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  1. Palm Harbor U. basketball player is putting up points


    There are two words most basketball players want to hear from their coach: Green light.

    Chardonay Aldrich has hit 52 percent of her
  2. New East Lake subdivision draws neighbors' ire

    Local Government

    EAST LAKE — The latest subdivision to come to this corner of Florida's most densely populated county is slated to feature 17 million-dollar homes.

  3. Hometown North Pinellas


    EIGHTH-GRADE VOLUNTEERS: Jan. 5 was the last day for most students' holiday break. The eighth-grade class at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater went on its annual road trip to St. Rita's Parish in Dade City to help migrant workers and their families. The cars were packed with blankets, mittens, hats, …

    Blake Taylor and Alexandra Burch (in sweatshirts) brought donated goods to migrant camps.
  4. Pinellas proposes spending $1 million to improve behavior at five schools


    LARGO — Pinellas County school officials want to spend $1 million to teach classroom management techniques to teachers and administrators at struggling St. Petersburg elementary schools.

  5. Ruth: Pitch for St. Petersburg pier must defeat public apathy


    Poor Kristin Brett. She is about to undertake an enterprise about the same as if the Tampa Bay Bucs attempted to pass off quarterback Josh McCown in a trade to the New England Patriots for Tom Brady.

  6. Pedestrians and interstate entrance make for dangerous mix


    I'm concerned that a pedestrian will be killed walking on the sidewalk on the west side of Fourth Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues S in St. Petersburg. To be specific, the sidewalk crosses the vehicle entrance to Interstate 175 just north of Fifth Avenue; pedestrians walking along the west side of Fourth …

  7. Pinellas news briefs


    SENIOR AWARENESS FAIR: Area seniors are invited to attend Dunedin's Senior Awareness Fair today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. This event features businesses and organizations that provide senior citizens with knowledge and advice on a variety of topics. Popular …

  8. North Pinellas community news briefs



    Meeting on parking proposal postponed

    The Jan. 29 town hall meeting on a proposal to install a parking garage and pay stations downtown has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.

    Camp No Limits camper Jeremiah Mitchell, 11, of Tulsa, Okla., gets a buss on the cheek from Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as Kevin Carroll from Hanger Clinic helps him and trainer Heather Statz monitors the encounter from the water. On Jan. 15, the aquarium hosted 45 Camp No Limits children from ages 3 and up to young adults in their 20s who suffer from limb loss. The camp offers a unique experience with programs surrounding support sessions and confidence building.
  9. Police: Thief hides sushi in pants, gets caught eating it outside St. Petersburg Publix


    A 25-year-old St. Petersburg man shoved an $11.99 sushi sampler pack down his pants and walked out of the Publix on Third Street S without paying on Jan. 14, according to an arrest affidavit.

  10. Huge Wyndham Grand to have ripple effect on Clearwater Beach surroundings



    The gateway to south Clearwater Beach is going through some changes.

    The Anchor Mini-Mart, far left, the three-story Riviera Motel, the Golden Villa Motel and the Sunrise Resort Motel are some of the surrounding properties that might have their fortunes affected by the Wyndham Grand megaresort being built by Dr. Kiran Patel.
  11. Famed comedy troupe visits Largo Cultural Center

    Human Interest


    Performers from Second City of Chicago, known for producing some of the nation's top comedic talent, have embarked on a Florida tour. They'll make their one Tampa Bay stop Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center.

    Second City members, from left, Jamison Webb, Casey Whitaker, Jasbir Singh, Kelsey Kinney, John Sabine and Blair Beekenfor will bring their comedic stylings to the Largo Cultural Center for one show on Sunday as part of the Chicago group’s Florida tour.
  12. Parking meters have no place in downtown Dunedin, says former official


    “Word Smithing" has become an art in both politics and land development in recent years. It is amazing how words can be put together to sell a concept, like parking meters, that seems quite reasonable on the surface. While everyone is distracted by their iPhones and iPads, the surface is about as far as most …

  13. Clearwater's Martin Luther King Jr. center reopening

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATERI have a dream, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said.

    Executive director Karena Morrison, right and assistant executive director Lillie Henry will work to get the Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center’s programs under way as soon as possible.
  14. New development coming to Ulmerton Road and 66th Street

    Local Government

    LARGO — The last piece of industrial land on Ulmerton Road in the city is about to be turned into a commercial property.

  15. Notebook: School choice and virtual school applications end Friday


    District's Application period for special programs ends Friday