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$4.5-million wetland restoration project for Gibsonton

$4.5-million wetland restoration project for Gibsonton

By KEVIN BRADY Almost a decade in the making, a massive wetland restoration program is about to get underway in Gibsonton. The $4.5-million project includes restoring mangroves at two plots…

HCC, Good Samaritan Mission, target diseases through better diet

HCC, Good Samaritan Mission, target diseases through better diet

BY PENNY FLETCHER A recent partnership between the South County campus of Hillsborough Community College and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma is helping area residents get healthy. In just…

On July 3, a fundraiser to celebrate independence, for our nation and from fear

On July 3, a fundraiser to celebrate independence, for our nation and from fear

Celebratory gunfire is 100 percent preventable — there is no doubt about that. In this case, there is something that we can do. We can stop this.  On July 3…

Borrow Pit wetland restoration project to start in fall

By KEVIN BRADY The Borrow Pit Project, part two of the $4.5-million wetlands restoration project due to begin next month in Gibsonton, is slated to begin in October this year.…

A life saved: appreciated and remembered

A life saved: appreciated and remembered

BY PENNY FLETCHER An emotional reunion between two women earlier this month has left an impact on both that each says they’ll never forget. June Hendley and Susan Mann O’Sullivan…

Obituaries June 27, 2013

James L. Ayotte James L. Ayotte, 78, of Sun City Center, FL passed away June 18, 2013. He was born June 6, 1935 and raised in Watersmeet, MI. He served…

Observations: The sausage grinder

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Edward Snowden is the 30-year-old computer contractor for a company working with the NSA who exposed some of the agency’s capabilities and actions involving the potential privacy…

Deal with Amazon could bring 1,000 jobs to South County

Deal with Amazon could bring 1,000 jobs to South County

But deal would also mean Floridians would pay sales tax on purchases from the world’s largest Internet retailer By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — Just over a month ago, Florida’s welcome…

After residents’ uproar, county seeks ways to delay Bloomingdale development

After residents’ uproar, county seeks ways to delay Bloomingdale development

By KEVIN BRADY They wanted Riverview’s Winthrop Town Center but Brandon-area residents fear a new development in their backyard will end being just another anonymous suburban sprawl eyesore bringing traffic…

After 236 pound loss, speaker says he doesn’t intend to quit

After 236 pound loss, speaker says he doesn’t intend to quit

BY PENNY FLETCHER At 25, Stephen Pagano is looking forward to doing a lot of things he’s never done before. In fact, he’s already started. “I dropped out of high…

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