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FOOTBALL: 4th-quarter push lifts Tarpon over C-Water

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 - SPONGERS 27 TORNADOES 13

Football: Now they mean something

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 - Game of the Week: Clearwater at Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs High names inaugural Athletic HOF inductees

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 - 23 former Spongers to be honored Sept. 5

Three-day arts and craft show at Sponge Docks

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

— With the region’s busy season still about a month away, the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association will try to attract holiday crowds to the Sponge Docks with an...

Dunedin High junior wins flowboarding competition

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

— The mantel at the Freeman household is running out of room.

Resident gives $1,000 to PH Fire Rescue Extrication Team

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

— It’s been a good few months for the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Extrication Team.

Lueken’s Liquors transforming old Tarpon bowling alley

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

Another vacant property along U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs is about to enjoy a renaissance.

FOOTBALL: Manatee takes advantage of East Lake miscues

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 - HURRICANES 26 EAGLES 17

FOOTBALL: Largo sweeps 3-way Classic over Dunedin, P. Park

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 - PACKERS 14 FALCONS 7; FALCONS 6 PATRIOTS 6; PACKERS 6 PATRIOTS 6

Pinellas Trail beefing up security in south

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 - The St. Petersburg Police Department announced Thursday that it will begin conducting mounted patrols on the Pinellas Trail.

Lower vehicle registration notices mailed to Pinellas residents

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 -

Florida residents will enjoy a little financial relief each year with lower vehicle registration rates, and the Pinellas County Tax Collector began mailing out renewal notices to its populace Monday.

Tarpon considering buying land

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 -

— In an effort to help ease local flooding issues and improve stormwater systems, the city is exploring acquiring seven properties near North Safford Avenue.

North Pinellas district football primer

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 - High school football teams around Pinellas County are preparing game plans for a new year and so is The Suncoast News.

Suncoast News Games of the Week

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 - High school football kicks off with preseason games Thursday and Friday.

Dog Daze Celebration in Tarpon this Saturday

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 -

— Downtown is for the dogs Saturday afternoon.

Pinellas deputies reminding motorists of school traffic

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 -

Depending on whom you ask, a new school year brings a mix of emotions. Excitement, relief, irritation, glumness — these and plenty of others were all expressed Monday morning, when the 2014-15 academic calendar of...

Salvation Army youth football league needs money

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 -

— A new football season is fast approaching and the local Salvation Army youth league needs help.

North County group holding regional transportation forum

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

— A polarizing vote on the future of Pinellas County transportation is fast approaching, but a local advocacy group would like to broaden the discussion.

Dunedin Elementary to give out nearly 500 loaded backpacks

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

— Dunedin Elementary teachers and administrators had high hopes for its new Neighborhood Knock program, but the outpouring of support has outpaced expectations.

Hippie Fest back in Tarpon for third year

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

— Hippie Fest, Tarpon Springs’ annual tie-dyed celebration of all things groovy and out of sight, pulls back into town from 4– 10 p.m. Saturday afternoon....

Boy with cerebral palsy throws out first pitch at Dunedin Jays game

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - — Thanks to the Dunedin Blue Jays and a Tarpon Springs-based nonprofit, 5-year-old Bradley Kistner had one special Saturday evening last weekend.

Tarpon assures residents new splash park is safe

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - TARPON SPRINGS — The chances the city’s new water park was the source of three reported cryptosporidium cases are slim, according to Pinellas public health officials.

Tennessee police: Tarpon employee killed in murder-suicide

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - Tarpon Springs officials issued a press release this afternoon confirming the Monday murder of a city employee..

Waterborne disease warning shuts down Tarpon water park

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 -

— The possible existence of a water-bourne disease has resulted in Tarpon Springs temporarily shutting down its newly opened splash park.

Tarpon officials hold preliminary 2015 budget talks

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 -

— Commissioners and residents got an early look at the city’s financial health for the coming fiscal year during a budget workshop last Tuesday.

Injured Tarpon war veteran gets presidential greeting

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 - President ►Barack ►Obama dropped into the room of wounded Afghanistan veteran from Tarpon Springs Levi Eaves while on a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for a meet-and-greet and ph...

PH hit-and-run suspect at large

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 - Accident near Belcher and Alderman injures 4

Pinellas health officials alerting, correcting public

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 -

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is warning residents of a pair of infectious diseases while also busting some misguided myths.

Teen Citizens Academy graduates first class

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 -

Last year, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office created a way for youths to get a look into its inner workings with the creation of the Teen Citizens Academy.

“Crpyto” cases on the rise, health dept. reports

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - Most cases in people younger than 18

Tarpon's reinstated Youth Employment Program a success

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - Summer job initiative may get boost in next budget

Local team plays in Big League World Series

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 -

A team of local, high-school aged baseball players continued to run its way through the Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina, earlier this week.

Animal abuse case ends in 4-year prison term

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 -

A Pinellas Park man was sentence to four years in prison Friday for the severe abuse of his wife’s dog, the Pinellas Park Police Department reported.

UPDATE: Clearwater wins World Series

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - North Pinellas team beat Puerto Rico on ESPN2

PH firefighters rescue pair of ducklings from sewer

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

— Anyone familiar with the intersection of U.S. 19 and Tampa Road knows that no news involving that general area typically means good news.

Bicyclist killed in Palm Harbor accident

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - Hit by vehicle near McMullen Booth-Curlew intersection

PH dance studio helping visually impared learn some steps

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

— Jumping out on the dance floor can be a nerve-wracking experience for people in full possession of all their faculties.

Tarpon All-America City delegation shows off presentation

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - — It came up a little short last month, but Tarpon Springs put its best foot forward while in the running to become an All-America City.

Signs show Pinellas residents storm surge heights

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

Pinellas County is giving residents a visual clue of what they can be expected in the event of a major hurricane.

Coast to Coast trail project to get nearly $16 million

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

Nearly $16 million in funding this year will go toward the Coast to Coast Connector Project, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Monday.

DUI checkpoint this weekend in Clearwater

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - Checkpoint at 540 S. Hercules Ave.

Ex-Dunedin’s ballplayers sign with colleges

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

— Dunedin High baseball’s co-MVPs from this past season have officially signed Letters of Intent.

Tarpon commissioners vote 3-2 to support Greenlight

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

— Tarpon Springs became the latest municipality to back Greenlight Pinellas, voting 3-2 in favor of the regional transit plan last Tuesday.

Tarpon water plant on budget, but slightly off schedule

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

— Work on the city’s reverse-osmosis water treatment plant continues to flow toward its 2015 completion date, according to project managers.

UPDATE: Tarpon's Beckett Bridge closure moved up to Thursday

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - Monday's repairs now scheduled for July 24

Massive rush-hour backups again on U.S. 19

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - Accident shuts down all southbound 19 lanes at Tampa Road intersection

Tarpon bar-grill owners, employees regrouping after fire

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 -

— Flames that gutted the 701 Tap House Bar and Grill on North Pinellas Avenue last week have long been extinguished, but their impact on the establishment’s owne...

Pinellas officials seek ideas on spending BP oil spill funds

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 -

The five Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 BP-Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout will soon receivefederal funds to help restore local environments.

Palm Harbor fire team again takes rescue crown

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 -

— So much for being a little rusty.

Tarpon business owner publishes first children’s book

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 -

— After spending nearly a decade on the drawing board, Demetra Tsavaris-Lecourezos can finally grasp a tangible version of her creative vision.

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