CART head supports TDC tax position By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Don Schroder of the Citizens Against Runaway Taxation organization said he fully supports an initiative by the Tourism Development Council to draft legislation that would change the appraisal methods used by the state’s property appraisers.
Cortez complex gets OK, praise By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter
The first of three major developments on the north side of Cortez Road in the historic fishing village won preliminary approval by the Manatee Board of County Commissioners, and approbation from commissioners and county staff.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office announced last week it had suspended deputy Kevin Anderson for six weeks for using poor judgment when he sent sexually explicit photographs of himself to a woman he met on the Internet.
'Hermit' first 'Top Notch' photo contest winner of 2006
Kim Klement of Bradenton has captured the first of six weekly Top Notch contests that began this week in The Islander. Her shot was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. Her prize is an Islander "more-than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie's Beach Cafe, and her photo will go into the pool of six winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.
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