Thursday, May 23, 2019

Manatee County

Red Tide Bradenton Beach Anchorage

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...
Manatee County EMS ambulance

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 seal

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...
Manatee County seal

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...
WMFR merger district map

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...
Manatee County concession fund

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...
Palma Sola Causeway missing bollards

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...
Confederate monument debated

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...
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...
Confederate monument

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...
Aqua lawsuit

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...