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Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

TEMPLE TERRACE — Travis Malloy was supposed to show up to the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on Thursday to pick up his Citizen of the Year award at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. Instead, Malloy stayed away in protest. The club, he r...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Barts Mr Peabody the likely favorite in Derby Lane's T.L. Weaver finale

ST. PETERSBURG — Rick and Rhonda Bartley have a date Saturday night. It may turn into a date with destiny.The married couple of 35 years will gather around the residence computer on their 47-acre farm in Abilene, Kansas, watching to see if thei...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

TAMPA – A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies. But ...
Published: 08/18/17
Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

ST. PETERSBURG — If Rick Baker is elected mayor, he said he will not recuse himself from any city business involving his current boss, businessman Bill Edwards."As mayor, it is my job to aggressively negotiate on behalf of the citizens of St. P...
Published: 08/18/17
City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

TAMPA — A city bus veered off the road and crashed into a South Tampa office building on Friday morning.The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at 2503 W Swann Ave., which houses the Fernandez injury attorney firm. The building stands at the co...
Published: 08/18/17
SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

-- Arizona punk outfit Authority Zero stopped by Bananas Music in St. Petersburg this afternoon for an in-store acoustic set before their concert tonight at Jannus Live. That's them in the photo! -- Here's one that might be worth the drive to Orlando...
Published: 08/18/17

Grocery chain Aldi hosting hiring event in Brandon Aug. 24

BRANDON — German grocery chain Aldi is holding a hiring event for its Brandon store Aug. 24. It is looking to fill store associate, shift manager and manager trainee positions."Our store staff is the face of the Aldi shopping experience, and ou...
Published: 08/18/17
Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

After four consecutive months of decline, Florida's unemployment rate is leveling out. The state's jobless rate was 4.1 percent in July, the same as June according to state figures released Friday."It's been largely reflecting what's going on at the ...
Published: 08/18/17
97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

This December, 97X is putting the big in Next Big Thing. For the first time, the station’s annual alt-rock festival will expand from one day to two, Dec. 2 and 3 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Leading the 17th Next Big Th...
Published: 08/18/17
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you. The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur invested in a new film company called Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. Puji Capital, a Hong Kong company investing in...
Published: 08/18/17