Sarasota city officials say around 50 acres of the nearly 300 acres of the Bobby Jones Golf Course will be transformed into open space and a public park. Many people we talked with also say the entire clubhouse is in need of a major renovation.
Residents say a big part of the problem is people speeding on State Road 70, making it difficult to pull out of Greenbrook Boulevard on one end of the busy road and Post Boulevard on the other end, which is where the Premier Sports Campus is located.
A warrant was issued for Lillian Parks last week and she has now been taken into police custody and transported to the Manatee County Jail for processing after being released for a local medical center on Friday afternoon.
A 92 million dollar expansion plan at Selby Gardens got the green light from the Sarasota Planning Board. The proposed project includes a five-story garage and rooftop restaurant. It’s something that still needs approval from the city commission
Florida Highway Patrol and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office keeps an eye on this road in the rural part of Sarasota County. Residents say the big problem areas are between Lorraine Road and Oakford.
Since May 2018, there have been around 83 spills of more than 630 million gallons of treated and untreated wastewater in Sarasota County. That’s led to a recent consent settlement between Sarasota County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
This Friday the 13th was scheduled to be a very sad day for members and workers at both Sarasota YMCAs, including the one on South Euclid Avenue and the one at Potter Park. It turns out instead to be a very happy day.
The Palmetto Houses apartments would feature 87-units, most of them workforce housing with 10 percent affordable housing. It would be built on nearly three acres between a gas station and convenience store and The Villas at Oak Bend housing development.
Florida Highway Patrol says a car driven by David Buncik went through a red light on University Parkway, hitting three vehicles that were making a left onto Lockwood Ridge Road from the other direction on University. The 34-year-old ran away on foot but was found and returned.
Charity Lamb will lose her license for six months, pay a $1,000 fine and go to 12 hours of traffic school. The 25-year-old hit the third grade student with her pickup truck in May, killing him. The 9-year-old was riding his bicycle to Brentwood Elementary School with his sister.
A teary-eyed Cheraina Bonner stood in front of the Sarasota County School Board for the first time Tuesday night to talk about being allegedly sexually harassed by Assistant Superintendent Jeff Maultsby.