Two elementary schools in Manatee County are going trying to improve grades the second and third year in a row. If either school falls short, it will then have to close, convert to a charter school or undergo management from an external operator.
Manatee County EMS is looking to launch a pilot program in October that will see a decrease in the number of ambulances running calls at night in order to increase the number available during “peak hours,” EMS Chief Paul DiCicco said.
With the start of the school year on Monday, parents of Manatee County students can expect to see heightened security measures implemented at the end of the last school year in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Tennessee officials say elevated mercury levels have been found in two fish species in the downstream portions of the Pigeon and Nolichucky rivers, and a precautionary fish consumption advisory has been issued.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking the public for information after shots were fired in a Palmetto street overnight. They are also looking for a white four-door vehicle that drove away from the area.