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At least 111 has three number ones

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Forbes Magazine recently rated Tampa as the 111th best place for business. It’s kind of hard to cheer, “Yay!  We’re 111th!” but at least this area did…

Local civic group beckons

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN — A prominent civic organization here with an illustrious history of benefitting the South County is looking for “a few good men and women.” The Ruskin…

Beating the heat rec center style

By PENNY FETCHER RUSKIN — South County is fortunate to have two recreation centers with summer programs for youth ages 5 to 15 and both are filled to the brim.…

The point of embarkation

By Mitch Traphagen TAMPA — A man preached the word of God, along with some fire and brimstone, as more than two thousand people streamed off an enormous ship that…

Deputies face multiple demands while serving, protecting

By MELODY JAMESON As a hot and humid darkness descended, the bloody wound still could be seen clearly. The young man prone on the grass had sustained the result of…

Obituaries July 5, 2012

Richard RobenhorstRichard Robenhorst, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Fred and Helen Robenhorst, where he spent…

In pursuit of happierness

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The woman sat in front of an empty storefront on 7th Street in Ybor City working hard on turning palm fronds she had gathered — fronds that…

Sun City Center seniors tackle survey to define their future community

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Residents here – all 10,300 or so of them – soon will have opportunity to put pencil to paper and help re-design parts…

Church captures attention through real life events; offers free movie July 15

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Two native boys — one growing up in Tampa and the other in Ruskin — didn’t know how their futures would be woven together until…

Through dementia’s eyes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Anything new or different can be a challenge of extreme proportions. It doesn’t matter what it is: a telephone, clothing or personal care products. The smallest changes,…

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