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  1. A look at the Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility, where recycled materials from Clearwater residents were processed for six months rather than being taken to the Waste Management facility in Ybor City.
  2. Raising Cane's has hired more than 130 people to staff the Clearwater location, according to the company.
  3. Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times arts and music reporter, is shown here when she recently took part in the "Dream Tapestry" interactive experience at the Dali Museum. She won this year's MUSE Award for literary arts from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  4. Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg hired Eugenio Aleman as its new chief economist in 2022.
  5. An architect's rendering shows the outdoor recreation features planned for Pinellas County’s newest middle school, a partnership between the school district and the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. The school board voted on Jan. 24, 2023, to name the new campus Mangrove Bay Middle School, after the neighborhood that surrounds it.
  6. The Falcon's Fury drop tower ride at Bush Gardens opened in 2014. It was closed "out of an abundance of caution" after a fatal accident on a similar ride in Orlando last March, and it hasn't reopened since.
  7. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, shown here with two other frequently challenged books, has been removed from circulation and lessons in all Pinellas County public schools.
  8. Four generations show what it's like to toss beads from the Royal Float of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. From left are Hudson Clarke (Bryan Clarke's 10-year-old son and a royal page), Richard S. Clarke Sr., 95, Richard S. Clarke Jr., 69, and Bryan T. Clarke, 38, a Tampa veterinarian. They will all participate in the Gasparilla parade Jan. 28.
  9. Thousands of ravelers cheer and wave during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates along Bayshore Boulevard in 2022 in Tampa. This year's parade is Jan. 28.
  10. Hemingway, a dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, was estimated to be about 37 years old. He was found stranded off Fiesta Key in July 2019.
  11. The Clearwater Police Department is conducting a survey to gather feedback from residents on the agency's performance and relationship with the community.
  12. Boat renters drive off with a boat owned by Rory Conforti at the Seminole Boat Ramp on Jan. 15, 2023, in Clearwater. Conforti owns several boats, which he rents through GetMyBoat, a boat rental and water experience marketplace similar to Airbnb.
  13. Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is pictured during the 2006 opening of a church building in London. Miscavige, who has led the church since 1986, has rarely been photographed in public, besides at church events.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during an inauguration ceremony at the Old Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  15. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  16. A bicyclist died after he was hit by a car on Missouri Avenue in Clearwater late Thursday afternoon, the Clearwater Police Department reported.
  17. Sarah Miller, 48, center, visits with grandchildren Car’Marion Washington, 4, left, and La’Sandra Delapierre, 7, on Jan. 11 in Largo. Nicolshia Washington, 25, Miller’s daughter and the mother of the children, was fatally shot on Jan. 8.
  18. The Church of Scientology's Flag Building, upper left, stands out in downtown Clearwater, where negotiations between the city and church on a land swap have yielded no visible results.
  19. The bodies of a 70-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were found inside a home in the 1800 block of Stancel Drive in unincorporated Clearwater on Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The two died  “from apparent gunshot wounds,” Sgt. Amanda Sinni, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, told the Times. The man and woman were identified Saturday morning.
  20. The body of missing 18-year-old Derrick Gray was found in a wooded area in the eastern part of Clearwater on Friday, according to police. His family reported him missing on Jan. 7.
  21. Vacant buildings line Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Clearwater's Greenwood neighborhood on Jan. 6, 2020, including the former theater building seen in the background.
  22. Parade goers gather for the start of the 34th annual MLK Dream Big Weekend Parade in 2020 along First Avenue S in downtown St. Petersburg.
  23. A view of Pinellas County's waste-to-energy plant, where the city of Clearwater's residential recycling materials were taken since July 2022 by mistake. A city investigation has resulted in the resignation of a top solid waste department official.
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