Wednesday Jul 16
Democrats seek voting data from Manatee County Elections chief
Leaders of the local Democratic Party and a black voters' advocacy group Wednesday sought voting data from the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office in order to evaluate what effect closing almost 30 percent of polling places would have on minority voters.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Pennington Park would bring nearly 800 homes, 100,000-square-feet of retail to Parrish-Ellenton
For years, developers wanted to build hundreds of homes on the southeast corner of Interstate 75 and 69th Street East and call it Pennington Park.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Sheriff: Parrish man tasered 3 times after fleeing from deputies
A Parrish man was arrested on numerous charges Friday after leading deputies on a chase, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube makes his case against medical marijuana
Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube called on county residents to vote against the legalization of medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot during a Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday morning.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Parrish residents call for redlight at Fort Hamer Road-U.S. 301 intersection
But Parrish residents complain that the recently completed intersection of Fort Hamer Road, U.S. 301, and 121st Avenue East is an accident waiting to happen.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Fort Hamer Bridge project finally a done deal
A mere four decades in the making, a critical transportation corridor in East Manatee is finally on track.
Document problems but not fraud, Manatee YMCA officials say
Manatee County YMCA officials responded to allegations that more than $100,000 was defrauded from taxpayers by claiming the problem was all a document issue.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Bradenton family has three-generation connection to FPL Manatee Power Plant in Parrish
Within a year his son, Ron Cobb, moved back to Bradenton from Georgia to work in the family business, and now three grandchildren are helping out at the full service electrical, instrumentation, and controls company in the Whitfield industrial area of Manatee County.
Nudi's Neighbors | Local historian to sign copies of her new novel
Local historian Cathy Slusser will sign copies of her newly published historical novel, "From a Heavenly Land: Julia's Story," at 6:15 p.m. July 14 at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E. Slusser, the director of the Historical Resources Department in the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court office, will then give a book ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Mysterious ruin has them wondering in Parrish
It's so overgrown with vines, bushes and ferns that it could be part of a set for an Indiana Jones movie.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Parrish man wins $1 million on lottery scratch-off ticket
John Collins, of Parrish, claimed a $1 million prize in the 100x the Cash Scratch-Off game, the Florida Lottery announced Tuesday.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Parrish tomato farm sells for $5.25 million
Rutland Ranch Farms LLC, a Florida company owned by John Falkner of Falkner Farms in Myakka City, bought the property Friday, Manatee County records show.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Palmetto cleanup group scours Washington Park ditches
Palmetto Build and OMC groups of 22 adults and 12 teens from Barbara Harvey's Crime Stoppers cleaned ditches in Washington Park in the North Memphis Community.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Fish lovers looking to hog hogfish
My son and I were ordering a shrimp platter and deep fried alligator bites at Captain Eddie's Seafood Restaurant in Nokomis, when server Tim Masura went on to praise their house specialty of Gulf-caught hogfish, described on the menu as “sweet, firm, white fish prepared fried, broiled, or blackened.” My first reaction: “What's ... (more)