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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Plant City Courier

Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

A Polk County teacher arrested in Lakeland on multiple charges of engaging in unlawful sexual acts with a student now faces three identical counts in Hillsborough County because of trysts the pair had near Plant City, authorities said Wednesday....
Updated: 16 mins ago

Company signs contingency deal for Plant City country club

PLANT CITY — A company that has developed shopping centers in Tampa and beyond for decades has agreed to buy the troubled Walden Lake Golf and Country Club.
Updated: 28 mins ago
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.
Updated: 50 mins ago
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: 51 mins ago
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.
Updated: 53 mins ago
Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from  animals

Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from animals

Beatriz Till of Riverview called to tell me how she took an old makeup brush and used it to pollinate black pepper. I asked if she had a garden I could write about and learned it wasn’t too large, only a quarter of an acre. You can see the who...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Some of us remember when the best freshwater fishing around was on Lake Parrish. But the events of September 2001 changed that when Florida Power & Light closed the lake for security reasons.
Updated: 5 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
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