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Poll Question: Which of the following best describe how you feel about elementary school security?

 We should have a county deputy in every school, even at an average cost of $144,00 each  We should spend the current $1 million budgeted on 7 roaming deputies  The budgeted funds should be spent on better securing the buildings; ie. security doors, lockdown switches, cameras, etc.  The funds should go to educational needs and any police presence should be a function of law enforcement in that community and its budget More polls »

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Saturday, September 6, 2014


Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
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Buffalo Wings & Rings, a Cincinnati-based restaurant company with locations already in North Port and Port Charlotte, is planning to come to the Tampa Bay area. The chain would be competing for wing-lovers' fondness with chains already established in the area such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters and Ker's Winghouse when one of its franchisees plans to open a restaurant in the area within the next two years. The chain has focused on catering to wing enthusiasts while offering a variety of other dishes, sports entertainment and a family friendly atmosphere.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc. has named Barbara Brownell as Coordinator of the Manatee Home Visiting Coalition. The newly formed Manatee Home Visiting Coalition brings together Manatee County’s in-home parent education service providers to maximize resources, and help ensure delivery of the highest quality services. The alliance will also help eliminate duplication of services, enable partners to share materials and resources, and expand their referral networks.

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Monday, July 21, 2014


Published Monday, July 21, 2014
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A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 279,924 visitors to De Soto National Memorial in 2013 spent $15.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area.

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Published Monday, June 23, 2014
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As the percentage of vehicular accidents caused by texting and driving increases, so too must the number of technologies designed specifically to decrease that percentage. With the help of Leonardo Murri, founder and programmer of the No Text and Drive app, Apple has just joined the fight in saving lives on the road.

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Friday, June 20, 2014


Published Friday, June 20, 2014
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Frank Holden got lots of hugs Thursday as he said goodbye to Port Authority commissioners, staff and Port Director Carlos Buqueras. Holden is retiring from his job of 14 years as senior director of operations and special projects.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This Saturday, local Cortezians hit the streets again to protest what they call a highjacking of their roads by Manatee County Commissioners. Organizers say they are "mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore."

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Monday, April 7, 2014


Published Monday, April 7, 2014

In gulf-touched and rain-soaked Southwest Florida, there was once a beer selection drought at many local bars and retail stores. For several years, one could only reliably find stocks of slightly different varieties of mass-produced Anaheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller – the so-called American Blonde Lagers. Smaller, decidedly more flavorful beers – which had long been a presence in other parts of the country – were rare in supply in the SW Florida region. To the delight of local beer connoisseurs, those days are over.

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Monday, March 3, 2014


Published Monday, March 3, 2014
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Celebrate our nation’s veterans and their families at a USO-style, family-friendly extravaganza, “Stories of Valor: Honoring Veterans, Troops and their Families,” Saturday, April 12, 6 p.m., at McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Street W., in Bradenton. As part of the evening’s entertainment, the National WWII Museum’s charming vocal trio, the Victory Belles, will take audiences on a nostalgic journey with spirited performances of patriotic songs, including “America the Beautiful,” “Shoo Shoo Baby,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Ticket proceeds benefit Manasota Operation Troop Support (MOTS).

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Manatee Technical Institute students were the clear leaders at the 2014 Region 6 Florida SkillsUSA competitions. The Manatee Tech students won 47 Gold, 28 Silver, and 19 Bronze medals. With 94 medals, MTI has again won more medals than any other school in the region.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014


Published Thursday, January 9, 2014

Various improvements to Love Park were voted for at Wednesday's Bradenton City Council meeting. In other business, Richard Whetstone and Darin Autrey were reappointed to the Planning Commission, and approval to use forfeiture funds to buy the BPD equipment was given; all through the Consent Agenda. Councilman Bemis Smith was out with an excused absence.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Joan Eason September 29, 2014
Gene Hunt September 28, 2014
Muriel Thayer September 26, 2014
Patricia Ritchlin September 25, 2014
Glennava Inman September 25, 2014
Jo-Ann Cherry September 22, 2014
Emma Engelmann September 20, 2014
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
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