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Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

Even-keeled Eakins just what Hillsborough schools need now
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Even-keeled Eakins just what Hillsborough schools need now

Put yourself in Jeff Eakins’ place for a moment.
Updated: 7 hours ago
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When social media stops being social, consequences can be harsh

If you are active on social media, you know it can be a breeding ground for more than cat videos or invitations to play Candy Crush.
Published: 03/04/15
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Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t ...
Published: 03/02/15
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City elections important, but so few people seem to care

There is an election Tuesday in Tampa to choose a mayor and city council members, but it appears to be a well-kept secret. There are 211,158 registered voters in the city, but by late last week only 14,271 mail ballots had been returned to the superv...
Published: 02/28/15
Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together
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Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together

Adrian White is one of those people willing to help anyone at any time. All you have to do is ask, and he will be there.
Published: 02/27/15
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Festival reminds us getting into a jam (or jelly) can be good thing

PLANT CITY — I told the kind lady at Gate 4 of the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds Tuesday morning I was there as a judge. She pointed me toward a building filled with every imaginable kind of jam, jelly, preserves, pickled things and othe...
Published: 02/25/15
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It must be different when mandate comes from Tallahassee

We’ve all seen the collective heads of Republican legislators in our state spin ’round and ’round any time a mandate for almost anything comes down from Washington.
Published: 02/23/15
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Relief may be coming from testing mania in Florida schools

It’s a busy month in Hillsborough County’s schools.
Published: 02/22/15
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It’s foolish to think Rays will stay in St. Pete

I understand why members of the St. Petersburg City Council aren’t willing to roll over and let the Tampa Bay Rays move to Tampa or anywhere else. I always expected they would put up a fight. It’s what good public servants do.
Published: 02/20/15
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Tampa’s Uber migraine could soon be St. Pete’s too

St. Petersburg surely seems like a perfect place for the upstart ride-buying companies Uber and Lyft to prosper. Combine the city’s bustling downtown social and arts scene with an influx of younger residents who don’t own cars, and you ...
Published: 02/18/15