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PLANT CITY – The 13th annual Black Heritage Education and Cultural Festival kicks off Feb. 12 with a banquet.
PLANT CITY – White pelicans – typically found to the west – made themselves a popular but temporary home at a Plant City park.
PLANT CITY – The city is asking for state help for eight projects, from $1 million in improvements to Waller Street to $275,000 for making the police station more secure.
PLANT CITY — The new Florida Strawberry Festival queen isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty.
PLANT CITY – Family fun, including games and entertainment, are planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the third annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge.
PLANT CITY – Nearly 50 youngsters ages 8 to 13 competed for awards at the 43rd annual Tri-Star Basketball Skills Contest.
PLANT CITY – Former mayor John Dicks said he had pondered a return to elective office for some time.
PLANT CITY — The unusual heat in November and December is putting the squeeze on strawberry lovers.
PLANT CITY Randy Platt was all business when it came to his work as an accountant.
PLANT CITY A farmers market held Thursdays in McCall Park is changing its hours.
PLANT CITY – Karen Elizabeth looks over the new home of the community garden and sees a future showcase of nature’s bounty.
PLANT CITY – The Rev. Joe Kelley doesn’t know where Plant City Foursquare Church will eventually call home.
PLANT CITY Tickets are on sale for a Feb. 6 fundraiser featuring food writers and authors Matt and Ted Lee.
Here are some of the items of note from Saturday’s Florida Strawberry Festival queen’s pageant:
PLANT CITY The first Florida Strawberry Festival queen’s pageant was held in 1930 when the winner was based on the amount of donations the competitors raised for charity.
PLANT CITY It’s said location is the most important aspect of prime real estate.
PLANT CITY A nearly 20-year-old church has changed its name as part of a plan to expand its outreach.
DOVER – Larry and Debbie Swindle of Dover recently donated $300,000 for a new agriculture complex on Warner University’s campus in Lake Wales.
PLANT CITY Amy Nizamoff, the vice president of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, has announced she’s leaving effective Feb. 12.
PLANT CITY – Samantha Sun said she didn’t know what to expect when she was named 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival queen.
PLANT CITY Tickets are on sale for the Plant City Entertainment’s next production, “Rex’s Exes,” directed by Kay Secord.
PLANT CITY Churches received special recognition at an annual breakfast during a festival honoring the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
PLANT CITY — A 33-year-old county jail inmate who was facing charges he robbed four Plant City businesses was found dead Friday morning of an apparent suicide.
PLANT CITY – It’s the sweetest time of the year for cookie lovers.
PLANT CITY—Discounted admission tickets to the Florida Strawberry Festiv...
PLANT CITY – A writer known for his wacky Florida-based fiction will talk about his upcoming book, “Coconut Cowboy,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Bruton Memorial Library.
PLANT CITY – Dr. Ken Atwater said he felt flattered and honored when he was tapped as the featured speaker at an annual leadership breakfast held in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
PLANT CITY – The Plant City Family YMCA is holding a carnival style party Tuesday Jan. 19 and everyone in the Plant City area is on the guest list.
PLANT CITY — City Commissioner Billy Keel announced Monday that he won’t seek re-election.
TAMPA — Nebraska-based investor Gerard J. Keating has purchased four area distribution centers for $3.5 million.
PLANT CITY – Dr. Pauline Rivers said the seminar for women that her church sponsors every year is about more than spiritual growth, although that’s a major component.
PLANT CITY — Twenty-three young women from the Plant City area will compete Jan. 23 for Florida Strawberry Festival queen.
PLANT CITY - Twenty-three young women from the Plant City area will compete Jan. 23 for Florida Strawberry Festival queen.
PLANT CITY Registration for the Florida Strawberry Festival’s annual Baby Parade will take place on the festival grounds for the first time.
PLANT CITY The Whistle Stop Café will reopen Tuesday after owners Jerry and Marti Lofstrom return from what they called much needed time away from their restaurant.
PLANT CITY It was a match that may have well been made in heaven.
PLANT CITY – Plans for a large housing development, steel plant, commercial buildings and a bakery expansion have been submitted to the city.
PLANT CITY Allen Chapel AME Church, 1109 E. Laura St., will offer a special program, A Night of Praise and Joy, at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 8.
Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the Plant City Courier.
PLANT CITY Volunteers are needed to help make the next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a time for community service.
DOVER – Maribel Rodriguez, who has taught at Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s child care center for 18 years, is looking forward to the spring.
PLANT CITY Officer Priscilla Clark, whose beat includes downtown, will be added to the Florida State Fair’s Hispanic Wall of Fame.
Lasser will be featured at the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library meeting as part of the group’s public program series. There is no admission charge to his talk at the library, 302 W. McLendon St.
PLANT CITY Myrle Henry said when he graduated from the University of Florida in 1961 with a pharmacy degree, he wanted to join a small church when he returned to Plant City.
PLANT CITY – Food journalists and authors Matt and Ted Lee will be featured at the seventh annual Celebrity Chef Dinner to benefit the United Food Bank of Plant City.
PLANT CITY – Rebekah Byrtus grew up visiting Christmas Lane, a holiday wonderland with thousands of lights, animated displays and kiddie train.
PLANT CITY – So you think you cook a mean bowl of chili?
PLANT CITY A teacher and United Food Bank of Plant City each won $5,000 in Publix gift cards in a drawing sponsored by CenterState Bank.