Ignore 'hit pieces' about Bridget Ziegler. Critics want control of School Board.
Here are some facts about the “hit pieces” in the Herald-Tribune against School Board member Bridget Ziegler. Bridget is the only School Board member to stand up against the “woke” mob as it promotes critical race theory, social and emotional learning and gender confusion. Bridget has...
Weekly Safety Report: Woman Loses Husband, Safety Campaign Results in Citations, and Fires in North Port
This week in Sarasota County, Florida, several incidents occurred that required police and fire department response. These incidents included a woman losing track of her husband during a lunch date, a safety campaign along the Legacy Trail resulting in citations and warnings, a career criminal sentenced to federal prison for drug possession and firearm charges, the termination of police patrols in Bay Isles communities, a house fire that claimed the lives of two cats, and the extinguishing of a brush fire along I-75.
Underground power lines catch fire at Cattleman Rd.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a fire in the 4000 block of Cattleman Road. The call came in just after 12:30 for a reported multiple underground power lines on fire. Florida Power and Light was called to the scene. Two nearby...
Moran named chair of Sarasota County Commission
Mike Moran will be the next chairman of the Sarasota County Commission. Moran was selected for the post by his peers during Friday’s annual planning retreat, when commissioners identified their strategic priorities for 2024. Moran takes the gavel from Ron Cutsinger, who served as chair for the current calendar...
Sports grabs ever-larger share of tourism focus
At 8 a.m. on a recent Friday, hundreds of teenage soccer players and their parents filed into Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.
Sarasota County Commissioners Outline 2024 Priorities: Water Quality, Affordable Housing and More
The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners (SCBCC) set its strategic priorities for 2024 at its annual planning retreat on December 8. The board aims to enhance community value and create diverse opportunities for residents, visitors, and businesses. Key areas of focus include water quality, affordable housing, public safety, south county regional park planning, and the future of River Road.
Weekly Safety Report: Legacy Trail Safety Blitz and Gabby Petito Lawsuit Impact Venice, Florida
Last week in Venice, Florida, there were two notable incidents. The first incident involved a safety blitz conducted by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office along the Legacy Trail. While primarily focused on friendly interactions and providing information, some individuals received citations and warnings for speeding. The second incident pertains to the ongoing lawsuit surrounding the death of Gabby Petito. During depositions, Brian Laundrie's parents admitted that their son informed them of Petito's disappearance and expressed the need for a lawyer shortly after her alleged murder.
On 3-1 vote, County Commission approves single-family home construction at 168 Beach Road on Siesta Key
County staff report cites facets of plans found inconsistent with county environmental policies. Although previous Sarasota County Commissions denied petitions for variances to allow home construction on the parcel standing at 168 Beach Road on Siesta Key, the current board members have voted 3-1 to approve such a request. Following...
Sarasota County Residents: Apply Now for UF/IFAS Extension's 2024 Summer Internship Program
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Internship program. This program aims to provide students with a comprehensive public sector learning experience. It offers the chance to develop new skills, enhance resumes, and explore public service. Interns will gain hands-on experience within a department, network, and participate in professional development. They will also have the opportunity to form connections with other interns, mentors, and Sarasota County team members.
Along with repeal of ordinance that allowed high-rise hotels on Siesta Key, County Commission on Dec. 12 to address waiver of policy to allow faster processing of 2 new hotel petitions
Public hearing to be conducted at Anderson Administration Center in Venice. During their regular meeting on Oct. 24, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously to proceed with repealing an ordinance approved in October 2021 that eliminated the counting of hotel and motel rooms for residential purposes nearly countywide. The passage...
Florida High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Sarasota County Today - December 9
Don't miss the high school basketball games happening in Sarasota County, Florida today. Information on how to stream all of the action can be found below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Sarasota County, Florida...
This Gay School Board Member Has Choice Words for the Zieglers' Bisexual Tryst and Allegations
A sex scandal in Florida threatens the influence of state Republican Party chair Christian Ziegler and his wife, education crusader Bridget Ziegler. For Tom Edwards, who serves on the Sarasota County School Board with Bridget Ziegler, the end can’t come soon enough. The gay official earned national attention when...
1 dead, 2 seriously injured in Venice crash
VENICE, Fla. (SNN TV) — A 73-year-old Wisconsin woman is dead and two were seriously injured after a crash in Sarasota County. Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened Friday morning on U.S. 41 and 1745 South Tamiami Trail in Venice. A 74-year-old Wisconsin man and his elderly passenger...
Join the Local TerraNova Center's Holiday Wreath Making & Mini Horse Interaction Event
TerraNova Equestrian Center is hosting the Petals & Ponies Wreath Making Workshop. Attendees will interact with mini horses and join a holiday wreath making workshop. The event starts with attendees meeting mini horses. There will be a talk on the benefits of horse-human interactions on mental health.
Brian Laundrie’s Parents Admit What Son Confessed About Gabby Petito’s Disappearance
In the latest development in the case of Gabby Petito, the family of Brian Laundrie has disclosed crucial information about their son's confession following the tragic incident. The parents of Brian Laundrie, Chris and Roberta, acknowledged during a deposition for the civil trial between the Petito and Laundrie families that Brian had informed them of Gabby's disappearance. This revelation occurred in a phone call on August 29, 2021, just two days after Petito, 22, was believed to have been murdered.
Bailey named interim director of Sarasota County Public Utilities Department
Brooke Bailey has been named interim director of the Sarasota County Public Utilities Department, County Administrator Jonathan Lewis notified the county commissioners on Nov. 17. Mike Mylett, who had served as director of the department since the latter part of August 2019, retired last month, having announced in June that...
Sarasota County would own Wellfield Park in latest Venice parks maintenance proposal
VENICE – Sarasota County would assume ownership of Wellfield Park from the city of Venice and the two governments would spend about $40 million to update the aging facilities of the 80-acre regional park, under a proposal unanimously approved last week by the Venice City Council. The Nov. 28...
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Venice wins Sarasota County meet
VENICE — In a fight for county supremacy, the Indians came out on top at home.
Sarasota County asks residents to provide feedback on community conditions
Sarasota County’s branch of the Florida Department of Health is in the midst of a Community Health Assessment, and organizers need residents’ help.