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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: 1 hour 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: 1 hour 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: 2 hours ago
Girl, 13, missing from Plant City

Girl, 13, missing from Plant City

A 13-year-old girl has been missing from her home in Plant City since Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 18 hours ago
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.
Updated: 22 hours ago

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.
Updated: 23 hours ago
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.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Commissioner denies revenge is behind suggestion to eliminate assistant city manager

Commissioner denies revenge is behind suggestion to eliminate assistant city manager

PLANT CITY — City Commissioner Billy Keel suggested at a recent budget workshop that the city consider a number of budget cuts, including the elimination of Assistant City Manager Bill McDaniel’s position.
Published: 07/22/14
Updated: 07/23/14
Plant City commissioner won’t face witness tampering charges

Plant City commissioner won’t face witness tampering charges

PLANT CITY — City Commissioner Billy Keel won’t face criminal charges on allegations he tried to dissuade a witness from cooperating with a misconduct probe of his friend, former Police Chief Steve Singletary....
Published: 07/22/14
City commissioners unhappy with consultant’s short list for city manager

City commissioners unhappy with consultant’s short list for city manager

PLANT CITY – City commissioners voiced varying degrees of displeasure with a consultant’s list of nine finalists for city manager.
Published: 07/22/14