1 Jul 2022




Active shooter training a priority for Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies in the county, chief deputy tells County Commission

Property values countywide climb again in data released to meet state requirement for July 1 reports

Sheriff’s Office working to assure Siesta Key residents it will be providing enhanced enforcement over July Fourth holiday weekend

With county revenue for Bay Park exceeding 2020 estimates, commission approves staff analysis of county’s funding total in 15th year of agreement with City of Sarasota

Complaint filed against Ringling College over alleged mishandling of ‘student-on-student reports’ of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other issues, with focus on former associate dean

County commissioners commend Supervisor of Elections Turner and his staff for transparency in elections issues

Kompothecras fined $4,000 for continuing noise violations at Crescent Club on Siesta Key

COVID-19 positivity rate and hospital admissions up in Sarasota County over past week

Later this summer, Sarasota County residents expected to be able to apply for concealed carry permits at Mid-County Tax Collector’s Office

While approving advisory board recommendations for 2023 fiscal year health care allocations, County Commission also directs staff to review project list in context of potential funding reduction

Judge allows depositions via Zoom for plaintiffs in lawsuit fighting both hotels that County Commission approved last year for Siesta Key

Crew working on Ocean Boulevard/Higel Avenue drainage project damages sewer pipeline, leading to spill of about 2,000 gallons of sewage

Culverhouse Nature Park restroom project on hold because of supply chain issues

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City and County of Sarasota facilities to be closed for July 4, with no trash, yard waste or recycling collections scheduled for the holiday

Among last grants approved this fiscal year, Gulf Coast Community Foundation provides funding for various community initiatives

Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation grants $5,000 to Library Foundation for Sarasota County

Gulf Coast Community Foundation provides $60,000 grant to help with field renovations at Wellfield Park in City of Venice