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Hillsborough School Board votes to name EBHS Gym in honor of Lota

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN GIBSONTON — The Hillsborough County School Board has voted to name the East Bay High School gymnasium in honor of former teacher and wrestling coach Tom Lota.…

Special South County prison escapes budget ax – for now

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – Facing alleged state statute violations and a growing number of foes, Florida’s Department of Corrections this week committed to saving the Hillsborough Correctional Institution here.…

Chambers try merger on a smaller scale

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Citing potential to “work together towards one common vision,” the Ruskin and Apollo Beach chambers of commerce are aiming for merger. In an emailed notice…

Parks Department under fire; mismanagement leads to $900K shortfall

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — Parents thought eliminating the after school and summer programs at parks was a done deal from the paperwork they received but they still planned…

So many restaurants, so little time

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW— When the first communities of Summerfield were built in 1984 new residents were promised a grocery store within a few months. It took almost 20 years…

A Ruskin ‘mom & pop’ store supersizes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — South Shore Bait & Tackle, a long-time favorite stop for area fishermen near the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and Shell Point Road in Ruskin,…

Editorial: Wishing a man dead

Mark Twain once said, “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” I am not the man that Twain was. I have wished…

Waiting on Endeavour

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN TITUSVILLE, FL — The Space Shuttle Endeavour was scheduled to lift off for its final voyage on Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. Endeavour’s launch will be…

Non-retiring retirees embark on a year-long birthday party

Photo gallery below By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Backing pretty words with plenty of action, this community sallied forth on its second half century this week with gusto.…

Citizens meetings set as county redistricting gets underway

By MELODY JAMESON With one of Hillsborough County’s largest, most growth oriented commission districts touching many of them, South County residents get their first crack at helping redraw local representation…