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Obituaries May 31, 2012

Florence Paul SharkeyFlorence Paul Sharkey, 89, passed from this life to one of eternity on May 4, 2012 at Sun Terrace Health Care Center, Sun City Center, Florida. Mrs. Sharkey…

Public service, public art draw kudos at dedication of new library plaza

By MELODY JAMESON Public service and public art shared top billing last week when a unique and long-awaited feature of the SouthShore Regional Library was dedicated. County officials present and…

Summer Heat

By PENNY FLETCHER The heat turns up in the summer for organizations that help the needy. Heat as in “pressure” that is. “It’s the saddest time of the year for…

South County chambers use technology to benefit many

By MELODY JAMESON By harnessing advances in technology and combining interactive software, South Hillsborough’s chambers of commerce are harvesting new benefits for both their members and area consumers. All three…

Valedictorians, salutatorians at local high schools talk about their plans

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — It’s hard to believe another year has rolled around to graduation time. Interviewing the valedictorians and salutatorians at East Bay, Lennard and Riverview high…

Obituaries May 24, 2012

Constance Irene BoddenConstance Irene Bodden was born on May 14, 1916 in West Bay, Grand  Cayman Island. She passed peacefully on May 7, 2012 with her loving granddaughter Kimberly Sullivan…

Jonie, in her ninth decade

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the black and white front-page photograph of the March 18, 1965, edition of The Tampa Times, she is standing on the wing of an aircraft in…

Cutbacks impact South County’s justice center

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Cost cutting at the county level has taken a toll on the Southshore Community Justice Center here. The 12-year-old center providing free mediation services to…

Riverview students shine at International DECA Conference in Utah

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW – Could the next Steve Jobs, Henry Ford or Donald Trump come from somewhere in South County? The statistics of that happening are better than you…

New agriculture land use code amendment in the works

By MELODY JAMESON SOUTH COUNTY — Set in motion by a farmer here, an old oversight is prompting a new amendment to Hillsborough’s land use code that may interest other…

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