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Manatee Clerk of Court launches new mobile app

BRADENTON — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently launched a new mobile app that provides customers with a convenient way to access Clerk and Comptroller …

Former Manatee County School Board member James Golden has filed a lawsuit against Manatee County Supervisor of Elections James Satcher's office over the SOE's decision not to hold …

Javontee Brice went on a "killing spree" in Manatee County Monday evening, murdering three women at three different locations before being gunned down by police. At around …

With concerns about election dis- and misinformation coursing through the election cycle this year, a group of Florida voting rights and social justice groups are calling on every state and county …

Time is running out for almost 80,000 Manatee County residents! They falsely believe that they will be getting a Vote By Mail Ballot for the August Primary, but they will not because they have not …

Red Tide Status Update: 6/21/24

Samples collected statewide over the past week did not show a red tide. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track nearshore and offshore conditions. Additional details …

The race for Manatee County Commission District 3 is heating up. With the primary election in less than 60 days, voters continue to learn about the candidates…

Algal Bloom May Effect Taste/Odor in Lake Manatee Reservoir

Customers of Manatee County Utilities may notice a temporary and non-harmful change in their water taste or odor. Algae blooms are regular seasonal occurrences in Lake Manatee …

On Thursday, the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club hosted a debate between James Satcher and Scott Farrington, the two candidates for the closed primary that will decide the next Manatee County …

Bradenton Police Department to Offer Free Basic Firearms Course

The Bradenton Police Department is offering a free basic firearms course to City of Bradenton residents on June 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class, which includes classroom instruction and …

Florida Democrats made a plea for relevance on Tuesday in Tallahassee as they hyped the feat of running a candidate in every congressional and legislative race. The party aims to win enough of those …

As the digital transformation of our economy accelerates, it is vital to examine not just the economic ramifications but the environmental impacts associated with both physical and digital …

The Week in Local Government: 6/23/24

BRADENTON — It will be a relatively quiet week in local government.  The Manatee School Board will meet on Tuesday for a regular school board meeting and on Thursday for a workshop …

Recap: BOCC Budget Sessions

This week, Manatee County Commissioners continued the FY25 budget process with two sessions. A Utilities/Fund Summary Review scheduled for Wednesday was canceled. The budget …

The federal government has sought to bolster election security for years through a popular grant program, but the wildly fluctuating funding levels have made it difficult for state …

Which Candidates Qualified for the Ballot?

With the passing of the qualification deadline, voters can now see who will and will not be on their ballots in the upcoming election. The League of Women Voters Manatee County has …

Farrington Qualifies for SOE Primary Ballot

Scott Farrington, who is running to be Manatee County’s next Supervisor of Elections, has officially qualified for the August 20 Republican primary ballot. The former …

Manatee County to Incorporate Telehealth Services Into 911 System

Manatee County Public Safety has joined forces with public safety telehealth provider MD Ally to improve healthcare for residents and create a stronger and more resilient …

Red Tide Status Update: 6/14/24

Red tide was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected offshore of Southwest Florida over the past week. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track …

LWV Manatee School Board Notes: 6/11/24

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Education Issues Committee observes the Manatee County School Board meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, or lack …

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