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Clouds will keep temperatures above freezing

Clouds will keep temperatures above freezing

High pressure continues to influence the weather across the state, the National Weather Service says.
Published: 12/18/14

SunWest funding request denied

NEW PORT RICHEY — Once again, Pasco commissioners rejected a plea to spend more of the county’s tourist tax revenue for a second parking lot at the future SunWest Park.
Published: 12/19/14
Nearly 400 students earn degrees at Pasco-Hernando State College

Nearly 400 students earn degrees at Pasco-Hernando State College

NEW PORT RICHEY — Rachel Alexander decided on a career in nursing when she was serving as a medic in the U.S. Army.
Published: 12/19/14
Pasco animal shelter to honor longtime supporter

Pasco animal shelter to honor longtime supporter

LAND O’ LAKES — During her last term in office, Commissioner Pat Mulieri had two constant companions: her intern and GiGi, her Chihuahua.
Published: 12/19/14
Holiday Inn Express breaks ground in Trinity

Holiday Inn Express breaks ground in Trinity

TRINITY — A groundbreaking held recently for the first hotel in the Trinity area demonstrates the strengthening of the local economy, local officials say.
Published: 12/19/14
Florida bounty to aid families in need

Florida bounty to aid families in need

NEW PORT RICHEY — The 2014 Farm Share Holiday Food Giveaway will help brighten the holidays for more than 600 families who are just getting by, officials said.
Published: 12/19/14

District tweaks Bayonet Point Middle plan

LAND O’ LAKES — Students at Bayonet Point Middle School, who were scheduled to move into 35 portable classrooms during the 2015-16 academic year while their school is renovated, won’t be doing that after all. ...
Published: 12/19/14
New Miniatures Club has big beginnings

New Miniatures Club has big beginnings

The world is getting smaller for some people in Sun City Center, thanks to Ilona Merritt and Janet Ditmore.
Published: 12/18/14

A vital tool that can save a life

Sandi didn’t sound too well when I phoned her. My lifelong friend – we were born on the same day at the same hospital – told me she had used a ladder in the kitchen to reach for something, missed the last rung and fallen onto the...
Published: 12/18/14
What I know about December fishing challenges

What I know about December fishing challenges

Not unlike during any other month, December fishing charters start off with the all-important art of catching bait. As a local guide, I have to go the extra mile to ensure I have the best bait available for the species of fish that I target. This is ...
Published: 12/18/14

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