Penny Fletcher

Vacancies cost county more than tax revenue

  By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — With record numbers of foreclosures, job losses and builders going bankrupt, many areas in south Hillsborough County are saturated with
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Sam’s Club trains associates in Riverview

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW - The hiring sign wasn’t up but a few hours when South County job seekers began descending on the hiring center ...
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Treasures in the attic

  By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER - Do you know what everything in your household is worth? If not, you could be in for a big surprise. At ...
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East Bay attains ‘A’ status for first time on record

But staff says it’s just business as usualBy PENNY FLETCHERGIBSONTON — School staff says they’re just doing what they’ve always done but they’re glad to ...
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Always on the move: attended his first revival at 2 weeks old

  By PENNY FLETCHER WIMAUMA- Dean Pickering has been on the road – literally– for his entire life. “I was born in Allentown, Penn. between revivals,” he told ...
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Archery: Not just for tribesmen and nobility anymore

  New club forming in Sun City CenterBy PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER - It is written that the first traditional archery bows were crafted by ...
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Always on the move: attended his first revival at 2 weeks old

  By PENNY FLETCHER WIMAUMA- Dean Pickering has been on the road – literally– for his entire life. “I was born in Allentown, Penn. between revivals,” he told ...
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Archery: Not just for tribesmen and nobility anymore

  New club forming in Sun City CenterBy PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER - It is written that the first traditional archery bows were crafted by ...
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image Penny Fletcher Penny has lived in South County since 1979; in Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Riverview and knows the area and its people well. Before becoming a correspondent for The Observer News and the Riverview Current, she wrote for The Tampa Tribune and has been the Bureau Editor for The East Bay Breeze, The Sun, and the South Shore News. Her work has earned many awards from the Florida Press Association and Community Papers of Florida; including First, Second and Third Place state-wide awards for News Writing, Original Writing, Feature Writing, Columns and Editorials. She has also been awarded a First Place, state-wide photography award. From 2000 to 2006 she edited for Amazon Books publishing division, BookSurge, via the Web; wrote book jackets and marketing copy and worked one-on-one with many Amazon authors. She currently freelances as a writer, editor, speaker and coach at www.pennyfletcher.com.
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