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Giving Back To The Community Is A Way Of Life For Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Owners

Giving Back To The Community Is A Way Of Life For Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Owners

Jeff Shotwell, JJ Massaro, Lora McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy, Barry Jacobs and Paul Lindstrom attended a ceremony in December where Lora and Cormac McCarthy were honored with an award from the Hillsborough County High School Football Foundation for their generous support of high school football. Cormac and Lora McCarthy, owners of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s FishHawk(…)

Turkey Trot Winner Leads Students By Example With New Running Habit

Turkey Trot Winner Leads Students By Example With New Running Habit

Thompson teaches physical education at FishHawk Creek Elementary and runs competitively as a hobby. Andrew Thompson, a physical education teacher at FishHawk Creek Elementary, teaches students everyday about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Last year, Thompson was convinced to sign up for the FishHawk Road Race by some fellow teachers and he has(…)

Parents Learn Cyber Safety At Workshop

Parents Learn Cyber Safety At Workshop

Randall Middle School’s Resource Deputy LaRay Grooms warns parents of the dangers of the online community at a cyber safety presentation. With the majority of middle school students using the Internet both in and out of school, it is essential that students and their parents receive information and training on how to be safe online.(…)

Sheriff Hosts Teen Driver Challenge

Sheriff Hosts Teen Driver Challenge

Alexa Vaughan, 18, gets some instruction from HCSO deputy Clint Leapley before she tests her breaking maneuvering skills during the recently held Teen Driving Challenge, a  two-day defensive driving and vehicle control program designed for teenage drivers held at the Walter C. Heinrich Practical Training Site in Lithia. Teens willing to put their driving skills(…)

Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Audrey Hill, who is in the fifth grade at Bevis Elementary in FishHawk was selected to be a reporter for TIME for Kids magazine. By: Julienne Justis-Smith Audrey Hill is a fifth grade student at Colleen Bevis Elementary; a fifth grade student who is one of only 12 kids in the country chosen to write(…)

BOCC Votes To Open Bidding For County Trash Hauling Contracts

BOCC Votes To Open Bidding For County Trash Hauling Contracts

Pierce Johnson with Waste Services empties some recyclables last month. With a 7-0 vote during its solid waste workshop, Hillsborough County BOCC made way for opening its current garbage hauling contracts to open bids. The future of the county’s waste collection and garbage hauling, valued at $60 million in just the first year, is now(…)

Bay Area Cardiology Associates Is Honored For Support Of Local Artists

Bay Area Cardiology Associates Is Honored For Support Of Local Artists

Jean McIntyre, long time administrator for Bay Area Cardiology Associates, accepted the Greatest Corporate Contribution Award at the Eighth Annual Brush Strokes Awards For Excellence in the Arts held at Center Place in Brandon from last year’s recipient, Tammy Holmberg. Bay Area Cardiology Associates was honored with the Greatest Corporate Contribution Award at the Eighth(…)

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

2008 Brandon Idol Teen Division winner Shevonne Philidor is starting to see her dreams come true with the recognition of her talents through a performance on the NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent and the development of her five-part band, Shevonne and The Bad Boys There are stars among us. Future talents are growing up(…)

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

County officials and area residents join Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7, during the ribbon cutting celebration of the County’s first electric car charging station located at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Avenue in Valrico. With two Nissan Leafs and three Chevy Volts on hand, Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7(…)

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

Photo cutline: The so called “Seffner Bandit,”  Andre King, 32, of Seffner is charged with at least eight counts of armed robbery. King is suspect in at least 21 serial armed robberies that have occurred in the Seffner area in the last two years. After almost two years of robbing stores and businesses, in the(…)