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Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

HOLMES BEACH – The new school year got off to a relatively calm start Monday morning with a break in the rainy weather and...
‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

ANNA MARIA – A child born three months premature on April 19, 2016, to Roser Community Church Facilities Administrator Charles Wade and his wife,...
Where have all the channels gone?

Where have all the channels gone?

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – More than 6 million customers of DirecTV nationwide are estimated to be without Nexstar Media Group stations and some CBS...
George Wilson Jr. celebrated

George Wilson Jr. celebrated

ANNA MARIA – Hundreds of friends and family members showed up at the Anna Maria General Store on Monday, July 22 to celebrate the...
George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island lost a beloved friend and local character when 67-year-old George Cameron Wilson Jr. passed away on Monday,...
Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Former Planning and Zoning Board member and Sunshine Law lawsuit defendant John Metz has been deposed, but his computer may be subjected...

Ugly Grouper worker carried Hepatitis A

Updated July 5 - HOLMES BEACH - The Manatee County Health Department has identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker...
Strong man competition, holidays cause traffic concerns

Strong man competition, holidays cause traffic concerns

LONGBOAT KEY – When officials met for the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting June 18, the topic of discussion turned toward traffic...
Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

ANNA MARIA – City officials are grateful for the continued support the city’s receiving from the county and the state for the construction of...
Board accepts new fire chief contract

Board accepts new fire chief contract

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s soon-to-be Chief Ben Rigney’s employment contract is approved and ready to go into effect when current Chief Tom...
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WMFR 2019-20 assessment rates set

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners held a public hearing May 21 to discuss the 2019-20 residential and commercial assessment rates. No members...
Vickers sentencing set

Vickers gets life in death of toddler

David Vickers has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the death of 16-month-old Luca Scholey on Aug. 21,...
Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria hosted its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Salute this morning under the shade structure at City...
McDaniel joins Center team

McDaniel joins Center team

After months of searching, the team at The Center of Anna Maria Island has a new director of development. In a May 3 press release,...
Four chosen for chamber scholarships

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

The four members of the Anna Maria Island Scholarship Committee - Bev Lesnick, Wendy Webb, Mike Southwick and Amy Tobin - distributed scholarships to...