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Plant City church to celebrate 130th anniversary

PLANT CITY First Presbyterian Church of Plant City’s congregation is inviting past members and visitors to the church’s 130th anniversary celebration Aug. 16.
Published: 08/01/15
Graduates of Georgia college help alma mater as volunteer recruiters

Graduates of Georgia college help alma mater as volunteer recruiters

PLANT CITY – William H. Bryant and David A. Smith graduated from Fort Valley State University more than four decades ago.
Published: 08/01/15
Forecast: Conditions not looking good for outdoor fun

Forecast: Conditions not looking good for outdoor fun

If you were hoping the weekend would clear up in time for outdoor activities, you’re going to be disappointed by the forecast, we’re afraid.
Published: 07/31/15

Zephyrhills’ tax rate set but not final

ZEPHYRHILLS — City leaders this week set the tax rate for next year slightly higher than this year’s rate: 6.42 mils for fiscal 2015-16 compared to the existing 6.14 mils.
Published: 07/31/15

Schools’ Student Success Plan reviewed

LAND O’ LAKES — The Pasco County School Board this week discussed changes to its Student Success Plan, which is updated yearly in response to legislative changes.
Published: 07/31/15
Plant City’s First Baptist selects new worship pastor

Plant City’s First Baptist selects new worship pastor

PLANT CITY – A Virginia minister who is an accomplished musician will soon be the worship pastor at Plant City’s First Baptist Church.
Published: 07/31/15
Art students help out photo archives

Art students help out photo archives

PLANT CITY Students at Turkey Creek Middle School donated the proceeds of their charity art sale to the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center.
Published: 07/31/15

City planning raises for employees, new fire station

PLANT CITY – The city’s proposed new budget includes 2.5 percent raises for most employees and money for a new fire station to cover the growing northeast area.
Published: 07/31/15
Forecast: Rainy weather sticking around for foreseeable future

Forecast: Rainy weather sticking around for foreseeable future

Sorry, fans of sunshine: National Weather Service forecasters say the weather pattern that is bringing frequent, sometimes heavy showers to the area will stay in place at least through the next week.
Published: 07/30/15
South Shore girls team to play in the Babe Ruth World Series

South Shore girls team to play in the Babe Ruth World Series

GIBSONTON – A local all-star team of girls from the East Bay Youth Athletic 8-and-under division is headed to the Babe Ruth World Series after beating the best teams in the country’s southeast region.
Published: 07/30/15

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