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Mayor, commissioners salary increase takes next step

DUNEDIN — The city's finance board moved a recommendation one step forward to increase salaries of city commissioners and the mayor. The board was asked to consider whether the city should increase the salary of commissioners to $11,500 a year ...
Updated: 5 minutes ago
St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

ST. PETERSBURG — Nathan Bruemmer remembers his first Pride parade in the late 1990s. He hadn't yet come out as transgender.The vocabulary to describe his gender identity didn't exist in everyday language, he said. Still, he remembers how it fel...
Updated: 6 minutes ago

2017 National softball tournament will be in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Clearwater secured a contract last week to host the 2017 USA Softball Gold 18- under and 16-under Fast-Pitch tournaments July 16 to 22, boosting the city's name as softball destination.The weeklong event is estimated to generate 12...
Updated: 10 minutes ago

Clearwater picks contractor to build Morningside Recreation Center

CLEARWATER — The city awarded a $5.7 million contract last week to Largo-based Caladesi Construction Company to build the Morningside Recreation Center, replacing the former facility that was demolished in 2009.The project will break ground at ...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
Kentucky recruit, former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox among top prospects for 2018 NBA Draft

Kentucky recruit, former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox among top prospects for 2018 NBA Draft

Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft, analysts have already begun looking ahead to 2018.And Tampa Catholic High School small forward Kevin Knox may be among the top prospects.Knox, a five-star recruit, committed to coach John Calipari's Kentucky pr...
Updated: 15 minutes ago

Safety Harbor cemetery is getting new life

SAFETY HARBOR — For several months, Jacqueline Hayes has been focused on a new community effort, the Safety Harbor African American Restoration Project. The aim is to refurbish the cemetery on South Drive after years of neglect, including deter...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Oh, deer! Two bucks seen on video duking it out in Tennessee

Oh, deer! Two bucks seen on video duking it out in Tennessee

Deer generally are seen as calm and serene creatures, but that was not the case in this video posted Wednesday on the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's Facebook page.The video, shot by wildlife officers Amy and Bubba Spencer on one of their trail ...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
Editorial: Pinellas cannot ignore homeless families

Editorial: Pinellas cannot ignore homeless families

They are living on our streets and in our parking lots, in cheap motels and spare bedrooms if they're lucky and in old cars if they are not. Their kids attend our schools, and parents often are afraid to seek help. Pinellas County has made progress i...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

TAMPA — A certain University of South Florida academic may be an unpopular and insensitive bully, but he did not break USF rules, a lengthy legal review has concluded.USF stripped Herb Maschner of his leadership title last year after he failed ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Appointments at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and World of Beer highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Appointments at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and World of Beer highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Non-profits Tampa Bay Watch, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary, has announced two new employees. Pamela Arbisi is the new development...
Updated: 1 hour ago