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Plant City Courier

Commentary: Does law enforcement need military weapons?

The pictures out of Ferguson, Mo., showing law enforcement in camouflage, pointing assault rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters, has crystallized a debate over whether a federal program – the Excess Property Program – has ...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Saxophonist performs Sunday at Turkey Creek church

PLANT CITY Saxophone player Nathan Woodward will perform a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Turkey Creek First Baptist Church.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Plant City YMCA’s ‘Strong Leader’ honored for always lending helping hand

Plant City YMCA’s ‘Strong Leader’ honored for always lending helping hand

PLANT CITY George Banning was praised for his leadership, determination and compassion as he was presented with the Plant City Family YMCA’s Strong Leader of the Year award.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Plant City library director retired following report critical of her leadership

Plant City library director retired following report critical of her leadership

PLANT CITY — Library Director Anne Haywood’s retirement on Friday followed an internal city investigation that concluded she had not always treated employees and patrons fairly, city records show.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Ti plants set off any scene

Ti plants set off any scene

We had a flower shop in Ohio in the early ‘60s, and I went to design classes to learn all I could. The best thing I learned was that we could send $5 to a man called A. James in Orlando and he would send us a box of tropical foliage, including...
Updated: 16 hours ago

Time-travel in our living room

It comforted me to kiss my father goodbye yesterday despite the fact that he passed away 20 years ago. The opportunity presented itself and I took full advantage of the moment. After years of procrastination, Oscar and I embarked on a time-travel adv...
Updated: 16 hours ago
Tampa man charged in 1979 death of Plant City mother

Tampa man charged in 1979 death of Plant City mother

PLANT CITY — Orthneil Kelley said he never gave up hope that his mother’s killer one day would be brought to justice.
Published: 08/26/14
Plant City mom works tirelessly to help find a cure for daughter’s disease

Plant City mom works tirelessly to help find a cure for daughter’s disease

Shawn Santos has a simple explanation for her mission to raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease.
Published: 08/26/14
Plant City’s library director retires after 23 years on the job

Plant City’s library director retires after 23 years on the job

PLANT CITY — Library Director Anne Haywood, who vastly expanded and improved Bruton Memorial Library, has retired after 23 years on the job.
Published: 08/25/14

Plant City hospital offers Saturday class on breastfeeding

PLANT CITY South Florida Baptist Hospital will hold a course on breastfeeding from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Published: 08/26/14