Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Scooter driver, 26, dies after Dunedin crash

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DUNEDIN

Man, 26, driving scooter Dies in crash with car

A man died Friday night after his motor scooter collided with a car on Bayshore Boulevard, authorities said. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Alex Gregory Lynam, 26, of Dunedin was southbound on Bayshore on his 2008 ZLMI scooter at about 10:30 p.m. when a northbound 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis made a left turn in front of him near the intersection of Baywood Drive N. The scooter and car collided head on but at an angle, officials said. Lynam, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. The driver of the Mercury, Shirley A. Gil, 73, of Dunedin was not injured and displayed no signs of impairment, officials said.

CLEARWATER

Roasting of Bill Justice fundraiser

The nonprofit Senior Citizens Services will host a fundraiser featuring a roast of longtime Clearwater resident Bill Justice from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd. Justice served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, is a former Clearwater city commissioner and Mr. Clearwater, and was a high school principal and football coach. He has also served a number of local nonprofits. The "roasters" will include David Allbritton, John Doran, Frank Hibbard, J.B. Johnson, Bill Sturtevant, Joe Turner and Dean Robinson. There will be live music, dinner, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $75 per person or $500 for a table for eight. Tickets will not be sold at the door but are available by calling Senior Citizens Services at (727) 442-9014. Proceeds will be used to continue services for senior citizens in Pinellas.

Volunteers sought for library store

Volunteers are needed for the Friends Book & Gift Store at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The work hours are variable but are generally two to four hours a week to fit your schedule. There's a special need during the evenings. A short training session is required. For more information call Rosalie Murray, (727) 531-0667 or Rita Garvey, (727) 446-3845.

CLEARWATER

Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches safe boating

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering its boating safely program Saturday and June 10 at Clearwater Police Department headquarters, 645 Pierce St. It will begin at 8 a.m. Topics include boating emergencies, getting under way, navigating and legal requirements. Graduates receive a Florida certification card. The cost is $35. For more information or to register, contact Peter Ubilos, (727) 469-8895.

Palm Harbor

Western dinner, dance for parks department

Tickets are on sale for the parks and recreation department's annual Western Round-Up dinner dance. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 15 inside the Centre, 1500 16th St. Live entertainment will be provided by Jerry Chase. The menu will include barbecue, roasted potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, garlic bread, dessert, coffee or tea. Tickets are $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers. For more information, visit phrec.org or call (727) 771-6000.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
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Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
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Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
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Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 4 hours ago