Friday, August 17, 2018

Pinellas News

Former Madeira Beach city manager faces ethics charges

Former Madeira Beach city manager faces ethics charges

MADEIRA BEACH — The divisiveness and personal attacks that characterized the 2017 election that upended the city’s politics have not ended.Eight out of 21 ethics complaints filed against the city’s former manager, Shane Crawford, may have merit, acco...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/13/18
The Daystarter: School starts today in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando; are dead crabs a sign Red Tide has reached Tampa Bay; when Taylor Swift played the St. Pete Pier

The Daystarter: School starts today in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando; are dead crabs a sign Red Tide has reached Tampa Bay; when Taylor Swift played the St. Pete Pier

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll have scattered showers and thunderstorms near the coast this morning, which will move inland during the afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. H...
Published: 08/13/18
Largo election cancelled as incumbents stay with no opposition

Largo election cancelled as incumbents stay with no opposition

LARGO — There will be no suspense in the city when elections arrive Nov. 6. In fact, there will be no election at all, because all four city commissioners whose seats were up were re-elected by default when no one came forward by the end of the candi...
Published: 08/13/18
The Daystarter: Back to school in Hillsborough; quantifying the greatness of Taylor Swift; what did we learn from Bucs-Dolphins?

The Daystarter: Back to school in Hillsborough; quantifying the greatness of Taylor Swift; what did we learn from Bucs-Dolphins?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• In the morning, expect showers and thunderstorms along the coast and temperatures in the mid 70s, according to the National Weather Service. By afternoon, the showers will move inland...
Published: 08/10/18

Madeira Beach tax rate unchanged

MADEIRA BEACH — City property tax rates are to remain unchanged in the coming year, but individual tax bills could rise because property values have risen nearly 8 percent.Last week, the City Commission tentatively approved keeping its official rate ...
Published: 08/09/18
Redington Shores asks to make cove a no-wake zone

Redington Shores asks to make cove a no-wake zone

REDINGTON SHORES — At the urging of residents, the Town Commission unanimously agreed to ask the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to declare the town’s large cove a no-wake zone. The cove, along Gulf Boulevard by the Seabreeze restaurant, is freq...
Published: 08/09/18

Increase in St. Pete Beach property values help tax rate stay the same

ST. PETE BEACH — The property tax rate is slated to remain unchanged here for the next year, thanks to nearly $1 million in new revenues from a substantial increase in property values.Those values jumped nearly 12 percent over the past year, the "hig...
Published: 08/09/18

St. Petersburg voters will decide whether to modify parks, waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council has passed an ordinance scheduling a Nov. 6 referendum to modify the city’s charter parks and waterfront map.The change, which will affect the over-water portion of the Pier, was requested by Tampa Bay Watch. The non...
Published: 08/09/18
Rays on the Runway raise spirits and money

Rays on the Runway raise spirits and money

When Kelsie Vance was in the hospital for two weeks in April, being able to think about an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios helped occupy her mind and boost her spirits. The Children’s Dream Fund raised the money to pay for Ke...
Published: 08/06/18
Updated: 08/09/18
Osceola high student earns top 10 spot at Microsoft Word world championship

Osceola high student earns top 10 spot at Microsoft Word world championship

SEMINOLE — The only thing Aydan Soto was worried about was making it to AP Calculus on time. He was taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification exam in his intro to technology class at Seminole High and had only about 50 minutes to comp...
Published: 08/09/18