Thursday, September 20, 2018
News Roundup

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 28

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
           
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Redington Beach keeps tax rate level

REDINGTON BEACH — Town commissioners voted recently to keep the current property tax rate the same for next year of $1.81 for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Though the rate remains the same, many property owners will pay mor...
Updated: 4 minutes ago

Belleair Beach plans project to bury utility lines

BELLEAIR BEACH — Utility undergrounding in the Bellevue Estates neighborhood will go forward, despite a significant increase in resident assessments. The City Council voted recently unanimously to approve higher assessments and related conditi...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
USF’s Randall St. Felix breaking out early, and more Bulls bits

USF’s Randall St. Felix breaking out early, and more Bulls bits

TAMPA — After admiring Randy Moss for years, it's not a coincidence that USF receiver Randall St. Felix's wears Moss' No. 84."I feel like he's the best receiver to ever touch a football," St. Felix said.It's obviously too early and too unf...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia soon to surpass the mentor who once fired him

Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia soon to surpass the mentor who once fired him

TAMPA — After practice Monday, Hillsborough High School players formed a ragged line in the football fieldhouse. The man handing out the ice cream sandwiches kept making sure no one cut in line or got seconds before others got firsts."Yeah, a r...
Updated: 16 minutes ago

Largo signs off on downtown plaza design

LARGO — City commissioners recently signed off on the final design of a new downtown plaza that consultants say represents the past, present and future of Largo.The project, which aims to enhance the triangular piece of property at the southwe...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
Lucero’s Ben Nichols talks about the band’s 20th anniversary, Michael Shannon’s intensity and more

Lucero’s Ben Nichols talks about the band’s 20th anniversary, Michael Shannon’s intensity and more

Ben Nichols is friendly with Michael Shannon. His brother, director Jeff Nichols, has cast Shannon in all five of his films. And the Oscar-nominated actor stars in a video — a short film, really — for Long Way Back Home, the new single by Nichols’ ro...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

ST. PETERSBURG -- A fight at a bus stop escalated Thursday morning, resulting in a 16-year-old girl being stabbed in the back by a fellow Gibbs High School student.Police say the girls -- ages 15 and 16 -- have been involved in an ongoing disagreemen...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

ST. PETERSBURG — Tim Funderburk, traffic signal coordinator for the city, says the problem that was causing traffic to back up at the new Disston Plaza entrance has been solved.The plaza at 3501 49th St. N was recently revamped and an old Publ...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
He claims ghosts ask him to restore their dignity. So he digs into their stories.

He claims ghosts ask him to restore their dignity. So he digs into their stories.

TAMPA — Ray Reed claims to see dead people. And he does all he can to introduce them to the living.Reed leads volunteers who have uncovered hundreds of grave markers at the Cemetery for All People, known in the early 1900s as the Poor Farm Cemetery. ...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
Publix has pumpkin spice everything on sale, and other deals this week in coupons (Sept. 20-26)

Publix has pumpkin spice everything on sale, and other deals this week in coupons (Sept. 20-26)

Sometimes the coupon gods align. And, man, that’s beautiful because everyone loves so-cheap-it’s-almost-free stuff.Vegetarians rejoice, this week’s steal of a deal is for you. Publix has Quron "chick’n" nuggets and patties on BOGO (buy one, get one) ...
Updated: 1 hour ago