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Pinellas schedules first meeting of sewer task force

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As Hurricane Hermine churned its way northward in the Gulf of Mexico, it dumped as much as 22 inches of rain on portions of Pinellas. Heavy rains and flooding caused sewage overflows across the county and the dumping of millions of gallons of raw and partly treated sewage into the Gulf. Within days, Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice called for a countywide task force comprised of representatives from cities and private companies that own sewer systems in the county. “We…

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Woody Brown, Jamie Robinson re-elected in Largo

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Mayor Woody Brown and Commissioner Jamie Robinson were re-elected to the Largo City Commission when no one showed up to run against them by the closing of qualifying Friday. Largo voters will have a chance to go to the polls to choose between Curtis Holmes and Neil McMullen who are running for Seat 3. “I’m happy,” Brown said Monday. Not having an opponent, Brown said, means he can focus on what’s happening in the city and the commission’s projects. This…

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Largo Mayor Pat Gerard faces challenge, Commissioner Gigi Arntzen re-elected

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City Commissioner Gigi Arntzen was automatically re-elected when an opponent, Heleen Abramson, failed to qualify for Seat 4 in the November 3 election. The city’s qualification period ended at 5 p.m. last Thursday. Two candidates will vie for mayor and two others will vie for Seat 3. Mayor Pat Gerard will try to fend off former Mayor Bob Jackson. Gerard was first elected to the commission in 2000 and defeated Jackson three years ago. Jackson was a two-term mayor and…

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