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Quest to oust BB mayor plods on

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, right, reads a petition signed by 113 residents in support of the forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon.

A month to the day after Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke first voiced his intention to begin forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon, the city commission has a plan for moving forward. The commission hammered out a resolution that …

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1 Passage Key case closed, investigation continues

The Pasco County man whose wife died after an altercation in the waters off the northern tip of Anna Maria is no longer facing a domestic violence charge. Assistant State Attorney Brian Iten, who heads the felony division of the …

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Alleged Holmes Beach attacker attempts own defense

A 24-year-old man allegedly found stabbing one of his roommates in a bathtub is attempting to direct his court case from his jail cell. Assistant Public Defender Franklin Roberts was assigned to the case of Andrew James Helderman shortly after …

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Candidate spending light in Anna Maria

Anna Maria candidates for an elected office in the Nov. 4 election have been stockpiling funds in their respective treasuries, while little campaign spending has taken place. That began to change after Oct. 5, when candidates were allowed to post …

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Candidate spending disparate in Bradenton Beach

With Commissioner Ed Straight running unopposed on Nov. 4, Bradenton Beach has only two candidates vying for the Ward 4 commission seat in the Nov. 4 municipal election. And their campaign coffers differ as dramatically as their views on how …

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Holmes Beach election races heat up

Holmes Beach voters will choose from three candidates to fill two seats on the commission, and from two candidates to fill the position of mayor. Incumbent Commissioners Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman are vying for votes to win re-election Nov. …

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Campaign song

      Candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District Henry Lawrence and his campaign for congress family and band came to Holmes Beach and Eat Here restaurant Oct. 16. Lawrence, a former NFL player and three-time Super Bowl winner, told …

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Tree house owners fight back, appeal

The fate of a beachfront tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, may rest with the appellate court. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Owners of a beachfront tree house in Holmes Beach are pushing back with resilience, unlike the spindly Australian pine supporting the structure they hope to retain. Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran, owners of a tree house constructed in a beachfront …

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Holmes Beach-hometown hero, firefighter honored for heroism

Jen Crady, owner of AMI Health & Fitness, 5364 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, added a free family fitness membership to the accolades local firefighter Clint Walker has received for rescuing a Bradenton family from a housefire in September. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

We have a hero among us. In the early morning hours of Sept. 16, Clint Walker, a resident of Holmes Beach, was on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton headed to work as a firefighter for Hillsborough County when he saw a …

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Domestic battery charged to GPS burglar

A 26-year-old Holmes Beach man on probation for a GPS car burglary was again arrested Oct. 6 on a domestic battery charge. According to a Holmes Beach Police Department probable cause affidavit, an argument ensued between Erik D. Hall and …

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