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St. Joseph’s Hospital South now detailed on paper

By MELODY JAMESON SOUTH COUNTY – Ground has not yet been broken for a new St. Joseph’s Hospital here, but its structural planning and design now are committed to paper.…

95-year-old Riverview woman recalls road show days

BY PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — Ivene Staunko was the first person who ever explained to me the exact difference between a carnival and a circus. You’d think growing up amidst…

Obituaries June 2, 2011

James William ThompsonJames “Jim” W. Thompson, 87, went home to be with our Lord May 22, in Sun City Center, Florida.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pa, Jim lived in Monroeville until…

Observations: Trouble on the horizon?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I took the long, curving entrance ramp to the Crosstown Expressway at nearly double the recommended speed. The road rose, then leveled out as it merged onto…

In SCC, Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

Sun City Center observed memorial day with the traditional ceremony held at the Borini Theater at Kings Point on Monday.  The event included reading the names of veterans who had…

East Bay dedicates gymnasium to Coach Tom Lota

The Hillsborough County School Board unanimously approved naming the East Bay High School gymnasium after retired educator and coach Tom Lota.  On Tuesday, May 24, current and former students, along…

For Wimauma teacher, a $10,000 surprise

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN WIMAUMA—To say that Reddick Elementary teacher Melanie Bolender was surprised when she walked into the school’s media center only to be inundated by Silly String shot from…

This year’s graduating classes all show same trend

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — I’ve been doing stories about local high school graduations in South County since 1988- when East Bay was the only high school in my…

South County citizens far from sold on commission redistricting plans

By MELODY JAMESON Sun City Center – Given the chance, residents here – and perhaps across the South County region – would draw entirely different county commission districts. This was…

Questions remain in gruesome Kings Point discovery

By Mitch Traphagen SUN CITY CENTER — Some questions remain unanswered in the discovery of a body in a freezer at a Kings Point residence.  According to the Hillsborough County…

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