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Storms could start early along coast

Storms could start early along coast

Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 70s, says WFLA-TV meteorologist Bryan Bennett.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Public meeting planned for school community garden

PLANT CITY Students at Wilson Elementary will have a chance to learn about gardening and nutrition in the coming school year, thanks to a new community garden.
Updated: 14 hours ago
$5.8 million project under way on SR 39

$5.8 million project under way on SR 39

PLANT CITY – Work crews will be a familiar sight through mid-2015 on a 3.1-mile stretch of State Road 39, also known as James L. Redman Parkway.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Woman turns bout with life-threatening disease into her life’s mission

Woman turns bout with life-threatening disease into her life’s mission

PLANT CITY – Becky Dame was a college freshman when a stomach ache. The trip to the infirmary led to an unexpected and life-changing diagnosis: leukemia.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Another round of storms may be brewing

Another round of storms may be brewing

After a stormy day, we can expect some lingering clouds and low temperatures near 80 degrees, says WFLA-TV meteorologist Julie Phillips.
Published: 07/24/14

School tax rate goes down, bills up

LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County residents could see a drop in the rate they pay for school property taxes.
Published: 07/25/14
Runners by the thousands muck it up at Mud Endeavor

Runners by the thousands muck it up at Mud Endeavor

DADE CITY — The second Mud Endeavor, Under the Lights, was held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds on Saturday evening with a record crowd of about 3,000 runners, according to event founder and organizer Randy Yoho. ...
Published: 07/25/14
Students hone leadership potential

Students hone leadership potential

Hundreds of middle school students are spending nearly a week this summer in the nation’s capital to develop their leadership skills.
Published: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/24/14

Synonyms for senior-hood

You can call my husband and me many things at this stage of our lives. We both were sexagenarians a decade ago and are septuagenarians now. We look forward to being octogenarians, nonagenarians and even centenarians.
Published: 07/24/14
Shrimp plants come in many colors

Shrimp plants come in many colors

Half a century ago when I first visited Florida with my parents, my mother was quite taken by a shrimp plant she spotted in a restaurant. Papa was more taken that she had given it a name. How did she know it was a shrimp plant? he asked.
Published: 07/24/14

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