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Obituaries April 26, 2012

Wellington H. (Wellie) EntWellington H. (Wellie) Ent, 91, of Sun City Center, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 16.  He had resided with his daughter, Linda, during his…

Muslim precepts presented to Sun City Center retirees

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Controversy frequently follows Hassan Shibly, Esq., but it does not so much as slow down this advocate for Islam on a mission. Shibly,…

Observations: What are we doing here?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I pulled off the quiet country road and dropped the motorcycle’s kickstand just as the sun touched the distant edge of the earth on the flat Kansas…

Officials dedicate a Tampa Bay jewel

On Friday, residents and officials from numerous agencies gathered to dedicate the completion of a 20-year restoration project at Cockroach Bay. The Cockroach Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project represents one of…

Apollo Beach channel dredging nearing reality

By MELODY JAMESON APOLLO BEACH – Buoyed by the cooperation of several governmental entities, volunteers piloting a channel dredging effort here are tacking toward a June start date. They may…

Area businesses express concern over tax-exempt competition

BY PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH — Some South County business owners say if County Commissioners approve the plan recently submitted by the YMCA, it will amount to tax-exempt competition for…

New high voltage electricity lines, substation under consideration

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – Pointing to potentially higher demands for power in the near future, Tampa Electric Company is proposing a new substation and high voltage transmission lines here.…

Could a text message save your life?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On April 3, tornadoes carved a wide path of destruction through Texas causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Tractor-trailers were tossed into the air like…

Obituaries April 19, 2012

Dolores Greene McCordDolores Greene McCord, 92, of Sun City Center, Florida formerly of Seymour, IN, passed away at the Lifepath Hospice on April 9, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.  Dolores was…

Coast Guard Auxiliary recognizes three members with lifetime achievement awards

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Seven recognized three of its longest-serving members on April 7 during its Annual Awards Luncheon at Division Seven headquarters at the Gandy Boat Ramp. Joe…

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