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Council okays second phase of railroad square
City officials are moving forward with plans to bring new sidewalks, lighting and landscaping to Railroad Square. City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to pay $69,948 for a consulting company to design and build the second phase of the streetscaping project on Nebraska Avenue, between Grand Boulevard and Bank Street. (Mayor Scott McPherson was out sick.) The money will come from the Community Redevelopment Agency fund, or CRA. The first phase of the project — stop signals, planters and decorative concrete on the street — was approved using $457,000 earlier this year.
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Ex-Sonic employee convicted in thefts
A former assistant manager at a Sonic drive-in on Little Road was convicted of stealing almost $2,000 of the restaurant's deposits. Renee Hnat, 27, of 4808 Foothill Drive in Holiday, was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and adjudicated a felon. Assistant State Attorney Chip Stanton said Hnat failed to make bank deposits five times in March. Authorities think she used the money for drugs, and her probation includes provisions for drug offenders.
Scouting amateur radio jamboree set
The 52nd worldwide Scouting Jamboree on the Air — the premier operating event for amateur radio and Scouting — will be this weekend. Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club to contact other Scouts with the use of HAM radios and HAM radio technology. This is a great opportunity to begin or finish any Scouting radio badges. The clubhouse at 6909 Tierra Verde St. (off Fox Hollow Drive, behind the Gulf Coast Motors building on U.S. 19) will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information call Bill at (727) 869-0784.
Knights cancel dinner and dance
The Knights of Columbus Father Felix Ullrich Council has canceled its Columbus Day dinner dance scheduled for Saturday.
The African American Club of West Pasco will provide tutoring and academic help for students from kindergarten through 12th grade from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. An incorrect time was listed in an item that ran in Wednesday's paper.
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