Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Community News

Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

ORLANDO – Anna Maria Island didn’t feel the effects of Hurricane Dorian, but Manatee County’s first responders didn’t take it easy as the storm...
Bert Harris cases go back to court

Bert Harris cases go back to court

BRADENTON – Six Bert Harris cases against the city of Holmes Beach are awaiting a ruling on the city’s motion for judgment on the...
Commissioners reject salary increase

Commissioners reject salary increase

HOLMES BEACH – With Commissioner Pat Morton absent, a motion to give city commissioners a $250 per month stipend raise failed on a tie. At...
Anna Maria liquor ordinance explained

Anna Maria liquor ordinance explained

ANNA MARIA – A memo City Attorney Becky Vose sent Mayor Dan Murphy clarifies the city commission’s recent decision to not amend the city’s...
City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

HOLMES BEACH – With costs for stormwater improvements throughout the city ongoing and increasing, City Engineer Lynn Burnett proposed to commissioners that they consider...
Anna Maria Commission will need to fill two seats

Anna Maria Commission will need to fill two seats

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria must fill two city commission seats by appointment – one this month and one in November. On...
HBPD celebrates its own

HBPD celebrates its own

HOLMES BEACH – Police officers celebrated an addition to their ranks, the promotion of one of their own and gave a standing ovation to...
Seymour resigns from city commission

Seymour resigns from city commission

ANNA MARIA – City Commission Chair Brian Seymour tendered his immediate resignation Friday morning. His resignation came one day after his fellow commissioners voted 4-0...
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Carter, Crane and Woodland running unopposed

Updated Sept. 6, 2019 | ANNA MARIA - Running unopposed in the 2019 city election, incumbent Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Carter will serve an...

Qualifying determines Bradenton Beach commission winners

Incumbent Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, incumbent Commissioner Jake Spooner and former Commissioner Jan Vosburgh are the only candidates to qualify for the three...
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Four qualify in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Qualifying week is officially over, and four candidates are posed to fight it out in the polls Nov. 5 to see...

Dorian continues to steer clear of AMI

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County remains clear of Hurricane Dorian's "cone of uncertainty" today, with lighter-than-normal Labor Day beach crowds, in part due...
Anna Maria prepared for Hurricane Dorian and beyond

Anna Maria prepares for Hurricane Dorian and beyond

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Dorian’s threat has decreased, but the city of Anna Maria is prepared and applying lessons learned from Hurricane Irma...
Bradenton Beach readies for Dorian

Bradenton Beach readies for Dorian

BRADENTON BEACH – The city of Bradenton Beach declared a local state of emergency on Friday afternoon as part of its precautionary Hurricane Dorian...
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Holmes Beach holds off on emergency declaration

HOLMES BEACH – With Hurricane Dorian’s path uncertain, Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth is holding off on declaring an emergency in her city. Titsworth said...