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Curtis Hixon Park muddy now, should be dry by weekend’s music fest

Curtis Hixon Park muddy now, should be dry by weekend’s music fest

TAMPA — The rain came down virtually all day Saturday during the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Strawberry festival parade delights the crowd with music, beads and more

Strawberry festival parade delights the crowd with music, beads and more

PLANT CITY — Nine-year-old Katie Hamilton said there was a trick to getting a lot of beads at the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Grand Parade.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Deputies investigating death of man in Carrollwood home

A man is dead after an apparent homicide this morning in Carrollwood.
Updated: 13 hours ago

16-year-old boy faces gun charges in Seffner, deputies say

A 16-year-old boy faces multiple charges after running from a deputy who found him with a firearm, authorities say.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Oak Ridge Boys enjoy many encores at Florida Strawberry Festival

Oak Ridge Boys enjoy many encores at Florida Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY — Oak Ridge Boys bass singer Richard Sterban doesn’t recall the exact year the country group first took the stage at the Florida Strawberry Festival.
Published: 03/02/15
Water transportation options growing in downtown Tampa

Water transportation options growing in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Old time Tampa denizens recall a time when downtown turned into a ghost town after 5 p.m.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Pinellas Urban League’s leader has devoted life to service

Pinellas Urban League’s leader has devoted life to service

ST. PETERSBURG — It was a ritual of Watson Haynes’ boyhood.
Published: 03/01/15

Deputies investigating homicide near Winn Dixie in Riverview

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found behind a Winn Dixie store in Riverview early Sunday morning.
Published: 03/01/15
ESPN crews again shine spotlight on Chelsea Baker

ESPN crews again shine spotlight on Chelsea Baker

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the Plant City Courier.
Published: 03/01/15
Then & Now: Sacred Heart Church, 1935 and 2015

Then & Now: Sacred Heart Church, 1935 and 2015

Sacred Heart Catholic Church has been a landmark in downtown Tampa for more than a century. In the early 1800s, Hillsborough County commissioners deeded property on Ashley Drive and Twiggs Street for a Catholic church. The property was later exchange...
Published: 03/01/15