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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A presentation on Pre-K education programs was given at Tuesday's Manatee Council of Governments meeting. Dr. Diana Greene, Manatee School District Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, and Dr. Robin Thompson, board member of the Manatee Early Learning Coaltion and its Manatee County School Board Designee, were present to talk about the district's expansion of the subsidized programs.

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Incumbent commissioner Brian Williams is facing two opponents in this year's Palmetto City Commission Ward 3 election. Williams is attempting his 6th term as the ward's commissioner. He is challenged by Eric Gilbert and John Geeslin. 

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Amendment 1, "The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative,"  will be on the November 4 ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment. If approved, the measure would dedicate 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund.

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Amendment 2, The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, will be on the November 4 ballot as an initiated state constitutional amendment. If approved, it would legalize the cultivation, purchase, possession and use of marijuana to treat medical conditions when recommended by a licensed physician. The measure would also order the Florida Department of Health to register and regulate producers and distributors of medical marijuana and to issue identification cards to patients and caregivers utilizing marijuana.

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Amendment 3, Florida Prospective Judicial Vacancies, is on the November 4 ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If approved, it would empower the governor to fill judicial vacancies by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three candidates, but not more than six, nominated by the judicial nominating commission. The measure would also allow the governor to "prospectively" fill a vacancy, meaning that the governor would not need to wait until a judge completes his or her term to pick a successor.

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Goodwill Manasota has recently hired Morgan Gerhart as its new director of development. Her focus will be on volunteer engagement, fundraising and partnership development. 

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Courthouse Concert Series returns to the newly-renovated courthouse lawn today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be two more concerts on the first Wednesday of November and December, same time-same place.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For many years the idea of a hotel next to what is now the Bradenton Area Convention Center, was just that, only an idea. But at Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting members approved a Map Amendment, and a Text Amendment that brings that idea closer to a reality.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014
 

John W Geeslin is running against Eric Gilbert and incumbent Brian Williams for the Ward 3 Palmetto City Commission seat.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Governor Scott has enjoyed a strong base of support in Sarasota in terms of both fundraising and voter enthusiasm. After visiting his campaign office there on Sunday afternoon, he knocked on doors throughout Sarasota to campaign for re-election. The Sarasota-Manatee area will be an important territory for the governor as he seeks to fend off former Republican Governor Charlie Crist in November's election. Scott outperformed his statewide average in both counties when he defeated Democrat Alex Sink in 2010.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Joan Eason September 29, 2014
Gene Hunt September 28, 2014
Muriel Thayer September 26, 2014
Patricia Ritchlin September 25, 2014
Glennava Inman September 25, 2014
Jo-Ann Cherry September 22, 2014
Emma Engelmann September 20, 2014
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
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