AM commissioner challenges voters, loses election
Nov15

AM commissioner challenges voters, loses election

Anna Maria’s final election results were delayed for two days by a challenge from Chuck Webb, but the final tally did not change the outcome of the three-way race. Political newcomer Brian Seymour, relying on a campaign to help put the city on a path forward, earned 494 votes, topping incumbent Commissioner Nancy Yetter’s 493 […]

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How the SOE decided on Webb’s challenges
Nov15

How the SOE decided on Webb’s challenges

Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb filed 96 challenges against voters Nov. 7, the day before Election Day. As a result, 28 voters who went to the polls Nov. 8 were given a provisional ballot to fill out, and their votes were not tallied with the results that night. Instead, their votes were sent to the […]

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Anna Maria voters get delayed final results
Nov15

Anna Maria voters get delayed final results

In the city of Anna Maria, the final tally of votes was delayed two days, until Nov. 10. The city electorate cast ballots by mail, early voting and at the polling place, Roser Memorial Community Church, among three candidates to decide two seats on the city commission. Voters ousted Chuck Webb, elected Brian Seymour and […]

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Red tide persists
Nov15

Red tide persists

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from southern Pinellas to Collier County, according to surveys reported Nov. 10. Karenia brevis was observed in very low to medium concentrations in 12 samples collected from Manatee County. K. brevis also was observed in Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties. Fish […]

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Great day, bad ending
Nov15

Great day, bad ending

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Adjudication on home invasion withheld
Nov15

Adjudication on home invasion withheld

Two cases against a 25-year-old West Virginia man arrested New Year’s Day in Holmes Beach ended in October with no assessment of guilt. Adjudication was withheld Oct. 18 by 12th Circuit Judge Mark Singer in the state’s case against Michael B. Willis, who pleaded no contest to trespass, possessing marijuana and criminal mischief charges in […]

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