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 […]
Charlotte County’s public schools reopen Monday, and Sheriff Bill Prummell would like you to remember to be extra careful when going through school zones and when near school buses that may be picking up or dropping off students. The Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Team, as well as on-duty patrol deputies, will be increasing their patrols […]
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 […]
A judge has signed off on a subpoena to open private email accounts belonging to the governor and his staff. Google and Yahoo must provide information about accounts that critics say opened to avoid the state’s record-keeping laws. The subpoena only requires the tech companies to say who established the email accounts and when.
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. […]