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PLANT CITY – Vanessa Cortes and Yessica Chavez Grimaldo have been best friends since the third grade.
PLANT CITY – The city has approved rezoning that clears the way for commercial development at the northeast corner of the Interstate 4/Alexander Street interchange.
DOVER – Strawberry Crest High School is unique in this area because it has two sets of valedictorians and salutatorians.
PLANT CITY – The high school days are almost over for the area’s nearly 1,450 seniors.
Durant High School
PLANT CITY Ashlyn Yarbrough won the Plant City High School division and Stephanie and William Varney won in the adult competition of a photojournalism contest.
PLANT CITY – A local musician who is blind and autistic will be the featured performer at the Arts Council of Plant City’s annual summer concert.
PLANT CITY — The protective vest and helmet were a bit large for 11-year-old Miguel Deleon.
PLANT CITY – Ashlyn Yarbrough credits her parents, Mike and Lori, with instilling in her the desire to lend a helping hand.
PLANT CITY — The board of the association that represents Walden Lake’s homeowners has voted to join the legal fight against proposed development of a closed golf course.
PLANT CITY About 1,450 seniors will receive their diplomas starting next week from the four high schools in the Plant City-Dover area.
PLANT CITY A Pinellas County couple who were engaged at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival after dating for 20 years will hear wedding bells this fall.
PLANT CITY — Hilman F. Bowden, a retired banker who made a mark on such institutions as the Florida Strawberry Festival and Tampa Sports Authority, died Saturday. He was 91.
PLANT CITY – Michael Agustin is very modest about his selection as the winner of a prestigious Hillsborough Community College award.
PLANT CITY – Matt Glover, a local filmmaker, said he’s very proud of the music video he shot for country singer Hoyt Hughes.
PLANT CITY – The city may set an Aug. 10 public hearing on rezoning that would clear the way for development of the shuttered Walden Lake golf course.
PLANT CITY Terry Bonilla and Ramona Matthews, who have taught in the child-care centers of Redlands Christian Migrant Association for a combined 49 years, recently received scholarships so they can pursue college degrees...
PLANT CITY – Community leaders are planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Bealsville this summer with four days of festivities.
PLANT CITY — Colleen Richardson has been a part of Plant City High School for so long that she considers the students, teachers and other employees more than just acquaintances.
PLANT CITY Nine seniors at area schools have been named finalists for the National Merit and National Hispanic recognition programs.
PLANT CITY – Longtime residents will square off Tuesday at a competition that will test their knowledge of local history.
PLANT CITY Signups are continuing for an annual golf tournament that helps the needy in the Plant City area.
PLANT CITY – Officers who rescued people in peril, arrested poachers and helped keep the highways safe were honored Tuesday at an annual banquet.
PLANT CITY A Plant City girl will compete Saturday in the North Florida District Finals of the Optimist Club’s annual Oratorical Contest.
PLANT CITY – Jade Curren said she looks forward to her weekly visits to Plant City High’s cosmetology department because the budding hairstylists make her look like a Disney princess.
PLANT CITY – If you missed Sunflowers at the Ranch, you’ll have one more shot this weekend.
PLANT CITY Richard and Mary Ellen Plant recently visited the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center to learn more about Henry B. Plant, for whom the city was named.
PLANT CITY — A packaged meal company based in Tampa plans to open a culinary center in a Plant City late this year.
PLANT CITY – The four remaining founding members of a youth singing group will perform their swan song at a Friday talent show where they will also serve as emcees.
PLANT CITY Chancy’s Catfish Shack closed late last month after 25 years of operation.
PLANT CITY – A former Army sergeant who lost a leg and his sight in Iraq said his faith helped him survive his horrific wounds.
PLANT CITY Business and city leaders are hosting a May 6 meeting to tout Plant City’s potential for commercial and industrial development.
PLANT CITY Bike Fest returns to downtown Saturday with live music, vendors and motorcycles on display.
PLANT CITY Karen Gillman remembers as a high school junior being 10 pounds overweight and thinking of herself as “the fat girl.”
PLANT CITY – A nonprofit that preserves old photos and historic documents has hired an associate director.
PLANT CITY – First, it was a corn maze.
PLANT CITY Residents were so happy over the new four-way stop in their neighborhood that they didn’t want to miss the chance to thank the official who played in key role in making it happen.
PLANT CITY – Verna C. Keen Harris said there’s really no big secret to a long life.
PLANT CITY – A company backed by strawberry growers in Florida and California is developing a high-tech robot that can pick and package berries in the field.
PLANT CITY – Donn Mann said he could have enrolled his 14-year-old daughter, Amorianna, in riding lessons much closer to their Sarasota home.
PLANT CITY Mayor Rick Lott’s 24th wedding anniversary was April 13, which happened to be on the same day as the regular city commission meeting.
PLANT CITY Entertainment, food and the chance to pick your own blueberries will be part of a celebration that opens Friday to help commemorate the end of the blueberry harvest.
PLANT CITY – Tomlin Middle School has an oversized mural of its mascot – the tiger – thanks to the generosity of some former students.
PLANT CITY Jewelry store owner Joe Grimes found time to enjoy California during an annual trip he takes in search of the latest bling.
Editor’s note: A version of this story published in the Plant City Courier
PLANT CITY Bruton Memorial Library’s monthly Teen Game Zone will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PLANT CITY Lisa Leslie of the Hillsborough County Extension Service will present a program on cash flow management from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 at Bruton Memorial Library.
PLANT CITY – A service led by well-known minister and evangelist Rodney Howard-Browne will kick off an old-fashioned tent revival that returns to Plant City for the 26th time.
PLANT CITY – About 350 vehicles are expected to be on display Saturday as the Strawberry Classic Car Show marks its 18th anniversary.