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. St. Cecelia students pay it forward: Each year the second-grade students at St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School participate in several Pay it Forward projects. In January, students helped an organization called Food for the Poor and its We Pledge 100 campaign. Students were so inspired by the words of Colossia Butts, the organization's school outreach representative, they painted bowls to auction off at the Discovery Night. Students sold 47 bowls and raised $1,030. The donations will go directly to help Food for the Poor meet its goals of building a clean water well, building homes and a school, planting trees and providing food for the people of Ti Limbe, Haiti.

, Safety Harbor Kiwanis names January students of the month: The Safety Harbor Kiwanis recognizes special students of the month at Safety Harbor Middle School with Sea Hawk Awards. This was the second of three presentations of the school year. Sixth-grade student Jazmin Ibarra-Jahuey was selected by her teacher, Rita Carter, and seventh-grade student Brandon Strelcheck was chosen by his teacher, Susan Miller. Both students were honored for their achievements and good citizenship.

Dunedin High student wins Scottish heritage essay contest: Dunedin High School senior Michaela Polman took top honors along with a $1,000 scholarship at the Scottish American Society's annual Burns Supper at Dunedin's historic Scottish Hall. Polman read her winning essay on the Contribution by Burns to our Scottish Heritage to 120 members and guests. The contest, hosted by the Scottish American organization, presented runners-up awards to seniors Tristan Freyer and Olivia Welsh. Celebrating the birth of Robert Burns in 1759, the annual Burns Supper showcases a traditional Parade of the Haggis along with a bagpiper followed by attendants bearing the Haggis, refreshments and sword.

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Three dead in wrong-way, head-on crash Thursday on I-75 in Gibsonton

Three dead in wrong-way, head-on crash Thursday on I-75 in Gibsonton

Three people in their early 20s died Thursday when a car driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 slammed head-on into another car, killing both drivers and a passenger in the car that was struckThe accident happened about 10 p.m. just south of Gibsont...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Florida's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived another hurricane season, somehow

Florida's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived another hurricane season, somehow

MIAMI — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge ...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

WASHINGTON — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 yea...
Updated: 30 minutes ago
Murky waters: Chartering the wrong boat can have tragic consequences

Murky waters: Chartering the wrong boat can have tragic consequences

Captain Dan Peretz noticed the same charter boats overloaded with passengers again and again. He thought, "This is how people die.’’ So he sent emails to the Coast Guard, sharing his concerns, naming specific boats, including the Jaguar....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

By BOB PUTNAMCLEARWATER — The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot has long been a fixture on Jon Mott’s sporting calendar. Not even a 103-degree fever Tuesday could keep him away from the event, in its 39th year. Mott, a record four-time 10k champion, added ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

TAMPA — In the jubilant moments after a Bucs win, Dirk Koetter will sometimes ask for a game-used ball from his equipment staff, hold it high in the locker room and present it to the player who was most crucial to the victory.NFL players can ask for ...
Published: 11/23/17

 
Published: 11/23/17

Published: 11/23/17
Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

LARGO — Sydney Pender, 27, loved riding her motorcycle, even though she knew the dangers. Three years ago, her friend said, a delivery truck hit her. But she kept riding. On Thanksgiving, it was a crash with a taxi cab that killed her.Pender, a St. P...
Published: 11/23/17

Valrico intersection closed after car-sized hole opens in road

VALRICO — A hole the size of a vehicle opened up beneath the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Elm Grove Lane, Hillsborough officials said.The cause of the depression is unclear, but the intersection was blocked off to traffic.Hillsborough C...
Published: 11/23/17