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Overlooking this young pitcher turned out to be a mistake

Overlooking this young pitcher turned out to be a mistake

By PENNY FLETCHER Jackson “JT” Tetreault, son of longtime South County tennis pro Curt Tetreault, is making an impact on the mound pitching for Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. Cameron’s…

Headwinds bring sale and closure of “The Tampa Tribune”

Headwinds bring sale and closure of  “The Tampa Tribune”

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN There was no farewell edition. When the approximately 265 staff members of The Tampa Tribune produced their copy for the Tuesday edition of the newspaper, they had…

Wimauma awaits the opening of its new fire station

Wimauma awaits the opening of its new fire station

By PENNY FLETCHER The staff at the Wimauma Fire Station at 1120 7th St. in Wimauma have been saving lives since 1978. The new fire station No. 22 is replacing…

Trash Talk! seminar draws hundreds

Trash Talk! seminar draws hundreds

By PHYLLIS HODGES It was clear from the overflow crowd at the “Trash Talk!” meeting on April 26 that seniors are embracing the recycling concept — and they want to do…

Obituary: May 12, 2016

Marie Zaieck Marie Zaieck, 92, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away April 25, 2016, at Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital while visiting her daughters. She was preceded in death by…

Mobility fee moves forward, tax vote fails

Mobility fee moves forward, tax vote fails

By PENNY FLETCHER Since the Florida State Legislature dropped regulations on developers in 2011, counties have been scrambling to find ways to fund the building and improvement of roads on…

Faith in Fitness: Some like it hot

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Sounds like a great title for a movie starring a legendary blonde, right?…

Manatee County museums and library to highlight Powel Crosley with exhibition

Manatee County museums and library to highlight Powel Crosley with exhibition

By CARL MARIO NUDI Cincinnati-based inventor and entrepreneur Powel Crosley Jr. has historic ties to Manatee County going back to the building of his mansion on Sarasota Bay in 1929.…

Florida native opens new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverview

Florida native opens new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverview

By LISA STARK What better way to celebrate May, National Barbecue Month, than to attend the Grand Opening of the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverview Town Center, which kicked…

C&K Smoke House BBQ: Simply the best barbecue in town

C&K Smoke House BBQ: Simply the best barbecue in town

By LISA STARK Tired and hungry after a day of sleuthing for stories, I asked a customer at the Parrish gas station where I could get a good sandwich in…