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Brandon High School mourns death of student athlete

Brandon High School mourns death of student athlete

By KEVIN BRADY Grief counselors greeted students at Brandon High this week after the death one of the school’s basketball players. School senior Milo Meeks died Sunday, Sept. 22, after…

Florida texting and driving ban goes into effect Oct. 1

Florida texting and driving ban goes into effect Oct. 1

Some claim victory to a dangerous practice, others complain the law is too weak. State officials have generally been quiet about the whole thing. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN According to Distraction.gov,…

Bloomingdale big box opponents not giving up

Bloomingdale big box opponents not giving up

By KEVIN BRADY Cue the theme song from Rocky. The developer may think it’s over. The county may think it’s over. But for those opposing a superstore in their backyard…

New four-lane road connecting Riverview, Brandon Mall opens early

New four-lane road connecting Riverview, Brandon Mall opens early

By KEVIN BRADY A new four-lane road that will make driving from Riverview to the Brandon Mall less of a headache has opened more than a month ahead of schedule.…

Sweetbay sale expected by 4th quarter

By PENNY FLETCHER Following internal rumors and some media reports that Sweetbay stores have been sold, it’s not happening anytime soon. As of Sept. 19, the process was still in…

Trips Worth Taking: 50 million visitors later: She’s still the Queen of the Seas

Trips Worth Taking: 50 million visitors later: She’s still the Queen of the Seas

By WARREN RESEN – Member of NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Long Beach, CA — With much fanfare, the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach Harbor in December 1967…

Obituaries September 26, 2013

Jesse Booth Jesse Booth, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away in his sleep at home on September 16, 2013. Jesse was born in Miami, Arizona, on July 1,…

BBQ Bash is a hit!

Recently JSA Medical Group hosted more than 1,000 locals at a BBQ Bash to celebrate its grand re-opening featuring their newly remodeled exterior with a carport canopy for patient drop-off. …

Observations: Silver linings

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Bad things happen to good people, yada, yada, yada. That is likely true, but who am I to judge if I’m a “good people” or not? That…

50 million visitors later: She’s still the Queen of the Seas

By WARREN RESEN – Member of NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association)  | Long Beach, CA With much fanfare, the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach Harbor in December 1967…

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