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Best friends celebrate their graduation from USF Sarasota-Manatee

Braden River High School graduate Samantha North and her best friend, Karstyn Goldblum of Sarasota, were among 241 University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee graduates celebrated by about 3,000 family and friends during the 68th commencement in USF’s history Monday at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto.

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Hopes, Messenger to lead School Board of Manatee County

Businessman Scott Hopes, who was just appointed to the School Board of Manatee County by Gov. Rick Scott in July, proposes the creation during his tenure as chairman of a seven-to-nine member finance committee of local leaders who would thoroughly “vet out” the district’s budget.

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