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Police & Fire, Schools
Officer Mark Dakoski is honored as the 2012 Officer of the Year because of his professionalism, leadership, dedication and commitment, according to Largo Police.
College juniors and seniors majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college could be eligible for a $1,200 scholarship.
Government, Schools, Arts
Mildred Helms Elementary is the recipient of "Flo," one of Clearwater's Dolphins sponsored by Clearwater Gas System. The six-foot-tall fiberglass dolphin will be on display at the school for the next few years.
Dr. Ernest 'Rip' Patton, a.k.a Freedom Rider, will visit 12 Pinellas County School from Sept. 18-21.
Back to School
Ben Gamla Charter School, the first Hebrew language charter school in Pinellas County, opened its doors for the first time Monday, Aug. 20.
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