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Indian Shores Mayor Jim Lawrence passes away

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James J. Lawrence, Lt. Col., USAF Ret., who served for 10 years as Indian Shores mayor, died Dec. 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. The town issued this statement, calling Lawrence a “beloved mayor”: “Jim’s life was the epitome of a dedicated public servant as evidenced by his career serving our nation in the U.S. Air Force followed by 20 years of service in Pinellas County and the town of Indian Shores. “Jim was an inspiration…

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In nine Pinellas cities, some are re-elected, others face the voters next year

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Officials in 15 Pinellas cities are scheduled for a date with the ballot box in next March’s municipal elections. But, with qualifying closed in nine of those, some elected can relax because they have no opposition and are considered re-elected. Others weren’t so lucky. They’ll be facing the voters March 14. Here’s where the score card stands as of Friday. GULFPORT Two seats on the five-member council are up for grabs. In Ward 2, incumbent Christine Anne Brown is facing…

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