3 Jun 2022





Shooting on Siesta Key Beach sends one female victim to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Mark Smith files as Republican for County Commission District 2 seat

18-year-old Palmetto man charged with pistol-whipping person on Siesta Key on Memorial Day

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate ticks up again, to 22.29%, CDC reports



$5.95-million settlement approved between Sarasota County and former Southside Elementary teacher

New county Enterprise Information Technology office building and data center, plus employee health facility, to be built on Southwest Quad near Celery Fields

Number of building permits issued by Sarasota County in this fiscal year likely to set new record, county administrator says

COVID-19 positivity rate up to 20.69%, continuing climb shown over recent weeks

Benderson Development adds former Southgate Mall to its portfolio, paying $25.1 million

Five file to run for two at-large Sarasota City Commission seats open this year

Benderson Park Conservancy amended agreement wins County Commission approval, with county to pay about $1.2 million per year through September 2025

Body of missing, 24-year-old female swimmer recovered off Longboat Key

Woman dies at scene after crashing into rear of semi-truck near intersection of University Parkway and U.S. 41

Calls for Sheriff’s Office assistance on Siesta Key down from March to April, but crimes involving people and property higher in April

Judge in Calle Miramar hotel lawsuit allows county attorney to amend answer to Ramirez complaint, to request attorneys’ fees if county prevails

Salvation Army in Sarasota awarded $193,302 for assistance to homeless persons, thanks to county receipt of federal funding

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Blackburn Point Road swing bridge reopens to all traffic

Free Kids’ Summer Beach Runs to begin in June on Siesta and North Brohard beaches

Philanthropists establish College Scholarship Program for youngsters at nonprofit Children First

Historic Leonard Reid house relocating to North Orange Avenue in Newtown, where it will serve as home of Sarasota African American cultural arts center

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway, Sarasota Police Department advises the public

Conservation Foundation to host summer food truck series at Bay Preserve

Sarasota philanthropist gives Van Wezel Foundation $1 million toward construction of planned Sarasota Performing Arts Center

Siesta Key Chapel to hold evening service at Beach Access 2 on May 29

City and county offices and facilities closed for Memorial Day observance