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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.

All-America City delgation 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.

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.

Taxing unit established to boost East Lake youth sports

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 - Quarter-mill levy attracts supporters to county meeting

Pinellas Sheriff’s warning of “distraction schemes”

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 -

A recent spate of so-called “distraction schemes” in Pinellas County has resulted in authorities actively warning residents of the potential risk.

Refurbished strip mall coming to life on U.S. 19

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 -

— A small refurbished portion of U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs is beginning to come back to life.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas fundraising for mission to India

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 -

— Florida Hospital North Pinellas is promoting a pair of fundraising efforts that will finance an international outreach program it is inaugurating.

Local Army soldier to be honored at Tarpon High

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 - Thursday event also to collect donations for overseas shipment

Aqua Quest crew plans to rest, return to work

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 - Aqua Quest crew plans to rest, return to work

Hibiscus Street transformation continues with opening

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 -

— In recent years the short downtown stretch of Hibiscus Street was an afterthought for consumers and business owners alike.

Tarpon prepping for Fourth of July festivities

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 -

TARPON SPRINGS — Nature’s been handling the light shows in the sky for much of the past week, but manmade pyrotechnics will take over Friday evening.

Tarpon crew held in Honduras coming home

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 -

TARPON SPRINGS — The crew of a Tarpon Springs-based shipwreck and salvage company detained in Honduras for almost two months has been released from custody.

Athletic programs’ academic acheivements recognized

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 - East Lake, Tarpon Springs make lists

Tarpon Springs football looking to build on success

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 - Large class of rising seniors ready for next fall

Locally produced comedy back on Tarpon stage this weekend

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 - TARPON SPRINGS — Fans of the stage will have three more opportunities to take in “Cold Feet,” a locally produced play that debuted to sold-out audiences last weekend.

Tarpon Splash Park to open Saturday

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 -

— Families looking to cool off this summer will have a new local option beginning Saturday.

Tarpon Chamber of Commerce president retiring

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 -

— Whether it’s a grand opening, special event or social midday business function, there’s a good chance Sue Thomas will be present.

West Pasco Athletes of the Year

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 - Mitchell's Anderson and River Ridge's Heinrich selected

North Pinellas Athletes of the Year

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 - East Lake's Aitchison and Campbell top the lists

East Lake High SRD praised at school board meeting

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 - — School resource deputies and officers are tasked with protecting youths in Pinellas County throughout the entire scholastic year.

Hurricanes football rebuilding under new coach

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 -

PALM HARBOR — Come this fall, the words “new” and “first-time” will not be uncommon when describing the Palm Harbor University High football program.

Leepa-Rattner offering free Tarpon Springs Day admission

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 -

— Residents are invited to celebrate the the city they call home with a little splash of culture this Saturday.

Circuit court candidates attend CNCN forum

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 -

— Residents interested in getting familiar with candidates vying for local judicial seats this fall had that opportunity in East Lake on Monday evening.

Mitchell pitcher Johnson drafted but FSU bound

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 -

— Mitchell High’s Cobi Johnson had to wait a little during Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, but he saw his name eventually flash on the board.

Hospital’s Ask the Experts dinner event next week

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 -

— After a successful launch last year, Florida Hospital North Pinellas will hold its second Ask the Experts event next week.

Temporary fire station to begin operating Oct. 1

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 -

— Emergency response times north of the Anclote River should begin to improve beginning Oct. 1.

Hospital makes pitch for bigger emergency room

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 -

— The number of visits to Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ emergency room continues to increase, but its 13-bed capacity remains the same.

Tarpon police seek information on doctor’s killer

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 -

— It’s been over two weeks and the slaying of a prominent Tarpon Springs doctor remains unsolved.

Turgeon (Dunedin), Deppermann (East Lake) selected in MLB Draft

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 - SPC's Baptist (Seminole H.S.) first Pinellas representative off board

No slowing down for retooled East Lake

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 - Eagles debuted fast-paced offense in spring game

Beach to Bayou 5K in Tarpon celebrating 35th year

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 - — Hundreds of athletes of all ages and experience levels will be slapping shoe tread to pavement Saturday morning as part of the city’s popular Beach to B...

Parrot Head Party 2014 in Palm Harbor

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 -

— Get your fins up.

One final debate on scrapped Sponge Docks plan

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 -

— The project to revitalize the Sponge Docks, after nearly three years of discussion and design, had already been terminated, but city officials provided its creator on...

PH Middle dedicates reading area for slain girl

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 - — It’s been nearly 34 years since Elisa Nelson was abducted and murdered, but her memory and spirit remain alive.

FOOTBALL: East Lake shows off new offense

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - EAGLES 54 WARRIORS 14

Dunedin gets an early boost with spring game

Friday, May 30, 2014 - New coach instilling fight in Falcons

Palm Harbor University High grad earns prestigious scholarship

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -

— Former Palm Harbor University High student Donovan Latherow, now at Mercer University, was selected as Stamps Scholar earlier this month.

Former Countryside High student memorialized on campus

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -

— Four years ago Nathaniel A. Schultz gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Greenlight’s benefit to Tarpon Springs outlined

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -

— The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority brought its public outreach drive to Tarpon Springs last week to talk up its prized initiative.

Out-of-School Beach Bash set for Saturday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -

TARPON SPRINGS — The minutes probably can’t tick away fast enough, but students’ favorite day of the school year – the last one – is nearly here.

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