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2010 Media Coverage of the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court


October 12, 2010
Tampa Bay Newspapers: Credit, debit cards accepted at jail

CLEARWATER - The agreement was entered into through the coordinated efforts of Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats, Pinellas County Clerk of the Court Ken Burke, ...
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April 4, 2010
Eastlake Blister: Pinellas County Clerk of Court Implements Programs to Benefit Public, State Funds

TALLAHASSEE – In all 67 Florida counties, diligent work by Clerks of Court’s offices has resulted in improved collection rates contributing to the nearly $2 billion in court-related fines, filing fees and service charges passed on to the State in 2009...
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March 26, 2010
TBO.COM - Tampa Tribune - News Channel 8: Clerks of courts face new round of budget cuts

by Mike Salinero
STATEWIDE - FLORIDA - Clerks of courts around the state could face a new round of state budget cuts they say will devastate their ability to manage court paperwork, process speeding tickets and oversee public documents...
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March 22, 2010
Bay News 9: Legal self-help centers more popular in tough economy

by Anna Tataris
PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- More people are avoiding expensive attorney fees by using Pinellas County's legal self-help centers...
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March 17, 2010
Tampa Bay Newspapers - Beacon Leader Bee: Clerk adds legal self-help center

The Pinellas County Clerk of the Court’s legal Self Help Centers have assisted more than 5,600 citizens in just over two years by providing citizens who represent themselves in court access to affordable attorney services...
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READ THE ARTICLE HERE. (ON TBN WEBSITE)

February 14, 2010
St. Petersburg Times: In gowns or Hawaiian shirts, 35 couples marry at Largo group ceremony

By Rita Farlow
LARGO — The brides came in red satin gowns and simple sundresses, with miniature roses tucked into upswept hair. The grooms wore three-piece suits or Hawaiian shirts and jeans...
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February 14, 2010
ABC Action News - 10 Connects: Valentine's Day celebrated across the Bay area

by Tammie Fields
St. Petersburg, Florida - Love is definitely in the air in the Tampa Bay area for Valentine's Day...
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READ THE ARTICLE HERE (ON 10 CONNECTS WEBSITE).

February 14, 2010
TBO.COM, Tampabay Online - News Channel 8, Tampa Tribune: 40 couples tie the knot

A mass wedding in Largo and contest winners wed near dolphins on Valentine's Day.
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February 9, 2010
St. Petersburg Times: Fifty couples to say 'I do' in Pinellas group wedding on Valentine's Day

Does Cupid have his heart-shaped arrow aimed for Largo? At least 100 men and women hope he does. In honor of St. Valentine's Day, a group wedding coordinated by Pinellas County's Clerk of the Court will be Sunday at the Pinellas County Botanical Gardens off Walsingham Road. Clerk Ken Burke will officiate the civil ceremony...
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January 26, 2010
Eastlake Blister: Clerk to perform group wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day in one of the county’s most romantic spots

by Piper Castillo
Once again, numerous couples will join together at the picturesque Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo for one group wedding ceremony to be performed by Clerk of the Circuit Court, Ken Burke, on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2010, the Clerk’s Office announced today...
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January 22, 2010
TBO.COM - Tampa Tribune - News Channel 8: Audit criticizes Pinellas County's marina purchase

An audit released Thursday slammed Pinellas County's decision to purchase one marina, and said that while the purchase of a second marina was OK, the second marina could make more money...
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January 7, 2010
Holidash.com: Don't Get Hitched Alone this Valentine's Day

Get married on Valentine's Day at the same time at a group wedding...
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January 5, 2010
Tampa Bay Newspapers - Beacon Leader Bee: Clerk plans group Valentine’s Day wedding

LARGO – Clerk of the Circuit Court Ken Burke will again perform a group wedding ceremony for marriage-minded couples Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road...
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