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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 […]

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

By Brian Shaffer Buying a car is a challenge for some, a chore for others and a nightmare for the rest, and many walk away with a new car in their driveway but a pit in their stomach. However, Shawn Spiegel is set on changing that scenario for local residents by offering to professionally guide […]

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

By Ali Renckens Nights of Shimmering Lights For the third consecutive year, Nights of Shimmering Lights will illuminate the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., in Dover (by S.R. 60). Nights of Shimmering Lights features  a leisurely 35-40 minute drive through a fantasyland of dazzling lights. New themes, such as the Storybook, […]

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

By Tamas Mondovics While maintaining its annual Operation Medicine Cabinet drug collection event, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has installed permanent drug drop-off boxes at its four patrol district offices. “Citizens are now able to properly dispose of unwanted, unnecessary and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions,” said HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon. […]