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Flags to be lowered for St. Pete's first female mayor, who died Sunday

ST. PETEERSBURG | Flags around the city will be lowered to half-mast this week in honor of former mayor Corinne Freeman, who died Sunday.

Freeman was the city's first female mayor. She was 87.

Current Mayor Rick Kriseman has ordered the flags to remain lowered until dusk on Friday, a spokesman said Monday.

"Corinne was one of those women who set an example for the young women coming along, at least in Pinellas County if not the broader area as well," Sandy Freedman, the first female mayor of Tampa who was first elected to its City Council in the 1970s, told the Tampa Bay Times. "And that is the most lasting legacy any of us could leave."

Read the full story about Freeman here.

[Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:37am]


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