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Seawall dispute stymies planned $800K Gulfport waterfront home

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A couple looking to build an $800,000 waterfront Gulfport home had their plans thwarted when it was discovered they did not actually own the seawall, which was purchased in 1921 by a now-defunct company.

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St. Petersburg church starting legal battle to pursue ownership of Lincoln Cemetery

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Greater Mount Zion AME Church is planning to launch a legal battle to take over the historically black Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport, reports Waveney Ann Moore of the Tampa Bay Times. The cemetery, situated at 608 58th St. S, is the final resting place for generations of black families, but its ownership over the past decade is isn’t quite clear. The church, headed up by Rev. Clarence Williams, is challenging Vanessa Gray, a white woman who took over ownership of…

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Ballots mailed to military, overseas voters for municipal elections

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Pinellas County’s Supervisor of Elections Office mailed a total of 411 ballots to absent military and overseas voters Friday for the March 14 municipal elections. Ten municipalities are conducting elections March 14: cities of Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach and Madeira Beach, the towns of North Redington Beach and Redington Shores, and the cities of Safety Harbor, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island (Districts 1 & 3 only). Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their…

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Gulfport schedules candidates’ forum Feb. 2

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Gulfport voters are invited to “Meet the Candidates” running in the March 14 Municipal Election. This will be a live broadcast at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater located at 5501 27th Ave. S.  Facilitated by the League of Women Voters, the “Meet the Candidates” forum will allow the public to present questions on topics relevant to Gulfport. Two seats are up for grabs in the election. The Ward 2 seat is held by Christine Anne Brown,…

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Environmental groups sue Gulfport over sewage overflows

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Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week alleging the city of Gulfport is in violation of the Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and other pollutants into Clam Bayou and Tampa and Boca Ciega bays without a permit. They are asking, among other things, that the judge levy civil fines against Gulfport of up to $37,500 per day per violation for violations occurring from Jan. 12, 2009, to Nov. 2, 2015. They’re also asking for civil penalties…

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St. Pete, Gulfport celebrate two cities, one street

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson will work together this Saturday to help clean up a street that’s common to both cities. After the cleanup, St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway and Gulfport police Chief Rob Vincent will hold their own community event to discuss how the departments are collaborating on issues common to the 49th Street South corridor that both share. “This event brings residents from both great cities together to work collaboratively along the…

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St. Petersburg to discharge partially treated wastewater into Tampa Bay

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St. Petersburg has released partially treated wastewater into Tampa Bay from the Albert Whitted wastewater facility, which is currently being used for storage capacity. The city is allowed to do this under its wastewater treatment permit because of the stress placed on the system by Tropical Storm Colin and the flooding of the system from processing wastewater for St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and Treasure Island. This permit allows bypassing around wastewater plants when unusual emergency circumstances are experienced. This bypass…

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