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Friday, August 1, 2014


Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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An armed School Resource Officer program for all of Manatee County's elementary schools was discussed during the school board's budget hearing on Thursday, after the administration announced that $2 million in additional reserves had been discovered for the coming school year's budget. The program is implemented in the district’s 2014-15 tentative budget.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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Want to get informed before casting your vote? Check out all of TBT's coverage of local races appearing on the August 26 primary ballot consolidated in one easy location.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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A tentative district budget of $558,657,560 for the 2014-15 school year was approved at the Manatee School Board’s public hearing on Thursday, including additional savings that will add $2 million to the projected budget/reserves. The board also approved the 2014-15 Supplemental Operating Discretionary Millage of 0.7480 and the Resolution Adopting the 2014-15 Total Millage of 7.3760. 

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014

The Marauders (59-49, 24-15) blanked the Daytona Cubs (51-56, 25-14) 8-0 on Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Thursday night. Three Marauders pitchers combined to walk 12 Cubs batters, but Daytona managed just four hits while stranding 14 runners. Bradenton split the four game series and finished 4-4 on an eight game road trip, returning home 1.5 games out of first place.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014

Florida's Back to School Tax Free Weekend will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 1 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 3. The annual sales tax holiday includes no sales tax on clothing and shoes priced at or below $100, school supplies priced at or below $15, and the first $750 off the price of personal computer equipment.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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Mary Cantrell’s campaign seems to be nothing more than an act of vengeance for being fired from her job at MTI. Mary’s shocking behavior at a recent event was that of a child having a temper tantrum. It was necessary for her husband to remove her from the podium and lead her out. Observing her attitude and behavior, revenge seems to be the only motivation for her bid for the school board.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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Scientists at Penn State University say that damage to coral reefs near the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill is worse than previously understood. They have discovered two new coral reefs near the site. Both are deeper and further from the spill.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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The Manatee County School District worked with text book vendors to collect and donate more than 1,000 books to be distributed to local students at the Bradenton Kiwanis Club's Annual “Christmas in August” event scheduled for August 9, 2014.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014


Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It appears that after former Manatee Technical Institute Director Mary Cantrell filed to run for the Manatee County School Board, she and MCSD Superintendent Rick Mills had discussions about the possibility of Cantrell returning to her old post. The idea that the administration would broach that subject in the time between the expiration of Cantrell's contract and the August 26 race could raise red flags if such conversations can be seen as having a strategic purpose.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Governor Rick Scott has agreed to three debates with likely Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, but has turned down at least four other proposed debates, including all of those proposed by Florida news outlets. Crist says three debates are not enough opportunity for people to see them square off, though the number is in line with past races.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Azalee Green July 27, 2014
Annie Miller July 27, 2014
Mary Cadogan July 30, 2014
David Bray July 21, 2014
Robert Timony June 28, 2014
Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
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