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Thirteen marijuana plants seized in Clearwater; man arrested


13 Marijuana plants seized, man arrested

Police in Clearwater have arrested a man they say was running a small grow house. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., police went to the home of Benjamin C. Grissom, 34, at 1749 Great Brikhill Road. Police says Grissom consented to a search of his house, where they found 13 marijuana plants and an operation set up in two rooms to grow more marijuana. He also had a .22-caliber rifle, .32-caliber pistol and 9mm pistol. Grissom is charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on $10,150 bail.


Picture this: digital photography class

Instructor Bill Smith will present a free seminar on digital photography and editing at the Tarpon Springs Library at 3 p.m., Dec. 2. Participants will learn about digital camera controls as well as taking, downloading and editing pictures. To register and for information, call (727)943-4922.


Contest invites you to deck the halls

If you're civic-minded and looking for a creative outlet this holiday season, the Clearwater Downtown Development Board is inviting you to participate in the first Deck the District Wreath Decoration Competition. Wreaths must be made from nonperishable materials, decorated by the person submitting the entry and must be original. They may be up to 24 inches in diameter but weigh no more than 5 pounds. No wreaths containing live greenery will be accepted. Wreaths must be submitted in person 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 during the downtown holiday lighting event. For information call (727) 562-4044.


Lots of ways to help charities

You can help Safety Harbor and Oldsmar charities this season by attending or supporting the annual Mayors' Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at Tampa Bay Downs. There are several ways to participate. You can buy tickets ($25 each) or business table sponsorships ($250 for a party of eight), make a donation to the Sponsor a Child program or create and donate a holiday tree to be raffled off at the event. For information, call (727) 724-1555.



According to an agreement with the city of Safety Harbor, the Harbour Pointe Village project must be completed within 15 years. An article Wednesday listed a different time period.

Pinellas deaths

Alderucci, Salvatore J.

Barnhart, Bernice V.

Breaux, Angela

Cotera, Antonio L.

Glad, Joanne Shirley

Lengyel, Gloria A.

Marcellus, Helen J.

Peterson, Elizabeth

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Thirteen marijuana plants seized in Clearwater; man arrested 11/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:03am]
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