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Events planned for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

By PENNY FLETCHER For the whole month of January, Janet Cardulla is collecting necessities for rescued victims of human trafficking. Cardulla, the president of the Sun City Center Community Campaign Against…

James Vann: From prison guard to celebrated artist, teacher

By KEVIN BRADY For two decades as a guard at one of America’s toughest prisons, James Vann held the keys to the cells of con men, killers and thieves. But it…

Holidays span the transition between old & new

Holidays span the transition between old & new

Thanksgiving is for gratitude, the New Year is for hope for better things to come. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On Christmas Eve day, I was standing in a long line at…

Business leaders told: Education, infrastructure will attract high-paying jobs to area

Business leaders told: Education, infrastructure will attract high-paying jobs to area

By KEVIN BRADY After a banner year for new business development and job creation in southern and eastern Hillsborough, expect more of the same in 2014 but the county will…

Summerfield renovations to be completed soon

Summerfield renovations to be completed soon

By PENNY FLETCHER Residents of the 7,000-person Summerfield community have to wait an extra two months past the expected completion date for their newly remodeled clubhouse and weight and cardio…

Say goodbye to the bulbs

Say goodbye to the bulbs

The production of some of America’s most loved light bulbs ended with the New Year. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN With the New Year, the light bulbs that Americans love the most…

The Showmen’s Circus is coming!

The Showmen’s Circus is coming!

The 30th annual Showmen’s Circus will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11 under the big top at the International Independent Showmen’s Association, 6915 Riverview Dr. in Gibsonton. Performances will be…

Skate Park ‘Best Trick’ contest to be held Jan. 3 in Apollo Beach, Riverview

Skate Park ‘Best Trick’ contest to be held Jan. 3 in Apollo Beach, Riverview

Rain caused the postponement of the Hillsborough County Parks ‘Best Trick’ contest at the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skate Parks last week. The event is now scheduled for Friday, Jan.…

Commentary: It’s time to rethink the meaning of ‘jobs’

Commentary: It’s time to rethink the meaning of ‘jobs’

By PENNY FLETCHER A lot of people made resolutions to change their behavior in the New Year. According to a New York Times poll, the top four New Year’s resolutions…

Obituaries January 2, 2014

Dorothy Ann Devling Dorothy Ann Devling, 97, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2013, She was predeceased by her husband William Harold…

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