Thursday, August 16, 2018
News Roundup

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 27

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
   
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Our editors' picks for the best things to do from Aug. 17 to 29.
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SunPass users with overdraft fees can now request reimbursement

SunPass users with overdraft fees can now request reimbursement

If you’re a SunPass user and you’ve seen overdraft fees on your account, you can now ask for that money back.Florida Department Transportation spokesman Ed Seifert announced today that Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has launched a system to process ov...
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Two Seminole council members face challengers

SEMINOLE — Six candidates have filed to run for two open seats on the City Council.Incumbents Chris Burke, first elected in 2012, and Trish Springer, elected in 2015, face challenges from former council member Dan Hester, who served from 2005 to 2010...
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Largo to increase solid waste fees 20 percent

Largo to increase solid waste fees 20 percent

LARGO — City commissioners recently took the first step toward increasing solid waste fees when they voted 4-3 to approve a 20 percent residential and commercial hike.The increase, which would be the first since 2007 and take effect Oct. 1, would cos...
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He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

CLEARWATER — The candidate did not, on paper, meet minimum requirements of the position. He was not the clear choice of the review board. He also listed a degree on his application that he did not really have. But then-Parks and Recreation athletics ...
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Higher property values lead to tax rate decrease in Indian Rocks Beach

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The City Commission has approved a reduction in the property tax rate. The rate for the coming fiscal year, 2019 will be $1.83 for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value, down from $1.93 for the past two years. For eigh...
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Sheriff’s office has leads on car that ran over endangered tortoise in Dunedin

Sheriff’s office has leads on car that ran over endangered tortoise in Dunedin

DUNEDIN — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has several leads on a driver who appeared to intentionally drive over an endangered gopher tortoise Saturday afternoon.The driver was in the parking lot of the San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin abou...
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Nature’s Food Patch brings organic offerings to Dunedin

DUNEDIN — Nature’s Food Patch recently opened a new downtown location at 966 Douglas Ave. The new store will stock much of what is offered at the Clearwater location, including organic produce, grass-fed meat, a fresh juice/smoothie bar, organic and ...
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Tarpon Springs’ restored Safford House Museum open to the public

Tarpon Springs’ restored Safford House Museum open to the public

TARPON SPRINGS — A relic of the city’s early days is once again open to the public after some restoration work.The Safford House Museum, completed in 1883 by the family of Anson P.K. Safford, has been restored to its "Victorian splendor," according t...
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