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Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

  By Tamas Mondovics Engaging in targeted enforcement of the Move Over Act, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) working with Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Police Department stepped up its efforts to remind motorists of obeying the important but, if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law often unheeded by many. The operation, which took place(…)

Florida Virtual Academy Students Begin School Year, Hillsborough School Enrollment Up & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Florida Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School According to local school officials, the start of the 2014-2015 school season was smooth with nothing more than the usual or normally expected glitches that seem to work themselves out as students and parents settle into their daily routines. While the daily rituals(…)

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport Local area schools looking to add a new sport to their athletics list may draw from the efforts and subsequent success of the students at Bloomingdale High School. Student-athletes interested in playing varsity lacrosse at their own school got the news they have been waiting(…)

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

  By Sandra Meyer Payant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun City Choosing a Medicare Supplement Plan can be a daunting task whether just turning 65 or having been eligible for years. Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial, have opened a corporation called Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65,(…)

Community Leaders Unveil Plan To Prevent Violence 

Community Leaders Unveil Plan To Prevent Violence 

  By Tamas Mondovics Local leaders and community members came together last month to unveil a long-term plan to prevent violence in Hillsborough County and to explain what they believe it takes to make the community a safer place in which to live. The event, held at George Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa, gave opportunity for(…)

Upscale Apartments to Anchor New FishHawk Ranch West Village Community

Upscale Apartments to Anchor New FishHawk Ranch West Village Community

By Tamas Mondovics The construction of an upscale apartment complex now well underway, as well as a sign posted nearby promising a brand new medical center and the sale of nearly 100 single-family homes are all clear signs of progress and what is yet to come to one of Newland Communities’ newest 700-acre neighborhood. Following(…)

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue To Build Future Brandon Station In 2017

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue To Build Future Brandon Station In 2017

  By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area motorists have likely wondered about the recently posted signs near the intersection of Oakfield and Pauls Dr. alerting residents of plans for a new fire station serving the community in the near future. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Facilities Manager Tim Donahue, the signs are for real(…)

The Investigator Movie Filmed Locally Goes On Sale at Wal-Mart Nationwide September 2

The Investigator Movie Filmed Locally Goes On Sale at Wal-Mart Nationwide September 2

  By Marie Gilmore   Gabriel’s Messenger Films selected Bell Shoals Baptist Academy and South Brandon Little League to shoot scenes for its full-length feature film, The Investigator, which is scheduled for nationwide DVD release at Walmart starting Tuesday, September 2.   Using a largely local cast and crew, The Investigator production spent five days at Bell Shoals and(…)

Humana Communities Benefit Community Vote Will Launch On Monday, August 11

Humana Communities Benefit Community Vote Will Launch On Monday, August 11

On Monday, August 11th the Humana Communities Benefit Community Vote will officially launch on HumanaHCBvote.com. Voting will be going on until Friday, August 22nd. For two weeks, the general public will be able to vote for the Tampa Bay nonprofit – Pinellas Education Foundation, Starting Right, Now, and Sunrise at Pasco –they believe is most deserving of the $350,000 Humana Communities(…)

Authorities Will Not Pursue Charges In Riverview Pit Bull Death Incident 

Authorities Will Not Pursue Charges In Riverview Pit Bull Death Incident 

  By Tamas Mondovics The death of 4-year-old Riverview resident Logan Sheppard, after being mauled by two pit bulls, prompted local and state officials to review whether charges should be filed against the mother or any caregiver involved in the incident.  As a result, a meeting of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Hillsborough(…)