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Sarasota County Advisory Boards Need Activec Members

8-Sarasota County advisory boards need of members. Some of them don’t have enough active members to reach a quorum. Among them: Bicycle Pedestrian Trail Advisory Committee – nine vacancies out of 16, Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals – four vacancies out of seven, and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Public Transit – four […]

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New citrus crop threat emerges

The citrus industry says it a disease has returned that can cause fruit to fall from trees at the earliest stage of development. The Lakeland Ledger reports that a fungal disease called post-bloom fruit drop has returned. The fungus causes a tree to drop the fruit just after it buds. The fungus returns as growers […]

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LIfe Saving Awards Presented

Sara­sota County Sher­iff Tom Knight recently pre­sented the Life Sav­ing Award to eight agency mem­bers for their hero­ics dur­ing two dif­fer­ent inci­dents this spring. Sgt. Brigit Leonard and deputies Patrick Schurr, Jason Smith, Daniel Lev­anti, Jack Gur­ney and Stacey Eve were rec­og­nized for sav­ing a Sara­sota woman who was trapped under a vehi­cle in April. […]

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