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  • The Clerk's Office Mourns the loss of R.B. "Chips" Shore

    Friday, July 31, 2015—The Office of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller deeply regrets the loss of Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, R.B. “Chips” Shore.  Shore, age 74, died at home on July 29, 2015.  Shore served the longest term of office of any Clerk of Court in Manatee County.  He had recently filed to run for his tenth term of office. A new Clerk will be selected by the Governor of Florida; however, procedures for selecting Shore’s ad interim replacement are already established.  Angelina “Angel” Colonneso has been appointed ad interim Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller by Chief Judge Charles Williams.


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  • Historic Courtroom Grand Reopening

    7/15/2015—In honor of Mr. Shore, we invite you to watch the Grand Reopening of the Historic Court Room.

  • Manatee County‚Äôs Historic Courtroom is Ready to Serve Its Citizens

    Friday, July 17, 2015—After seven years of non-use and seven months of remodeling, Manatee County’s Historic Courtroom reopened Wednesday morning to a standing-room only crowd.  R.B. “Chips” Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, hosted a reopening ceremony on Wednesday morning to honor the history of the courtroom and the men and women who have served the community over the last several decades.
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