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South Tampa church wants word with judge who will sentence ex-business manager

TAMPA — It may be human to err and divine to forgive, but a South Tampa church fleeced by its business manager filed a paper in federal court Wednesday indicating it hasn't forgotten. …


Five things that have to happen if Miami's going to play for an ACC title


U.S. markets recover a day after big plunge


Fear, failure and hope­less­ness in Pinellas' resegregated schools

For thousands of children in Pinellas County’s black neighborhoods, schools aren’t a place to learn, they’re a place to fear. Pay attention as they tell you why.

One fateful decision; years of neglect

How Pinellas County school leaders turned five once-average elementary schools into failure factories.

  1. Letters to the Editor: NAMI's Rita Tice leaves legacy


    NAMI's Rita Tice leaves legacy

    As the acting executive director of NAMI Hernando, I wish to express our deepest sadness over the passing of our dear friend Rita Tice.

  2. Labor Day sandbar concerts might be nearing the end of an era

    Music & Concerts

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first time Hal Hammer Jr. and his salt-washed buddies played the blues on a barge in Riviera Bay, some 40 curious neighbors floated out to watch — not many more than your average Labor Day block party.

     Every Labor Day and Memorial Day, Hal Hammer Jr. and his Cross Creek Blues Band load up a pontoon with musical gear and perform a floating concert for thousands of boaters and swimmers on a sandbar in Riviera Bay, between Weedon Island and St. Petersburg's Tanglewood neighborhood.  Photo: Hal Hammer Jr.
  3. North Pinellas things to do, Sept. 4-10


    04 Today

    Celebrate Oldsmar: Bring blankets and chairs for two nights of family fun with carnival rides, games, music and fireworks (Saturday only). Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 6-10 p.m. Free (rides additional). R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260. …

    SP_350751_cerr_waterski (03/03/2012, St. Petersburg)  Members of the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Club perform to a small crowd as they ski past the Pier in St. Petersburg Saturday. Florida Day at the Pier celebrated  Florida becoming the 27th state in 1845 with water ski shows, live music and a gallery opening. (source: The St. Petersburg Pier has not had waterski shows since 1967.  [LARA CERRI, Times]
  4. Spring Hill woman's musical will be featured at Tampa Bay Theatre Festival


    American Heartbeat, a musical written by Spring Hill resident Martha Velez, is moving on up — or at least downtown.

  5. Hernando events for Sept. 4



    6 Monday

    Hernando Computer Club Open House/Newcomer Orientation: Anyone interested in learning about the club is welcome. Light refreshments served. 10 a.m. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

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    Words of wisdom on Rays lineup card

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    Rubio wants to end ban on crude oil exports, turn back energy industry regulation

    Marco Rubio in a speech in Oklahoma City will join calls for an end to the ban on crude oil exports and stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery (2:30 p.m. eastern)...


    Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games....