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Deputies: Man in photo stole $800 in jeans from Brandon mall

Deputies: Man in photo stole $800 in jeans from Brandon mall

Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they say shoplifted $800 worth of jeans from the Macy’s at the Westfield Brandon mall.
Published: 11/20/14
Flowers make this gardener happy

Flowers make this gardener happy

Barbara Blasband has lived in her home in south Brandon since 1970, but her current garden has all been done since she retired in 2012. She was too busy working before that. There was some grass, some mulch and a few plants before, but now there ...
Published: 11/20/14
Residents escape, dog dies in fire at Tampa home

Residents escape, dog dies in fire at Tampa home

Two people escaped safely but their dog apparently died in a fire that destroyed a home east of Tampa early Thursday, officials said.
Published: 11/20/14
Holiday Home Tour provides for community charities

Holiday Home Tour provides for community charities

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Brandon Service League will kick off the season with its 22nd annual Holiday Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in several Brandon-area locations.
Published: 11/19/14

Newsome students make U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

LITHIA — Two of Director Michael J. Miller’s Newsome High School band students were selected for the 125-member 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Altogether, more than 1,300 musicians from 47 states auditioned....
Published: 11/19/14
Author tells ‘The Disabled Veteran’s Story’

Author tells ‘The Disabled Veteran’s Story’

BRANDON — For more than 10 years, Miguel Reece visited veterans and their families. Those visits took him under bridges, up a treehouse, into various nursing homes and, yes, even to a few beautiful homes.
Published: 11/19/14

ECHO, Gift of Hope, Giving Season

BRANDON — Seasonal hopes for giving and receiving take on a deeper meaning for Emergency Care Help Organization staff and volunteers, who know that what they collect and pass on can mean the difference between hunger and hope for people in nee...
Published: 11/19/14

Pesticide poisoning claims in east Hillsborough now in state’s hands

TAMPA — Worried they may have been poisoned by a pesticide used on strawberry fields here, some 63 people from 31 eastern Hillsborough County families laid it all out for state scientists — their medical records, their symptoms, their s...
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14

Brickhouse Cardio Club promotes group fitness experience

Sandra Budel of Valrico, a certified personal trainer, said she fell in love with Zumba after one live class. Exercise enthusiasts who are tired of working out alone to a DVD in their living rooms should check out Budel’s new Brickhouse Cardio...
Published: 11/12/14

FishHawk Turkey Trot emphasizes community service

From its humble start six years ago to its ambitious goals for this year’s run, the FishHawk Turkey Trot has been under the focused management of Leda Eaton, whose quest for community service hours for her children has launched both a must-do ...
Published: 11/12/14