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Florida Department of Agriculture: Oriental Fruit Fly Has Been Eliminated From Pinellas County

At the end, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the eradication of the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, from Pinellas County. In June, the Division of Plant Industry positively identified five...

Charlie Crist: EPA Sending $500,000 to Eckerd College

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will send $499,638 to Eckerd College for their work “to reduce ocean...

Charlie Crist: DOJ Sending $7.4 Million to FDLE, Pinellas County

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice headed to the Sunshine State. "These grants...

Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Launches New Initiative to Help Enhance Senior Safety

This week, the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco Pinellas (AAAPP), a nonprofit focused on coordinating services to keep seniors healthy and independent, announced a community program in collaboration with Ring to support senior...

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Law Enforcement in Pinellas County

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $210,000 in federal public safety funds for law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s...

Charlie Crist Announced More Than a Million to Fight Opioids in Pinellas County

From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, this week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced federal funds are headed to the Tampa Bay region to help Pinellas County fight opioids. Crist announced that the...
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Kirk Ray Smith: Getting Past the Past

I have advised others not to be hard on themselves by allowing past challenges and disappointments to frustrate them or control their future. While this remains an essential ethos of my value system, when it comes to societal history, however, we must remind ourselves of the past and have the courage to face the ugly truth, no matter how difficult.
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Charlie Crist Pushes Back on Army Corps Over Pinellas Beach Project

In early December, Crist sent a letter to the Corps as the future of the project hung in the balance due to the Corps’ arduous requirement for the county to obtain easements from all property owners along the length of the project. At the time, Crist urged the Army Corps to provide flexibility to the County so the project could continue on schedule.
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