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Plant City Courier

Company signs contingency deal to buy Walden Lake golf club

Company signs contingency deal to buy Walden Lake golf club

Coastal Companies' deal for the property is contingent on the city rezoning 131 acres for development, mostly on a closed golf course known as The Hills.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Al Berry steps down as strawberry festival director

Al Berry steps down as strawberry festival director

After 43 years, the velvet-voiced former radio broadcaster has stepped down as a director of Plant City's signature event.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Diseased plants, weather blamed for 30% drop in strawberry production

Diseased plants, weather blamed for 30% drop in strawberry production

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
Updated: 04/18/14

Christian singer cancels April 24 concert

PLANT CITY Contemporary Christian singer David Phelps has canceled a 7 p.m. April 24 concert at Plant City’s First Baptist Church.
Published: 04/17/14
Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

TAMPA — A Polk County teacher arrested in Lakeland on charges of having sex with a student now faces three similar counts in Hillsborough County because of encounters they had near Plant City. ...
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/17/14
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.
Published: 04/16/14
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...
Published: 04/16/14
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.
Published: 04/16/14

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