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McNeal Elementary School held its end-of-year Field Day for second-graders June 5. The second-graders played sports and games. In addition, fourth-graders played dodgeball, celebrating their FCAT writing scores.
The special election ballot features two items: A vote on a half-percent sales tax increase, from 6.5% to 7%; And a vote that would allow the Manatee Board of County Commissioners to give new or expanding businesses ad valorem tax exemptions.
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-2 yesterday to approve a new ordinance and changes to the county Land Development Code, allowing residents to keep four female chickens.
Randy Hedrick, of Bradenton, died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night.
The Manatee County administrator's fiscal year 2014-15 budget calls for lower property taxes, raises for employees and
capital investment but no growth in the size of government.
The Manatee County School District has announced 96 cuts to district office staff and the addition of new positions as part of a $21.9 million savings plan.