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Former Plant student diagnosed with tuberculosis, others being tested

TAMPA — Local health officials are recommending that about 150 Plant High School students be tested for tuberculosis after a former student there tested positive for the disease.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Drum line competition emerges as festival’s signature event

Drum line competition emerges as festival’s signature event

PLANT CITY Strawberry Crest High School and Marshall Middle School bands took top awards in the first ever drum line competition at a festival honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Plant City’s new library director returning to her hometown roots

Plant City’s new library director returning to her hometown roots

PLANT CITY — The head librarian at a Christian school near Atlanta has been named the new director for Bruton Memorial Library.
Published: 01/25/15

Photos: Little pirates rule at Gasparilla Children’s Parade

Thousands of little ones gathered along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa for the Gasparilla Children’s Parade on Saturday. The parade is part of the Gasparilla Children’s Extravaganza, which includes a fireworks show.
Published: 01/24/15

Crash in Mango leaves drivers in critical condition

A car and pickup truck collided in Mango late Friday, leaving both drivers hospitalized in critical condition.
Published: 01/24/15

RV parts supplier moving HQ to Plant City

PLANT CITY — An RV parts and accessory supplier is moving its headquarters from Kissimmee to Plant City, bringing with it 30 new jobs and $200,000 in capital investment.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15
Person of interest arrested in double homicide near Plant City

Person of interest arrested in double homicide near Plant City

Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a person of interest in Thursday night’s double homicide near Plant City.
Published: 01/23/15
Tampa store owner gets surprised with visit from “Undercover Boss”

Tampa store owner gets surprised with visit from “Undercover Boss”

Marianne Banales was probably having as ordinary of a day in July as you can when you own a colorful soda and candy shop called Rocket Fizz.
Published: 01/23/15

‘Lost’ wallet scam costs woman $30,000 in cash, jewelry

A couple who convinced a Riverview woman to hand them more than $30,000 in cash and jewelry in a Sam’s Club parking lot were very convincing, deputies said.
Published: 01/23/15
Dads driving with young kids during road rage incident

Dads driving with young kids during road rage incident

A Spring Hill father has been accused of punching and pointing a gun at another father during a Plant City road rage incident in which both had their young children in the vehicles.
Published: 01/23/15