Early Primary Voting, Free Health Checks, more . . .

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Newtown community cleanup
SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual  free community cleanup in the Newtown area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
Aug. 14 primary early voting
Early voting for the Aug. 14 primary continues through Saturday, Aug. 11. Cast your ballots at any one of five locationsbetween the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Call county for mowing needs 
Green YardThe death of Andrea Rody, a citizen who was cutting grass in a median, is a tragic reminder that performing mowing and other services on roadways is risky and should not be attempted by residents.
Volunteer for coastal cleanup 
BeachKeep Sarasota County Beautiful needs volunteers for the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at sites throughout Sarasota County.
County monitoring seaweed  
County crews continue to monitor and remove seaweed from county-owned or operated beaches. Due to changing environmental conditions, cleanups may only be scheduled 24 hours in advance. 
Disputed Medicaid claims go down by 44% 
MicroscopeSarasota County has received a 44% reduction in the amount it's being charged for disputed Medicaid billings by the Agency for Health Care Administration. The newly certified total of $3.5 million is nearly $3 million less than originally charged. 
'BOGO' at county campground
Sarasota County residents can now stay two consecutive nights for the price of one at Turtle Beach Campground on Siesta Key. The offer runs through Aug. 31 and requires proof of residency.
August mobile health services
DoctorThe Health Department's Health in Motion Mobile Medical Unit will provide free and low-cost health services at eight sites around the county and one special event in August.


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