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Authorities locate four runaway girls from Brandon foster facility

Authorities locate four runaway girls from Brandon foster facility

BRANDON — Law enforcement agencies said Friday evening they had located four girls ages 4 to 13 who were discovered missing from a private foster facility early that morning.
Updated one month ago

Durant drama teacher takes final bow

PLANT CITY – Edward “Ed” Mason, Durant High School drama and English teacher, will retire at the end of this school year after the drama department’s end-of-the-year production, “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Fra...
Updated one month ago
Lee Roy Selmon inspired pastor to feed student athletes

Lee Roy Selmon inspired pastor to feed student athletes

The Rev. Jeffery Singletary of Valrico said he started his Huddle Touch ministry four years ago as a way to pay tribute to a church member who inspired him — Tampa Bay Buccaneer legend Lee Roy Selmon.
Updated one month ago
Community robotics team eyes Arkansas event

Community robotics team eyes Arkansas event

BLOOMINGDALE — Girls who make up the Squirtle Squad Scholars, a Brandon community robotics team, hope to raise $10,000 so they can represent Florida at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas in May.
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Nam Knights plan ‘Take 2’ event with brats, beer, music

Nam Knights plan ‘Take 2’ event with brats, beer, music

BRANDON — In life, you always deserve a second chance.
Updated one month ago
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Superhero run draws Center Place art supporters

Cape-able Event Superhero run draws Center Place art supporters

BRANDON — Superheroes of all shapes and colors descended on the Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association this month, where runners and walkers of all ages gathered to support the arts....
Updated one month ago
Phase one of new ER complete

Phase one of new ER complete

BRANDON — The new emergency center at Brandon Regional Hospital is twice as big as the old one. The lobby is clean and spacious, with gleaming wood-like floors, a big-screen television, flowers, a sound-dampening ceiling, walls of windows with...
Updated one month ago
Florida soil often needs improvement

Florida soil often needs improvement

Living with any soil is much like living with a spouse. You have to study its ways and learn to work with it. But you will never understand it completely. Sure, it will sometimes disappoint you, but when it does, you are often left with a nagging not...
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Market attracts organic-minded interests

Market attracts organic-minded interests

RIVERVIEW – When Alicia Laing got married eight years ago, she gifted her handmade soaps as wedding favors to her guests in California, where, according to her, “the organic thing is a little more mainstream.”
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St. Stephen Catholic Church expands

St. Stephen Catholic Church expands

RIVERVIEW – Construction of the new St. Stephen Catholic Church sanctuary next to its school at 10428 St. Stephen Circle is coming along. The walls are up and the roof decking is in place. The expected completion date is next spring.
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