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Family Anti-Spend Committment Gets Creative

Family Anti-Spend Committment Gets Creative

It all started out innocently enough –we were looking at our dwindling bank account. Between Christmas spending and January birthdays, it was like someone was at an all-you-can-eat buffet and our checking account was the main course. This wasn’t particularly unusual – the same thing happens every year. It’s the circle of life, really.  But,(…)

HCSO Dedicates DUI Checkpoint To Families Of Victims, Gears Up For MADD Walk

HCSO Dedicates DUI Checkpoint To Families Of Victims, Gears Up For MADD Walk

In  memory of her sister, Hillsborough County Chapter President for Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers Linda Unfried, (center) receives a plaque during DUI checkpoint set up last month by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Keeping motorists and pedestrians safe on the road by pulling unsafe ones off is on the top of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s(…)

HCSO District II Update

HCSO District II Update

Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office is proud to report another drop in crime. Deputies say the success is contributed to a the institution of  Intelligence-Led Policing, a model set in motion in 2009. For the fourth straight year, crime is down in Hillsborough County. While the Sheriff’s Office and its dedicated deputies continue to make great(…)

Brandon Chamber Celebrates Accomplishments And Honors Community Leaders

Brandon Chamber Celebrates Accomplishments And Honors Community Leaders

Tammy Holmberg was gracious in her acceptance of the 2011 Key Citizen Award which was given to her by the 2010 recipient, Becky Jordan, at the Annual Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Dinner held at The Regent in February. The Annual Dinner of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is a time to get together(…)

Brandon Regional Hospital Welcomes New CEO To Community

Brandon Regional Hospital Welcomes New CEO To Community

Newly appointed Brandon Regional Hospital CEO, Bland Eng, 41, smiles to the camera in his new office earlier this month. Eng is replacing Mike Fencel, who served the Brandon community as the hospital CEO for the past 14 years. Fencel has moved on to a new job as North Florida division CEO for Health Management(…)

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Marijuana Grow House in Brandon

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Marijuana Grow House in Brandon

Brandon resident Osmany Garcia Martinez, 27, was arrested last month and charged with possession for purpose of trafficking marijuana As a result of an anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies arrested Brandon resident Osmany Garcia Martinez, 27, and charged him with possession for purpose of trafficking marijuana. According to HCSO, on(…)

One Dies in Gibsonton Mobile Home Fire

One Dies in Gibsonton Mobile Home Fire

A late Sunday night  fire destroyed this mobile home at in Gibsonton. Firefighters also found one person dead inside the home. Update: Preliminary information in the investigation is the that the fire is not suspicious in nature and foul play is not suspected in the death investigation, deputies said. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office along with(…)

Brush Fire Destroys Two Homes in Riverview

Brush Fire Destroys Two Homes in Riverview

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews bring a brush fire turned structure fire under control in Riverview on Wednesday afternoon. The flames engulfed and destroyed two unoccupied mobile homes at 4810 Foxye Ln. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) units responded with full force to a call about a 10-acre brush fire Wednesday afternoon that quickly turned(…)

Rays’ Matt Joyce, North Brandon Little League Host Youth Baseball Clinic

Rays’ Matt Joyce, North Brandon Little League Host Youth Baseball Clinic

Rays mascot Raymond poses with campers at the start of the day. By Adam Musgrave On January 29, North Brandon Little League hosted the second annual Matt Joyce Sweet Swingin’ Baseball Camp. The event, aimed at teaching kids fundamentals and developing their passion for the game, drew a crowd of more than 100 people. The(…)

Durant Soccer’s Riley Andrew Signs With Lynn University

Durant Soccer’s Riley Andrew Signs With Lynn University

On National Signing Day Riley Andrew signed with Lynn University to play soccer for the Fighting Knights. While a majority of high school students were heading to their fourth period class at 11 a.m. on February 1, Riley Andrew headed down to the principal’s conference room to gather with family and friends and officially commit(…)