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Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

A Hillsborough County fire investigator said an unattended pot left on a stove sparked a blaze that damaged a Valrico home early Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

For “God and country,” the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County is soldiering up to promote the annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Fire at Valrico storage facility under investigation

Fire at Valrico storage facility under investigation

Fire investigators Wednesday reviewed surveillance video trying to determine what — or who — caused a sprawling fire that tore through a Valrico self-storage business Wednesday, damaging or destroying more than 48 units and their conten...
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15

Author thanks warriors and families for their service

VALRICO — Memorial Day is a time to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Perhaps it also should be a time to honor their loved ones who suffer the pain of their loss and who gave up so much to support them in their service, said Miguel...
Published: 05/20/15
Oldest Brandon service club keeps roaring 60 years later

Oldest Brandon service club keeps roaring 60 years later

For 60 years, members of the Brandon Lions Club have been serving the community, conserving sight, hearing and speech, improving international relations and championing youth development.
Published: 05/20/15
Leadership Brandon celebrates group homes’ mission

Leadership Brandon celebrates group homes’ mission

RIVERVIEW —The ranks of the Leadership Brandon Alumni Association grew by a prospective 28 members following the May 7 graduation of the Class of 2015.
Published: 05/20/15
Brandon bass player sings with a Beatle

Brandon bass player sings with a Beatle

WINTER HAVEN — When the Tampa-based band Phase 5 was booked to play at a graduation party at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park for a Rollins College graduating senior, they never expected they’d end up playing and singing with Sir...
Published: 05/20/15
Candy is dandy during the summer

Candy is dandy during the summer

With the school year’s final bells about to ring and summertime nearly upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about candy. Next to cooling off at the neighborhood pool, trips to the store when I was young just might have been the best part o...
Published: 05/19/15
Family, friends unite to keep lounge afloat

Family, friends unite to keep lounge afloat

GIBSONTON – As the general manager of Gibsonton’s River’s Edge Lounge bar and grill for the past three years, Lisa Cremeans was a busy woman. She relished the challenging but enjoyable role, which required that she be constantly ...
Published: 05/19/15
Bass Pro job fair today for new Brandon location

Bass Pro job fair today for new Brandon location

Job-seekers can apply this week for a position at the long-awaited Bass Pro Shops in Brandon.
Published: 05/18/15