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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

Politics

Officials vote unanimously to return Confederate flag to Ocala complex

Officials vote unanimously to return Confederate flag to Ocala complex

Marion County commissioners voted unanimously today to once again fly the Confederate flag at the county’s government complex in Ocala, the Star-Banner reports.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa bike share hits 10,000 members, plans USF expansion

Tampa bike share hits 10,000 members, plans USF expansion

With 300 bikes at about 30 hubs in downtown Tampa, Hyde Park and Ybor City, Coast Bike Share's sky-blue two-wheelers have quickly become a feature of the city — especially on the Riverwalk, which offers 1.8 miles of contiguous cycling.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Veteran who confronted panhandler goes at it again

Veteran who confronted panhandler goes at it again

This time, Garrett Goodwin is calm as he confronts the man on a sidewalk near West Shore and Gandy boulevards. The panhandler, wearing a yellow safety vest, camouflage pants and a ball cap, recognizes Goodwin, complaining that Goodwin defamed him and telling him he should “stop harassing the homeless."
Updated: 8 hours ago
Giant reefer float raises eyebrows at Temple Terrace parade

Giant reefer float raises eyebrows at Temple Terrace parade

Local members of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws used a float in Temple Terrace’s Independence Day parade Saturday to promote their views. The reaction from anti-drug groups was anything but mellow.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rep. Jolly marries former employee on Town Hall steps

Rep. Jolly marries former employee on Town Hall steps

INDIAN SHORES – Three months after their engagement, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Laura Donahoe were married on the steps of Indian Shores Town Hall.
Published: 07/06/15
Bondi’s net worth now at $1.4 million, records show

Bondi’s net worth now at $1.4 million, records show

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi is benefiting from a continuing rebound in the real estate market, which has boosted her net worth $150,000, new financial disclosures show.
Published: 07/06/15

Raymond James ordered to repay customers for mutual fund charges

TAMPA — Raymond James Financial will pay $8.7 million in restitution to customers for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges for certain charitable and retirement accounts.
Published: 07/06/15

Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits

TAMPA — A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15

Accounting errors could cost Hillsborough County $143,000

TAMPA — Hillsborough County government is on the hook for $143,000 because of accounting errors that led to a shortfall in a firefighters’ union leave account.
Published: 07/05/15
Rays could take cue from planned ballpark district in Atlanta

Rays could take cue from planned ballpark district in Atlanta

TAMPA — It’s still up in the air as to whether a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark will land in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15