraft carriers in the Navy today.


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Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Published Monday, March 2, 2015

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Published Sunday, March 1, 2015

Government Headlines

Palmetto Swears in New Police Chief
Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Manatee County to Host Meeting for Potential Adoption Agency Partners
Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Palmetto City Commission Agenda Results: 3/2/2015
Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fishing Headlines

Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum: March 2, 2015
Published Monday, March 2, 2015

TrophyCatch Helps Demonstrate Success of Lake Trafford Restoration
Published Saturday, February 28, 2015

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


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Chase Bowman February 24, 2015
Arlene McDonald February 26, 2015
Michael Provost February 12, 2015
Joseph Brunory February 19, 2015
John Meiklejohn February 20, 2015
Obie Hill February 12, 2015
Alfred Gaspari February 21, 2015
Betty Hager February 20, 2015
Stacey Weinrich February 10, 2015
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