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2nd Pinellas DUI Wolfpack Planned

While the Florida Highway Patrol has announced a planned DUI Wolfpack ...
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Gulfport, St. Petersburg, Largo and Tarpon Springs police departments intend to combine forces on Saturday evening.

Florida Atlantic eliminates Golden Eagles

HATTIESBURG -- Southern Miss bowed out of the Conference USA baseball tournament Friday night, falling 5-4 to Florida Atlantic at Pete Taylor ...
USM scored its fourth run in the eighth inning and Gulfport's Daniel Keating was the Eagle who crossed the ...

Gulfport bands together to save imperiled duckling

once when a local couple received a ticket for attempted duck theft and spooked the entire Gulfport Duck Underground and once when a string of duck deaths around the pond had locals burning up the phone lines to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...

Gulfport Library prepares for renovated LGBTQ Resource Center

He notes the facility has a larger than usual collection of art literature serving the strong artisan presence in Gulfport. Jerry Notaro is a professor emeritus at the University of South Florida library and learned that Gulfport was assembling the ...

Hometown South Pinellas

Yordan and her family are originally from Brooklyn and have been living in Florida for 11 years ...
owner and chef at Mangia Gourmet in Gulfport. Her dish incorporated all fresh ingredients to create a delicious wonton topped with hummus, ahi tuna ...

Man cited for driving without hands on steering wheel

Peter E. Suarez, 56, Gulfport, FL, was charged at 5:50 p.m. and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Potsdam court June 12, officers said.

Janet Austin

No services are planned. Arrangements were by A Life Tribute Funeral Care, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Janet was born April 15, 1950, in Winfield, to Simeon and Ruth E. (Wells) Phillips. She was a 1968 graduate of Winfield High School ...

Pinellas student, sports physicals at no cost this summer

Four Pinellas Florida Department of Health locations are offering free ...
3:30 p.m. ♦ Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport. Appointments are available during the weeks of Aug. 3-21. ♦ Pinellas Park High School, 6305 118th Ave.,

Greenacres Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance

Gulfport, Key West, Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa have also enacted similar policies. But Hoch knows there's more work to be done. "While the nation is rapidly moving forward on recognizing lesbian and gay relationships, Florida still lacks any statewide ...

Greenacres, Florida Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance

Throughout Florida, only Palm Beach, Alachua, Broward, Leon, Monroe, Pinellas and Volusia Counties have LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinances, as do the cities of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Gainesville, Gulfport, Key West, Miami Beach ...

Video: Young Dolph (@YoungDolph) @ Club Blue Envy in Gulfport, Miss | Captured by @IamDerekDark

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) – Gulfport Carpenters

Carpenter Gulfport (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Gulfport (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Gulfport, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

A Year in Review

Greetings blog followers (assuming that there are any of you left who still care about these three girls)! If you’re reading this, you’ve probably realized that it’s been over a year since any of us h…

George Zimmerman Shot in Head So He’s Fine and All the News That Isn’t

5-18-15 At the University of Wisconsin commencement Katie Couric pleads with future Epic workers who will soon have complete access to her colorectal files. Mitt Romney lasts 2 against Evander Holyf…

‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria Lurking in Coast Waters

As you know, my husband and I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the warmer months (which is the majority of the year) people spend a lot of their free time out on the water. Most of our friends o…

What Consumers Should Look For When Buying Patio Furniture In Gulfport

By Joanna Walsh There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of one's backyard than to be able to sit back comfortably in a cozy lounger or chair and admire the gardens, wildlife, pool, or other feat…

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States

This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during his administration (as such, it's also my 50th state with him). To mark the occasion, I chose one photogr…

Pascagoula wrapping up spring football drills in Gulfport Wednesday night

Pascagoula will wrap up spring football with a scrimmage against Gulfport in Milner Stadium Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but due to Gulfport hosting …

One person dead in car crash in Gulfport

A person died shortly after noon Thursday in a one-car crash in Gulfport, according to police. One person dead in car crash in Gulfport

Last Day in Gulfport

Well, we’ve made it to our last full day in Gulfport for a while.  I’m sure we’ll be back. So, today we will be closing up any loose ends and packing.  We need to leave here pretty early in the morni…


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in GULFPORT FLORIDA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


Fighting against human trafficking in GULFPORT FLORIDA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.


Register now and request your ballots for the year in GULFPORT FLORIDA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



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