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Obituaries February 2, 2012

Robert R. RaffertyRobert R. Rafferty 82, of Sun City Center, Fl passed away January 21, 2012 at home with his family. He is urvived by his loving wife, Loys Reynolds…

Stolen golf carts, gunshots, stabbing keep HCSO busy

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — Officers in the District IV Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Ruskin have been kept busy over the past week.The HCSO announced last week that they…

Ruskin’s SouthShore Market finds another perfect day

Shoppers at the monthly SouthShore Market in Ruskin were greeted with blue skies, cool temperatures and a wide selection of vendors with products ranging from photography to farm fresh produce.…

Observations: Saying Goodbyes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Last week I had an hour to kill while waiting for my flight home at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. The weather was actually survivable for January in…

Community garage sale for boy wounded on New Years Eve a success

A community garage sale held last week to benefit Diego Duran, the boy wounded by ‘celebratory’ gunfire on New Years Eve was a success. According to organizer Bruce Marsh, “people…

Hillsborough Sheriff’s resources successfully applied in Kings Point

By MELODY JAMESON KINGS POINT – Multiple aspects of the Hillsborough Sheriff’s public safety resources were concentrated here Saturday, responding to an emergency ultimately defused without any injury. The situation…

Designing retirees may put their marks on new buildings

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – If you’re an inveterate “better mouse trap” builder, there’s a community association committee here that wants to hear from you resident creative thinkers.…

East Bay Bucs youth football and cheerleading squads kick off 25 years of success

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN GIBSONTON — What began as a dream from prominent local businessmen 25 years ago has come full circle. This year, the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and…

Legislators support HCI

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – Bolstered by a firsthand look inside the Hillsborough Correctional Institution here last week, local legislators took the campaign to keep the uniquely successful female prison…

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