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Darcie Duncan

Duncan named Manatee Chamber chair

MANATEE COUNTY – Duncan Real Estate owner Darcie Duncan is the new chair of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. The honor was bestowed on the...
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Firefighters recognized for outstanding service

BRADENTON – Jeff Philips is the West Manatee Fire Rescue's Firefighter of the Year, Richard Losek is Officer of the Year and William “Buddy”...
Andrea Spring gingerbread house

Spring returns to her winning ways

MANATEE COUNTY – After a three-year absence, Andrea Spring returned to competitive baking last week and claimed four blue ribbons and a red ribbon...
Aqua by the Bay

Manatee County: The year in review

MANATEE COUNTY – Aqua by the Bay, the loss of Manatee County's beloved mascot, Snooty, the removal of a Confederate monument, the proposed Hunters...
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Confederate monument repairs estimated

BRADENTON – It’s going to cost the county an estimated $41,500 to repair and relocate the Confederate monument damaged in August when it was...
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Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...
Veterans Park, Bradenton

Letter affirms Confederate monument opposition

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners face opposition by the Manatee County Veteran’s Council to placing a historic Confederate monument in Veterans Park. Veterans Council chairman...
Vets reject Confederate monument

Veterans Council rejects monument relocation

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Veterans Council opposes a Confederate monument being relocated to Veterans Park, near the Bradenton Riverwalk. The 16-1 opposition vote took...
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Aqua by the Bay decision provokes reactions

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Commission’s approval of Carlos Beruff’s revised Aqua by the Bay development plans produced outrage, disappointment, disbelief and relief. After...
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Revised Aqua by the Bay plans approved

BRADENTON – Late Tuesday afternoon, Manatee County Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of approving the revised Aqua by the Bay general development plans. The approved...

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Confederate memorial toppling

Confederate monument damaged in move

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial monument in front of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse was damaged when it was removed Thursday morning. Before county commissioners...
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Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Confederate Memorial protest

Monument will be moved

The Manatee County Commission voted 4-3 in favor of removing and relocating the Confederate monument at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Bradenton Tuesday. Potential new...
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Confederate memorial prompts protests, debate

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial downtown stands covered in plywood today in anticipation of a scheduled Unity March and counter protests. Manatee County Commissioners voted...