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Monday, October 27, 2014


Published Monday, October 27, 2014

LaToya Benton was selected by her peers as the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Most Valuable Employee 2014. Candidates are nominated by their peers, must be approved by the Senior Team, and then voted on by the entire office. In addition to Ms. Benton, this year’s candidates were Antonia Media, an accountant in Financial Services, and David Brierton, an IT support technician.

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Published Monday, October 27, 2014

Safe Choice Security compared crime statistics in more than 200 Florida cities from 2007 to 2012 in ranking the 25 most improved. Palmetto, was credited with turning around a crime rate that only a few years ago had been climbing, and was named number 10 on the list.

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Published Monday, October 27, 2014

There is a new kind of Slavery coming to the South. It is called Apathy and Indifference. As terrible as the old form of Slavery was, the new Slavery is even more insidious then the old form of Slavery. In this form of Slavery it is “You” that puts yourself on the Auction Block. This form of Slavery is one where “You” give up your Rights and your Freedom by giving up your Vote. You sell yourselves and our families into the slavery of Corplutocracy one vote at a time.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Published Sunday, October 26, 2014
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This week, a majority of Manatee County Commissioners balked at the idea of asking the state legislature to accept Medicaid expansion in an effort to provide relief to the county, as it runs out of funding in its indigent care corpus. This says that commissioners either don't understand the issue, or are less concerned with caring for the indigent than padding the bottom line of private-sector hospitals.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

MCSD Office of Professional Standards investigator Troy Pumphrey has requested that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission open an investigation into Manatee School Board member Dave Miner, after Miner demanded he be fired over alleged discrepancies in his resume. Pumphrey says the attacks are part of a personal agenda and seem to be racially motivated, based on Mr. Miner's alleged treatment of other African American employees.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

Built in 1954, the Skyway Bridge has been plagued in tragedy since its inception. The bridge was considered an engineering masterpiece back then. At 150-feet high, it was tall enough to allow even the biggest cargo ships into the Tampa Bay ship channel. However, the height attracted unintended patrons, those lost souls who wanted a very dramatic end to lives they were tired of living. The suicidal intrigue, paired with the tragedy of 1980, has made the Skyway one of the most haunted places around.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014
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The Bradenton Times consolidates its daily obituaries each week for our Sunday Edition.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, was proud to host more than 1,700 participants, making up almost 200 teams, in the Sarasota-Manatee 15th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The event took place at the Sarasota Polo Club on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The event raised $172,289.00 to help the American Cancer Society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

On Monday, the Sarasota-Manatee MPO will convene for a meeting. During that meeting, public hearings will be held on amendments to its Transportation Improvement Program and Long Range Transportation Plan. The BOCC will workshop Tuesday morning. After a workshop that includes a Request for Proposals for a long-range master planning and performance management assessment of the district, the Manatee School Board will vote on approval to revise its charter school policy to align with Florida Statutes 1002.33 and 1002.331 during an evening meeting. The Bradenton City Council will have a workshop on Wednesday.

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

Your virtual Sunday circular delivers the deals without the mess. Check out the specials at all of your favorite stores without having to strain your back by picking up the dead tree on your lawn, known as the other Sunday ads. We bring to you most of the inserts for a typical printed paper. Now all you have to do is click and you can find the special section for those weekly discounts. Give it a try!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014


Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

Manatee County School Board District 5 candidates Mary Cantrell and Julie Aranibar met for one final debate on Friday, less than 24 hours before polls opened for early voting. Hosted by the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club, the debate was in a forum style format with members asking questions and no formal time limit on responses.

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

Early voting is now open in Manatee County. The Bradenton Times has all the latest coverage on local races.

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training opens its 2014-15 season November 4 with David Mamet's acclaimed drama The Water Engine. Directed by Greg Leaming, and performed by an ensemble of eight second-year Conservatory students, this thrilling adaptation of a 1974 radio drama centers around one man's revolutionary invention and the upcoming 1933 World's Fair.

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Early voting for the November 4 election begins today and closes a week later on Saturday, November 1. Early voting has been expanded this year and now will be available at four locations. After polls close on November 1, voters will be limited to voting at their precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

An inheritance is generally worth only what your heirs get to keep after taxes are paid. So when it comes to leaving a legacy, not all property is created equal--at least as far as federal income tax is concerned. When evaluating whom to leave property to and how much to leave to each person, you might want to consider how property will be taxed and the tax rates of your heirs.

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that playing on artificial turf fields can cause cancer? If so, how can I minimize exposure for my sports-loving kids? -- Melanie Witmer, Syracuse, NY

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Published Saturday, October 25, 2014

Members of Manatee Lodge No. 31, F.&A.M., recently presented a check for $500.00 to the ESE teaching team at Palmetto High School in recognition of their outstanding dedication and attention to the special needs students attending Palmetto High School.

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Friday, October 24, 2014


Published Friday, October 24, 2014

The recently-approved Manatee County budget includes over $33 million dollars to build the controversial bridge over the Braden River. The alignment, known as the 44 Avenue extension, will form a continuous route from Anna Maria Island to Lakewood Ranch. The road is planned for four lanes, but there are no assurances that it couldn’t become six, similar to SR 70, at some point in the future.

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Published Friday, October 24, 2014

Former NYC Mayor and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani laid into Republican-turned-Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist this week. While on the road campaigning with Rick Scott, Giuliani said "I never met a person in politics that I disrespect more than Charlie Crist."

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Published Friday, October 24, 2014

The 40th Annual Gulf Coast Cyclefest will be held Sunday November 2 on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. There will be 100, 63, 35 and 20-mile cycling routes through beautiful Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

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Published Friday, October 24, 2014

Rebecca Roberts has been selected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the School District of Manatee County. Roberts, who has served as the Manatee County School District’s Finance Director since April of 2014, will replace former CFO Michael Boyer, who resigned in June 2014. The appointment is subject to school board approval at the October 28 public meeting.

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Published Friday, October 24, 2014

Have you seen all the large, expensive signs on major roadways? They are funded by those with deep pockets, developers and others, who expect payback for funding election campaigns. In contrast, Terri Wonder who is opposing Carol Whitmore for the Commissioner at Large seat in Manatee County is running a grassroots campaign, reaching out to individual citizens and neighborhoods.

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Published Friday, October 24, 2014

Division Three of the Young Marines youth organization’s Drug Demand Reduction Program, which includes the DeSoto Unit in Bradenton, is the winner of the 2014 Annual Fulcrum Shield Award for Excellence in Youth Anti-Drug Education.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When I first moved to West Bradenton, shortly after taking a job with this paper back in 2010, I was introduced to a man named Dutch Powers. “If you want to learn the ins and outs of Manatee County politics,” I was told, “there's no better tutor.” I had no idea at the time how often that bold statement would be proven true. Dutch passed away yesterday morning, and I can't imagine Manatee County politics ever being the same without him.

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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands! Stone crab season has finally arrived! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Due tropical depression will cause possibly hazardous marine conditions throughout the weekend. NOAA has issued small craft advisories in some areas due to significant wave height.

 

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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
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21st Century Oncology, the nation’s largest radiation therapy provider is proud to announce the re-opening of the 21st Century Oncology office in Bradenton, Florida. The newly remodeled office located at 401 Manatee Avenue East in Bradenton now offers TrueBeam, a new cancer treatment technology that provides a radically different approach to cancer care.

 

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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who is responsible for the realization of Grassy Point Preserve? Check the dates of Holmes Beach administrations. It's pretty clear who is responsible and who is not. Shame on anyone who takes credit when credit is not due.

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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve the last plot of land for the WCI Communities Tidewater Preserve subdivision through the consent agenda. The council also approved the first of two public hearings of a City Planning Commission request to update the city's Form-Based Code at the request of Village of the Arts business owners, who want to increase visibility for the village via additional signage.

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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

Every year the Manatee County Tax Collector’s office selects an employee who embodies the core value Community and Social Responsibility. Named for the late Lillie Robinson, an employee who contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service before her untimely death in 2012, the candidates are nominated by their peers and selected by the Tax Collector’s Senior Team. This year’s nominees were LaToya Benton, Wayne Hoefle, Patty Martin, Sharmaine Bridges, Kay Horell and Tanya Raney.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If Florida voters who remain undecided on this year's gubernatorial race hoped to come away from last night's CNN debate knowing more about either Charlie Crist or Rick Scott, they almost certainly wound up disappointed. The two opponents offered little substance and lots of mudslinging in the final debate, just four days before early voting opens this Saturday (debate transcript included).

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Obituaries

Name Date
Christopher Bouwkamp October 28, 2014
David Rojas October 24, 2014
Monique Staves October 27, 2014
Patricia Gandley October 28, 2014
John Dean October 26, 2014
Viola Heckendorn October 25, 2014
Dennis Sabo October 25, 2014
Donald Smith October 25, 2014
James Powers October 22, 2004
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