Stop leads to arrest in murder case
A man wanted on a murder charge in Georgia was arrested by Clearwater police during a traffic stop Wednesday. Quintavious D. Wilcher, 25, of Atlanta was taken into custody around 3 p.m. near Sunset Point Road and County Road 193, which is near the Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Education Center. Wilcher was wanted on warrants for murder and armed robbery out of Fulton County, Ga., authorities said. Details about that case were not immediately available Thursday. Wilcher was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and felon in possession of a firearm after a loaded gun was found in the car, police said. Wilcher was a passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala that was stopped for speeding. Police said Wilcher pushed a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun into the trunk to hide it when officers approached. Police also arrested another passenger, 25-year-old Wesley A. Harper of Atlanta, because he switched seats with the driver as police stopped the car. He was charged with obstruction.
Reclaimed water access spreading
More than 300 water customers near Clearwater Harbor will have access to reclaimed water when a $2.2 million project is completed next year. The city is installing more than 34,000 feet of pipeline that could carry nearly 200,000 gallons of reclaimed water to homes daily. Another 10,000 gallons a day will be made available for businesses and Edgewater Park. The new lines could cut the use of drinking water for irrigation by 100,000 gallons a day, according to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, which paid for half of the project.
Historian sharing research tips
Kim Garvey, historian, librarian and owner of Tree Trax, a genealogy research firm, will be the speaker at the Pinellas Genealogy Society meetting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Garvey has written for several genealogical magazines. Her program will focus on historical methods, immigration, ethnicity and the use of cemeteries in research. For information, e-mail Millardrussell@gmail.com or call (727) 698-5957.
Chorus adding voices to show
The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus is seeking men, women and children to participate in this year's Christmas Spectacular Show at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Rd, Largo, on Dec. 11. Rehearsals begin in November. For more information, call Lance, (727) 410-5696.