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Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?

Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?

Driving by Raymond James Stadium this summer, you see those big new Bucs scoreboards. Our money at work. They’re huge, a combined 28,000 square feet of high definition. As if Bucs fans need to feel any closer to the losing.
Published: 07/26/16
Hillsborough pet shelter’s tech limits ‘costing lives’

Hillsborough pet shelter’s tech limits ‘costing lives’

HILLSBOROUGH — Pickle, a 1-year-old, brown pit bull terrier, faces euthanasia after spending a month in an animal shelter with little hope of adoption.
Published: 07/25/16
Tampa ranked among most pet-friendly cities in U.S.

Tampa ranked among most pet-friendly cities in U.S.

A new ranking by the real estate site Zumper calls St. Petersburg the most pet friendly city in the country, with Tampa following closely behind.
Published: 07/25/16
Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.com

Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.com

TAMPA — A long bus ride home from summer camp sparked a Tampa love story that needed 25 years to reach its next chapter.
Published: 07/25/16
The plan by Jeff Vinik and his partners to reshape Tampa still lacks one key thing: a name

The plan by Jeff Vinik and his partners to reshape Tampa still lacks one key thing: a name

TAMPA — Next month, $35 million worth of infrastructure and roadway construction will begin on the project that will transform downtown Tampa. Roads will be extended, sidewalks widened and more on-street parking will be added.
Published: 07/25/16
Henderson: New rules could leave cigar industry in ashes

Henderson: New rules could leave cigar industry in ashes

A tour through the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Ybor City is a wonderful step back through time. It doesn’t matter if you’re a smoker, or you never touch the stuff. This is about history and heritage.
Published: 07/25/16
Food, family at heart of fundraiser for electrocution victim

Food, family at heart of fundraiser for electrocution victim

WEST TAMPA — Nancy Salegio’s jet black ponytail swished back and forth as she delegated in Spanish and English, and bustled to make sure food was hot, people were served and money was collected to help raise $15,000 to send Alfredo Jime...
Published: 07/25/16
Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

TAMPA — “Black lives matter” has become a touchstone issue in the United States in the past two years. It’s a message that Warren Dawson has dedicated his whole professional life to furthering.
Published: 07/23/16
Plant City Chamber hires new president

Plant City Chamber hires new president

After a nationwide hunt, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce found its new president within a 10-mile radius of its office.
Published: 07/23/16
Hooper Column: Portraits of Buffalo Soldiers show history and so much more
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Hooper Column: Portraits of Buffalo Soldiers show history and so much more

After arriving at the Marriott Waterside on Tuesday for the convention of the National Association of the Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club, Tony Harris, Frank Austin and Dwayne Ware came across an artist on the second floor of the hote...
Published: 07/23/16