Bradenton Times News Articles
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.
Chief Logistics Specialist Selim Haxhi Ramaj, from Sarasota, received his Gold Fouled Anchors and joined the ranks of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) during a CPO Pinning ceremony on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on September 16.more»
The Palmetto Library's 100th birthday, Rocky Bluff's 20th and 50 years of our countywide library system will all be celebrated at various anniversary events at Manatee County Library branches in coming weeks. A number of special events and programming will be offered in conjunction with the celebrations.more»
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District recently placed their new fire engine in service. The 2014 Pierce Impel can transport 5 firefighters, carries 750 gallons of water and can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute. The new engine comes with a state-of-the-art compressed air foam system (CAFS) which injects compressed air and foam into the fire hoses, allowing the use of less water and reduces water damage.more»
When I heard the news, my first thought was that surely it had to be bad intel. I got the phone call right after I woke. Hearing the words didn't make me anxious – no acrid pang in my gut, no cottony mouth. In all honesty, it was almost as if I had to will myself to be appropriately astounded. Brian David Braun couldn't be dead, I told myself. He's a force of nature. Hell, he's been half dead so long that surely he would have grown immune to a fully-lethal dose.more»
Local artist and TBT contributing photographer Brian David Braun passed away early Saturday morning. In honor of his work, we present some of the brilliant photographs by Mr. Braun that have run in The Bradenton Times over the years.more»
To say the pirate Anne Bonny was pitiless would be an understatement. The Irish woman had “a sad fit of temper." At age 13, Bonny stabbed her serving maid with a table knife when the woman didn’t comply with her demands. But her greatest act of ruthlessness might have come on her lover’s deathbed. At his last request, the pirate Captain John Rackham (1682-1720), Bonny’s partner in crime and father of her two children, requested to see her one last time before he was hanged.more»
As Superintendent, I believe the safety and security of students and employees is not a responsibility that can be delayed for the sake of a debate. Every day we do not provide the utmost protection possible, within the available financial resources at our disposal, is a day we are not doing all we can to ensure the safety and security of those entrusted to the school district’s care.