Gruters' local win paves way for State GOP chair
Gruters' local win paves way for State GOP chair

SARASOTA COUNTY - Hail to the Chief, or hail to Joe Gruters. They might be one and the same soon. As expected, the newly– elected State senator gets another term as Sarasota Republican Party chairman and and took a big step toward taking over the to

December 14th, 9:33 AM EST by Don Brennan
It will be the wrecking ball for GWIZ
December 12th, 9:34 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
It's a go for a major renovation at Bobby Jones Golf Club
December 12th, 9:29 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Sarasota woman's 1990 letter from Former President George H.W. Bush
Sarasota woman's 1990 letter from Former President George H.W. Bush

"Read my lips; no new taxes!" Former President George H.W. Bush once said. Sarasota Resident Barbara Chertok was watching.

December 6th, 4:23 PM EST by Hallie Peilet
Gruters and Ziegler may vie for chair of Florida GOP
Gruters and Ziegler may vie for chair of Florida GOP

SARASOTA - Joe Gruters and Christian Ziegler may compete for the state Chair of the GOP.

December 5th, 11:19 AM EST by Don Brennan
Sarasota city clerk on administrative leave
Sarasota city clerk on administrative leave

The Sarasota city clerk has been placed on administrative leave.

December 4th, 9:52 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94
Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94.

His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president's health had been in decline in recent months.

December 1st, 9:32 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
The Sarasota City Commission could decide the fate of Bobby Jones Golf Club next month
The Sarasota City Commission could decide the fate of Bobby Jones Golf Club next month

The Sarasota City Commission could decide the fate of Bobby Jones Golf Club next month.

November 26th, 10:41 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
New Ordinance could help usher in the first hotel built in North Port in 45 years
New Ordinance could help usher in the first hotel built in North Port in 45 years

A New Ordinance could help usher in the first hotel built in North Port in 45 years

November 26th, 10:38 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Final consideration for the Controversial Siesta Promenade project will be next month
Final consideration for the Controversial Siesta Promenade project will be next month

Final consideration for the Controversial Siesta Promenade project will be next month.

November 26th, 10:32 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Lido Beach resort in line for a possible 5 star makeover
Lido Beach resort in line for a possible 5 star makeover

Plans to transform the aging Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach into a luxury contemporary resort were given the green light by the Sarasota City Commission this week.

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North Port elected officials take office
North Port elected officials take office

NORTH PORT - These elected officials in North Port didn't need recounts, and Monday they were sworn into office. The city of North Port welcomed new leadership — including one commissioner who was fired from his job with the city. Pete Emrich and Ji

November 20th, 9:56 AM EST by Don Brennan
City Commission set to discuss short–term rentals in Sarasota
City Commission set to discuss short–term rentals in Sarasota

The issue of short term rentals will be discussed today at the Sarasota City Commission. The commission will consider amending its zoning code to allow host occupied short term rentals for less than a wee

November 19th, 10:11 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott
Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott

Florida's recount came to a conclusion Sunday, with the deadline passing for the manual recount in the US Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

November 18th, 2:36 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Recount of the recount in Manatee County
Recount of the recount in Manatee County

Human error caused Manatee officials to start all over with the midterm election recount of ballots in three statewide elections yesterday. Elections Supervisor Mike Bennett said someone missed a button.

November 13th, 8:48 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote

With the midterm elections one day away Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are getting proactive by urging residents to vote.

November 5th, 5:37 PM EST by PJ Robicheau
Gap in background checks under review
Gap in background checks under review

TALLAHASSEE – The nearly year–long gap in background checks for concealed carry permits under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s watch is now being reviewed. The audit is being done by the state’s auditor general, and Putnam’s office confirmed that the audit has started. In fact, the review began before the security snafu was made public in […]
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North Port City Clerk resigns
North Port City Clerk resigns

SARASOTA – North Port City Clerk Patsy Adkins has given her 30 day resignation notice, ending a 15–year career with the city. Adkins has spent the two most recent of those 15 years as the city clerk. She had come under scrutiny recently both over the way she managed the clerk’s office and a backlog […]
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Bail reform to reach Sarasota and Manatee County
Bail reform to reach Sarasota and Manatee County

SARASOTA – A know your rights event put on by Black Lives Matter touched on topics of what to do when stopped by the police, race relations, and bail reform. 2015 report from the New York Times says of the people currently locked up in this country, 60 percent haven’t been convicted of anything. Close […]
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Political Corner: Sarasota Co. GOP rally, straw poll set for July 28th
Political Corner: Sarasota Co. GOP rally, straw poll set for July 28th

SARASOTA – In this edition of Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner and Sarasota County Republican Party Vice Chair Jack Brill discuss the upcoming GOP straw poll and rally. The much-anticipated event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 28 at Robarts Arena, featuring candidates up and down the Republican ticket for the […]
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Gillum campaigns in Sarasota
Gillum campaigns in Sarasota

SARASOTA – Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, was in Sarasota Wednesday campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor. He’s campaigning the old fashioned way, talking to residents where they’re comfortable, namely local barbershops. Gillum, who is African–American, visited three black–owned barbershops on the Suncoast yesterday in less than two hours. He also hopes stops like those […]
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Momentum builds ‘Hope’ for bullied students
Momentum builds ‘Hope’ for bullied students

TALLAHASSEE – A school program designed to help bullied students moves forward. The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a rule for a controversial new program that will let bullied students transfer to private schools. Hope scholarships will allow students who are victims of bullying or other violence to receive public funding to […]
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Dr. Diana Greene says “goodbye” to Manatee County Schools
Dr. Diana Greene says “goodbye” to Manatee County Schools

MANATEE COUNTY – “Being the superintendent for the school district of Manatee County has been an amazing opportunity. Situations where you feel like ‘oh I will never experience that’ somehow as Superintendent you seem to experience those situations,” As of this week, Dr. Diana Greene, the first African American female to serve as superintendent in […]
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Former teacher challenging school board chair in August
Former teacher challenging school board chair in August

SARASOTA — Nick Guy’s campaign web site states he decided to run for the Sarasota County School Board in the aftermath of the February shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Guy is a former school teacher who now works as a business analyst for a healthcare company. Guy, who earned a bachelor’s degree […]
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“Decide the Date” petition may be behind City Commissioner’s “outburst”
“Decide the Date” petition may be behind City Commissioner’s “outburst”

SARASOTA – Sarasota Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Cooper says the “Decide the Date” petition effort raised nearly a thousand more signatures required to put the matter on the November referendum. So, what happens next? “Once the petition initiative itself is successful, there’s a series of decisions the commission has to make. The two most […]
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Todd Bowden given approval to negotiate contract with 80/20 funding split
Todd Bowden given approval to negotiate contract with 80/20 funding split

SARASOTA – The Sarasota county school board voted unanimously to extend a contract to local law enforcement to place SROs in MIDDLE AND high schools for the 2018–2019 school year. The board gives superintendent Todd Bowden permission to negotiate a contract with an 80–20 funding split with the Sarasota county sheriff’s office. The decision gives the […]
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Legislator oversight may leave homeless without money
Legislator oversight may leave homeless without money

TALLAHASSEE – A key omission may affect money spent on homeless people in the state. The Florida budget that kicks in July 1 includes $4 million in grants for homeless organizations helping needy families. Legislators, however, omitted language that makes it mandatory for the state to actually spend the money. As a result, 27 homeless agencies […]
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Venice City Council will meet about proposed spending budget
Venice City Council will meet about proposed spending budget

VENICE – Budget time for the city of Venice. The City Council will meet later this week to dissect the proposed $109.3 million spending package for the coming fiscal year. “We want to make sure their isn’t any waste number one. We want to make sure that the priorities that are established for the city […]
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