Hillsborough School Board Approves New School Start Times 

Posted: 3:25 am Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


The Hillsborough County School has approved the proposed new start time for students starting with the 2018-2019 school year. You can see the full list of those changes here. Superintendent Jeff Eakins sad the changes were necessary to avoid students getting to class late.


The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office busted 20 unlicensed contractors during “Operation Nailed.” Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the sting also resulted in 58 charges, and that’s only two months into the program.


Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech by whit nationalist Richard Spencer. That speech is scheduled on the campus of the University of Florida Thursday. The University has already said they expect to spend up to half a million dollars on security. That order will allow for security from state and other local agencies.


The rest stops at both ends of the Sunshine Skyway are being renovated at a cost of $1.8 million dollars. The work should wrap up in 2018. The southbound rest stop is already closed with demo work. When that side is down, the northbound side is next and that will include work on the seawall as well.


The family that owns Brady the dog that escaped her crate at TIA while being loaded onto a Delta flight is now offering a $1,500 reward for her safe return. Brady is chipped but not wearing her collar and they’re concerned she’s hurt and scared so if you see here, please call 441-704-7199, or Animal Control at 813-997-5307.