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After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

TAMPA — Jack “Smokey” Whiteside tried to relax as he sat with his wife, daughter and nephew on the old wooden benches outside the entrance of the Colonnade restaurant Wednesday morning.
Published: 05/12/16

No injuries as train cuts semi in half after Seminole Heights crash

Three people were hospitalized with possible stress-related injuries this afternoon when an Amtrak train slammed into the back semi-tractor trailer near Seminole Heights, cutting the trailer in half.
Updated one month ago
Traffic lights operational at congested I-4 interchange in Plant City

Traffic lights operational at congested I-4 interchange in Plant City

PLANT CITY Lights are for the first time controlling traffic at the eastbound Interstate 4 exit ramp and Thonotosassa Road.
Updated one month ago

Search continues for suspect in fatal I-75 hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol continues to search for the driver of a pickup truck or SUV that may be involved in a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian just north of Sun City Center early Monday morning.
Updated one month ago
SouthShore Montessori preschool kids dig learning while gardening

SouthShore Montessori preschool kids dig learning while gardening

APOLLO BEACH – An integral part of the Montessori learning experience is the inclusion of hands-on, sensorial activities aimed at helping students discover and explore the world around them.
Updated one month ago
Community invited to join in day of prayer

Community invited to join in day of prayer

PLANT CITY – Plant City’s annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 302 W. Reynolds St.
Updated one month ago

Suspect sought in fatal hit-and-run near Sun City Center

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a pickup truck or SUV that may be involved in a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian just north of Sun City Center early this morning.
Updated one month ago
When buried, bags help Pinellas beaches stay put

When buried, bags help Pinellas beaches stay put

Damaged geotextile tubes designed to slow beach erosion are being removed from Upham Beach, causing a temporary washout in one section as Pinellas County officials wait to replace them.
Updated one month ago
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Bathroom bills are just a waste

When it comes to universal human experiences, using the bathroom is the one shared by us all — no matter our race, sex or economic status. The average person uses a toilet six to eight times a day. It matters not if you live in one of the most...
Updated one month ago
Turtles are on the move this time of year

Turtles are on the move this time of year

PORT RICHEY — Many Pasco County drivers get frustrated with slow traffic, especially when they swerve to miss hitting the ultimate slow pokers — turtles and tortoises — taking shortcuts across local roads this time of the year....
Updated one month ago