Search ends for missing boater

The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search for missing boater Fraser Horne — a winter resident of Cortez — at 5:37 p.m. Nov. 19. The Coast Guard reported efforts to locate Horne were called off after a two-day search by air and sea in a 5-mile radius of Egmont Key, covering more than 2,100 square […]

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The audience knew the words by heart

Anna Maria Elementary fourth-graders fill the school stage with song and dance Nov. 14 as they perform “Rock Around the Fifties,” a musical tribute to the 1950s. Old favorites filled the school auditorium and students took advantage of the new, larger stage, recently completed with donations from the AME Parent-Teacher Organization. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi

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Bradenton Beach declares open commission seat

In a series of unanimous votes, the sitting Bradenton Beach commission and mayor utilized their final meeting to take care of some lingering business. The commission addressed the vacant seat on the dais and an ordinance to enact approved charter amendments. The commission seat held by Mayor-elect John Chappie will be filled by appointment at […]

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Attorney agrees to court-ordered discipline

Chuck Webb will be suspended from practicing law for 60 days if Florida Supreme Court justices agree with his plea and a referee’s recommendation. Webb, a licensed attorney for 31 years and former Anna Maria city commissioner, having served several terms before losing a bid for re-election in 2016, signed a “conditional guilty plea for […]

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7 Bert Harris suits slapped on Holmes Beach

A new Holmes Beach City Commission was sworn into office Nov. 20 by city clerk Stacey Johnston at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The city government now includes re-elected Commissioners Carol Soustek, left, and Pat Morton, Chair Judy Titsworth, Mayor Bob Johnson and new Commissioners Jim Kihm and Rick Hurst. Titsworth was re-elected to chair and Morton was voted in as vice chair during the organizational meeting. Islander Photo: Terry...

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