Challenger Chester Bullock files for property appraiser seat

Challenger Bullock files for property appraiser

MANATEE -- Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles Hackney has a challenger for the position in the 2016 election.

Chester Bullock, a Republican, filed for the seat Monday. Bullock, owns Hydro-Stacker, which is a vertical hydroponic growing system.

Bullock could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday morning.

Hackney, a Republican elected to the position in 1992, filed for re-election in May. Hackney ran unopposed for the seat since at least the 2008 election.

Hackney brought more than 20 years of professional real estate appraisal experience to the office, according to the property appraiser's website.

Shroud of Turn experience coming to Bradenton

BRADENTON -- "Shroud Encounter" is coming to SS Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Monsignor Moretti Center.

Admission is free for a life-size replica.

"Shroud Encounter" is a production of the Shroud of Turin Education Project Inc. presented by international expert Russ Breault. The fast-moving, big-screen experience uses more than 200 images covering all aspects of Shroud research.

Breault has been featured in several national documentaries on CBS, History Channel and Discovery.

The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery. The 14-foot-long linen cloth has been in Turin, Italy for more than 400 years and bears the faint front and back image of a 5-foot-10 bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the Bible. It is purported to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus. "Shroud Encounter" will cover all aspects of the history, science, art and theories of how the image may have been formed.

Information: ShroudEncounter.com.

SCF faculty to exhibit works in Fine Art Gallery

BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, will exhibit faculty member works in an exhibition in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, Building 11, 5840 26th St. W. The free opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.

Display examples include traditional and nontraditional artistic creations in two and three dimensions. Faculty works on display include those from: William Corr, Kenneth Erickson, Peter Gedeon, Jackie Henson-Dacey, Sherri Hill, Brenda McArthur, Noelle McCleaf, Margy Rich, Jason Stockman, Danni Sullivan, Jamie Tracy, Sue Turconi, Drew Webster and Joni Younkins-Herzog.

Exhibit dates are Jan. 15-Feb. 12; closed Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Information: Call gallery manager Joe Loccisano at 941-752-5225, email loccisj@scf.edu or go to scf.edu/ArtGallery.

-- Herald staff reports