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Saturday, November 22, 2014


Published Saturday, November 22, 2014

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi issued an opinion Friday asserting that the Manatee County School District's recent hiring of armed security guards did not violate state statutes. The district had entered an agreement with Sarasota Security Inc. to place armed guards in its elementary schools, which had been previously unpatrolled since budget cuts and increased costs led to SROs from the Manatee Sheriff's Office being cut several years back. 

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Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The preliminary plan for a 490 unit apartment complex called Villages at Riverwalk in east Bradenton was approved by the Bradenton City Council in a 4-1 vote, after receiving vocal opposition from Ward 4 Councilman Bemis Smith and a citizen who showed up to give comment.

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Published Saturday, November 22, 2014

Over the past few decades, a field has emerged that examines how human psychological factors influence economic and financial decisions. Understanding these biases may help you avoid questionable calls in the heat of the financial moment.

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Published Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply? -- Frank C., Charlottesville, VA

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Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
Laughter, tears and applause filled the first hour of today’s County Commission meeting, as three Commissioners were sworn in to four-year terms and County leaders paid tribute to several high-profile employees. District 4 Commissioner Robin DiSabatino was sworn in to a second term by Judge Thomas Gallen. District 6 At Large Commissioner Carol Whitmore was sworn in to a third term by Judge Janette Dunnigan. Commissioner Charles Smith became Manatee County’s first African American male on the board when he was sworn in by Judge Gilbert Smith, Jr. 
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Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
More than 200 members of the community came to the Goodwill Manasota corporate campus for its official grand opening celebration on November 11. Guests were treated to a color guard presentation by Manatee High School, a proclamation – read by Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle – honoring Goodwill’s contributions to the community, a ribbon-cutting with members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, and the National Anthem and a concert by American Idol top-5 finisher Sam Woolf.
 
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Friday, November 21, 2014


Published Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanks to the generosity of three Palmetto businesses, a combined total of$ 9,000 has been donated to the Palmetto Police Department. The city says that the donated funds will be used to purchase safety equipment for the department.

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Published Friday, November 21, 2014

Doug Jones was named Manatee County Employee of the month at Tuesdays Manatee County Commission meeting. Doug is the historian for all thing related to County Right-of-way maps. His supervisors in the county's property management department say that his mostly unseen job is extremely important to the average county resident.

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Published Friday, November 21, 2014

Administration, faculty and staff from Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School will attend and present at the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) conferences this Friday and Saturday.

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Published Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick! When does Gulf snook season start in 2015? When does the prohibition on lionfish breeding go into effect? When is the next Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic? What about a rulemaking workshop? What are we discussing at the next Commission meeting? That’s where “FWC’s Fishing in the Know” comes in.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Eleanor Eason November 17, 2014
Dan Taylor November 16, 2014
Jacklin Suggs November 16, 2014
Frederick Seiden November 14, 2014
Lynn Miles November 13, 2014
Gloria Sells November 6, 2014
Jean Claude Presendieu October 30, 2014
Sylvester McCollough November 4, 2014
Holly Frost November 12, 2014
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