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Another delay in Hillsborough school board election

Another delay in Hillsborough school board election

A Hillsborough County elections canvassing board meeting that was scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday has been postponed to 2 p.m. Friday so officials can make sure they have sorted through all of the provisional ballots in the School Board race between L...
Updated one month ago
John Hegarty, who helped lead Tampa FBI office, airport police, dies at 91

John Hegarty, who helped lead Tampa FBI office, airport police, dies at 91

John “Jack” Hegarty was already a veteran counterintelligence agent when he arrived in Tampa in 1968.
Updated one month ago
Henderson: State lawmakers should outlaw, not 'restrict,' texting and driving

Henderson: State lawmakers should outlaw, not 'restrict,' texting and driving

Put some teeth into the darned-near-useless "restriction" on texting while driving, writes columnist Joe Henderson. This issue isn't red or blue, he writes, and it's time Tallahassee stopped inventing cockamamie reasons to avoid dealing with the problem.
Updated one month ago
Imagination grows wild in grounds surrounding home of Lutz couple

Imagination grows wild in grounds surrounding home of Lutz couple

Maryhelen and Simon Zopfi have lived in their Lutz home since 1983 and have used every square foot of their unique, imaginative garden.
Updated one month ago
Spartan volleyball standout brings grit, hustle to the libero position

Spartan volleyball standout brings grit, hustle to the libero position

TAMPA — Dig this: University of Tampa volleyball player Logan Holanchock has crafted an athletic career out of grit, effort and hustle. She dives from side to side, backpedals or lunges forward, sometimes in non-glamorous pancake style, to kee...
Updated one month ago

More candidates would be welcome result of political shakeup

So many people moaned that they couldn’t wait for this election to be over that it hardly seems time to consider the next one yet. The only more-common political complaint may have been the usual bipartisan lament over the dearth of choices on...
Updated one month ago
Can all these new delivery apps like Instacart and Google Express survive in Tampa Bay?

Can all these new delivery apps like Instacart and Google Express survive in Tampa Bay?

You can get just about anything delivered to your door by ordering it on your phone today.
Updated one month ago
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Tracy Morgan: We are happy to see the comic return for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Warning: Cellphones are not allowed — if you bring one, it will be locked up in a pouch before you ...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: O Cocina offers tequila flights, top cocktails in South Tampa

Bar review: O Cocina offers tequila flights, top cocktails in South Tampa

When I mentioned to a friend that I was headed to a restaurant to research a column, he was confused. Don’t I write about bars? Well, friend, restaurants aren’t just for eating in.
Updated one month ago
Plant High quarterback dream finally fulfilled for Dane Frantzen

Plant High quarterback dream finally fulfilled for Dane Frantzen

Dane Frantzen was in fifth grade when he attended his first Plant High School football game. He loved the crowd, the tradition, the pageantry.
Updated one month ago