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Thousands throng to DeSoto Heritage Grand Parade in Bradenton

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Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April

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Ali Yawn pitches Braden River to state tournament

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Enhanced Manatee County welcome sign unveiled on Arbor Day

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Rubonia residents fill out census surveys

Manatee's Renee Swauger was homeless with three children until Turning Points stepped in 03:31

Manatee's Renee Swauger was homeless with three children until Turning Points stepped in

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Lakewood Ranch baseball coach Ryan Kennedy can't hide his dissapointment

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The Sullivan family from Palmetto has a picnic every Easter

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Bradenton's Wares Creek completed

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Bradenton Christian School basketball fans reflect on season

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Thousands throng to DeSoto Heritage Grand Parade in Bradenton

Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon at Manatee High with the sun shining, as they prepared to partake in the annual DeSoto Heritage parade and greet the thousands who lined the parade route.

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Parents, school officials want more than 'driver feedback' signs on State Road 64 in front of Manatee Elementary

Parents, school officials want more than 'driver feedback' signs on State Road 64 in front of Manatee Elementary

Any given weekday, 88 students cross from one side of State Road 64 to the other, heading to and from school at Manatee Elementary School. On any given day, 38,500 cars travel down that roadway. There is no school zone. Posted signs say cars can travel no faster than 35 mph. Bradenton Police have clocked drivers going as fast as 62 mph in front of the school.

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Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April 01:16

Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April

Ali Yawn pitches Braden River to state tournament 01:35

Ali Yawn pitches Braden River to state tournament

Enhanced Manatee County welcome sign unveiled on Arbor Day 00:51

Enhanced Manatee County welcome sign unveiled on Arbor Day

Rubonia residents fill out census surveys 00:40

Rubonia residents fill out census surveys

Manatee's Renee Swauger was homeless with three children until Turning Points stepped in 03:31

Manatee's Renee Swauger was homeless with three children until Turning Points stepped in

Lakewood Ranch baseball coach Ryan Kennedy can't hide his dissapointment 00:57

Lakewood Ranch baseball coach Ryan Kennedy can't hide his dissapointment

The Sullivan family from Palmetto has a picnic every Easter 01:28

The Sullivan family from Palmetto has a picnic every Easter

Bradenton's Wares Creek completed 00:38

Bradenton's Wares Creek completed

Bradenton Christian School basketball fans reflect on season 01:10

Bradenton Christian School basketball fans reflect on season

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Thousands watch annual DeSoto Grand Parade

Thousands gathered in Bradenton to watch the annual DeSoto Grand Parade.
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Thousands watch annual DeSoto Grand Parade 01:14

Thousands watch annual DeSoto Grand Parade

Manatee's medical examiner says report is 'just the tip of the iceberg' 02:11

Manatee's medical examiner says report is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Bayshore Bruins softball heading to state semifinals 00:28

Bayshore Bruins softball heading to state semifinals

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Ali Yawn pitches Braden River to state tournament

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Pivotal Manatee County land development code overhaul on horizon

The slow process of rewriting Manatee County's Land Development Code took another step forward in late April with the announcement that a draft of proposed changes is available for public review and comment. This follows a September 2015 public meeting where about 50 business owners, residents and city officials gathered to provide feedback to the county and its consultants on the project.

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