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For self-defense: Sometimes it’s whatever it takes

For self-defense: Sometimes it’s whatever it takes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Monday mornings after nice-weather weekends were always the worst. Walking to the skyscraper in which I worked revealed the worst of human fault and frailty, with everything…

Help the FWC locate rare upland birds this summer

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  requests the public’s help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and…

Obituaries: June 19, 2014

Rev. Robert E. Gately Rev. Robert E. Gately, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away June 9, 2014. He was born in Watertown, Mass., and was ordained May 22,…

The Everglades: CEPP funding stalled by Army Corps of Engineers

PART 2   (PART 1) By LIA MARTIN Gov. Rick Scott signed the $77 billion state budget, vetoing only $69 million and making this year a standout in monies awarded. As…

Letters to the Editor: June 12, 2014

Dear Editor, Before I left SCC to go on [a recent] trip, I and Walt Cawein (former CA president) went to the office of the SCC Emergency Squad (27 March…

Obituaries: June 12, 2014

Marjorie Ruth Edwards Marjorie Ruth Edwards, 93, of Sun City Center, Fla., slipped away peacefully on June 1, 2014. Born on November 28, 1920, in Kokomo, Ind., she was the…

County expected to adopt Ruskin Community Plan amendment

By KEVIN BRADY The finish line is in sight for the county to adopt a plan for development of Ruskin over the next decade and beyond. The final hearing on…

Gibsonton middle school needs $1,000 to fund trip: Children of migrant workers will visit a local college

Gibsonton middle school  needs $1,000 to fund trip: Children of migrant workers will visit a local college

By KEVIN BRADY Helping some of the most underprivileged students in the county, Eisenhower Middle School needs just $1,000 to send children of migrant workers on a day trip to…

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL – SOUTH on track for next year

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL – SOUTH on track for next year

By LIA MARTIN St. Joseph’s Hospital – South, a $225 million private, not-for-profit hospital located in Riverview, is still on target to open in early 2015. It is one of…

RCMA charter school Number 1 in 3rd Grade math FCAT

RCMA charter school Number 1 in 3rd Grade math FCAT

By PENNY FLETCHER Only one school on the West Coast of Florida got better FCAT scores in third-grade math than RCMA Academy in Wimauma, and that was Pine View Academy…

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