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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.(…)

Razing Cain, Razing Hope Show To Benefit Cancer Patients

Press Release Razing Cain, Razing Hope is a benefit concert in honor of all the wonderful teachers at FishHawk Creek Elementary school who are battling cancer. Their lives and the lives of their families are forever changed. We want to help in that battle. The benefit concert will be held on Saturday January 18th from(…)

Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

By Tamas Mondovics There is no shortage of clever ways that some military parents come up with to surprise their entire family or just the unsuspecting children upon returning home from a lengthy service overseas. Such occasions never fail to touch the heart and bring tears of joy for those that share in the emotionally(…)

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents have once again pulled their resources together and took to the streets in demonstration of their resolve, opposing the planned “big box” development and apartment complex on E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. As they have done once before, dozens of residents were armed with signs and placards, many of(…)

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

By Michelle Colesanti It has been over five-and-a-half years since Bloomingdale Library survivor Queena’s life changed. Through the years of community support and great medical treatment, she has made remarkable progress. Her positive attitude has a lot to do with that progress. She undergoes a few hours of outpatient and inpatient therapies each day, including(…)

“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies have stepped up their efforts reminding residents and motorists of an important but if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law, which is often unheeded, forgotten or simply claimed unknown by many. Florida’s “Slow Down and Move Over” law states that as “motorists approach and pass all emergency vehicles(…)

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 9 year old male student this morning for possession of a loaded gun on his way to school. According to HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon the Ippolito Elementary School student was arrested after a Hillsborough County school bus driver witnessed him putting a gun in(…)

Tampa Bay Water Pays $21M, Ends Court Case of C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water Pays $21M, Ends Court Case of C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir

By Tamas Mondovics After a nearly eight-year battle, half of which has been unfolding as a court-room drama, the case of the cracked soil-cement at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Lithia has come to an end with Tampa Bay Water deciding it was time to call it quits, accept defeat and refocus its(…)

District 4 Deputies Seriously Injured during Traffic Stop

Two Hillsborough County District 4 deputies were seriously injured during a routine traffic stop Friday  morning (Oct. 25). According to HCSO preliminary information 31-year veteran, Captain Steve Launikitis, 53, conducted a traffic stop involving a motorcyclist who was traveling southbound on I 75 just north of the Sun City exit. Master Deputy Chris Davis, 49,(…)