Stand Your Ground Protests 

Posted: 3:34 am Monday, July 23rd, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

 


            Most gun laws found not to work, but background checks might
         Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they will not make an arrest in what he believes falls under Florida’s self-defense law known as “stand your ground,” Michael Drejka, shot Markeis McGlockton after he was shoved and fell in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store. A vigil was held at the Circle A on Sunset Point Road Sunday.

 

 

An eleven year old Tarpon Springs student graduated from St Petersburg College this weekend now has plans go to the University of South Florida to continue his education. William Maillis says he might like to be an astrophysicist one day.

 

 

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn brought his 2019 budget before City Council Thursday. The #1 billion dollar budget plan does not have property tax increases, along with no layoffs or major cuts to city services. There are two hearings scheduled in August and September before the budget is approved and that must be done by October 1st.

 

 

Mark this one down – Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is set for August 3rd – 5th. We have the complete list of what is and what not’s on the list this year. There are limits of $60 or less for items like clothing, shoes and other supplies. An adopt-a-teacher program a Tampa woman has created has gone viral. Ellie Baggett wants to help teachers who actually buy their own classroom supplies. The idea is to adopt a teacher and spend around $30 for supplies for them. The campaign in on Facebook if you’d like to help. School is back in session in less than a month.

 

 

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