Construction Worker is Rescued, Technical Glitch Delays Primary Election Results and More on Clearwater Patch This Week

A construction worker is saved after being trapped in a ditch, a technical glitch delays primary vote totals in Pinellas County, and more recap some of the most popular stories on Clearwater Patch.


 Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said that the issue could have been with the phone lines. Computer servers, which have been used since 2008, are tested before each election and there were no problems, Clark said. There is even a backup server as a fail safe.

2. Construction Worker Rescued From Ditch:A construction worker is free after being trapped waist-deep in mud at the bottom of a drainage ditch for more than three hours Tuesday morning. The 57-year-old worker, who is not being identified, was pulled to safety using a harness, shovels and a ladder with the help of 35 rescue personnel operating in shifts.

3. Debby Doesn't Curtail Record Setting Turtle Nesting Season: So far, a record-setting 196 loggerhead turtle nest sites are documented this season with a few weeks to go, according to Clearwater Marine Aquarium officials.

4. Capitol Renovations to Start in November: The much anticipated project to expand and renovate the old movie house is expected to begin in November, officials with Ruth Eckerd Hall say.

5. Dimmit Drive Could Come to US 19: City leaders will decide whether or not to change the name of 1st Avenue North to Dimmit Drive at their Sept. 6 meeting.



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