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Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

Brandon News

Sebring’s ‘Fan of the Year’ runs a good race

APOLLO BEACH — When it comes to racing and marriage, Frank and Barbara Morrison are right on track. The Apollo Beach couple, with deep Brandon ties, this year celebrates 49 years of marriage — and Frank Morrison’s recognition as ...
Published: 04/15/15

Doctor shortage spurs hospital to start residency program

BRANDON – A critical shortage of physicians in Florida, due to a growing state population, attrition of practitioners and lack of supervised positions for newly graduated doctors, has prompted Brandon Regional Hospital to start its first gradu...
Published: 04/15/15
Shaunessy’s Décor & More opens in Valrico

Shaunessy’s Décor & More opens in Valrico

VALRICO — Shaunessy Dobish makes no mistake about it, opening a storefront that bears her name and reflects her lifelong passion for decorating is a dream come true — another milestone in her work to design creative, distinctive interio...
Published: 04/15/15
FishHawk ‘Color Run’ reaps Seeds of Hope support

FishHawk ‘Color Run’ reaps Seeds of Hope support

FISHHAWK — Matt Kaslow was there to support the second annual “Color ‘Your Egg’ Walk/Run” staged by students at Newsome High. It is an event his sister, Alison, helped launch a year ago to help support Seeds of Hope...
Published: 04/15/15

Brandon square dance club hosts final dances

BRANDON – The Bay Area Twirlers Square and Round Dance Club has been promenading and sashaying in Brandon since 1999 – but they will close its doors after its May 9 biker-bash themed dance.
Published: 04/15/15
Little notice given about Brandon Wal-Mart’s closure

Little notice given about Brandon Wal-Mart’s closure

TAMPA — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly closed at least five locations across the country on Monday, including a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Brandon, due to what company officials say is a plumbing problem....
Published: 04/14/15
Updated: 04/15/15

2 men try to burglarize 8 vehicles in Brandon, deputies say

Deputies are looking for two men who tried to burglarize eight vehicles in Brandon on April 2.
Published: 04/14/15

Plumbing woes force Brandon Wal-Mart to close six months

TAMPA— Plumbing problems at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Brandon has forced the store to immediately close for at least six months, according to company officials. A similar problem will close at least four other Wal-Mart sites across the country...
Published: 04/13/15
Updated: 04/14/15

Brandon man, 46, killed when motorcycle hit tree

A 46-year-old man was killed early Thursday after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a tree in Brandon, authorities said.
Published: 04/09/15
Generous Brandon grandmother needs help as she fights bone marrow cancer

Generous Brandon grandmother needs help as she fights bone marrow cancer

BRANDON — Elizabeth Walders is more of a giver than a taker, especially when it comes to making people her famous baked ziti or sour cream streusel pound cake. Since she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Walders has had to do ...
Published: 04/08/15