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HCSO Traffic Stop Leads To Human Trafficking Case

HCSO Traffic Stop Leads To Human Trafficking Case

Seasonal migrant workers are often the victims of human trafficking as they are being transported between farms throughout the state and the country. A traffic stop in Brandon last month lead to the arrest of two Phenix, Alabama women. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office HCSO detective and spokesperson Larry McKinnon, besides charges of driving […]

Don’t Miss 100 Free Samples At Park Square Cellar’s Seventh Annual Spring Wine Fest

Don’t Miss 100 Free Samples At Park Square Cellar’s Seventh Annual Spring Wine Fest

Park Square Cellar invites residents to its Seventh Annual Spring Wine Fest to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. Park Square Cellar (Bistro, Bar & Wine Boutique), which recently won Greater Brandon Chamber’s 2011 Best Small Business of the Year Award, will host its Seventh Annual Spring Wine Fest on Saturday, […]

Parade Of Homes Tours Take Flight

Parade Of Homes Tours Take Flight

Homes by WestBay in Starling will be the Showcase Home during this year’s Spring Parade of Homes. Visit a participating builder in FishHawk Ranch during the Spring Parade of Homes to vote for your favorite birdhouse. The 2012 Spring Parade of Homes in FishHawk Ranch is going to the birds….literally. Newland Communities is teaming up […]

Arrests Made In Series Of Car Burglary Cases, Sheriff Puts Residents On Alert

Arrests Made In Series Of Car Burglary Cases, Sheriff Puts Residents On Alert

Items left in an unlocked car gives thieves the opportunity to steal and to return for more later. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District IV Detective James Howell and HCSO Bloomingdale Community Substation Master Deputy Curtis A. Warren have arrested several individuals in Bloomingdale and  FishHawk Ranch in connection with vehicle burglaries.  Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office […]

Brandon High School Orchestra Celebrates 45-Year Anniversary With Concert

Brandon High School Orchestra Celebrates 45-Year Anniversary With Concert

The Brandon High School Orchestra will celebrate its 45th Anniversary with a special concert featuring the world premiere of a piece of music composed by James Barry on Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The Brandon High School Orchestra, directed by Donald Langland, is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The Orchestra […]

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 […]