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USF’s Quentin Flowers wins weekly Sunshine State Award

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Maybe the reason USF coach Willie Taggart was still throwing at the end was that he wanted to inflate quarterback’s Quentin Flowers‘ numbers for the Sunshine Player of the Week. Taggart didn’t get his last-second touchdown, but Flowers still had enough numbers for the weekly award. He threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 115 in USF’s 38-22 victory over East Carolina. Other players considered for the award include USF’s Marlon Mack, who had 150 yards rushing;…

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St. Pete’s state of the economy reception message: We’re awesome

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Officials in St. Pete hosted a reception Tuesday to go over the state of the city’s economy. Basically, it was a commercial for the city, complete with a free drink for anyone in attendance. And the event wasn’t very well-scheduled, considering organizers nestled the reception in the middle of Election Day, ensuring most reporters were too busy to notice. In any case, the take-away was a good one. St. Pete, like, So. Totally. Rocks. First of all, the city is growing. St. Pete’s population…

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“Xtreme Ethel” highlights St. Petersburg’s long history with AARP

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Last month’s SHINE mural festival has been all the talk of St. Petersburg residents and visitors, but if you don’t think AARP when you think of the city’s burgeoning mural scene, you don’t know … Ethel. Among the many new spray-painted artworks gracing the city’s walls, one in particular is my favorite. On the 8th Street side of the Morean Arts Center, local star muralist Derek Donnelly has painted “Keep on Cruisin’ (Xtreme Ethel)” on the wall of the elevated…

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