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Ken Welch calls for warning signs on beaches following 9-year-old’s drowning

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Earlier this month, a 9-year-old boy drowned in the waters off of St. Pete Beach. Now, Pinellas County is re-evaluating the warning signage — or lack thereof — on its beaches. “I want to take a look at the signage and see if there’s anything else we can do on our beach front,” said longtime Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, speaking during Commission’s Oct. 20 meeting. “Because, a parent might think that if you’re in ankle-deep water, you’re OK. Obviously,…

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Pinellas County Jail earns three-year re-accreditation

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After a roughly two-month evaluation process, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department of Detention and Corrections received a three-year re-accreditation. The American Correctional Association (ACA), the world’s oldest and largest international correctional association, visited the Pinellas County Jail at 14400 49th Street N. in Clearwater, from May 18 to May 20, to perform the review. Around two months passed before the approval was unanimously passed and finalized on Aug. 16 by an ACA accreditation commission in Indianapolis, Ind. The jail’s organization, management, operations, and administration were…

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