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The Public Safety Charity Softball Challenge brought the Clearwater and Largo police departments and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office together for a good cause.

CLEARWATER — The annual charity softball game between the Clearwater and Largo police departments is usually all about having fun for a good cause, as the opposing officers have squared off in a friendly ballfield battle to benefit Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities each spring for nearly 2…

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The regional affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — one of the nation’s busiest — recently marked its 700th home build, adding some 100 affordable properties since just 2019 and set to maintain that momentum in the coming year.

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater City Council on Monday selected five finalists for the next city attorney, the next step in finding a successor to Pam Akin who will retire after 27 years leading the legal department.

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To address the need for a larger facility, work began in February to convert a former Toys R Us location in Clearwater into a 25,000-square-foot outpatient clinic. The facility will serve an estimated 7,000 VA patients in north Pinellas County.

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SEMINOLE — Tampa Bay Newspapers Associate Publisher Jay Rey has been named publisher for the organization, which includes publications in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

SAFETY HARBOR — City commissioners declined to establish an ordinance that would have designated specific roads for golf cart travel, meaning that golf carts will maintain their nebulous status in the town for the foreseeable future.

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CLEARWATER — There’s no separation of fitness and faith at 3:16Fitness, a newly opened fitness gym at the Olive Garden Plaza off U.S. Highway 19 that, according to its owners, is “Christ centered and sweat driven.”

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SAFETY HARBOR — Safety Harbor City Manager Matt Spoor was recognized during a recent City Commission meeting for receiving a pair of awards from statewide organizations.

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CLEARWATER — When City Council member Mark Bunker ran for office last year on a platform of standing up to the Church of Scientology, he said he didn’t expect support, or donations, from the business community and unions.

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Clearwater High School seniors took the next step of their academic career June 4 after commencement ceremonies took place at BayCare Ballpark.

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CLEARWATER — This time last year, Clearwater finance officials were planning for the worst. The pandemic was raging, businesses were closing, and tourists were scarce. They said there was the potential for a $9 million shortfall in general fund revenues and the city would need a significant …

CLEARWATER — City officials on May 20 postponed the long-anticipated groundbreaking of the estimated $64 million transformation of the downtown waterfront in light of soaring costs of building materials and the uncertainty that brings to one of the city’s largest infrastructure projects.

CLEARWATER — On a recent Sunday afternoon, Hoyt Hamilton thought he was walking out of Publix with a winning Florida Lottery ticket along with the hot dog buns he picked up for lunch.

The cities of Clearwater and Largo will once again light up the skies for the Fourth of July this year after elected officials gave their respective staffs the green light to plan shows.

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CLEARWATER — Up until May 6, city leaders didn’t know that Clearwater is the largest municipality in Pinellas County not to allow urban chickens. The next largest is St. Pete Beach, with a population of just under 10,000 residents — about 100,000 fewer than Clearwater.

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