The Florida Department of Transportation expects the resurfacing project to be finished in spring 2013.
Manatee County's $28.7 million grant request placed 22nd nationally.
Steve Hensell is the face of Santa to Manatee County school children.
Nolan Middle School science teacher Carrie Rainwater is one of four finalists in the district for the Outstanding EdVantage Educator of the Year award.
Manatee County holiday closures and trash collection schedule; Atlanta homebuilder buys sites in east Manatee
As the campaign comes to a close, contributions are still coming in, but donations are slightly behind last year.
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