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County offers administrator job to Randall Reid
Randall ReidPending a satisfactory pre-employment background check and physical, the Sarasota County Commission today approved hiring Randall Reid as the county administrator, replacing Interim County Administrator Terry Lewis.

November economic report
Sarasota County has released itseconomic report for November. Get details on population, employment, top employers and more.

Celebrate Selby Library remodeling project Dec. 2
Selby LibraryAfter nearly six months, the $1.2 millionremodeling of Selby Public Library is complete, and you're invited to help celebrate, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Come tour the library's new state-of-the-art Teen Center.

Symposium to highlight pretrial services program
GavelState lawmakers, county commissioners and law enforcement officers will hold aPretrial Services Symposium Friday, Dec. 2, at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Hope for homeowners  
A panel of financial experts will be on hand to answer your questions about forcelosure, bankruptcy or credit during afree Hope for Homeowners seminar Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Selby Library Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota.

Fruitville Library 10 years old  
Fruitville LibraryAnd it doesn't look a day over 5. Comecelebrate this anniversary from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, with music, displays and a Mistletoe Market of holiday items.

Run, run, Rudolph!  
BeachAmerica's best beach hosts the 35thannual Sandy Claws Beach Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Siesta Beach pavilion. This year's run features an DJ spinning tunes, healthy snacks, a raffle, and of course, a visit from Santa.

More mobile health services   
DoctorGet free and low-cost health services at 15 sites throughout the county in December. Services offered include diabetes screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testing and adult immunizations.

New videos this week
Get Energy Smart - HomeownersHear how homeowners in Sarasota County and surrounding cities are using the Get Energy Smart program to save energy and money.

ALSO: When the world's best BMX racers age 2-5 came to Sarasota, the competition was on to see just who was the best of the tiny best.

AND: How a loop system interconnect project will provide you with more quality drinking water.

Public Meeting logo 
Come learn about the Bee Ridge Road Improvement Project.

Hear more about the project, review graphics and project plan and discuss the project with design engineers and county staff.

Stop by anytime Thursday, Dec. 8, between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Colonial Baptist Church, 6901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

Speakers Bureau
Request a member of our Speakers Bureau to share their expertise with your community, homeowners association or other civic group.

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