Tampa Bay: February 28, 2001
North Pinellas County news
Final mass student transfer met with loud parental anger
LARGO -- After hearing from more than a dozen angry parents and facing a packed audience, the School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Howard Hinesley's recommendations to transfer 2,657 students next year.
Newcomer leading in Seat 3 money race
Hoyt Hamilton, who is running against ex-Mayor Rita Garvey, also leads in attracting key union endorsements.
Officials: Deputy dragged as driver flees
The driver pushed one deputy away and drove away with another hanging on to the side of the car, according to a report.
Even as flagpole, tower not wanted
Tarpon Springs' Planning and Zoning Board votes 5-0 against changes that would allow building of a cell tower opposed by residents.
Tractor to tackle stony beaches
High costs force the Corps of Engineers to scale back its grand plan using heavy machines to dredge the sand of rocks -- $2.8-million -- and use a tractor..
Robbers kill man, steal tax refund
Detectives figure the bandits must have known the father of six was carrying a lot of cash. Police have no suspects.
Moderator spices up Largo commission forum
But a question about why challenger Sal Gattuso never voted in a Largo election is one of only a few times the candidates disagreed.
Keep Commissioner Tracy
If you live in Safety Harbor, you might not know there is a city election March 13.
North Pinellas briefs
Fire burns 5 acres near Dimmitt Chevrolet
County deal may keep summer golfers on links
Pinellas officials want to push up the purchase of the Airco course to June to attract leagues and local enthusiasts during the summer.
Fine closes case of fake high school certificate
LARGO -- A former Department of Children and Families counselor accused of giving a fake high school equivalency certificate to a client to help her find a job pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a misdemeanor.
Church plans to expand, reach out
With 3,500 members, Anona United Methodist hopes its larger campus will draw more young people and African-Americans.
Clearwater rethinks economic director's post
In the middle of trying to recruit an economic development director, the city plans to recast its net for applicants and shuffle the job duties.