The Fourth of July was not kind to Indian Rocks Beach. In fact, city commissioners found the holiday revelry disgusting and didn’t hesitate saying so. At a recent commission meeting, they voiced their displeasure at the mess left behind by the hundreds of beachgoers who gathered to watch fireworks and to set off their own.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say an 18-year-old Clearwater man struck a pedestrian with his car while trying to avoid a traffic stop by the Violent Crimes Task Force.
ST. PETERSBURG — Comedian Brian Regan will take the stage Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m., at The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
TAMPA — Lionel Richie will take the stage Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
TAMPA — Shawn Mendes will perform Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG — Gloria West and the Gents will perform Friday, July 26, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Whether it be landscapes or wildlife, Pinellas County provides plenty of picturesque views to enjoy. Here are some recent photos that showcase some of those views. If you have a photo you would like to submit, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a description and your name.
When Krysten Strauser was 10 years old, her parents operated a snow cone food truck. During summer breaks and on weekends, she’d join them as they drove around the Tampa Bay area, setting up in Walmart parking lots, strip malls and outlet shopping centers.
“It was a great experience learning about how to run a business as a kid,” she said.
The property tax rate in Largo will decrease after city leaders voted 6-0 on July 19 to set the maximum rate at 5.7 mills. If it remains there or is reduced further is yet to be seen, however, as commissioners weigh whether to move forward with a $3.5 million project to reconstruct the city’s 43-year-old Parks Division building.