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Officer Carl Jones named August's Officer of the Month

Officer Carl Jones named August's Officer of the Month

Bradenton, Florida -- The Bradenton Police Department has named Officer Carl Jones as its "Officer of the Month" for August.

Pop star icon, Chris Kirkpatrick visits Marauders game

Pop star icon, Chris Kirkpatrick visits Marauders game

Bradenton, Florida -- Bring your 'NSync memorabilia to McKechnie Field! Founding member, Chris Kirkpatrick will make an appearance for the Marauders Salute to Boy Bands.

The pop music icon will sign autographs, pose for photos and throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Thursday August 29 at the 6:30 game.

Manatee superintendent asks parents to register their children early

Manatee superintendent asks parents to register their children early

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County School District Superintendent Rick Mills is asking local parents to register their children for school as soon as possible to help reduce the number of teacher transfers that occur after the start of the school year. Parents need to register their children for school if their child is transferring to a different school or if they are new to the Manatee County School District. If you have any questions whether or not you need to register your child, please contact the school you are planning to have your child attend.

Bradenton student finishes 3rd in Microsoft Office Competition

Bradenton student finishes 3rd in Microsoft Office Competition

Manatee County, Florida -- A Braden River High School students has finished third in a world competition. 

Cory Bolles is a sophomore at Braden River High and recently won a bronze medal for his mistery of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 at the world competition. 

The competition includes more than 344,000 cnadidates from 90 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. 100 student finalists participated in the final round of competition. 

Tampa Couple helps Angels of the Amazon in the Peruvian Jungle

Tampa Couple helps Angels of the Amazon in the Peruvian Jungle

Tampa, Florida-- A local woman shares here experience in the Amazon Jungle, where she spent a week learning about the area from a local member of the Angels of the Amazon non-profit group.

After reading of her experience, you'll have access to information on how to plan a trip of your own:

Manatee district students dominate 2 different national competitions

Manatee district students dominate 2 different national competitions

Bradenton, Florida -- Students from the Manatee County School District continued to build a dynasty of dominance in two national technical competitions held each summer across the country.

Mike Gore to replace Dan Gray as Manatee County Utilities Director

Mike Gore to replace Dan Gray as Manatee County Utilities Director

Manatee County, Florida -- Mike Gore, Manatee’s longtime solid waste division manager, has been selected among a field of 100 applicants as Manatee County’s new Utilities Department Director.

County Administrator Ed Hunzeker will recommend Gore’s formal appointment for County Commission approval at the Board’s next regular meeting, July 30. Gore is set to replace Dan Gray who is retiring after 30 years with Manatee County.