Friday, October 19, 2018
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Hometown Pinellas

Florida Court Public Information Officers recognizes retired PIO

The Florida Court Public Information Officers recently recognized Ron Stuart of Clearwater for his work with the association. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Stuart was PIO of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He was the FCPIO’s first elected president and the citation he received recognized "outstanding public service and work above and beyond the call of duty while serving as president of the organization."

Keep Pinellas Beautiful Brings Home the Award of Excellence

Keep Pinellas Beautiful was chosen as one of the top ten Keep America Beautiful affiliates in the United States at the National Keep America Conference in Dallas this year. The Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award of Excellence recognizes affiliates which embody the vision, mission and values of Keep America Beautiful. This award distinguished Keep Pinellas Beautiful as an affiliate with superior initiatives, programs and projects implemented to help end littering, improve recycling and beautify communities.

GFWC Clearwater Community Woman’s Club awards $8,000 in Grants to Local Charities

At its annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Belleair Country Club, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Clearwater Community Woman’s Club awarded four local charities $2,000 grants each. The grants were awarded to the Lighthouse of Pinellas, the Kimberly Home, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast and Empath Health/Suncooast Hospice. The charities applied for the grants in January and demonstrated a specific need for the funds. The 2019 event is scheduled for March 26 at the Belleair Country Club. The application and information for next year’s grants are online at www.GFWCClearwatercommunitywomansclub.org

GULFCOAST LEGAL SERVICES RECEIVES AWARD

Local trial lawyers Scott Johni, Kent Whittemore and Erin Lohmiller, along with Alfred Williams, presented a check of $55,946.55 that will benefit Gulfcoast Legal Services. The funds come as a result of 12 years of litigation on behalf of 65,000 Florida consumers in a class action verdict against a statewide propane company that unlawfully charged propane tank rent to its customers. The trial team consisted of these three lawyers, along with Jeff Liggio, Geoff Stahl and Phil Burlington of West Palm Beach. The court approved a charitable donation out of unclaimed funds. Gulfcoast Legal Services is a nonprofit organization serving the civil legal needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities.

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District volleyball: Battle-tested Calvary Christian ready for region run

District volleyball: Battle-tested Calvary Christian ready for region run

TAMPA — Calvary Christian’s volleyball team looks tough, tested and ready for a strong run at a Class 4A state title.For proof, look no farther than the past two days when the Warriors defeated a tough Tampa Prep squad in three games, then followed F...
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Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 14, Jesuit 6

Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 14, Jesuit 6

TAMPA — Rory Hicks is elusive and efficient. He can scramble to buy time in the pocket or take off to pick up timely first downs. The Clearwater Central Catholic senior also is careful with the football, rarely making a costly mistake. But of all the...
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Football: Zephyrhills 48, Wesley Chapel 0

Football: Zephyrhills 48, Wesley Chapel 0

ZEPHYRHILLS — The Homecoming crowd could not ask for any more, but they got it anyway. With a running clock winding down a district title and playoff-clinching victory, Zephyrhills fans got one last thrill as Tre’pavis Mobley ended the night with a 1...
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Football: Tampa Bay Tech 51, Durant 14

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech’s district finale will mean something after all.The Titans rebounded from a mistake-plagued loss to rout Durant 51-14 on Friday night. The victory, combined with Plant City’s 24-10 victory against Bloomingdale, keeps Tech’s bid...
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Football: Plant City 24, Bloomingdale 10

PLANT CITY — After a holding penalty around midfield, Plant City faced a big third and long late in the fourth quarter against district foe Bloomingdale. The Raiders had led all night, but now they were up by just one score, and the Bulls defense was...
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Football: Steinbrenner 35, Alonso 19

TAMPA — Haden Carlson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Steinbrenner held on to defeat Alonso in a wild Class 8A, District 6 matchup that featured 28 penalties for nearly 300 yards, five turnovers, multiple ejections and a pair of sa...
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Football: Newsome 49, Palm Harbor University 16

PALM HARBOR — Just imagine if Newsome had its full arsenal of weapons.Considering the 49-16 hurting the Wolves put on district foe Palm Harbor University on Friday, it’s hard to believe the visitors came into the game missing their top rusher in seni...
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Football: East Lake 20, St. Petersburg (OT)

ST. PETERSBURG — Sitting outside the playoff picture and trailing 14-3 late in the third quarter, East Lake knew it needed to buckle down to have any hope of making the playoffs this season.And after a furious comeback, Micah Abraham, Isaac Gibbs and...
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Football: Largo 49, Northeast 21

ST. PETERSBURG — Largo saw a 35-7 fourth-quarter lead suddenly become 35-21 with 5:43 left in the game Friday. Vikings running back Qezzy Guyden scored twice in less than two minutes. The first came on a 3-yard run, and the second followed a fumble r...
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Football: Land O’Lakes 49, Pasco 18

DADE CITY — Land O’Lakes jumped out to an early 21-0 lead on Pasco on Friday night and dominated from there, cruising to a 49-18 victory.The Gators (5-2) got another strong night from senior Kyle Leivas, who ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns. Af...
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