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Obituaries: September 11, 2014

LaRene Gurry Bettinghaus LaRene Gurry Bettinghaus, 91, died peacefully in her home on August 30, 2014, surrounded by loved ones.  LaRene was a Canadian who lived in Florida the majority…

Florida residents to save $40 million, thanks to efforts of locals

Florida residents to save $40 million, thanks to efforts of locals

By PENNY FLETCHER Dave Brown led the charge with help from all over South County, and now he’s receiving thank-you letters from all over the state. “I’ve gotten letters from…

‘Groundbreaking’ report outlines issues, assets, solutions in Wimauma

‘Groundbreaking’ report outlines issues, assets, solutions in Wimauma

By KEVIN BRADY A major new report outlines the important challenges facing the Wimauma community and specifies plans to tackle the issues, which range from affordable housing to health-care access.…

Two charities weather the wind and rain — RVR Horse Rescue and ‘Smoke out Cancer’ benefit by teaming up

Two charities weather the wind and rain — RVR Horse Rescue and ‘Smoke out Cancer’  benefit by teaming up

By PENNY FLETCHER At times, rain and lightning spooked a few of the horses. Robert Walker, general manager of Sonny’s Barbecue in Brandon, held down the top of the food…

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Hospital Wristband Education Project

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Hospital Wristband Education Project

By LIA MARTIN Imagine a loved one rushed to the hospital after a fall in the home where she still lives by herself. Let’s call her Mary. Imagine that Mary…

Lennard downs South County rival East Bay, 28-7

Lennard downs South County rival East Bay, 28-7

By KEVIN BRADY   It was a while coming for the Lennard Longhorns, but that made the 28-7 victory all the sweeter for coach Keith Chattin. Chattin, in his third year…

Obituaries: September 4, 2014

Mary Lou Cummings Mary Lou Cummings, 73, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on July 31, 2014. She was born April 20, 1941, in Mineola, N.Y. She married in…

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