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Plant City bank’s new chief guided by Christian principles

Plant City bank’s new chief guided by Christian principles

PLANT CITY — Andrew Samuel was 17 when he moved from his native India to Pennsylvania to attend a small Christian college.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Lincoln Elementary second-graders put their imaginations into inventions

Lincoln Elementary second-graders put their imaginations into inventions

PLANT CITY Aniston Aimsworth said she wanted to create something practical for her exhibit for Lincoln Elementary Magnet’s Invention Convention.
Published: 11/21/14
Plant City Pig Jam opens Friday for two-day run

Plant City Pig Jam opens Friday for two-day run

PLANT CITY – Some of the best barbecue around will be available at the 12th annual Pig Jam, which for the first time includes two days.
Published: 11/21/14
Flowers make this gardener happy

Flowers make this gardener happy

Barbara Blasband has lived in her home in south Brandon since 1970, but her current garden has all been done since she retired in 2012. She was too busy working before that. There was some grass, some mulch and a few plants before, but now there ...
Published: 11/20/14

Labor violations put strawberry farms in feds’ crosshairs

TAMPA — Federal farm labor law violations continue to sully the reputation of this county’s most lucrative crop — strawberries.
Published: 11/19/14
Updated: 11/20/14
Longtime banker looks forward to more family, leisure time in retirement

Longtime banker looks forward to more family, leisure time in retirement

PLANT CITY – After nearly three decades, Floyd Hall said he still loved his job at the helm of Sunshine State Bank.
Published: 11/19/14
Bank’s new president to use Christian principles as he sets course for growth

Bank’s new president to use Christian principles as he sets course for growth

PLANT CITY – Andrew Samuel was 17 when he moved from his native India to Pennsylvania to attend a small Christian college.
Published: 11/19/14

Pesticide poisoning claims in east Hillsborough now in state’s hands

TAMPA — Worried they may have been poisoned by a pesticide used on strawberry fields here, some 63 people from 31 eastern Hillsborough County families laid it all out for state scientists — their medical records, their symptoms, their s...
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
Florida Strawberry Festival entertainment lineup includes Reba, Kevin Costner

Florida Strawberry Festival entertainment lineup includes Reba, Kevin Costner

PLANT CITY Reba, John Legend, Alabama and a band led by actor Kevin Costner will be among the headline entertainment at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival.
Published: 11/17/14
Plant City homeless camp gone, but big mess awaits cleanup

Plant City homeless camp gone, but big mess awaits cleanup

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the community sections of The Tampa Tribune.
Published: 11/15/14