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Big act on a cool beach

Big act on a cool beach

“These guys fill up arenas in Europe,” Sunset Grill Tiki Bar manager Jurgen Wochnik said as Sherman Noir and the Highway Surfers began to entertain the crowd at the Little…

Obituaries July 25, 2013

Linda Cannarella Linda Cannarella of Sun City Center, born Oct. 18, 1937, passed away July 1, 2013. She is survived by three sisters and many friends. A memorial ceremony will…

Observations: Where integrity lies

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Michelle and I watched a movie last week in which one character derogatorily referred to another character as “the kind of person who would ban the Internet…

Brandon tops list for red-light camera citation

By KEVIN BRADY A red light camera at the main entrance to the Westfield Brandon Mall has generated more citations than any intersection in the county this year. The camera…

Ruskin quilter accepted into international competition

BY PENNY FLETCHER Unlike many who wonder what they will do with their time after retirement from a lifetime career, Judy Hasch of Ruskin planned all that early. “I started…

Mom thanks Samaritan who tried to save her son

Mom thanks Samaritan who tried to save her son

Kenneth Lee Redding died after the Riverview 7-11 robbery By KEVIN BRADY “I am glad my son didn’t have to die alone.” Jeannette Cochran took that small comfort after her…

At area marinas, it’s like old times again. Only better.

At area marinas, it’s like old times again. Only better.

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In a place like Florida where change comes in the waves of the thousands of people who move here, how things were a decade ago is little…

Opponents of Brandon big-box store meet developer, vow to fight on

Opponents of Brandon big-box store meet developer, vow to fight on

By KEVIN BRADY Brandon area residents battling a proposed big-box store on Bloomingdale Avenue are considering taking their fight to court after meeting with the project’s developer amid new concerns…

Obituaries July 18, 2013

John P. Gillespie John P. Gillespie, 94, of Kings Point passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was born on June 11, 1919 in Rockford, Alabama. John served in…

Local company helps rescue horses from slaughterhouse

Local company helps rescue horses from slaughterhouse

By KEVIN BRADY A Brandon company has helped rescue five horses that otherwise might have been euthanized. A $1,900 donation from Talk Fusion, a global video communication company headquartered on…

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