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Sentinel chickens test positive for St. Louis encephalitis

Sentinel chickens test positive for St. Louis encephalitis

Pinellas County Mosquito Control confirmed positive results for St. Louis encephalitis in seven sentinel chickens last Wednesday. Four chickens were located at Walsingham Park in Seminole and three were in Cross Bayou in the unincorporated Seminole a...
Published: 08/14/14

Elections office prepares for Aug. 26 primary

PINELLAS COUNTY — The official sample ballot for the Aug. 26 primary election was mailed Monday to about 250,000 addresses.
Published: 08/13/14
Gateway project developer Pizzuti granted eight-month leeway for construction project

Gateway project developer Pizzuti granted eight-month leeway for construction project

DUNEDIN — City commissioners have granted an eight-month construction delay to a developer struggling to secure financing for a $15 million residential-retail complex in the historic downtown.
Published: 08/14/14
Embedded fishing line successfully removed from baby dolphin’s fluke

Embedded fishing line successfully removed from baby dolphin’s fluke

DESTIN — A dolphin calf, rescued off the coast of Destin last weekend, was successful treated and released after its tail was entangled in a fishing line, which caused extensive scarring along with a partial amputation of the fluke....
Published: 08/14/14
Moccasin Lake Nature Park in dire need of improvements

Moccasin Lake Nature Park in dire need of improvements

This column typically highlights fun things to do or pays tribute to organizations helping others in our community. But maybe putting the spotlight on something in dire need of improvement ultimately can prove constructive, too.
Published: 08/14/14
Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy celebrates inaugural graduating class

Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy celebrates inaugural graduating class

CLEARWATER — A golf course is probably one of the last places anyone would expect to find children getting an education, unless they were prodigies with designs on becoming the next Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie.
Published: 08/14/14
Area parks showcase the region’s natural resources

Area parks showcase the region’s natural resources

PINELLAS COUNTY — One thing is for sure about the Tampa Bay area, despite its dense population, it still has a surprising abundance of natural resources.
Published: 08/14/14

Congressman Jolly to meet with veterans Thursday at Project HERO bike ride

SEMINOLE — Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) will meet with a group of local veterans and volunteers at Thursday’s Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) Pinellas bike ride.
Published: 08/13/14
State officials conduct research cruise to study red tide bloom in the Gulf

State officials conduct research cruise to study red tide bloom in the Gulf

PINELLAS COUNTY — While keeping a close eye on a red tide bloom zone in a region south of the Panhandle, state wildlife officials and environmental researchers headed out for a three-day exploratory trip in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday to take wa...
Published: 08/07/14
PCSO unveils new public safety, office complex

PCSO unveils new public safety, office complex

LARGO — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri unveiled the department’s brand new public safety and office complex last week, taking members of the Board of County Commissioners and the media on an extended tour of the $81 million facil...
Published: 08/07/14

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