+Observer Media Group partners with Tampa Bay Times
The Plant City Observer and Tampa Bay Times have become partners to make The Plant City Times & Observer.
+Beach project stance shifts
The town of Longboat Key will re-bid its beach project next year in the hopes of attaining a cheaper price. That project could include three groins.
+Commissioners OK plan for citywide development code
The City Commission also appointed Robert Lindsay to the Planning Board.
+Manatee County special referendum today
Voters will decide on a half-percent sales tax to fund indigent care and whether to allow ad valorem tax exemptions for some new or expanding businesses.