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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

HB building official’s property plan approval delayed

Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer went to the podium Aug. 14 as the owner of commercial property looking to build offices and a warehouse on Avenue C, but city attorney Patricia Petruff directed a new procedure. According to Petruff, a public hearing must be held, and it must be properly ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Osborn to Bradenton Beach: ‘I’m not giving up’

Friends and relatives of the late Sheena Morris, who died in 2009, picketed Bradenton Beach City Hall Aug. 16 demanding law enforcement do more to find out what happened to the 25-year-old woman. Morris’ death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of death was changed in 2011 to undetermined ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Anna Maria arrested at church

A 25-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested at CrossPointe Fellowship following the Sunday morning service Aug. 12. According to the the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Holmes Beach police officers awaited Trevor Nathaniel Francis Coleman, 311 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and arrested him as he exited ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Bradenton man attacks 2 men in Holmes Beach

A 21-year-old Bradenton man allegedly attacked two men walking from the beach Aug. 11. According to the police report, Cody Jolly followed a 62-year-old man and a friend back to his Holmes Beach residence after the men watched the sunset at the beach. Jolly is alleged to have approached the men, ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

15-year-old MHS student arrested for Facebook threat

Manatee County Schools Superintendant Tim McGonegal said he appreciated the cooperation of law enforcement in helping to keep Manatee High School students safe, following the arrest of a 15-year-old Holmes Beach boy after he allegedly threatened violence against the school on Facebook. A joint investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Holmes Beach man arrested on cocaine charge

After making an attempt to elude police following an Aug. 11 traffic stop, Alan Scooter Stein, 38, of the 300 block of 61st Street, Holmes Beach was arrested for felony possession of cocaine. According to the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed Stein making a U-turn in ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

After following a trail of stolen jewelry, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Wilson IV, 19, of the 400 block of 75th Street, Holmes Beach. An MCSO detective discovered jewelry at a Sarasota GoldMax store Aug. 12 that had come from an Anna Maria burglary, according to the probable cause ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Seaweed removal slow, hampered by laws

Manatee County Parks and Recreation Director Cindy Turner told members of the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at their Aug. 20 meeting that she’s never seen any buildup of seaweed on Anna Maria Island like the current onslaught. “We’re doing everything we can to remove it, but remember, we have to ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

WMFR approves budget, promotes firefighters

A $5.5 million budget, reflecting a $6,500 decrease in revenue from a tentative budget presented last month, was approved Aug. 16 by the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Board of Commissioners.         In presenting the budget, WMFR Chief Andy Price said an adjustment was needed to reflect “a slight reduction of ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Islander Calendar – 08-22-2012

Thursday, Aug. 23 • 10 a.m.-noon — Coffee with Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.   Off Island   Wednesday, Aug. 22         • 7-10 p.m., Ballroom Dancing Party, American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-807-4046,   Friday, Aug. 24         ...


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