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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Clearwater council approves beach parking garage
Vehicles are parked behind the Pelican Plaza, which is located near the intersection of Mandalay Avenue and Baymont Street in Clearwater Beach. City officials approved a proposed parking garage to be built on the current parking lot site. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

— A 642-space parking garage on the northern side of Clearwater Beach gained unanimous final approval by City Council Wednesday night.

Elisha Joy Kingsley
Former St. Pete teacher denies sex allegations
A heritage trail marker was unveiled Saturday on the American Heritage Trail in St. Petersburg. LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF
Trail helps illuminate history of segregated St. Pete
Police: Man arrested, was naked in 12-year-old’s bed
24-year Pinellas District 6 school board member challenged

24-year Pinellas District 6 school board member challenged

ST. PETERSBURG — Linda Lerner is the longest-serving school board member in Pinellas County history, having put in 24 years, and now she is seeking four more.
Published: 08/16/14
Pinellas County’s early birds can head to the polls today

Pinellas County’s early birds can head to the polls today

ST. PETERSBURG — Beginning today, Pinellas County voters may cast early ballots for the Aug. 26 elections at one of three locations.
Published: 08/16/14

Flood insurer has too much Tampa area business

ST. PETERSBURG — A leading company in Florida’s nascent flood insurance market stopped writing new policies this week in the Tampa Bay area where demand for private coverage has proven strong.
Published: 08/16/14
Three vie for District 4 school board seat

Three vie for District 4 school board seat

ST. PETERSBURG — Three candidates, all with education backgrounds, are competing to represent the Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor area on the Pinellas County School Board.
Published: 08/15/14
Clearwater construction puts U.S. 19 out of Harn’s way

Clearwater construction puts U.S. 19 out of Harn’s way

Navigating U.S. 19 may become even more challenging for some motorists after crews permanently close a large intersection at Harn Boulevard.
Published: 08/15/14
Cycling can equal healing for veterans, group says

Cycling can equal healing for veterans, group says

SEMINOLE — About 30 cyclists, many of them veterans, hope their breezy, weekly 15-mile bicycle ride will change lives of injured service members living in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 08/14/14
‘Dolphin Tale 2’ actors coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall for premiere

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ actors coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall for premiere

Some of the cast of “Dolphin Tale 2” will walk the blue carpet at Ruth Eckerd Hall when the movie premieres there this fall.
Published: 08/14/14
Pinellas jail inmate dies in apparent suicide

Pinellas jail inmate dies in apparent suicide

A former police officer was found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell early Thursday, hours after being convicted of rape, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 08/14/14

Greenlight splits Pinellas Republicans

ST. PETERSBURG — A growing list of business leaders, mayors and county commissioners, many of them political conservatives, have come out in favor of a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund a massive expansion of the area's transit system. ...
Published: 08/14/14
University professor hopes to best 2-term incumbent

University professor hopes to best 2-term incumbent

ST. PETERSBURG — Kent “Kip” Curtis, a University of South Florida St. Petersburg professor and school volunteer, is hoping to take the District 3 at-large school board seat before incumbent Peggy O’Shea can settle in for a...
Published: 08/14/14