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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
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On Wednesday, the Florida Public Service Commission wrapped up three days of dog and pony show "hearings" that will likely pave the way for utility companies to dramatically cut their energy conservation goals over the next half decade. Given what we know about energy production, future demand and Florida's precarious vulnerability to rising sea levels, this might seem to land somewhere between counterintuitive and insane, which is to say pretty much par for the course in the Sunshine State.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Nearly a million Floridians would lose almost $5 billion in the government subsidies that help people afford insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act, if a federal appeals court decision rendered Tuesday is upheld.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spiny lobster season will begin with a two day recreational event July 30-31, followed by the commercial/recreation season which runs Aug. 6 through March 31. A recreational fishing workshop on Gulf red snapper will be held in St. Petersburg on August 11. Find out how you can chime in! A cold front, (well, that's what they're calling it), will approach the area later this weekend. 

 

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Marauders (55-45, 20-11) blanked the Dunedin Blue Jays (61-41, 15-18) for the second straight day, posting a 4-0 win at McKechnie Field on Wednesday morning. Jason Creasy (W, 6-5) fired a career best 7 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and one walk while striking out three. The walk was the first free pass issued by Creasy since June 11.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Local full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency Grapevine Communications is thrilled to announce its recent industry accolades. The firm was recognized as the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, one of the “Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by readers of SRQ magazine.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
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In response to the growing business, and to capitalize on key employees within the company, Fawley Bryant has embarked on a company-wide re-structuring of their operations, including strategic planning, marketing, project development and business development.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In a ruling that could ultimately prove lethal to the Affordable Care Act (President Obama’s health care law), a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government could not subsidize premiums for citizens in 34 states (including Florida) that use the federal insurance exchange. Hours later, another federal appeals court in a neighboring district issued a contradictory ruling in a similar case. The issue may find itself before the Supreme Court in the near future.

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Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, Deputy Superintendent Don Hall and Interim Chief Financial Officer Conley Weiss gave the Manatee School Board information on what Hall called the district's "next step in our budget development process," as well as predicted numbers for this year's as well as next school year's fund balance.

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Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is the featured film this Friday at the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton. The compelling history of the pioneering folk singer and political activist is portrayed through archival footage, performances and candid interviews with artists such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez.

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Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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At Monday night's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the room was crowded with red shirts. It was a show of support for the Palmetto Little League's 10-11 year old softball team, who were being recognized for their undefeated state championship season. Next stop: Hedgesville, WV, where the sluggers will vie for the national crown.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
Jean Burroughs July 18, 2014
Larry Van Winkle July 18, 2014
Eugenia Shannon July 15, 2014
Philip Hack May 28, 2014
Melvin White July 5, 2014
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