The Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority voted 3-1 in favor of a 12-year funding proposal for its new maintenance facility.
Marla Doss is named the president and CEO of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities.
Battling for the Board of Manatee County Commissioners District 7 at-large seat are two Republicans: political hopeful Betsy Benac and incumbent Joe McClash.
Four candidates are competing for the Manatee County School Board District 2 seat, including William Chaltis, Robert Moates, Dave Miner and Paul Sharff.
While raising funds for tree research, Tammy Kovar will fulfill a dream to cycle along a section of Highway 101 in Oregon.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about an attempted robbery of the Ranch Lake Walmart, at the intersection of State Road 70 and Interstate 75.
Florida tax holiday this weekend; Free screening