Five Things We Hope You Didn't Miss: May 14-18
Busy week? Allow us to catch you up on some of the highlights.
1. Ground Breaking. Officials broke ground on the new Highland Recreation Complex on May 15. The ceremony signaled the start of the $17 million project, which the city expects to finish around May 2013.
2. FCAT Passing Scores Lowered; What's Your Take? The passing grade for Florida's standardized writing test has been lowered by an emergency rule, keeping the failure rate basically unchanged, TBO.com reports.
3. Checkers to Reopen on Missouri Avenue. After a two-year absence, the iconic burger joint will return just north of Largo by the end of the month.
4. City Commission Tries to Preserve Some Jobs in the Budget Cut Process. The commission favored continued funding of police and grounds maintenance positions while exploring other ways to trim $2.8 million from next year's city budget.
5. Give Food, Get Free Coffee. Join the Patch RV as it makes a special stop in Largo on Tuesday, May 22. Coffee is on us if you bring a non-perishable donation for our food drive! We will be at Ted's Luncheonette from 7 until 9 a.m.