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Thursday, May 05, 2016

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When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

Mom has a friend who is traveling to France this summer. She asked me the other day if I knew of anything June could take as a gift to her gracious hostess.
Published: 04/27/16
Man sentenced in 2010 Valrico park killing granted new trial

Man sentenced in 2010 Valrico park killing granted new trial

TAMPA — Trevor Dooley, who killed a man in an argument about a skateboarder at a Valrico park, was granted a new trial Friday by the 2nd District Court of Appeal.
Published: 04/22/16

Man fatally shot after co-workers dispute outside Valrico bar

One man was fatally shot early during an altercation outside a Valrico bar early Thursday and his shooter is facing a second-degree murder charge, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 04/21/16
Brandon Ballet presents ‘Aladdin’

Brandon Ballet presents ‘Aladdin’

RIVERVIEW — The exotic tale of love, danger, a magic lamp, powerful genie and flying carpet — otherwise known as “Aladdin,” — will be performed by the Brandon Ballet at 7:30 p.m. April 30 in the Spoto High School Th...
Updated one month ago

‘The Little White House’ transitional housing opens for women and children

BRANDON — It started with a house on the grounds of New Hope United Methodist Church in Brandon, which was being used as office space but undoubtedly could serve a better purpose, according to church officials engaged in a “good Samarit...
Updated one month ago
New Windmill Taphouse gives customers a healthy buzz

New Windmill Taphouse gives customers a healthy buzz

People who frequent the new Windmill Taphouse, located at 116 N. Kings Ave., Brandon, are likely to walk out with a health buzz.
Updated one month ago
‘Welcome Home’ event aimed at saluting Vietnam veterans

‘Welcome Home’ event aimed at saluting Vietnam veterans

TAMPA — Soldiers seasoned and battle-scarred, and the people who support them, stood in solidarity and solemnity March 26 at Veterans Memorial Park, where “welcome home” was the order of the day for the men and women called to se...
Updated one month ago
Medal of Honor Memorial dedication pays tribute to local military heroes

Medal of Honor Memorial dedication pays tribute to local military heroes

TAMPA — Tribute was paid to the namesake of Lopez Elementary School in Seffner at the Medal of Honor Memorial Dedication ceremony, held March 26 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa....
Updated one month ago

Inaugural fishing tourney will see who can catch the most different species

RUSKIN — From high leaping snook and easy-to-catch trout to redfish that roam the shallow waters, the species of fish will matter to anglers competing in the first Tampa Bay Fishing Tournament.
Updated one month ago

Zach Tucker Golf Scramble puts foundation within reach of milestone goal

Ten years have passed since Sherry Tucker promised her son, Zach, then two months shy of his ninth birthday, that she would be OK once he left this Earth for good.
Updated one month ago