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It was September 1955 on a Friday when six carloads of African Americans defied segregationist policies by taking a dip in the Gulf of Mexico at Lido Beach. Their actions made headlines in the Herald Tribune. “Sarasotans Calm As Negroes Swim at City’s…
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The Sarasota Police Department, FBI Tampa Division and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now offering a $50,000 reward for information about the disappearance of Jabez Spann, 14. This is an increase from the reward issued on October 10, 2017.…
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Words of accolade rang throughout the evening on December 18th at the retirement celebration for Ret. Col. Walter L. “Mickey” Presha. Presha is retiring after a 33-year career as President and CEO of Manatee County Rural Health Services (MCR). For more…
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MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Nominated by fellow Public Safety employees, voted on by Manatee County employees and unanimously approved by Manatee County Commissioners, Emergency Medical Technician Aaron White today became Manatee County’s 2017 Employee of the…
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The Sarasota County Branch NAACP will celebrate the achievements of individuals, businesses and organizations at its 32nd Annual Freedom Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 5th at the Sarasota Hyatt, recognizing them for their significant contributions to…
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SARASOTA – Booker High School has been named among the top 80 best high schools for the arts in America by Niche.com, a website that analyzes data and reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for schools throughout the U.S. The…
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The Manatee County Bridging the Gap organization held its second annual youth fishing tournament Thursday, July 20th on Palmetto’s historic Green Bridge Fishing Pier. Nearly fifty local children, age 8 through 16, participated in the event, along with…
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Light of the World International Church presented scholarships to 14 graduating high school students from the church’s A. Jean Battie Scholarship Fund that totaled close to $6,000. on Sunday, July 23 during it’s regular worship service. This marks the…
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Congratulations to 2017 graduates! The Sarasota Family YMCA, through its donors, awarded a total of $85,000 in scholarships. Fifty (50) students received scholarships fifteen graduating seniors and 35 Achievers Alumni (former Achievers currently attending…
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The St. Petersburg District Area Young People’s Division (YPD) of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in the West Coast Conference, opened their hearts to provide special items that would benefit children in the foster care system. This event…
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