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Brandon Westfield Mall JCPenney Closed After Overnight Fire

Brandon Westfield Mall JCPenney Closed After Overnight Fire

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded to a two alarm fire Saturday night (Dec. 21) at JCPenney in the Westfield Mall in Brandon. The initial call came in at around 11:30 pm while the store was still open and as shoppers were finalizing their purchases. According to HCFR Fire Marshall David Tucker […]

Seffner Gets Cleaned Up For The Holidays Through  Operation Fight The Blight

Seffner Gets Cleaned Up For The Holidays Through Operation Fight The Blight

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Officers partnering with several other County agencies including Animal Services, Public Utilities and Public Works, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Electric Company workers, continued their successful Operation Fight the Blight cleanup campaign this month. Focusing on communities in the Seffner area with a home […]

Residents Urged To Review Holiday Safety Tips

Residents Urged To Review Holiday Safety Tips

By Tamas Mondovics While there is no shortage of reminders ahead of and during the holiday season, it is safe to say that the top two residents are to count on and to keep in mind are increased traffic and theft. Thankfully, area residents have helped to survive the season with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s […]

HCSO Presents Video In War Against Synthetic Marijuana

HCSO Presents Video In War Against Synthetic Marijuana

By Tamas Mondovics Through a combined effort of County Code Enforcement and Consumer Protection Agency officers, Sheriff David Gee and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have been battling a menace in the community that targets young people. According to HCSO Captain, Chad Chronister, the dangers of the commonly known synthetic marijuana “K2” or “Spice” is […]

HCSO Deputy Awarded Medal of Heroism By Governor Scott

HCSO Deputy Awarded Medal of Heroism By Governor Scott

  When Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy, Douglas Duvall, began his shift on the evening of February 28, 2013, he was ready to fulfill his duty to serve and protect. What he did not know was that his actions of heroism that night would not be quickly forgotten. Duvall was awarded the Medal of Heroism by […]

Holiday Donations In Need, Shop Local This Season

Staff Report Crossing Church Helps With Angel Tree Project The Crossing Church sows seed into the community each Christmas and for the sixth year in a row it is involved with the Angel Tree project. This year they are helping Clair Mel Elementary and Potter Elementary schools collect donations for needy children. The biggest need […]

New Years Celebration At Shoresh David Brandon With Bobby Roman

New Years Celebration At Shoresh David Brandon With Bobby Roman

Staff Report The community is invited to celebrate New Years on Friday, December 27th at the Brandon location of Shoresh David Messianic Synagogues. Bobby Roman and his band will be leading the entire service, starting at 7:30 PM at 4929 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Roman is a man full of passion for his Creator, […]

County Seeks Community Support Through Donations For Cold Weather Shelters

County Seeks Community Support Through Donations For Cold Weather Shelters

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County opened its cold weather shelters located throughout the Greater Brandon, SouthShore and Tampa Bay areas for the first time this season on November 27 to serve the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. According to County officials, the decision was made as the National Weather Service […]

County Leaders Discuss Transportation For Economic Development Initiative

County Leaders Discuss Transportation For Economic Development Initiative

By Tamas Mondovics County government officials turned their attention to Riverview earlier this month during a public meeting that facilitated a discussion about transportation planning for economic development and job creation in Hillsborough County. Held on Monday, December 2 at the Riverview Civic Center located at 11020 Park Dr., the events purpose was to get […]

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

By Tamas Mondovics Close to 600 students made their way into the school auditorium at Newsome High last month for an event they will not forget anytime soon and hopefully recall when the thought of sitting behind the wheel after drinking crosses their minds. The hour-long program led by Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi […]