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After Parkland, one Florida countys solution: Armed guards  Port St. Joe Star

BRADENTON -- It has been nearly a year since a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee one-two punch KOs Palmetto  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. The Manatee High football team unleashed plenty of weapons, starting with speedy Napoleon Harris and ending with Kyree Jones, a 5-foot-9, ...



Obit: Dr. William Bashaw  The Bradenton Times

Dr. William Howard Bashaw, 91, passed away on February 9, 2019.



Former Manatee High principal Chad Choate dies  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Chad Choate Sr., an influential principal at Manatee High School and loyal fan of the football program who went decades without missing a game, died in his ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee offense has plenty of options  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

'Canes' attack starts with Fordham, but can come from 8 different athletes playing almost any position. BRADENTON. The Manatee High football offense is as ...



"Voice of the Hurricanes" remembered at Manatee High's homecoming game  WTSP.com

BRADENTON, Fla. -- High school sports fans in Manatee County are getting ready to memorialize a member of their community. Dave Bristow, 59, the public ...



Photos: Manatee High School Class of 2018 Graduation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/43] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. The pouring rain slowed to allow Manatee High School seniors celebrate their Class of 2018 Commencement ...



‘So long everyone.’ Manatee football radio show pays tribute to Dave Bristow  Bradenton Herald

“Hurricane Hotline,” the AM radio show dedicated to Manatee High School football, went on as scheduled on Wednesday night at Joey D's pizzeria in Bradenton ...



Rising teen blues star Christone "Kingfish" Ingram visits Manatee High School in Bradenton  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The guitarist spoke and jammed with students as part of Blues in the Schools, before he plays the sold-out Bradenton Blues Festival on Saturday.



Bradenton double murder: Suspect also made Snapchat threat, cops say  Bradenton Herald

Joe Clerjuste, 17, the Bradenton teenager wanted for murder in connection to the shooting deaths of two of his friends was arrested in Denver, CO, Thursday, ...



Ex-Manatee High standout, now a youth coach, arrested after cops say they found drugs, gun in car  Bradenton Herald

Deputies arrested a Pee Wee football coach and former Manatee High School standout receiver last week after investigators said they found marijuana and a ...



The history behind the names of every Sarasota-Manatee high school sports venue  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Have you ever seen a name outside a field, gymnasium or sports complex and wondered who that person was? The 2018-19 high school sports year kicks off ...



Threatening note found at Manatee High School is a credible threat, cops say  Bradenton Herald

Law enforcement and Manatee County School District officials launched an investigation after a threatening note was found at Manatee High School Thursday, ...



Manatee High students endure another lockdown as police investigate third confirmed threat  Bradenton Herald

Students at Manatee High School were under a “shelter in place” situation for part of Wednesday after Bradenton police confirmed another threat to the school.



Bradenton Student Walkout Protest: Students say 'Enough is enough'  Bradenton Herald

Manatee County high schools, New College of Florida and other local districts protested in the March 14 national school walkout. The 17-minute demonstrations ...



Bayshore High student charged with bringing loaded gun to school  Miami Herald

A Bayshore High School student was arrested Tuesday and charged with bringing a loaded gun to the school, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.



Manatee announces principals for new schools  Bradenton Herald

Two current principals in Manatee County will transfer to newly-constructed schools next year, and a district administrator is slated to become the principal of an ...



December Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. Eskildsen from Manatee High  WWSB

We head to Bradenton for December's Manatee County Chalkboard Champion. ABC7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Manatee High School to meet orchestra ...



Live: Sarasota-Manatee high school football playoffs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hide caption. Saint Stephen's will advance to the Florida Bowl after a 27-3 destruction of the Mt. Dora Christian Academy Bulldogs at Saint Stephen's Episcopal ...



Manatee sheriff's office spokesman Dave Bristow dies  Bradenton Herald

Long-time Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow died of natural causes Sunday night, according to an announcement Monday from the ...



Anderson: Football player suspended for trying to live a better life  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sportscaster Dick Vitale says Braden River's Knowledge McDaniel was punished for doing nothing wrong. Knowledge McDaniel, as a high school junior, carved ...



Video: FSU football coach Willie Taggart praises Manatee High School  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Before he became head football coach for Florida State University, Willie Taggart said he was “blessed to go to one of the best schools in the country, Manatee ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee silences Alonso  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Having two starting-caliber quarterbacks on the roster isn't a problem at all for second-year Manatee head coach Yusuf Shakir. In fact, it's the ...



Manatee High School named 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida  WTSP 10 News

This week, we spent time on the campus of Manatee High School in Bradenton.



Kennedy faces challenger in school board election  Bradenton Herald

Alice Kaddatz is facing off with incumbent Charlie Kennedy for his District 2 spot on the School District of Manatee County.



These people want your vote for a seat on Manatee's school board  Bradenton Herald

Seven people are vying for three seats on the School Board of Manatee County ahead of the Aug. 28 election.



MANNIX: Dynamic class of inductees for the Hurricanes  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A salute to the 2018 class of inductees for the Manatee High School Athletics Hall of Honor who will be celebrated Thursday at B'town's Pier 22.You've got ...



Bradenton, Manatee, Sarasota students student walkout protest: Protests at high schools, colleges  Bradenton Herald

Students at several schools campuses in Manatee and Sarasota counties walked out of class Wednesday morning, the one-month anniversary of the mass ...



Sarasota, Manatee closer to dual enrollment deal with USFSM  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Both Sarasota and Manatee County School Districts are considering agreements with USFSM that could allow students to take dual enrollment courses on their ...



These 15 people will review spending in Manatee's school district  Bradenton Herald

A group of 15 activists, entrepreneurs and educators met for the first time as the Citizens' Financial Advisory Committee, a group of volunteers tasked with fiscal ...



Photos: 2017 Manatee High School Graduation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/39] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Ashley Cabrera and some 500 Manatee High School seniors graduated Saturday evening on the Hurricane's football ...



Manatee Deputies: Pee-wee coach had pot for sale  WFLA

The head coach of a pee-wee football team in Manatee County is no longer running his players through drills.



PREP FOOTBALL: Hurricanes take "ugly" win over Steinbrenner  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy once said he would rather win ugly than not win at all. Manatee head coach Yusuf Shakir echoed those ...



Two months before slayings, suspect broke into home. He was with one of the victims, cops say  Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton teenager charged in the shooting that killed two of his friends was with one of the victims in May when he was arrested for breaking into another ...



Teen double murder suspect back in Manatee County, cops say  Bradenton Herald

A Bradenton teenager implicated in the shooting deaths of two friends late last month has been transported back to Manatee County from Colorado, the sheriff's ...



Confederate flag sparks Black Lives Matter protest at high school; superintendent sends message to parents  Bradenton Herald

A day after a student's Confederate flag was confiscated, black students held a protest at Manatee High School on Thursday.



Results: 2 Commission, 3 School Board Seats Up For Grabs  Bradenton, FL Patch

Results: Manatee County Heads To The Polls - Bradenton, FL - Manatee County voters will head to the polls today to cast ballots for national, state and local ...



Chalkboard Champions  WWSB ABC 7

Special teachers can and do make a difference every day in the lives of children and families. Each month from Oct. 1 to June 1, ABC7 and Gettel Automotive ...



Manatee High School Lockdown Prompted By Suicide Attempt: Police  Patch.com

Manatee High School Lockdown Prompted By... - Bradenton, FL - Bradenton police say a person was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after a suicide ...



Five things to know about Saturday's DeSoto Grand Parade in Bradenton  Bradenton Herald

Everything you need to know for this year's DeSoto Grand Parade in Bradenton.



'It's just tradition,' as thousands line Bradenton streets for the DeSoto Grand Parade  Bradenton Herald

The DeSoto Grand Parade returned to the streets of Bradenton Saturday. Tens of thousands sat along Manatee Avenue to catch beads and watch as parade ...



Manatee Schools Superintendent Says Threats Wont Be Tolerated  Bradenton, FL Patch

5 Manatee County Students Arrested For Threats - Bradenton, FL - Manatee County Schools Superintendent Diana Green issued a videotaped message to ...



Former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan sues school board, former officials  Bradenton Herald

Former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan has filed a lawsuit against the Manatee County School Board and former officials claiming libel and slander.



Pastor challenges incumbent for county commission seat  Bradenton Herald

Ahead of the Aug. 28 primary, here is a look at the Republican race between incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger James Satcher for Manatee's District 6 ...



FOOTBALL: IMG Academy to play home games at local schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ascenders move games to Manatee High and Saint Stephen's.



Manatee School Board candidates represent dueling visions of reality  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Charlie Kennedy and Alice Kaddatz are vying for the district two seat on the Manatee School Board. A look at where they stand on some of the key issues.



In their words: Candidates for Manatee County Commission talk about the issues  Bradenton Herald

In the interest of informing readers, the Bradenton Herald sent a questionnaire to the 10 candidates for Manatee County Board of County Commissioners.



Bradenton's school resource officers unveil cars designed by Manatee High students  Bradenton Herald

Bradenton's School Resource Officers will cruise the city in style now, after two Manatee High School seniors created a new design for the 2015 Dodge ...



Former Manatee High coach and teacher acquitted  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Colby West, a former teacher and boys soccer coach, was found not guilty of a 2014 driving-while-impaired charge.



Anderson: New Manatee high schools mascot needs to be Snooty  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

I've got it. I've got the perfect name: The Epic High School Fighting Snooties.I'm not kidding either. Manatee County's newest high school must be named in ...



‘Round 3’ threat targets local middle school, officials say  Bradenton Herald

Officials are investigating a threat to a Manatee County middle school. It's the second threat of violence to a local school since the Parkland school shooting last ...



In their words: Florida House candidates talk about the issues important to them  Bradenton Herald

Two vacancies in the Florida House have piqued the interest of five candidates in the Manatee-Sarasota area. An incumbent seeking a second term finds ...



Tennis courts at King Middle School to be named after longtime Manatee High coach  Bradenton Herald

On Tuesday, the Manatee County School Board may decide to name the tennis courts at King Middle School, used by Manatee High School's tennis teams, after ...



Photos: 22 best events in Sarasota-Bradenton now through April  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Wonderful weather. Heavy traffic. Yep, it's a new year and we're entering the middle of season. That also means a bunch of big events taking place during the ...



State House District 71: Will Robinson  YourObserver.com

Age: 42. Education: Graduate of Manatee High School. Graduate of The University Notre Dame with a degree in finance and graduate of the Stetson College of ...



Yusuf Shakir named Manatee High football coach  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Yusuf Shakir has swapped one tradition-rich football program for another. On Thursday, Shakir was officially named the new head coach at ...



Confederate flag confiscated during Spirit Week at Manatee High School  Bradenton Herald

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a Manatee High School student Wednesday during “Spirit Week” after other students complained. Images on social ...



State House candidates outline priorities for Floridas future  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Two lawyers are vying to replace term-limited State Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, as the legislator from Florida House of Representatives District 71. The district ...



Basketball coach challenging incumbent for county commission seat  Bradenton Herald

Ahead of the Aug. 28 primary election, here is a look at the Democratic race between incumbent Charles Smith and challenger Reggie Bellamy for Manatee's ...



Manatee divided as school tax referendum approaches  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

While Sarasota has largely supported an additional 1 mill property tax to support schools, Manatee County is far more divided on the issue. Voters head to the ...



Manatee High mourns loss of tennis coach Brian McAllister  Bradenton Herald

Brian McAllister spent nearly half of his life with the Manatee High School tennis program, spending two decades as the head coach of the Hurricanes after ...



Manatee High football coach John Booth is resigning  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. As much as John Booth loves football, or to be more specific, football at Manatee High, he loves his family more. So in what he called a ...



Meet some of Manatee High’s most famous alumni  Bradenton Herald

It's inevitable that some of Manatee's countless alumni are successful, and recognized nationally, or, in some cases, internationally. The most notable span from ...



Integration a tough path for Lincoln Memorial High School  Bradenton Herald

Up until integration in 1969, Lincoln Memorial was the only high school for black students in Manatee County. Moody Johnson remembers starting at Lincoln ...



Robinson prevails over Pratt  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Bradenton attorney Will Robinson will be the next legislator to represent Florida House District 71, which encompasses west Manatee from Terra Ceia south, ...



Could hiring retired officers and veterans be solution for increasing school security?  Bradenton Herald

Could hiring retired law enforcement officers and military veterans be the solution to make local schools safe? Manatee Sheriff Rick Wells thinks this latest ...



Smooth sailing at Manatee, Palmetto after protests  Bradenton Herald

With no issues, homecoming and football games at Manatee and Palmetto high schools continued as planned Friday following a few tough days of school.



Manatee High assistant football coach investigated  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Rod Frazier, Manatee High assistant football coach, is accused of improperly touching a student and sending her text messages.



So long, sweet summer. School is back in session on Thursday  Bradenton Herald

The 2017-18 school year begins in Manatee County on Thursday. Here is a look at what to expect as 50000 students make their return to school.



Bristow, a voice for the sheriff, MHS Hurricanes  The Anna Maria Islander

Dave Bristow was the voice on the other end of the line when I called. Beloved to the community, he was the voice of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and ...



COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Sandberg commits to Auburn  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Former Manatee High quarterback Cord Sandberg announced he will attend Auburn to pursue a career in football. A left-handed hitting outfielder, Sandberg ...



Manatee County School Board OKs $400,000 for Bob Gagnon  Bradenton Herald

The Manatee County School Board approved a $400000 settlement for Bob and Melissa Gagnon on Tuesday, closing a contentious lawsuit against the Manatee ...



Man, 25, shot to death in Manatee County, March 11, 2018  Bradenton Herald

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old man Sunday night and have obtained an arrest warrant for the man ...



Manatee High School's marching band keeps 'superior' streak going  Bradenton Herald

Manatee High School's Marching Band wows the judges in the District 11 competition.



JACKI DEZELSKI: The Manatee chambers list of state legislative priorities  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

This morning, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce is hosting our local state legislative delegation at a roundtable event designed to spark discussion between ...



Manatee High School: A band apart  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Marching 'Canes hope to keep up their own winning tradition at Saturday's festival in Bradenton.



Manatee JROTC team tops Florida Best Raider Competition  Bradenton Herald

Three two-person teams from Manatee High School JROTC participated in the Florida Best Raider Competition.



De Soto Heritage Grand Parade: Here's map of the parade route  Bradenton Herald

The DeSoto Grand Parade, the biggest annual parade in Bradenton, is set for Saturday evening. It starts at Manatee High School and ends in downtown ...



Restaurant and bar guide for Bradenton Riverwalk  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ticket Editor on where to find the best happy hour deal, ice cream shop and more along Manatee River in downtown Bradenton. While this weekend Riverwalk ...



School district announces administration changes  Bradenton Herald

The School District of Manatee County announced Wednesday changes to school administrations, most notably the new Bayshore High School principal.



A Manatee schools leader's fall from grace  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When the district was in deep crisis, Bob Gagnon became its face. A year later, he is no longer its face -- or in it at all.



Manatee High quarterback Josh Meyer arrested, charged with lewd and lascivious battery  Bradenton Herald

MANATEE — Manatee High School quarterback Joshua Meyer was arrested Monday night and is facing charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a 15-year-old ...



Legendary Florida football coach sues school for defamation, conspiracy  USA TODAY High School Sports

One of the most successful coaches in Florida's storied prep football history filed a lawsuit against members of his former school's administration this week, citing ...



His two friends confronted him over a drug deal, cops say. Two of them ended up dead  Bradenton Herald

A argument between three Bradenton teenagers over a prior drug deal ended in gunfire last month, leaving two dead and the third charged with murder.



Ex-Manatee High baseball coach's camps said to break rules  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Former Manatee High baseball coach Dwayne Strong violated at least four state rules while conducting summer camps, placing the program in jeopardy of ...



High school footballers accused of sex assault  ABC Action News

Bradenton Police have arrested two Manatee High School football players for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.



Everyone is a winner. Nearly every teacher in Manatee County receives high marks on annual evaluation.  Bradenton Herald

According to a recently released report from the state Department of Education, in Manatee County more than 98 percent of the teachers were rated either ...



Teacher shortage defies easy solution  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Manatee School District leaders tout proposed tax hike to boost teacher salaries, but other districts still have shortages despite higher pay.



GIRLS BASKETBALL: Manatee slips past Venice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MANATEE 57, VENICE 56. Game at: Manatee High School. Top performers: Manatee, Ophelia Lidge (21 points), Carly Paynter (11 points, 11 rebounds), Andrea ...



WRESTLING: It's on to 3A-2 region tournament for area competitors  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Redemption is on the minds of both Brandon Dossey and Michael Bush. Dossey, a junior at Manatee High, has high hopes for the Class 3A state ...



Shelters Opening In Manatee County As Hurricane Irma Nears  Patch.com

Shelters Opening In Manatee County - Bradenton, FL - Manatee County has announced the opening of four shelters to house evacuees as Hurricane Irma ...



Manatee loses incomparable socialite Dottie McCarthy  Bradenton Herald

From her grand parties on Riverview Boulevard to her across-the-board support of Manatee non-profits, to her nurturing of talent and ability to love friends ...



Top 5 island sports stories of 2017  The Anna Maria Islander

Holmes Beach resident Sydney Cornell is all smiles as she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Stetson University in Deland during a signing ceremony at ...



Florida releases 2016 school grades; Harllee, Just for Girls deemed F  Bradenton Herald

With an F grade from the state for the fourth year in a row, Harllee Middle School must undergo a turnaround plan, which may include transforming it into a ...



Special education program to face scrutiny  Bradenton Herald

The School Board of Manatee County will get a look at the shortcomings and goals of the school district's exceptional student education program at the board ...



Former Superintendent Mills proves elusive for court officials  Bradenton Herald

Attorneys for former Manatee High School football coach Joseph Kinnan say former Manatee schools Superintendent Rick Mills is evading officials trying to ...



Ex-Manatee school leader acquitted, another convicted  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Gregg Faller was found guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse while Matt Kane was found not guilty. Gregg Faller walked out of the courthouse ...



Manatee School Board may repay ex-assistant principal Matthew Kane's legal fees  Bradenton Herald

BRADENTON -- The Manatee County School Board will consider reimbursing former employee Matthew Kane almost $50000 for legal fees incurred while he ...



Manatee County schools closed Friday; county under state of emergency  Bradenton Herald

Manatee County schools will be closed Friday because of Hurricane Matthew, and the city of Bradenton on Thursday evening followed the county in issuing a ...



'The Long Reunion' sinks its teeth into climate change with Manatee Players  YourObserver.com

Jack Gilhooley's darkly comic play “The Long Reunion” confronts climate change in a world premiere at Manatee Performing Arts Center.



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