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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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‘Big Jim’ Selvey remembered for his community involvement, love of family

‘Big Jim’ Selvey remembered for his community involvement, love of family

For 13-year-old Ely Roberts, the moment he learned his Eagle Scout project was approved was “good news in a bad news situation,” as the announcement came from his dying grandfather, who just days earlier had been with his grandson on a ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Brandon pastor shepherds South Tampa flock

Brandon pastor shepherds South Tampa flock

BRANDON — Brian Brink, pastor of Port Tampa United Methodist Church in South Tampa, has lived in Brandon since 1976; his wife, Diana Brink, has lived in the Brandon/Seffner area her whole life.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Art league accepting submissions for 2014 Artworks show

BRANDON – The Brandon League of Fine Arts is accepting two- and three-dimensional artwork through Monday, Aug. 4, to be considered for its juried 2014 Artworks show.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Dick Weaver remembered for veteran, community ties

Richard Howard “Dick” Weaver, who with his then-wife, Thelma Jean “T.J.” Weaver, received the 2005 Alice B. Tompkins Community Service Award, died this month from congestive heart failure. Weaver was remembered as a ȁ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Crunch fitness center opening celebration set

Crunch fitness center opening celebration set

BLOOMINGDALE — The rules are simple at the newly opening Crunch fitness center in Bloomingdale, where essentially everything boils down to one key thing — “no judgments,” said Chad Hogue, area general manager for Crunch in...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Mathnasium Brandon helps math ‘make sense’

Mathnasium Brandon helps math ‘make sense’

After serving as a math coach for eight charter schools in Hillsborough County, Becky McDaniels opened a business in Valrico that promises to “make math make sense” for students in early education up through high school and beyond....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Upscale consignment shop celebrates fifth anniversary

Upscale consignment shop celebrates fifth anniversary

BRANDON — Five years after Julie Pomeroy opened her upscale consignment shop in Brandon, the recession may be over, but business is still booming.
Updated: 8 hours ago

ECHO and YMCA team up to provide backpacks and school supplies

RIVERVIEW — It’s already time for back-to-school shopping — for some families, a financially stressful time.
Updated: 8 hours ago
No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

RIVERVIEW — Logan Sheppard’s family made sure he was taken care of when they went into another room to smoke marijuana on the night of July 19, authorities said.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Thoughts about the habits we inherit

Having lived with my birth family for more than 22 years before I married and moved away, I know where I come from. I know why my hair grayed early (like my mom’s) and why my right hand has a tremor (like my mom’s mom). These are physic...
Published: 07/29/14