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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Plant City Courier

Simmons Career Center debuts dual enrollment with HCC

Simmons Career Center debuts dual enrollment with HCC

PLANT CITY – Simmons Career Center is offering its students the opportunity for dual-enrollment with Hillsborough Community College for the first time in its history.
Published: 10/13/14
Historic preservation official has productive trip to national conference

Historic preservation official has productive trip to national conference

PLANT CITY – Plant City Photo Archives and History Center Executive Director Gil Gott recently attended a national conference of an association of museums and historical societies.
Published: 10/11/14

Plant City club’s fundraising barbecue is Oct. 23 at old train depot

PLANT CITY The Woman’s Club of Plant City’s annual barbecue fundraiser will benefit the club’s scholarship and educational programs.
Published: 10/12/14

Company planning 125-unit apartment complex off I-4

PLANT CITY – Plans have been submitted to city hall for a 125-unit apartment complex at the southwest corner of Frontage and Son Keen roads.
Published: 10/08/14
Updated: 10/09/14
Three arrested on cocaine trafficking charges after search of Plant City home

Three arrested on cocaine trafficking charges after search of Plant City home

Investigators arrested three men, and seized more than 7,000 grams of cocaine and 6 pounds of marijuana, following a two-month investigation of drug trafficking.
Published: 10/09/14
Plant City rancher, businessman Varnum dead at 76

Plant City rancher, businessman Varnum dead at 76

PLANT CITY — Three things shaped the life of A.H. “Hank” Varnum: his humble upbringing, his love of family and his take-charge personality, his son, Scott, said.
Published: 10/08/14
Updated: 10/09/14
Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Those baby pumpkins and unusual gourds I’ve been tempted to buy at the supermarket are just the beginning of the good things the month of October brings. Their orange, red and brown tones remind me of a crisp autumn day in Minnesota, where I w...
Published: 10/08/14
This guy’s a master of many things

This guy’s a master of many things

John Starnes made his living as a landscaper in both Denver and Tampa. He was also a garden columnist for the two metropolitan newspapers and wrote magazine articles, as well.
Published: 10/08/14
St. Francis of Assisi parish loses founding pastor

St. Francis of Assisi parish loses founding pastor

SEFFNER — The Rev. Christopher R. Fitzgerald, 82, founder and pastor emeritus of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, passed away Sept. 26.
Published: 10/08/14
Just in time for Halloween season, haunted trail debuts in Plant City

Just in time for Halloween season, haunted trail debuts in Plant City

PLANT CITY On his grandfather's land in Plant City, and within eyeshot of Interstate 4, Zach Glaros brings to bear his entrepreneurial spirit and visual and performing arts experience in crafting a haunted trail for Halloween season revelers.
Published: 10/07/14