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When everybody knows your name

By Mitch Traphagen Do you ever wish you could be like Norm on the 1980s television series Cheers? I’m not referring to being a rotund man wasting his life in…

SCC bank robbed twice, HCSO seeks single suspect

By Mitch Traphagen SUN CITY CENTER — On March 5 at approximately 2:23 p.m., a man described to be 5’2” tall, with a heavy build and in his early 40s,…

Obituaries March 8, 2012

Maurice L. BuckMaurice L. Buck, 81, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully February 23, 2012. Born in Salem, WV, he served admirably in the US Army in the early…

Observations: Something Good

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I am convinced that for everything there is a reason. Sometimes, however, it seems like our minds are simply too small to grasp the reason — there…

Opposition to SCC improvements simmers with disputed petition

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Members of the Community Association here may have voted down major improvements proposed by their elected officials, but the prevailing opposition still simmers.…

The Manatee Festival of the Arts opens this weekend

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN APOLLO BEACH — It began humbly enough, but has grown with each passing year to become one of the Tampa Bay area’s premier events. Beginning on March…

Alteration of local historic property being considered

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – One of this community’s most historic homes could be relocated to make room for development of its valuable highway frontage site. In fact, groundwork for…

South County mall behind schedule, but don’t count it out!

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — The rumors that plans for a huge mall on Big Bend Road are dead aren’t true. The mall is just running behind schedule due to…

Planes, Trains and Craigslist

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The beginning of my descent into madness took all of five minutes. Apparently, just five minutes separates me from the world of normal people who bath regularly…

Obituaries March 1, 2012

Jacqueline Laney MollmanJacqueline Laney Mollman, 83, formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at The Episcopal Church Home in Louisville,KY. She was born…

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