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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(…)

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Serial Bank Robber Arrest

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Serial Bank Robber Arrest

  By Tamas Mondovics A series of recent bank robberies, that included one of the Brandon area banks the suspect hit twice, has come to an end. According to law enforcement officials, the robberies occurred between November 2013 and June 2014, identifying the suspect as a white male who disguised himself in a full body(…)

Unique Church Encourages Equine Attendants

Unique Church Encourages Equine Attendants

  By Robyn St. James Not many people can bring their pets to church. Even fewer people can bring their horses and fit in with the people around them. Cowboy-Up Ministry is not an average church. T-shirts, blue jeans and cowboy boots are practically a part of the dress code. At least a dozen attendants(…)

Sculpture Exhibit Returns To Historic Downtown Plant City

Sculpture Exhibit Returns To Historic Downtown Plant City

  By Kathy L. Collins Responding to the many calls to bring the popular sculptures back to historic downtown Plant City, the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center has partnered with the City of Plant City, Arts Council of Plant City, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Florida Humanities Council, Downtown Business and(…)

Bloomingdale Big Box Development Gets Green Light As Mediation Reaches Agreement

Bloomingdale Big Box Development Gets Green Light As Mediation Reaches Agreement

By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale Big Box Update To give the community an opportunity to discuss the recent outcome involvingthe Big Box development, Cando has planned to host a community meeting onWednesday, July 30 at the Bloomingdale Regional Library at 7 p.m. in Room 8.Cando stated, “We would like an opportunity to clarify how we arrived(…)

Nationwide Operation Recovers 168 Juveniles From Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

Nationwide Operation Recovers 168 Juveniles From Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

  By Tamas Mondovics “I was pretty much a good kid,” Nicole, 27, said. “I didn’t really stay out late, I always came home, I never stole anything. I did what a lot of teenagers do.” In high school she tried cigarettes and alcohol, but by age 17, she said “things were deteriorating at home.”(…)

Family YMCA At Big Bend Rd. To Bring Over 125 Jobs

Family YMCA At Big Bend Rd. To Bring Over 125 Jobs

  By Tamas Mondovics Construction on a brand new Family YMCA, the first full service family Y in a decade, began this month in Riverview and, according to Y officials, is still on schedule with its planned first phase-completion by the end of 2014. “We have just received our building permits and are now ready(…)