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Obituaries January 24, 2013

James H. HauseJames H. Hause, 81, of Sun City Center, Florida, and formerly of Nineveh, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was born June 30, 1931 in Mulberry,…

Trips Worth Taking: Cody, Wyoming, Cowboy Town U.S.A.

By WARREN RESEN, North American Travel Journalists AssociationPhotos by JEANNE O’CONNOR Yeehaw!..This is the one word I think that best describes the most Cowboy of Cowboy Towns I’ve so far…

Observations: Strippers! Need I say more?

There’s nothing like driving from one of the northern-most states to the southern-most state to get a good idea of just how large and diverse this nation really is. That…

Once a nurse, always a nurse

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — Those who work with Doris Ragland say she’s a bundle of energy and never runs out of ideas. Ragland has worked with Sun…

Commissioners approve new bicycle lanes in South County

Commissioners approve new bicycle lanes in South County

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SOUTH COUNTY — The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted last week to make an investment in bicycle lanes in South Hillsborough. During the Jan. 9…

Expo offers a walk on the spiritual side

Expo offers a walk on the spiritual side

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SUN CITY CENTER — On Saturday, in a community known for golf carts and golf courses, pickle ball and a Fun Fest, hundreds of people turned out…

A family field of dreams grows in Riverview

A family field of dreams grows in Riverview

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RIVERVIEW – For one family in Riverview, a field of dreams is growing before their eyes. The work is ongoing and has been at times grueling, but…

Career Center grads make good choice for employers

Career Center grads make good choice for employers

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — The students at the South County Career Center in Ruskin have no homework and no heavy backpacks to carry back and forth each day. That’s…

Automated trash collection coming to your street

Automated trash collection coming to your street

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SOUTH COUNTY – For the first time in more than 15 years, changes are coming to trash collection in Hillsborough County. Although a reduction in the current…

Hearing the sound of success

Hearing the sound of success

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Robert Graves had what it took to be successful all his life but he didn’t suspect it until he was in the 11th grade. For…