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Friday, Oct 09, 2015
HCC council drops Pledge of Allegiance; college officials not happy
Last month, Hillsborough Community College's Institutional Advisory Council decided to drop the pledge from the beginning of its monthly meeting. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Some members expressed views that the Pledge made some people uncomfortable and that it violated their beliefs in academic freedom and the goals of the school's Institutional Advisory Council, according to meeting minutes.
Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate Jason Garrison's  game-winning overtime goal against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night at Amalie Arena.
Lightning start season with 3-2 OT thriller win
A divided Tampa City Council late Thursday voted 5-2 to move ahead with an ordinance codifying the executive board Mayor Bob Buckhorn created through an executive order in August. 
Tampa council approves police review board compromise
Man faces DUI charges after crash kills Plant City mom, injures kids
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