1. Jon Jennings, currently the city manager of Portland, Maine, will take over as Clearwater city manager on Nov. 8.
  2. A backyard chicken coop in Tampa. The Clearwater City Council on Thursday gave initial approval for single-family homes to have up to four chickens with a coop and run.
  3. Concert-goers had to adhere to new vaccination rules for a Maroon 5 concert in Ohio in August. When the band performs in Tampa Sept. 24, fans must bring a printed copy of a negative test result or proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  4. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO Brad Miller signs a declaration of support to receive $25 million from the federal government for a multimodal transit station in Clearwater. Mayor Frank Hibbard, right, looks on.
  5. The Tampa Bay Times Community Reader Panel will meet quarterly with members of the newsroom.
  6. Former Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin, right, announced this week he will run for Clearwater City Council in the March 15 election. He works with former Scientology executive Mike Rinder, left, in advocating against alleged fraud and abuse in the church.
  7. Winter the bottlenose dolphin swims in a tank at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter became widely known for having a prosthetic tail after being found entangled in a crab trap line in Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral on Florida's east coast on Dec. 10, 2005. Injuries from the crab trap resulted in the loss of her tail.
  8. The entrance to the Pinellas County Jail complex in Clearwater. An inmate at the jail died in the hospital after he caught the coronavirus while at the jail.
  9. For free Museum Day on Saturday, the turn-of-the-20th century Cracker Country in Tampa will be open for free, and you can see actors demonstrate how pioneers carved materials, churned butter and did their chores.
  10. Pinellas County School Board member Caprice Edmond called on her colleagues to hold a special session to discuss mask mandates during their Aug. 24 meeting. On Friday, she announced on Facebook her plan to revive the discussion when the board meets Tuesday.
  11. Cynthia Johnson is the new director of Pinellas County Economic Development.
  12. My wife, Yolanda Urso, is silhouetted against vivid colors at sunset, just off Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.
  13. Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis is congratulated by Odubel Herrera after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  14. Investigators with the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Task Force work near the scene of the deputy-involved shooting at 2175 Indigo Dr. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 2021, in the Greenbriar neighborhood of Clearwater.
  15. From left, Hannah Rogers, associate biologist with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s rescue team, Jordan Wolfred, rescue team intern, and Cam Fredecker, associate biologist stand near a statue of a manatee near what will be the Manatee Springs Rehabilitation Center. The CMA exhibit will take $10 million and two to three years to complete.
  16. Aerial drone photo of Indian Rocks Beach looking to the south on Thursday. A once-brushed-over provision of the project is now now putting the Sand Key Beach Renourishment Project in doubt.
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  18. The Harvest Jam amateur competition at Skatepark of Tampa this weekend will have divisions starting at 8 and younger, and up to 30 and older, with prizes awarded to the top five finishers in each division.
  19. Jon Jennings, city manager of Portland, Maine, speaks on stage Wednesday during a question and answer session for the four finalists for Clearwater city manager at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The City Council gave Jennings the job on Thursday.
  20. Tech Data Corp. in Largo has completed its merger with California company Synnex.
  21. The food hall proposed by developer Craig Govan for the corner of Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street included a parking garage with more than 400 spaces.
  22. The finalists for Clearwater city manager from left to right: Milton Dohoney, former assistant city manager of Phoenix, Arizona; Charles Duggan, city manager of Redlands, California; Jon Jennings, city manager of Portland, Maine; and Keith Moffett, county manager for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.
  23. Dead fish lie on the sand at Indian Shores Beach in St. Petersburg on June 10. The massive fish kills have receded, but Red Tide is still floating off the Pinellas coast. Scientists say it's hard to forecast when it could return to afflict the shore.