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County Commission candidates address campaign issues

Anna Maria Island and Cortez voters will help determine the winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent commissioner Carol Whitmore...
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County addresses red tide

Red tide remains off Anna Maria Island, and undoubtedly will continue to return in the future, Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks...
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Canal cleanup revisited

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County paid APTIM approximately $140,000 for a week’s worth of canal cleaning services, according to Information Outreach Manager Nick Azzara. During...
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County contracting APTIM for canal cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County is contracting APTIM to remove the dead fish and marine life accumulating in residential canals and channels due to red...
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TDC votes to recommend more money for red tide cleanup

ANNA MARIA – Manatee County has been busy cleaning up the dead fish left by the current outbreak of red tide and the committee...
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Changes possible for Manatee County EMS

MANATEE COUNTY – Rumors of a pilot program launching in October to reduce the number of ambulances available to Manatee County residents during overnight...

Manatee County works to clean impacts from red tide

Manatee County Commissioners today discussed how the county can assist private homeowners to clear waterways, inlets and canals of sea life killed by the...

County praised for cleanup, but…

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – City officials on Anna Maria Island are praising Manatee County’s response to the red tide crisis, particularly in terms of...
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WMFR merger just talk for now

BRADENTON – There’s been a lot of talk about a proposed merger between West Manatee, Southern Manatee, and Cedar Hammock fire districts, but, until...
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County commissioners approve concession fund request

MANATEE COUNTY – An influx of monies from the excess concession fund is making its way to the three Island cities and The Center...
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Missing bollards mystery stumps scenic highway management

MANATEE COUNTY – The mystery of the missing bollards on the Manatee Avenue causeway continues to haunt county law enforcement and members of the...
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Confederate monument debate resumes

BRADENTON – By 4-3 vote, Manatee County Commissioners have rejected Vanessa Baugh’s motion to ask county voters if they want a Confederate monument returned...

County voters adopt one-mill school tax

MANATEE COUNTY – By a slim margin, Manatee County voters passed the proposed one-mill school tax in the county election that concluded this evening. As...
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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”...