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Kristin Swain

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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Bob Johnson, Stacey Johnston

Holmes Beach says goodbye to Mayor Johnson

HOLMES BEACH – With Mayor-elect Judy Titsworth ready to take the reins at city hall, commissioners and city hall staff joined together to say...
Holmes Beach mayor Joshua Linney

Former mayoral candidate faces inquiry

HOLMES BEACH – Defeated 2018 mayoral candidate Joshua Linney is no stranger to scrutiny when it comes to his past, but now the U.S. Department...

License plate readers coming to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It’s official, a five-camera license plate recognition system is coming to the city, costing $105,240 for 5 years, not including $40...
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Vacation rental changes on hold for now

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been a long, sometimes rough road for the city’s vacation rental certificate program and the code enforcement officers who oversee...
Holmes Beach mike norman rezone

Real estate office rezone approved

HOLMES BEACH – Despite some concerns from the public, city commissioners voted unanimously to allow an increase in intensity of use at the 3101...
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Planning commissioners consider commercial rezone

HOLMES BEACH – What started out as a potentially simple commercial rezoning request for an office building currently owned and occupied by Mike Norman...

Veterans Day parade honors military

The city of Anna Maria honored active military service men and women along with our veterans during a moving Veterans Day flag ceremony held...
Holmes Beach election group

Holmes Beach has a new mayor

HOLMES BEACH – Election Day is coming to a close and a new mayor and new commissioners will take the dais at the city’s...
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It’s a Bert Harris win for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders have reason to celebrate as a win comes in for Holmes Beach in a Bert Harris case filed by...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

Commissioners uphold site plan expiration

HOLMES BEACH – If property owner and local businessman Mike Hynds wants to go through with his plan to place residential rental units on...
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New book sheds light on the local paranormal

You might find her a little creepy or kooky, maybe a bit mysterious or spooky, but one title it’s hard to deny Liz Reed...
Holmes Beach golf cart low speed vehicle map

Holmes Beach considers golf cart regulations

HOLMES BEACH – If you drive a golf cart in Holmes Beach, new regulations may be on the way that affect where you can...
Holmes Beach city field update map

City field improvements get the green light

HOLMES BEACH – A new plan is on the table for the city field complex and commissioners are ready to start seeing progress made...
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Longboat Pass Bridge work to begin in 2019

The days for the current Longboat Pass Bridge may be numbered, but the bridge’s number isn’t up quite yet. During the October Island Transportation Planning...
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Commissioners consider aircraft nuisance ordinance

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are considering enacting an aircraft nuisance ordinance that will carry hefty fines for violations. During the Oct. 23 commission work session,...