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After 30 Years, a Gulfport-Style Send-Off

After 30 Years, a Gulfport-Style Send-Off

O’Maddy’s brought hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Smokin’ J’s brought barbeque. Pipo’s donated food, as did many Gulfport restaurants. Zoomers set up tables, a band, and tents, closed up shop, and welcomed the community in for one last party honoring Mayor Mike Yakes.

 

David Banther elected to Tarpon Springs commission

David Banther elected to Tarpon Springs commission

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Voters in Tarpon Springs have picked David Banther to join the City Commission.

Banther bested three other candidates in Tuesday's municipal election to take Seat 4 on the City Commission.  He won just under 41% of the vote--beating out Timothy Keffalas (28%), Jim Bouldin and Tommy Frain (who both won 15% of the vote.)

Banther, 30, is already a member of the Tarpon Springs Budget Advisory Committee and a past member of the city's Heritage Preservation Board.  He is general manager at Banther Consulting Corporation.

Gulfport Mayor: Sam Henderson Landslide

Gulfport Mayor: Sam Henderson Landslide

Gulfportians have spoken: Sam Henderson has won the first open mayor’s seat in almost 30 years with almost 65% of the vote.

“I am extremely grateful for all the help I had throughout the campaign,” a jubilant Sam Henderson said Tuesday night shortly after the results came in “and I will do my best to be an excellent mayor.”

Alternate member position available on County Board of Adjustment

Alternate member position available on County Board of Adjustment

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Pinellas County Board of Adjustment has one alternate member position open.

The Board of Adjustment reviews variance requests for issues such as setback reductions, lot area reductions and parking requirement reductions as well as requests for special exceptions. Members are appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners whose individual number terms run concurrently with the term of the appointing commissioner.

Follow the money in Gulfport mayoral campaign

Follow the money in Gulfport mayoral campaign

Gulfport, Florida -- Each of the two candidates, Bob Worthington and Sam Henderson, who hope to serve Gulfportians as their next mayor must submit treasurer reports to the City Clerk.

On each report they must declare all donations, both monetary and in-kind, they received. The candidates may receive donations through midnight tonight, March 7 and must turn in their final report this Friday.

Here’s what each candidate has collected thus far; we will update these numbers after the clerk receives the final reports.

Campaign sign controversy heats up

Campaign sign controversy heats up

Gulfport, Florida -- A longtime realtor says that a prominent resident with ties to the city’s Board of Adjustment threatened her clients. That resident says the realtor misspoke. 

Delia Davidson, a real estate agent for Beach & Luxury Realty, says that her phone rang shortly before one on the afternoon of Feb. 10. 

Municipal Elections coming up...are you registered to vote?

Municipal Elections coming up...are you registered to vote?

Gulfport, Florida -- With the March 12 Municipal Election coming up the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections show us interesting information regarding this year and past elections.

POLLING PLACES: Election Day Polling Place lists can be found at www.votepinellas.com.

TOTAL PRECINCTS: 45
TOTAL POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS: 22
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 60,456