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Monday, September 1, 2014


Published Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Labor Day holiday has become an iconic weekend in American culture. It signals the close of summer, the start of football season and has been said to be the last weekend of the year that it is fashionable to wear white. But its roots are in the bloody struggle of the American working class and its real meaning should not be forgotten.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014

Snook season is upon us! Starting Sept. 1, snook season opens statewide. Weather Underground offshore afternoon showers and thunderstorms. FWC researchers have reported that transplanted, nursery-raised corral has spawning for the fist time off of Marathon Key. Researchers are seeking tarpon data from Florida anglers by way of a "finger print," or DNA sample, taken from the tarpon during the catch. 

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014
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If you are looking for a new career, come to the Manatee Central Library dressed for success with copies of your resume in hand. The library will host a job fair Sept. 15, and representatives from several local employment agencies, companies, manufacturers and community organizations will be on hand.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014
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Enrollment in Manatee County Schools has increased by more than 1,000 students this year according to the annual 5-Day Count completed at the end of the first week of school. That represents more than a 2 percent increase in student enrollment.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014

The Marauders clinched the South Division second half championship for the third time in four years with a 3-2 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday morning at McKechnie Field. Chad Kuhl (W, 13-5) set a new franchise mark for wins in a season with 5 1/3 strong innings.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014
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All City offices are closed for Labor Day. In the city of Bradenton, household garbage that’s normally collected on Monday will instead get collected Tuesday, Sept. 2. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will get picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Yard waste will be collected on Thursday, Sept. 4. Manatee County Government offices will also be closed. Trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014

Donations are being sought to help send the Bradenton Police Department Explorer Post 1004 to the Florida Explorers Boot Camp in October and the Winterfest Competition in February. The Boot Camp is a rigorous training opportunity to help prepare for the Winterfest Competition. It takes place from Oct. 24-26 at Camp Blanding in Starke, Fla. Winterfest is an annual competition where the Explorers compete against other Explorer posts from surrounding states. It takes place from Feb. 6-8 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014
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The City of Bradenton has issued updated regulations for water heater permits that are effective immediately.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014


Published Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Manatee County School District is hoping to respond to an expressed desire from the public to prioritize the security of students by using armed guards in elementary schools, most of which have lost their school resource officers to the financial fiasco suffered by the district at the hands of the previous administration. The district is pushing what sounds like a common sense plan to be able to afford armed security in every elementary school, in addition to deputies in middle and high schools. To almost no one's surprise, they are meeting resistance.

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Published Sunday, August 31, 2014

I’m amazed at how many beautiful settings Florida has to offer. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I discover a place like Lithia Springs, a crystal clear, shallow, sandy-bottomed pool of spring water that can be enjoyed for the bargain price of $4. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Sue Styers Aug 29, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
Edna Mills August 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
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