The same day a Sarasota County sheriff’s official declined the job of interim Sarasota County administrator, another law enforcement veteran was selected for that post.
On June 8, the County Commission unanimously chose Terry Lewis, a former North Port Police chief, to replace Jim Ley, who resigned amid a procurement scandal.
Earlier this year, Lewis completed a six-month term as interim city manager of North Port.
Maj. Kurt Hoffman, of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, declined the interim county administrator’s job after he learned he would have to take a significant reduction in his retirement benefits and reapply to get his law-enforcement-level benefits once he returned to the Sheriff’s Office.
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23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
10:00 am - 11:00 am
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cops Corner: Sarasota
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World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.