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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(…)

Thai X-Press Café: Fresh Food, Fast

Thai X-Press Café: Fresh Food, Fast

Thai X-Press Café owner Philay Demian and staff member Michael Vithagna Vixaysack provide the community with delicious, fresh food, fast and for a very reasonable price. Instead of running to a fast food restaurant for lunch or dinner, why not try a restaurant that makes delicious and fresh food, fast? Thai X-Press Café is a(…)

Gun Classes Shoot For Safety

Gun Classes Shoot For Safety

Riverview resident, Sierra Rock, successfully completed the four-hour concealed weapons course offered at Brandon Gun School. Too often we hear about tragic events related to gun safety. Recently, this was brought to the forefront in our own community when 12-year-old Diego Duran, from Ruskin, collapsed from a  bullet wound to the head on New Year’s(…)

The Fresh Farm Market Opens New Troyer Deli Counter

The Fresh Farm Market Opens New Troyer Deli Counter

Dave Stutzman of Troyer and The Fresh Farm Market owner Mike Cairo are pleased to announce the new deli counter at the store The new deli counter offering meats and cheeses by the pound or in a sandwich at The Fresh Farm Market on Bloomingdale Ave. is just another reason to visit this great establishment.(…)

Get Ready For The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Get Ready For The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Bryant Martinez, Winthrop Town Artist and organizer of the 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival is passionate about fine arts. The Winthrop Arts Festival is a great venue for all residents of the greater Brandon area to see what artists from this community and elsewhere have to offer. The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be(…)

New Evening  Rotary Chapter Forming in Valrico

New Evening Rotary Chapter Forming in Valrico

The Valrico Rotary is looking for more members so the club can get chartered. It currently has 23 members; it needs 25 to be chartered. Even though it is not technically a Rotary, it has raised more than $7,000 for various charities within the Brandon community “Service above self” is the motto of any rotary,(…)