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Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man that robbed the PNC Bank on Bloomingdale Ave. on Wednesday, March 18, claiming to have a bomb. According to detectives the suspect is a male, 26 – 35 years of age, 5’1″ – 6’1″, brown hair with bleached(…)

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

By Tamas Mondovics Family and friends gathered for a vigil at the site of the sinkhole that swallowed and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush, one year ago last month in Seffner. The incident at 240 Faithway Dr. drew national attention as the massive sinkhole, measuring close to 30 ft. across at the top and as much(…)

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has announced that beginning this month it is implementing new and improved service enhancements along Route 46, benefitting residents living on SR 60 east of Brandon. According to HART Public Information Officer Sandra Morrison, Route 46 is being extended by six miles from Westfield Brandon Mall(…)

Amazon Purchases Lot In Ruskin, Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs

Amazon Purchases Lot In Ruskin, Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs

Press Release UPDATE: Amazon has posted its current job openings here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/ref=j_sq_btn?jobSearchKeywords=&category=*&location=US%2C+FL%2C+Ruskin&x=23&y=13 County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman Lauds County Economic Development Staff, All Players in Official Announcement of Amazon Closing for South Hillsborough County Tampa, FL— In an official announcement early this morning, Ryan Companies US, Inc. closed on the sale of the land in Ruskin in(…)

Renovations At Gardenville  Recreation Center Include New Gym, Room For Programs

Renovations At Gardenville Recreation Center Include New Gym, Room For Programs

A small group of residents joined local government officials and chamber of commerce members earlier this month to celebrate a special groundbreaking for a new neighborhood gymnasium to be built at the existing Gardenville Recreation Complex in Gibsonton. The afternoon ceremony, hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, as well as members(…)

Get Set For A Weekend Of Fun At The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Get Set For A Weekend Of Fun At The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

  The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Winthrop Town Centre located at the intersection of Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale in Riverview. The festival will be held in Founders’ Park behind the Egg & I. The annual fine arts(…)

Annual St. Stephen Spring Jubilee Adds Expanded Food Options In 13th Year

Annual St. Stephen Spring Jubilee Adds Expanded Food Options In 13th Year

  The St. Stephen Spring Jubilee has been a staple in Hillsborough County for the past 13 years. This family-friendly event includes music, rides, crafts, contests and a variety of fair-type food. The clean atmosphere and reputation of the jubilee attracts thousands of fair-goers each year. Admission is free and so is the entertainment. St.(…)

Fresh Market Schedules Opening For April 2

Fresh Market Schedules Opening For April 2

   Staff Report Brandon, Fla.  – The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) will expand its presence next month with a new store in Brandon, marking the company’s 36th store in the state of Florida. At its newest location at 3468 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., in the Lithia Crossing shopping center, the specialty grocer’s full-service philosophy will incorporate unparalleled(…)

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

By Angela Parone The Manilow Music Project and WFLA-TV, NewsChannel 8 teamed up to honor Tampa’s “Outstanding Music Teacher,” Kevin Fuller, by giving him a VIP experience to Barry Manilow’s concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, complete with a chance to meet Manilow before his concert on Friday, January 31.  Manilow surprised Fuller with(…)

Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

  With no shortage of community pride and sense of accomplishment, area residents are taking part in a centennial community-wide celebration by commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Brandon High School (BHS). According to event organizers who have been planning for more than a year, the much-anticipated program scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at McLane Stadium,(…)