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Sedita praised as man of faith who offers a helping hand

Sedita praised as man of faith who offers a helping hand

PLANT CITY – Joe Sedita challenged others to help make their community a better place to live as he accepted the Plant City Family YMCA’s Strong Leader of the Year award.
Published: 08/31/15
State lawmakers tout successes, vent frustrations at annual breakfast

State lawmakers tout successes, vent frustrations at annual breakfast

PLANT CITY – The audience got to hear first-hand from area lawmakers about what’s happening in Tallahassee at the annual Eggs n’ Issues Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.
Published: 08/30/15
Flood watch in effect for Tampa Bay area as Erika remnants move closer

Flood watch in effect for Tampa Bay area as Erika remnants move closer

Erika is no longer a tropical storm. Mountains and wind shear over the northern Caribbean have torn the system apart, and it has been reclassified as remnant low pressure with little chance to reorganize. ...
Published: 08/29/15
Volunteers deliver 1,000 backpacks to help needy kids

Volunteers deliver 1,000 backpacks to help needy kids

PLANT CITY – More than 1,000 needy youngsters in the Plant City area will have the school supplies they need thanks to the efforts of a civic club, charity and car dealership.
Published: 08/29/15

Zephyrhills plans 2% raise for workers

ZEPHYRHILLS — City leaders this week set next year’s property tax rate with an eye toward giving each of Zephyrhills’ 163 employee a 2 percent raise and $600 cash bonus, making their positions more competitive with those of other...
Published: 08/28/15
New Port Richey streets to turn tropical

New Port Richey streets to turn tropical

NEW PORT RICHEY — Reminiscent of a Key West festival, revelers in this west Pasco County city will pulse with a Caribbean beat during today’s Night in the Tropics.
Published: 08/28/15
Clinic set to open in northwest Pasco

Clinic set to open in northwest Pasco

HUDSON — A health care group with clinics throughout Pasco County — mostly in the Dade City/Lacoochee area — will begin seeing patients Monday at a new Hudson location.
Published: 08/28/15
Forecasters: Erika’s main impact to be more storms

Forecasters: Erika’s main impact to be more storms

Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to be moving north off the east coast of Florida Sunday night through Monday night, and while the storm’s path and intensity then is unknown, forecasters said Thursday the main impact in the Tampa Bay area woul...
Published: 08/27/15

Local ranch owner staging rodeo Saturday at Florida State Fairgrounds

PLANT CITY Gus Trent, who operates a horse ranch in Plant City, is sponsoring a rodeo Saturday at the Florida State Fair.
Published: 08/27/15
Plant City’s ‘Billy the Kid’ earns mention in book about infamous outlaw

Plant City’s ‘Billy the Kid’ earns mention in book about infamous outlaw

PLANT CITY — A new book on Billy the Kid includes a lengthy passage of a Plant City resident who, for a time, made a living portraying the infamous outlaw.
Published: 08/27/15

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