Friday, September 21, 2018
News Roundup

Safety Harbor seeks opinions wanted on parklet program

SAFETY HARBOR ó The city is moving forward on the "Main Street Parklet Pilot Program,íí but leaders are looking for feedback while itís in the development stage. Parklets are mini, artificial parks that could be created in different spots along Main Street. The effort is designed to support walkability and draw visitors to downtown. Send comments, questions and feedback to [email protected] by March 31. The City Commission will discuss parklets on April 16.

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Carlton: The siege of Red Tide: No walk on the beach

Carlton: The siege of Red Tide: No walk on the beach

This week, on one of the last mornings of summer, I went walking on one of our Gulf beaches, the sunrise warming my back. It could not have been prettier ó the sky cloudless, the water a quiet blue, a lone Brown Pelican skimming the surface.If you co...
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Baggers, cashiers soon can grow beards at Publix

Baggers, cashiers soon can grow beards at Publix

ORLANDO — The faces of baggers, cashiers and stockers at a Florida-based grocery chain may look slightly different in the near future.That's because Publix said Friday that it would start allowing workers to grow beards and other facial hair b...
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Hillsborough school district releases list of referendum purchase items

Hillsborough school district releases list of referendum purchase items

TAMPA --- Anderson Elementary School will get two new playgrounds. Chiles Elementary will get carpets and floors. Madison Middle School will get new stage lights and a repaved parking lot.All that, and air conditioning overhauls throughout the school...
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Bobís Carpet and Flooring heir paid hundreds of thousands dollars for drugs, federal court records show

Bobís Carpet and Flooring heir paid hundreds of thousands dollars for drugs, federal court records show

Robert Butler III, an heir to a well-known local flooring chain that bears his fatherís name, participated in a money laundering scheme and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for cocaine and marijuana in recent years, according to federal court re...
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Gallery: Red Tide fouls Pinellas County beaches

The worst and most extensive Red Tide algae bloom since the 2005 outbreak has reached the Gulf Coast. The Tampa Bay Times photojournalists documented scenes of how the algae blooms are affecting local businesses, beaches, and wildlife as it saturates...
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Top 5 at noon: For Florida officials, it's always Hammer time; St. Pete says couple can't park on its new $15,000 driveway; and more

Top 5 at noon: For Florida officials, it's always Hammer time; St. Pete says couple can't park on its new $15,000 driveway; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:NRA SWAY: FOR FLORIDA OFFICIALS, IT'S ALWAYS HAMMER TIMEThose who work in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services never know when National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Examining Florida-Tennessee, FSU-NIU and the other state college football matchups

Examining Florida-Tennessee, FSU-NIU and the other state college football matchups

† Eye on the NFL draft At 6-foot-1, 237 pounds, Northern Illinois DE Sutton Smith doesn't have NFL size, but he does have next-level productivity. He ranked in the top four nationally last year in sacks, tackles for loss and fumbles forced/recovere...
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They spent $15,000 adding a driveway to their St. Pete House. Now the city says they canít park on it

They spent $15,000 adding a driveway to their St. Pete House. Now the city says they canít park on it

ST. PETERSBURG ó One day in January, Dana Cremo was on her front porch hanging a vintage screen door when two city employees walked up. "You canít park on your driveway," they said. "Why?" she asked. "Because somebody filed a complaint," they said. F...
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Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 28

Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 28

BrieflyPARADE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 "Magical Night Christmas Parade," sponsored by Florida Hospital Dade City/Zephyrhills on Dec. 7 on 8th Street, Dade City. Applications for se...
Updated: 3 hours ago