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Former Bradenton Beach clerk alleges discrimination

Relying on the city’s public records attorney, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon won’t release a U.S. Equal Employment Commission notice of discrimination against the city.             Former city clerk Gia Lancaster, 47, filed a complaint of discrimination, and notice of …

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GPS burglar’s probation revoked

A 26-year-old Holmes Beach man spent 29 days in Manatee County jail for a GPS car burglary after his probation was revoked by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Charles E. Roberts ordered Erik D. Hall to serve a 30-day …

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Stabbing suspect competent, denied bond reduction

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge John F. Lakin ruled a Holmes Beach stabbing suspect is competent to stand trial and his bond will not change. Andrew James Helderman, 24, allegedly stabbed his female roommate and fought off a male roommate at …

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Holmes Beach official fears influx of unlicensed rentals

There’s been a lot of talk about the “vacation problem” on the island, including one that doesn’t yet exist. In Holmes Beach, code enforcement officer David Forbes sent an email Nov. 24 to commissioners stating he began investigating listings on …

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Parking ban on Holmes Beach agenda

No parking signs in Holmes Beach may be more common, if the traffic committee succeeds in halting all parking on residential streets. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Holmes Beach commissioners have a full agenda planned for their final work session of the year. The work load includes the traffic committee’s presentation of its plan to ban street and right-of-way parking in all residential neighborhoods in the city. …

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Fishing – 12-10-2014

Jonny Keyes of Keyes Marina in Holmes Beach takes a busman’s holiday Dec. 3, testing out the gear he offers in the Island Discount Tackle store. He hooked up this 30-pound kingfish on a charter with Capt. Mac Gregory.

December anglers should keep bait options open to hook up   A lot of fishers are using shrimp as bait due to cold water temps, but keep your options open. On cold, windy days, shrimp are the perfect bait, but …

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Real Estate – 12-10-2014

207 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,038 sfla / 2,229 sfur 4bed/3bath pool home built in 1967 on a 7,971 sq ft lot was sold 11/13/14, Toehold Capital on 45th Street LLC to Hoschak Properties LLC for $980,000; list $1,079,000. …

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Calendar – 12-10-2014

To view the calendar in the Islander “flip-book” edition, please, click the link on the main page. If you are not a subscriber, you will be guided to a sign-up page.

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Docked indefinitely

The Anna Maria Island Privateers’ boat-float, the Skullywag, has been docked indefinitely. The “ship” was involved in a crash Dec. 6 after the Privateers’ participation in a Christmas parade in Sarasota. The group will carry on with plans for its …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

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