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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...
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Hundreds send positive message about the environment

The Gulf of Mexico was churning up more dead sea life and caustic smell Sunday morning, the result of the latest red tide outbreak....
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Another school season starts at AME

HOLMES BEACH - Motorists got a bright reminder that another school year had begun Monday morning from emergency lights on a patrol car and...
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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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Property values, taxes always hot topics

Summer cocktail parties are one of the staples of the nice warm summer months, sometimes too warm. But whether you’re on the beach, on...
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Where have all the houses gone?

For a very long time now, those involved in the real estate market have been moaning about the lack of inventory. There are buyers...
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WMFR commissioners address merger concerns

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are giving Commissioner George Harris the green light to reach out to leaders at two other Manatee...

Bradenton Beach sewer line smoke tests start Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County will be smoke testing sewer lines in Bradenton Beach beginning on Monday, June 25 and ending on Wednesday, July 11. A...
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New tourism marketing campaign in the works

BRADENTON – A new marketing campaign aims at attracting potential visitors to Anna Maria Island and Manatee County with the cure for what ails...
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Mortgages ain’t what they used to be

The end of the super low mortgage interest rates has just about arrived. From a low of 3.31 percent for a fixed rate, conventional...
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Help is available during hurricanes

Help is available for those dependent on medical equipment or those who need assistance or transportation to a shelter by registering in advance. Register...
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Manatee County hurricane shelter list

The following hurricane shelters in Manatee County may be open depending on the direction and size of the storm. There are no assigned shelters,...
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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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More people and we’re still growing

We’re at the end of our winter season, and as much as I hate to say it, the traffic was worse than ever. I...
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Matthews gets 65 years minimum

BRADENTON – Eugene Matthews will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of Rebecca Rawson on Jan. 10,...