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Thursday, August 28, 2014


Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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On Tuesday, Republican County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino won a landslide victory over Republican challenger Tim Norwood in a two-way open primary. However, the night before she delivered the victory, members of her own party – her own commission no less – were trying to have her kicked out of the local club. The incident, along with the race results, seem to demonstrate how terribly out of touch many Republican politicians seem to be with the voters they supposedly represent.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A recount of votes in the Manatee County Commission District 2 Democratic primary is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office. After the initial count Tuesday night, Palmetto City Commissioner Charles Smith led incumbent Michael Gallen by a razor-thin, five-vote margin.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Turnout for Tuesday's primary election was dismal, with the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office reporting only 20.6 percent voter participation. Of the 210,334 registered voters in the county, only 43,325 cast ballots for Tuesday's races, five of which decided races that will not be on the November ballot.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Florida State League has recognized 2014 Marauders outfielder Josh Bell and starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow with the highest honors available to each. Bell has been named the Florida State League Player of the Year, while Glasnow has been recognized as the Pitcher of the Year. Additionally, Marauders Manager Tom Prince was recognized as one of the top three Managers in the League.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting fair weather over the course of the weekend. FWC researchers are looking to anglers to provide them with tarpon DNA data. Over 2,500 people have downloaded a new lionfish app to report successful catches and sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission. FWC officers arrested a Riveria Beach man after he allegedly stole nearly 300 sea turtle eggs from a St. Lucie County beach.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Marauders (39-27) moved back into a tie for first place on Wednesday night by defeating the Fort Myers Miracle (38-28) 8-1 at McKechnie Field. The win, paired with a Palm Beach Cardinals defeat against Jupiter evened the standings.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Blalock Walters, P.A., one of Sarasota-Manatee County’s largest and well-established law firms, is pleased to announce that Jill McGarry has joined the firm as Marketing Director. McGarry will lead the firm’s marketing and public relations initiatives for the Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg offices. 

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Gulf Coast senior living developer Autumn Senior Living hosted a celebratory ribbon-cutting and grand opening event for the new Autumn of Sarasota Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 3251 Proctor Road. The two-day celebration was attended by more than 500 guests, who were treated to an exclusive first look at the area’s newest and most advanced memory care community.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
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At the July meeting for SWAT Networking at the Lakewood Ranch Chapter, eight amazing professional women were recognized as new and returning members; Marjan Zaun of Nerium International; Val Wheat of Running With Scissors; Kara Schlick of Physician Marketing and Management; Aimee Garay of Tastefully Simple; Terri Ayers of Whole Life Coaching; Donna Perry of Merry Maids; Valerie Longo of Equity Trac; Sue Covington of Merry Maids of Venice and Port Charlotte. SWAT, which stands for Successful Women Aligning Together, meets at five different locations around Manatee and Sarasota. All women in business are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A vote to contract armed security services for Manatee elementary schools was tabled at Tuesday's Manatee School Board meeting. The motion to table the contract to the next board meeting was approved with a unanimous vote.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
Edna Mills August 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
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