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Pinellas County (Florida)

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  • DOE names teacher who won chicken

     
    Remember  last month when Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith and the DOE gushed that in appreciation for all that the state's public school teachers do for students they intended  to give free chicken sandwiches and maybe some wa...
  • RPOF Chair candidates make their final pitches

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida Five contenders vying to become Florida’s next Republican Party chair squared-off Friday night in an hourlong candidate forum, vowing to continue working to shed the tarnished image left by indicted ex-GOP...
  • Mack announces his ‘conservative coalition’

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV has announced a seven-member “conservative coalition” that's backing his Republican U.S. Senate candidacy, a group of mostly fundamentalist Christian activists whose function will apparently be to assail rival George...
  • Winter the dolphin gets the Legislature to loosen up on hotel taxes

     
    The dolphin “Winter,” the tail-less star of a Clearwater aquarium and the movie “A Dolphin Tale,” was popular enough to persuade the Florida Legislature to loosen its grip on hotel taxes. By a 38-2 vote, the Florida Senate on...
  • Clergy ask Scott to veto school prayer bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Americans United for Separation of Church and State, led by three Florida clergymen, is asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would allow local school boards to set up policies regarding school prayer at school events,...
  • Mike Grego is finalist in Pinellas County superintendent search

     
    Mike Grego, the former Osceola County superintendent, is a finalist to lead the Pinellas County school district. The Tampa Bay Times said Grego is one of three finalists picked despite some concern from some School Board members who were disappointed in...
  • Unabridged version of Sen. Don Gaetz on Senate Republican primaries

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz put out a nearly 1,000-word statement tonight on the five GOP candidates that emerged from primaries — some of them hard-fought and dirty ones — in which he hailed the victors … and...
  • Early-release Wednesdays: Wasteful or Wonderful (part 2)?

     
    Way back in 2007, we had a lively debate here on whether it made sense for local schools to dismiss students early on Wednesday afternoons to give teachers time to plan together. That conversation was prompted by a then Lake County School Board member...
  • Pinellas schools tap Mike Grego as next superintendent

     
    Mike Grego, who left the school chief job in Osceola County last year, has been picked as the next superintendent for Pinellas County schools, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Grego left Osceola after conflicts with Cindy Hartig, then the chairman of the...
  • Is Casey Anthony in California?

    Is Casey Anthony in California?
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Casey Anthony has been flying under the radar, so-to-speak, since her release from a Florida prison and acquittal in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. But, there are reports that Anthony may be in California --...
  • FloriDUH: Paint trail leads police to car vandalism suspect

    Authorities say Ramsey Charles Sheard, 21, of Palm Harbor, is accused of setting a neighbor's car on fire, slashing dozen's of car's tires and pouring paint on another car early Monday in the subdivision where he lived. Deputies counted 30 vehicles with...
  • Cops: Man beat woman, then mugged it up for film crew

    Neither woman knew the shirtless man that approached them while making obscene comments as they walked in St. Petersburg that June 12th night, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. But they weren't going to take his crap and told him about his language....