Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve

Florida Forest Service (formerly known as the FL Division of Forestry), is conducting a prescribed burn for Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department today, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve, CR 579 in Wimauma. The burn will last one day. The purpose of the burn is for pine flatwoods maintenance […]

Sheriff David Gee Receives Patriotic Employer Award For The Second Time

Sheriff David Gee Receives Patriotic Employer Award For The Second Time

Thanks to his leadership and personnel policies that support employee’s participation in the National Guard and Reserve, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee received the Patriot Award last month for his support of HCSO employees who are also members of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve. Appropriately and, for the second time in his career Gee, […]

Friday Evening Crash Holds Up Traffic on FishHawk Crossings

A single-vehicle accident on FishHawk Crossings Boulevard in Lithia, delayed residents returning from work on Friday, December 2, after the driver of a late model Ford Windstar mini van had lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree. Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies and emergency personnel received the call at around 4:30 p.m. Upon […]

Newsome High School on Lockdown After Online Threat

Newsome High School on Lockdown After Online Threat

Dozens of deputies, including HCPS School Security officers, along with area school resource deputies and local law enforcement were on hand at Newsome High School this morning

Buy A Gift Card – Bring Hope To Children With Cancer

Staff Report With the arrival of the holiday season comes an opportunity to bring hope to children who are battling cancer. The Giving Hope through Faith Foundation is holding its annual “Stockings of Hope” drive and could use your help. This project was started in memory of Zachary Tucker, who courageously battled brain cancer in […]

Pinecrest Elementary Celebrates 75 Years Of Pilot Pride (1936-2011)

More than seven decades of history were validated by a milestone of successful accomplishment last month, as hundreds, both young and old, gathered to celebrate 75 years of Pilot Pride in Lithia.  The event, held in mid-November in the Pinecrest Elementary School cafeteria, brought together past Pinecrest alumni, former students, teachers and principals, who were […]

Christmas Lights Come To One And All In The Area

By: Dale Bliss he entrance of Christmas Lane, located in Dover. It will be open from Thursday, December 1- Wednesday, December 28.   The most silent of nights and the most holiest of nights comes to us by way of Dover. Once again, Wetherington Lane holds a live reenactment of the true meaning of Christmas. […]

Thanksgiving is today, isn’t it?

By: Jensen Brushwood The day after Halloween, I went shopping and thought it was Christmas. Santa displays were making appearances, candy canes were plentiful, and I saw almost a dozen Christmas sweaters. Candles, soldiers, snowmen, and presents made of tinsel were displayed on light posts. Christmas plays opened the next weekend. We had officially entered […]

Commissioners Hold Closed Session To Discuss Pat Bean Vs. Hillsborough County

Amidst the already frustrating budget woes that have been plaguing local officials, county commissioners met behind closed doors earlier this month in hopes of coming to discuss negotiations concerning former County Administrator Pat Bean and her pending lawsuit for her denied severance, a total of $278,023. Scheduled to last about an hour, the meeting was […]

Local Pizzeria Adds Food Truck, Drive-Thru

Formaggio’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, which has been open in Lithia as a pizzeria for 12 year, expanded to a dining room 7 years ago and finally, opened an express location in the Stein Mart-anchored Lithia Crossings plaza nearly one year ago. In its newest expansion, Formaggio’s has added a food truck, which can be […]