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Plant City Courier

Bruton Memorial children’s librarian says goodbye; takes job in Ocala

Bruton Memorial children’s librarian says goodbye; takes job in Ocala

PLANT CITY Kate Chang, who was known for endearing herself to youngsters as Bruton Memorial Library’s children’s librarian, has taken a similar job in Marion County.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Newsome service forum matches charities with students

LITHIA – High school students in need of community service hours, including rising ninth graders, may find everything they need and more at the Community Roundtable’s second annual free Community Service Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed...
Published: 04/15/14
Diseased plants, weather blamed in 30 percent drop in area strawberry production

Diseased plants, weather blamed in 30 percent drop in area strawberry production

PLANT CITY – Disease that wiped out millions of plants as the season dawned set the stage for an area strawberry harvest plagued by low production and lost profits.
Published: 04/15/14
Local Easter celebrations include egg hunt, parade and worship

Local Easter celebrations include egg hunt, parade and worship

PLANT CITY – One of the area’s premier Easter-related events is celebrating a major anniversary this year.
Published: 04/14/14
Annual walk raises money and support for Pregnancy Care Center

Annual walk raises money and support for Pregnancy Care Center

PLANT CITY An April 5 fundraising walk raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City and its mission to provide care to pregnant women and others.
Published: 04/13/14
Updated: 04/14/14
Plan to widen State Road 60 in  rural area gets mixed reaction

Plan to widen State Road 60 in rural area gets mixed reaction

VALRICO — The time will come when State Road 60’s rural swath won’t be so rural, state road officials say.
Published: 04/13/14

Plant City officials want expanded authority over abandoned golf course

PLANT CITY — City code enforcers are recommending toughening the city’s public nuisance law so they can require mowing of virtually all of a shuttered golf course.
Published: 04/12/14
Plant City police investigating violent death of 36-year-old man

Plant City police investigating violent death of 36-year-old man

PLANT CITY Plant City police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man.
Published: 04/11/14
Youths receive accolades and more at Florida Strawberry Festival livestock banquet

Youths receive accolades and more at Florida Strawberry Festival livestock banquet

PLANT CITY - Youngsters who showed swine and steers at the Florida Strawberry Festival were praised Thursday for their dedication and hard work at an annual livestock banquet.
Published: 04/11/14

Plant City resident receives doctor of chiropractic degree

PLANT CITY Ryan Humphrey, a Plant City resident, received his doctor of chiropractic degree at commencement exercises last month at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus.
Published: 04/15/14