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City appoints new social services planning manager

City appoints new social services planning manager

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A seasoned executive who has spent the last 35 years serving the needs of homeless individuals in Pinellas County will start on Monday, June 3 as St. Petersburg's new social services planning manager.

Survivor comes to fire station to meet heroes that saved his life

Survivor comes to fire station to meet heroes that saved his life

Seminole, Florida -- On Monday May 20, East Lake resident Charles Laughlin, 66, called his wife who was at their daughter's house in Seminole to say he thought he was having a heart attack. Their daughter Michelle's instincts took over.  Michelle Keglor, a Registered Nurse, had her daughter call 9-1-1 and stayed on the phone with her father until East Lake Fire Rescue paramedics arrived.

Three high school seniors honored during scholarship awards

Three high school seniors honored during scholarship awards

Pinellas County, Florida -- The N.O.P.E (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) Task Force presented scholarships to three high school students to help cover college costs. 

The NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) Task Force, Pinellas Chapter, recently presented three high school seniors with scholarships during award presentations at Dunedin, East Lake and Largo High Schools. A total of three scholarships were awarded during the ceremonies; one for $1000, one for $750 and one for $500.

Clearwater Fire & Rescue graduation and promotional ceremonies

Clearwater Fire & Rescue graduation and promotional ceremonies

Clearwater, Florida  -- Clearwater Fire & Rescue recruits will graduate from an intensive eight-week training program on Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the Fire Training Center, 1716 N. Belcher Road. The graduates qualify to be sworn in as City of Clearwater firefighters. The swearing in will be held at a City Council meeting in the near future.

Immediately after the graduation ceremony, another ceremony will take place recognizing the following individuals for their recent promotions within the department:

Local fire chief selected as Tampa Bay's 10 leading men

Local fire chief selected as Tampa Bay's 10 leading men

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Fire Chief James D. Large of St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue was selected as one of Tampa Bay's 10 Leading Men for 2013.

Blu Magazine, known as Tampa Bay’s Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, chose Chief Large and nine other local leading business men, based on a variety of criteria, including community involvement, philanthropic efforts and personal style. 

Three students to be honored during scholarship awards

Three students to be honored during scholarship awards

Dunedin, Florida -- Dunedin High School Resource Officers will present scholarship awards to three Dunedin High School seniors to help cover college costs. 

These scholarships will be presented during the S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) awards ceremony. The $2750 in scholarships funds were made possible through the generous donations of various local businesses and through partnerships established by the Dunedin SROs. A total of three scholarships will be awarded during the ceremony; one for $1500, one for $750 and one for $500.

Azalea Market Starts Small But Has Big Plans

Azalea Market Starts Small But Has Big Plans

Gulfport, Florida -- A change of venue could mean big things for the Azalea Market, which started operating out of the Pinellas Science Center in January. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., different vendors line up to sell locals honey, hot dogs, and a cornucopia of different treats.