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Manatee School Board takes a stance on the arming of teachers  Bradenton Herald

The school board voted 3-2 to pass a resolution against pending legislation that would allow for the voluntary arming of trained teachers.



Manatee school district announces new Lakewood Ranch High School principal  Bradenton Herald

Lakewood Ranch High School's next leader has been chosen. The School District of Manatee County announced Friday that Dustin Dahlquist has been chosen ...



Basketball all star games at Lakewood Ranch High School raises money for Jack Kelley and Drevian Mays  WWSB

LAKEWOOD RANCH (WWSB) - It was more than just about basketball, it's about the community coming together to help make a difference. “Sports is just a ...



Lakewood Ranch High School announces new principal  WWSB

Lakewood Ranch High School has a new principal on the way.The Manatee County School District is naming Dustin Dahlquist as the school's new leader.



Lakewood Ranch High School mourns loss of two students in crash  Bradenton Herald

Crisis counselors were available at Lakewood Ranch High School Monday morning for students and staff to help them cope with the loss of two students, who ...



Lakewood Ranch High loses its principal  YourObserver.com

Craig Little has accepted the same position at the new high school in Parrish.



This high school football coach resigns after one season. He’s starting a new challenge  Bradenton Herald

After one season at Lakewood Ranch High School, head football coach Christopher Culton resigned to become North River High's first football coach.



Two Lakewood Ranch High School students die in crash  Miami Herald

Two Manatee teenagers suffered fatal injuries in a crash at State Road 64 and Pope Road in Manatee County on Saturday night.



Lakewood Ranch High students enjoy a prom date in Paris  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High School students enjoy their promo at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota.



Can Lakewood Ranch High go higher?  YourObserver.com

New Mustangs principal hopes to build upon the school's success.



Students 'stop the bleed' at Lakewood Ranch High School  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High students learn how to react in an emergency situation.



Lakewood Ranch High Student Brings Girl Power To Football Team  Bradenton, FL Patch

Sophomore Shivanie Ghansiam Joins Football Team - Bradenton, FL - Sophomore Shivanie Ghansiam is currently the only female player in the Lakewood ...



Spring Fling Carnival in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High students enjoy their annual Spring Fling Carnival.



HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Ringquist name director of athletics at Lakewood Ranch  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCHLakewood Ranch High School named Kent Ringquist as its new director of athletics.Ringquist replaces long-time athletics director Shawn ...



Lakewood Ranch community mourns  YourObserver.com

Fellow Lakewood Ranch High students, family members recall the special attributes of the two young men lost in the accident on State Road 64.



Lakewood Ranch grad, 19, critically hurt in Manatee hit-run crash  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MANATEE COUNTY -- The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver after a young man who graduated last year from Lakewood Ranch High School was ...



Teachers' turn to make their move in Manatee County schools  YourObserver.com

As Parrish Community High School prepares to open its doors next school year, the School District of Manatee County will need to fill 23 positions by ...



Basketball Game to Benefit Teen Injured in Hit-and-Run  Bay News 9

Fifty posters with Jack Kelley's name are lining the halls of Lakewood Ranch High School. T-shirts have been made in his honor.



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 ...



Two wins from making history, this Bradenton team is 'embracing the moment'  Bradenton Herald

The Lakewood Ranch High softball team is two wins away from capturing the program's first state championship. The Mustangs face Orange Park Oakleaf in the ...



Man kills wife, step-daughter before shooting himself in Lakewood Ranch, cops say  Miami Herald

A husband, his wife and a teenaged girl are dead after an argument at a Lakewood Ranch home Sunday night ended in gunfire, according to the Manatee ...



UPDATE: 19-year-old breathing on his own after critical hit-and-run crash in Sarasota  WWSB

According to a Facebook group called “Jack Kelley #JackStrong”, Kelly is breathing 100 percent on his own now.



Lakewood Ranch students honor two fallen classmates  YourObserver.com

Memorial *Service* for the two Lakewood Ranch High students who died in an accident held near the high school.



GIRLS SOCCER: Mustangs deliver 6th straight win - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCH. Having not played in any preseason matches, the Lakewood Ranch High girls soccer team came out of the gate slowly under its new ...



Lakewood Ranch High seniors say "Hello new world!"  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High class of 2018 sends 504 seniors into adulthood.



Their son’s death brought some changes to road. Now Manatee family seeks new ‘rhythm’  Bradenton Herald

His 15-year-old son, Matthew, died in a crash on State Road 64 near Greyhawk Landing on his way to Lakewood Ranch High School's homecoming dance with ...



Manatee school board will vote to rename North River High. Here are the nominations  Bradenton Herald

Nearly three dozen nominations were submitted in the renaming of North River High School, in Parrish, and the School Board of Manatee County will vote on the ...



BOYS SOCCER: Special play sends Lakewood Ranch to victory  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCH. At various points throughout the season, the nationally ranked Lakewood Ranch High boys soccer team likes to pull one of its “special ...



Two teens killed, 12-year-old critically injured in Bradenton crash  ABC Action News

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Bradenton is mourning two teens killed in a tragic accident over the weekend. And a second family is holding to every moment as a ...



A grande amore night at Lakewood Ranch High prom  YourObserver.com

"A Venetian Evening" is the theme of the Lakewood Ranch High School prom.



After two teenagers died there, FDOT to make this change at East Manatee intersection  Bradenton Herald

Florida Department of Transportation to close turn lane at State Road 64 intersection in East Manatee where 2 Lakewood Ranch high school students died.



FDOT hosts public meeting on SR 64 and Pope Road roundabout project  WWSB

One reoccuring traffic issue on the Suncoast is a fast area of State Road 64 where drivers struggle to get out in to traffic, too often with deadly results. The state ...



BOYS BASKETBALL: Ranchs Higgins rises from manager to player  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCHLogan Higgins had a decision to make when he found out he was among the last cuts on the Lakewood Ranch High School junior varsity ...



Manatee County may fund SR 64 roundabout  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MANATEE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Transportation may convert an intersection on State Road 64 into a roundabout sooner than anticipated.



Teenager, 19, is critically injured in dramatic hit-and-run rollover crash in Florida  Daily Mail

Jackson Kelley, 19, was critically injured on Thursday morning in a horrific rollover crash in Florida. The driver who caused the crash fled the scene, authorities ...



This Braden River class is a 'drag'  YourObserver.com

"It's always a nice feeling when you see you have one of the fastest cars."



Lakewood Ranch High set to have track resurfaced  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High School's track to be resurfaced this month, allowing for safer training conditions.



A year of champions: The top 10 East County sports moments of 2018  YourObserver.com

The top 10 East County sports moments of 2018 included athletes from Lakewood Ranch and Braden River high schools and The Out-of-Door Academy, plus ...



School grades for 2018 have been released. Here are the Manatee schools that got an A.  Bradenton Herald

Manatee County schools that received an A for 2018 grades.



BOYS BASKETBALL: Defense gives giddy-up to Mustangs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCH. Jeremy Schiller expects to see a different Lakewood Ranch High boys basketball team in February and possibly March than the one he's ...



Future leaders in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

As part of their Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) project, Elayna Andrews and Taylore Keesler had their fellow students at Braden River Middle ...



Bradenton's Ali Murdock is the NHL's Only Female Zamboni Driver  Sarasota

As the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning head into this month's Stanley Cup playoffs, Bradenton's Ali Murdock has been keeping the team on firm footing.



Letter: Grifters See Our School District as an Easy Mark  The Bradenton Times

There are things that nobody is saying that need to be said. After working in the Manatee County School District for 12 years, 7 in the District Office and in my 5th ...



Eggs and alpacas at Lakewood Ranch's Eggstravaganza  YourObserver.com

Annual Eggstravaganza will have 27000 Easter eggs scattered around the Greenbrook Adventure Park in Lakewood Ranch.



Apple co-founder helping to shape the direction of this Manatee County school  Bradenton Herald

Woz Pathways, a series of K-12 courses in technology and career preparation, are coming to Palm View Elementary School next year.



Manatee County leaders pushing to get answers on dangerous intersection  WFLA

After Saturday's deadly crash on SR-64 in Bradenton, a County Commissioner is asking FDOT what can be done to improve the intersection.



Sarasota rollover crash victim, 19, out of ICU, family says  Bradenton Herald

Tuesday was a memorable and positive day for the Kelley family, now that 19-year-old Jack Kelley is out of the ICU. The family announced on Facebook on ...



New zoning approved for North River High School in Parrish  YourObserver.com

The School District of Manatee County announced April 10 that Country Creek, Mill Creek and GreyHawk Landing are now zoned for Lakewood Ranch High ...



Prom is still a big night in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

High school proms remain important to students and their parents.



Lakewood Ranch High senior dies in crash  YourObserver.com

A Lakewood Ranch High School senior died Wednesday night in a one-car accident at River Heritage Boulevard and Montauk Point Crossing in Heritage ...



You may not need to go to a shelter in a hurricane, officials say  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Residents in newer homes on higher ground may be as safe and more comfortable staying put, according to Sarasota and Manatee emergency managers.



Careless driver hits parked school bus in Manatee County. Seven students were injured.  Bradenton Herald

Multiple students were injured when a parked bus was hit by another vehicle, according to Florida Highway Patrol.



Manatee school hopes to reduce concussions with new helmets  Bay News 9

Football at Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton is becoming less about hitting hard, and more about playing smart.



Manatee County School district plans construction to accommodate growth  YourObserver.com

In response to the population boom in East County, the Manatee County School District is adding a new middle school adjacent to B.D. Gullett Elementary and ...



Manatee County uses incentives to lure companies paying high wages  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MANATEE COUNTY — During the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, Manatee County pledged $234,000 in incentives to lure 10 private sector employers that, ...



School District of Manatee County administrator honored  YourObserver.com

Every single person has value and can add value . . . Every single person counts and matters.”



TOPSoccer program provides great opportunities in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

TOPSoccer program provides great opportunities in Lakewood Ranch.



State speeds up plan for roundabout at deadly State Road 64 intersection in East Manatee  Bradenton Herald

The Florida Department of Transportation has moved up plans for a roundabout on State Road 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road from 2023 to 2020.



Special polo event in Sarasota will raise money to dig wells in Africa  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High junior organizes polo fundraiser in Sarasota with Epic Polo Club owner Jaymie Klauber.



Manatee keeps its 'B' rating  YourObserver.com

The School District of Manatee County maintained its "B" rating when the Florida Department of Education announced district and school grades June 27.



Lakewood Ranch artist earns Congressional Art award  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch High School graduate heads to the U.S. Capitol to see her art displayed.



Market Street upgrades under consideration in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

When Market Street in Lakewood Ranch was built, a half-circle design was incorporated just north of Exchange Way to slow traffic as vehicles approached the ...



Pen Women present arts awards to high school seniors  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) – Sarasota Branch presented awards to high school seniors from Manatee and Sarasota schools in ...



Lakewood Ranch community mourns teen's death  YourObserver.com

The East County home of Leau and Marie Payen was filled March 4 with a dozen visitors, who lifted their voices into a French Creole hymn so strong it sounded ...



Lakewood Ranch High School threat found not credible  Bradenton Herald

A threat reported at Lakewood Ranch High School on Wednesday was found to be not credible after the sheriff's office interviewed a student.



Lakewood Ranch High Teacher Faces Meth Charges  Patch.com

A Lakewood Ranch High School science teacher is out on administrative leave after Hardee County deputies found methamphetamine inside her and her ...



Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance hires new CEO/president  YourObserver.com

Dominic DiMaio, former Synovus Bank Division CEO, hopes to lead the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance into expansion.



Time for fair play in Manatee County  YourObserver.com

The 103rd Manatee County Fair offers plenty of competition in livestock, craft categories.



Grief counselors on hand after 2 Lakewood Ranch students killed in crash  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Two Lakewood Ranch High School students died Saturday in a car crash. Troopers said Brendan Shreve, 17, was driving with Jared Duran, 15, along ...



Mustangs extend culture of winning — and fun  YourObserver.com

The Lakewood Ranch High boys basketball program has had a consistent culture despite the typical turnover of high school rosters.



'Do my nipples offend you?' Braden River students support classmate with 'bracott'  Bradenton Herald

Students took part in Monday's bracott at Braden River High School, despite the School District of Manatee County warning students that any demonstrations ...



Lakewood Ranch High School seniors say goodbye  YourObserver.com

Seniors graduated at the Bradenton Area Convention Center Wednesday.



Partners cater to dog lovers in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

Rob Emery, the co-owner with Chris Beyersdorff of the new DOGPerfect pet store in Lakewood Ranch, didn't have any trouble explaining what he expects from ...



Lakewood Ranch High School principal candidates address discipline, parents' concerns  Longboat Observer

Contenders for the Lakewood Ranch High School principal position turned their focus to discipline and other concerns parents voiced at a community forum July ...



Manatee County considers major pickleball complex in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch's Bob Haskin has a dream for turning the future Premier Sports Campus and Park into a regional or state destination for the sport he loves ...



VOLLEYBALL: Beisner powers Tarpons past Mustangs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LAKEWOOD RANCH. The Charlotte High volleyball team is better when Shelby Beisner is heavily involved. Beisner used her powerful right arm to record 13 ...



Manatee County School Board District 4: Q&A with Richard Murphy  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Candidates for the 2018 Florida Primary Election were sent questionnaires and bio requests by the Herald-TribuneName, including middle initial: Richard A.



Sneak peek performance at the Grove in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

Main Street's newest restaurant , the Grove, hosts VIP party before Dec. 10 opening.



Braden River wide receiver ruled eligible for rest of regular season  YourObserver.com

At a mediation hearing on Thursday in Gainesville, the Florida High School Athletic Association and Braden River High came to an agreement that wide receiver ...



2 teens killed, girl critically injured in Bradenton crash  WFLA

Two teenage boys are dead and a 12-year-old girl is battling critical injuries after a two car crash in Bradenton.



Pickleball gains traction in Lakewood Ranch  YourObserver.com

+Community at play. Donna and Bob Haskin. Photo by Pam Eubanks. Bob Haskin, the president of the Lakewood Ranch Pickleball Club, said the sport's ...



Manatee County 'Guardian' program training begins  YourObserver.com

The School District of Manatee County will hire security officers to help protect elementary schools.



Lakewood Ranch High School students get artisanal  YourObserver.com

Students showcased their best work in fine arts classes.



COLUMN: Local athletes involved in car crashes recovering  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Updates on two local athletes involved in automobile accidents reveal stories of recovery, albeit slowly.



Hope grows in Myakka neighbors' backyard  YourObserver.com

Myakka City man, killed in an accident, is honored with a community garden.



Students flock to Manatee schools on the first day back  Bradenton Herald

On Thursday, students returned to Manatee County schools on the first day back from summer vacation, heading into the 2017-18 school year.



Sales taxes from Mall at UTC stores went to Manatee. The problem? The mall is in Sarasota  Miami Herald

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story should have stated that the sales taxes are paid by stores at the Mall of University Town Center. Manatee County ...



Lakewood Ranch celebrates graduation  YourObserver.com

As more than 600 graduates went through Lakewood Ranch High School's 2017 Commencement Ceremony May 20 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, ...



Bradenton dentist offers candy buyback event  YourObserver.com

A Lakewood Ranch-area dental office is offering cash for candy. Parkwood Dental, located at 5315 Fourth Ave. Circle East, Bradenton, is having a Halloween ...



Sarasota, Manatee schools considering policy for walkouts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Manatee schools likely to be 'fairly tolerant'; Sarasota wants to be 'respectful,' 'safe.' Students across the country walked out of their schools on Wednesday, ...



Red tide is killing more than just fish. Manatees, dolphins and birds are dying, too  Bradenton Herald

Though dead fish are a sign of red tide, the waters impacted by the algae have washed up other marine life too, such as manatees and dolphins. A local wildlife ...



No more horsing around for Lakewood Ranch seniors  YourObserver.com

As seniors at Lakewood Ranch High School prepare to graduate 7 p.m., June 1 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, many will be changing their focus for ...



Tryon: Whats in a name? Parrishs identity crisis  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Manatee County School Board relented to well-orchestrated public pressure, deciding that a new school will be named Parrish Community High School, ...



‘Take a knee’ draws protesters at school district building  Bradenton Herald

More than 20 protesters and two counter-protesters made their positions known in front of the Manatee County School Board building Tuesday evening on ...



These Golden Herald winners are looking forward to a bright future in Manatee  Bradenton Herald

Nearly 150 high school students were honored during the 41st annual Golden Herald Awards ceremony Thursday night. Each of the nominees was honored for ...



More planning still ahead for Lakewood Ranch  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“There is not much of a boundary between vision and hallucination,” Jensen told a sold-out audience of 375 at a Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance luncheon ...



Country Club East home tops sales at $1,390,200  YourObserver.com

A home in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch topped all transactions in this week's real estate. SD CCE LLC sold the home at 7429 Seacroft Cove to Jeffrey ...



Note written by Braden River High student alleged he had an AR-15. But he is not facing charges.  Bradenton Herald

A Braden River High School student was suspended from school but is not facing criminal charges after writing a note indicating he had an AR-15 in a duffel bag ...



Construction ramps up for I-75 interchange  YourObserver.com

FDOT begins its $80.8 million project for a safer I-75/S.R. 70 interchange.



Fashion in full bloom in Sarasota  YourObserver.com

The University Park Women's Club presented its fashion show on Feb. 6.



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