Local election results Nov. 8….

Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach poll results are are in…

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Bradenton Beach voters choose moratorium, elect Chappie
Nov08

Bradenton Beach voters choose moratorium, elect Chappie

Voters in Bradenton Beach have cast their ballots and what is old is new again. John Chappie will again occupy the Ward 4 seat on the city commission. And there will be a six-month building moratorium. The vote was and 444 “yes” and 146 “no” to the moratorium. For the Ward 4 seat 370 voters […]

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Anna Maria residents cast their votes
Nov08

Anna Maria residents cast their votes

In the city of Anna Maria, voters cast their ballots for two of three candidates to decide two seats on the city commission. Voters ousted incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb, and re-elected Nancy Yetter and put political newcomer Brian Seymour in office for two-year terms. Incumbent Webb ran for a fifth term, although not consecutive, and […]

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Anna Maria candidate challenges 96 voters
Nov08

Anna Maria candidate challenges 96 voters

Anna Maria’s election results will be delayed for several days by a challenge from candidate Chuck Webb. Some Anna Maria voters were surprised Nov. 8 when they arrived to the poll to find their voting rights challenged — even more so when they discovered Anna Maria Commission candidate Chuck Webb filed the challenges. Webb filed […]

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Holmes Beach fishing guide rescues sea turtle
Nov08

Holmes Beach fishing guide rescues sea turtle

Capt. David White of Great White Charters in Holmes Beach rescued a stranded 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle Oct. 30, when boating about a mile offshore of Holmes Beach. White said when he discovered the turtle — which was subsequently named Sea Salt — the large male loggerhead was “acting lethargic” and having buoyancy issues. White […]

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Small foam pellets flood north end of island
Nov08

Small foam pellets flood north end of island

Waves of foam pellets washed up on the north end of Anna Maria Island early Nov. 4. Dean Jones, assistant public works director for Anna Maria, said the city sent an announcement to residents via email, text and posting on the city website and reported its findings to the U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. […]

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