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Final chapter may be shaping up in hospital networks competition

By MELODY JAMESON Executives at South Bay Hospital and its parent company, Hospital Corporation of America, now are weighing what may be their last option in the years-long contest to…

Saving a gentle, fleet-footed spirit

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Jellybean gave me a shy look with her big brown eyes and then buried her long snoot between my arm and chest. I would not have expected…

New approach to physical therapy

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — It’s hard to believe people can improve their balance, stretch their muscles and develop more flexibility by visiting a restaurant. They can though,…

Obituaries October 6, 2011

Frank A. Caulkins Frank A. Caulkins, 93, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at Palm Garden in Sun City Center, Fla. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a resident of…

Gibsonton’s First Baptist celebrates eight decades plus

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON –There is a lot to be said for longevity. It so often is the foundation of stability, the source of useful knowledge found nowhere else, the…

Observations: Making it happen

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN This city is ridiculously huge. By “city”, I mean the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area. Living in the relative peace and tranquility of South Hillsborough, it’s easy…

South County says farewell to long-time volunteer

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN – Sept. 29 wasn’t a run-of-the-mill afternoon at the South County Regional Service Center on Ruskin’s 30th Street. Men, women and children, many in various types…

Teen drivers learn hard lessons the safe way

By Mitch TraphagenPALMETTO — Bruce Murakami spent three years working to ensure the young man who killed his wife and 11-year-old child was punished. He hired a private investigator and…

Fishing for answers

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Groundbreaking research is taking place on a quiet Ruskin street that could affect the rest of the world. What would happen if non-native species of…

Substantial changes may be in Sun City Center’s future

By MELODY JAMESON Sun City Center – As this community continues celebration of its 50th anniversary, consideration of major alterations that could change its face also is on the horizon.…

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