Divya Kumar, Pinellas County Community Reporter

Divya Kumar

Pinellas County Community Reporter

I'm an editorial assistant/community reporter eager to hear your story. I was born in Indiana, but have called Florida home for a little over a decade and am fascinated by the stories big and small that make up our state. I got my start in journalism at King High School's student newspaper, and joined the Times in 2016 after earning a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. If you have a story you'd like us to know of, please reach out.

Goodwill starts book drive for kids

Goodwill is beginning a book drive for children in low-income families as a way to promote literacy. [Times files]
The BookWorks program promotes literacy by giving books to children from low-income families.

Tarpon Springs plans Martin Luther King Day festivities

A breakfast, parade and festival are among the events scheduled

Dr. Delay: is anything happening with 40th Avenue bridge?

It will likely be several years before a new bridge is completed, according to the city.

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team searches for new home

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The landlord is cancelling the lease on the Oldsmar property where the team performs and practices.

Dr. Delay: Why are speed reductions still in place at Park and Starkey?

Why is the speed reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph on Park Street northbound at 84th Lane only and on Starkey Road between 86th Street and 82 Street southbound only? The construction is finished yet...