Bradenton Times News Articles
Democrat Thaddeus Hamilton takes on incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam in the November 4 election. Hamilton has over 40 years of experience in agriculture and environment, having retired after 36 years from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services.more»
Some of the most intense and provocative local theater in recent years has occurred in single-dose form via the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's Late Night Series, and Monday night's performance of Tennessee Williams's powerful late-career The Two Character Play may well have been the series' best offering to date.more»
The five-week summer rally in the equity markets was interrupted last week with the S&P 500, Dow Industrials and Russell 2000 losing about 1.0%. The decline was triggered by weakness in the bond market as the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.60% from 2.35% two weeks ago. Stronger than expected August retail sales renewed fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The anxiety level was further elevated in anticipation of this week’s meeting of the Fed’s Open Policy Committee.more»
Danny Sullivan perfected the art of spinning and winning on his way to winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500. On a smaller scale during Saturday night's Take Aim Gun Range Sportsmen 50-lap main event, Sarasota's Greg Krom duplicated Sullivan's feat not once, but twice on his way to a win at Desoto Speedway.more»
Keller Williams On the Water announced Monday that they have expanded and relocated to downtown Bradenton. The company says that their new location in The First Bank Building is the 1st international real estate franchise company to enter the downtown core.more»
In 1969, when Lloyd Williams started helping families build their dreams, he and his wife, Eileen, were just starting a family of their own. Even then, every Bruce Williams’ home reflected their concern for the homeowner.more»
At Monday night's meeting, commissioners concluded discussions and the adoption for their FY 2015 budget. They also adopted Resolution 2014-23, a Mental Health Bill supporting the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 3717). In other business, the commission adopted Ordinance 2014-10, restricting property use for "pain clinics," and voted to approve Ordinance 2014-11, setting standards for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Adam Putnam has been the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture since winning election to the post in 2010. Previously he was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district, serving 10 years in the seat. He faces Democrat Thaddeus Hamilton in the November election.more»
Two Manatee District seniors have been named semifinalists in the academically prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some $7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.more»
A cold front from Tennessee may cause rainstorms throughout Florida on Tuesday. You may find reds schooling on edges of bars or shallow grass flats when the tide is low. Snook fishing should be good around lighted docks and bridges at night or on shallow flats early in the day. You might also find reds and trout along with snook on lighted docks this time of year. Law makers have prohibited lionfish aquaculture in Florida. The changes will go into effect Dec. 1.