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Mary Freitas named new principal at Lennard High

By KEVIN BRADY Mary Freitas won’t settle for anything less than high expectations for her students at Lennard High School. “We want to set high expectations for our students to…

Observations: The Glory of Commerce

Observations: The Glory of Commerce

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Welcome to the United States of Corporateocracy! Tune in to certain media, websites and talk-show outlets, listen to certain neighbors, and you will become convinced that the…

Gibsonton musician sells first CD, busy working on second

Gibsonton musician sells first CD, busy working on second

By PENNY FLETCHER Some people have apparently died on operating tables, in car wrecks and from other trauma, and been brought back to life. That’s happened to Shari Keller three…

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail

By LIA MARTIN How would you like to journey down an enchanting trail in pursuit of 40 of the most rare bird species in Florida? You can take your pick…

In South Hillsborough, crime falls but some become inexplicable

In South Hillsborough, crime falls  but some become inexplicable

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Unincorporated Hillsborough County continues to grow by the day, yet despite the increasing population, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has kept a lid on crime. In fact,…

NBC personality Cyndi Edwards to host antidomestic violence fashion show

NBC personality Cyndi Edwards to host  antidomestic violence fashion show

By KEVIN BRADY Club Renaissance will host the first charity event for Visions of Hope International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence and helping victims. The…

Emergency help available for much of South County

Emergency help available for much of South County

By PENNY FLETCHER All of Gibsonton and Riverview and a few other parts of South County have a resource for food, clothing and household items of which many are unaware.…

$150,000 Magical Mystery ‘Wild Wild West’ Tour

$150,000 Magical Mystery ‘Wild Wild West’ Tour

By LIA MARTIN A  small group of residents at Kings Point are saying that some 60 of its residents were bilked out of a vacation trip costing almost $150,000 in…

Obituary: July 10, 2014

Ronald F. Reiser Ronald F. Reiser Sr., 80, a longtime resident of the Ruskin area, passed away peacefully at South Bay Hospital on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was predeceased…

Letters: July 10, 2014

Dear Editor: I am grateful for the recent comments offered by Ms. Ellen Kleinschmidt, Performing Arts Club President. Ms. Kleinschmidt’s comments concerning the proposed SCCCA entertainment facility are indeed welcome.…