Bradenton Times News Articles
At Thursday's Land Use Meeting, Manatee County Commissioners will vote on a proposed General Development Plan for 6,500 residential units; 3 million square feet of commercial, and a 500 room hotel on approximately 1,292 acres of property south of Cortez Road, east and west of 75th Street along El Conquistador Parkway in southwestern Manatee County.more»
At Tuesday's work session on health care, Manatee County Commissioners entertained what appears to be expenditures unlikely to change before the September 22 deadline to approve the county's FY 2016 budget, without answering what seems to be the main question: where are the dollars for the uninsured and under-insured residents going to come from?
Amazon will nearly double the size of its Florida workforce when 2,000 employees join the ranks at the company's fulfillment centers in Ruskin and Lakeland.more»
Publix, the largest private company in Florida, reached $1 billion for the first half of this year, according to earnings reports announced on Monday. That number represents a 14.9 percent jump from last year's first half earnings.more»
As they prepare for their second RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) World Series in Texas, players and coaches for the Bradenton RBI Junior Team are to be recognized at McKechnie Field tonight by the Bradenton Marauders.more»
FCCLA students at Lakewood Ranch High School and Braden River Middle School recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2015 National Leadership Conference.more»
Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 88 and a 20 percent chance of rain. The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050; Israel proposes harsh new measures to fight 'Jewish terrorism'; China will use artificial snow for the 2022 Winter Olympics; one-third of Olympic distance medalists are suspected of doping; 'Ultimate Frisbee' is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (click for links to stories).more»
On Monday, President Barack Obama announced major environmental policy overhaul designed to increase U.S. efforts to combat climate change. The plans would accelerate the country's move away from coal power, put more resources into renewable energy and impose reductions on carbon emissions.more»
While reviewing the most recent school board meeting, one has to wonder if Bob Gause, Chairman, and board member Dave Miner have even glanced at the policy of harassment that they recently approved.
A groundbreaking ceremony in Lakewood Ranch for the construction of the giant 'diverging diamond' traffic routing system for the University Parkway-Interstate 75 area has been delayed. The ceremony was to be held by the Florida Department of Transportation, which sent out an email Monday explaining that the postponement is due to rain and water-saturated ground.more»