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During a protest this week, Velma Newmon of St. Petersburg, left, shows Dianna Doyle, 18, and Jo Davis, 61, a copy of a controversial email written by former Campbell Park Elementary principal Christine Hoffman. The Pinellas County school district has transferred Hoffman to another position while it investigates her actions. District officials lamented the incident Tuesday but praised the administration’s decisive action. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]

Amid investigation, Pinellas officials bemoan racially charged incident at Campbell Park Elementary

LARGO — In his first public comments on the issue, Pinellas County schools superintendent Mike Grego spoke out at Tuesday night's School Board meeting about the decision to transfer former Campbell Park Elementary principal Christine Hoffman after an email in which she made a racially insensitive directive to her s …


More warnings from Rick Scott's office against cutting Visit Florida

As the Florida Legislature steams towards a budget deal that increasingly looks like it would gut funding for Visit Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's office put out a letter warning of dire fiscal consequences if lawmakers don't change course....


Rick Baker has been the point man on the push for a May 2 referendum to negotiate a longterm lease for the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium to boost their bid for the MLS

Baker wants to talk about the Rowdies, but Tiger Bay was interested in if he's running for mayor

Former Mayor Rick Baker came to the Tiger Bay luncheon Wednesday to talk about the Tampa Bay Rowdies' bid to join soccer’s big leagues....


A 10-member committee of parents and home builders discusses Pasco County school impact fee proposals Wednesday.

Committee recommends impact fee increase, added sales tax for Pasco County schools

A committee of Pasco County builders and parents is recommending higher school impact fees on new homes, plus more, for new school construction. ...