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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Over the past decade, even small local police departments have begun looking more and more like heavily weaponized military units. The public response to what we are now seeing up close in Ferguson, MO has largely been one of shock, with many Americans quite surprised at what looked more like a scene from our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, than the streets of a small town in our country's heartland.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Out of retirement and back into the mix of Manatee County's Animal Services, former Manatee County Public Safety Director Bill Hutchison rejoins the No-Kill fight with hopes of rescuing the very troubled department he once headed.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting fair weather over the course of the weekend. Over 2,500 people have downloaded a new lionfish app to report successful catches and sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission. FWC officers arrested a Riveria Beach man after he allegedly stole nearly 300 sea turtle eggs from a St. Lucie County beach.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Fort Myers (35-24, 76-52) blasted three home runs in a 7-1 win over the Marauders (35-23, 70-58) on Wednesday night at McKechnie Field. The loss dropped the Marauders into a tie for first place with the Palm Beach Cardinals. The Miracle are a half game behind the leaders.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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MidTown Manatee's annual Mix N’ Mingle returns to Renaissance on 9th tonight from 5-8 p.m. The annual free networking event gives local businesses and services the chance to interact. This year's event will feature a speed networking theme, to help make sure you get face time with as many fellow business people as possible. This is a great way to market your business, make connections and find complimentary businesses that you may be able to build relationships with.

 

 

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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On July 1st, REALTOR® Todd Rentschler completed the 7th and final week of GRI classes, passed all course exams with flying colors, and achieved the designation of GRI—Graduate, Realtor Institute. Less than 10% of Realtors nationally have the GRI designation.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – announces recent appointments among staff members to a local board of directors, a leadership program and local committees.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Vote by mail (aka absentee ballot) requests for the August 26 Primary Election must be received by the SOE by today at 5 p.m. A voter, the voter's immediate family or legal guardian may request an absentee ballot in person, by mail or by telephone through the Supervisor of Elections Office.

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Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The highly anticipated plan that promises to deliver economic growth and neighborhood improvement finally jumped off its pages and into Tuesday's BOCC work session. The SWTIF will focus on multi-modal corridors, bike and pedestrian trails and community redevelopment. The county says its goal is to bring in community character and compatibility that is influenced by local residents and powered by green infrastructure.

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Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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At Tuesday's work session, commissioners discussed the new Southwest County Improvement District, the anticipated expansion of the Manatee County Tax Collector's base, what to do with Surplus Property, Employee's health care benefits, and who will be hauling the county's trash for the next seven years. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
Richard Berger August 16, 2014
Daniel Ibasfalean August 17, 2014
James Jaso August 5, 2014
Herman Searcy August 12, 2014
Raymond Tigue August 12, 2014
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