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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.
Published: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/25/14
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.
Published: 07/24/14

‘Little Mermaid’ opening Aug. 8 at community theater

PLANT CITY An adaption of a Disney classic will open Aug. 8 at Plant City Entertainment theater, 101 N. Thomas St.
Published: 07/29/14

Plant City library offers reading incentives for adults

PLANT CITY The adult summer reading program continues through the end of August at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St.
Published: 07/27/14
Plant City softball star invited to national tryout

Plant City softball star invited to national tryout

PLANT CITY USA Baseball has announced that 40 players, including Plant City’s Kendall Dawson, have been invited to try out for a national women’s softball team.
Published: 07/26/14
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.
Published: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/24/14

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.
Published: 07/24/14
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.
Published: 07/24/14
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