Saturday, October 20, 2018

Clearwater and North Pinellas News

Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot question hangs over City Manager Bill Horne’s review

Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot question hangs over City Manager Bill Horne’s review

CLEARWATER — It started as a standard evaluation. Just like the ones City Manager Bill Horne has received every year over the past two decades.But the impending ballot initiative on whether to eliminate the council-manager form of government and give...
Published: 10/19/18
One of Michael Drejka’s three lawyers removes herself from case

One of Michael Drejka’s three lawyers removes herself from case

LARGO — One of Michael Drejka’s defense attorneys is off the case, ending a bumpy road for the lawyer that started with an investigation into whether she inappropriately persuaded him to hire her.At a procedural hearing Friday, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit...
Published: 10/19/18
Leader of Clearwater’s strong mayor initiative goes to work for prominent Scientologist

Leader of Clearwater’s strong mayor initiative goes to work for prominent Scientologist

CLEARWATER — The chairman of the group backing Clearwater’s Nov. 6 strong mayor referendum began a job this month with a company owned by a prominent Church of Scientology donor that focuses on local and state government education.Zach Thorn, 29, had...
Published: 10/19/18
Pedestrian, 79, critically injured while crossing U.S. 19 in Clearwater

Pedestrian, 79, critically injured while crossing U.S. 19 in Clearwater

A 79-year-old woman remains in critical condition after being struck by a car on U.S. 19.
Published: 10/17/18
Three manatees, trapped by Hurricane Michael high tides, rescued in Oldsmar

Three manatees, trapped by Hurricane Michael high tides, rescued in Oldsmar

Three manatees were found in the Mobly Bayou preserve unable to swim out because of the shallow waters.
Published: 10/16/18
Epilogue: Eric Feinstein, 64, founder of Internet Junction, remembered as caring visionary

Epilogue: Eric Feinstein, 64, founder of Internet Junction, remembered as caring visionary

Those who knew Eric Feinstein, remembered him as ahead of time. If he set a goal, they said, he accomplished it.In 1996, he founded the Internet Junction. He invested his own savings to start it, and with a group of mostly fresh-out-of-high-school st...
Published: 10/17/18
Florida House District 67 candidates agree education is a priority, but disagree on what to do about it

Florida House District 67 candidates agree education is a priority, but disagree on what to do about it

Democrat Dawn Douglas says charter schools pull money from public education, while incumbent Republican Chris Latvala backed bill that sent construction money to charters.
Published: 10/18/18
Florida House District 66: Candidates differ on education, school security

Florida House District 66: Candidates differ on education, school security

Republican Nick DiCeglie and Democrat Alex Heeren have widely different viewpoints on key issues
Published: 10/17/18
Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge pick up the pace as they battle for State House District 69 seat

Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge pick up the pace as they battle for State House District 69 seat

Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge are pulling in campaign donations from a wide swath of supporters as they try to capture the State House District 69 seat
Published: 10/17/18

Hometown Pinellas

Marcia P. Hoffman student sings national anthem at Pete Rose eventMarcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts’ student Marlee Michael sang the national anthem before an An Evening With Pete Rose Live at the Capitol Theatre.NYT bestselling author spea...
Published: 10/15/18