Project Elevate, a US Department of Education grant, will fund the new position.
Save Our Siesta Sand 2 is preparing to defend Siesta against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, if necessary, with a partnership with the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Republican Mike Moran will seek the District 1 seat on the Sarasota County Commission with significant local GOP support.
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The 2014 total was up $8.4 million from the 2013 fiscal year.
Ivory Lounge owner Ambrish Piareâ€™s suit against the nightclubâ€™s downtown neighbors got a jolt this week, when a judge denied a motion to dismiss the case.
Total countywide offenses followed a five-year downward trend with a 10% drop in 2014, according to Sarasota County Sheriffâ€™s Office data.