Hagan Remain BOCC Chair As Five Commissioners Begin Second & Third Terms

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Commissioners Kevin Beckner, Victor D. Crist, Al Higginbotham, Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr. and Sandra L. Murman are now refocusing on the job they were once again given.The five public servants took their oaths of office last month during the Board of County Commissioner’s investiture ceremony. While Beckner, Crist, Miller and(…)

Bell Shoals Baptist Church Expands To Apollo Beach

By Kayla Hayes Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon has planted a second campus in Apollo Beach, lead by Campus Pastor Dr. George Thomasson. Since its establishment on November 4, 2011, attendance has increased from 12 to nearly 300 people. Bell Shoals Apollo Beach offers ministries for adult men and women, youth, and children (including(…)

Celebrates Ribbon Cutting For New $1.5M School

By Tamas Mondovics Students, teachers and some 80 special guests have gathered in a brand new ‘cafetorium’ for plaques and presentations, as well as a ribbon cutting last month on what school officials called a gleaming new 12,000 sq. ft. charter school in Ruskin. The celebration at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) Leadership Academy located(…)

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Now Open For New Family Memories

START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION WITH CHRISTMAS TOWN, ONLY AT BUSCH GARDENS Tampa’s Premiere Family Destination Kicks off the Bay Area’s Biggest Christmas Celebration Ever This Weekend Tampa, Fla. (November 29, 2012) – `Tis the season for a new family tradition! This weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa is launching the biggest Christmas celebration ever. Christmas Town(…)

Experienced Team Members Rejoin Brandon Honda Team

J.C. LaGreca rejoins Brandon Honda as Used Car Director Tampa, FL – November 23, 2012 – J.C. LaGreca has returned to Brandon Honda as its Used Car Director. He first joined the dealership in 1993 when it was owned by the Scott-McRae Group and has managed used car operations at other Tampa area car dealerships.(…)

Preserve Your Family ‘Legacy’ With Brandon Resident

By Kayla Hayes Inheritances are continually passed down from one generation to the next, but according to Brandon resident, Amber Karlins, there is something of a legacy gap between the generations. More than an inheritance, a legacy is about preserving memories, stories and life lessons. Karlins has teamed up with a year-old company called Legacy(…)

Teachers’ Helper Supply Store Moves To New Location

By Tamas Mondovics After almost three decades at the same location, Brandon’s one-of-a-kind parent, teacher supply store known for its one-stop shop for all teaching supplies and learning tools status, Teachers’ Helper is changing location. Leaving its old 109 Margaret St. location, the store will occupy a new 3,000 sq. ft. building located at 622(…)

Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay Goes Big For Small Business

By Staff Report Recently, the president of Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay, Brian Lamb, loosened his tie and loaned his skills to Brandon-based Logo ASAP Inc., a family-owned and operated company that specializes in custom-designed T-shirts, uniforms, logo embroidery and ‘make your own T-shirt’ printing. Lamb spent his morning with owners Tom and Michele Rumbaugh(…)

Crime and Public Safety

By Tamas Mondovics It was once again time for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office special K9 unit deputies and their partners to take center stage by taking a bite out of crime earlier this month. According to HCSO detective Larry McKinnon, on Thursday, November 8, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Charles Vernon Smith, Jr., 34, of Dover(…)

Impact The Community By Giving Back This Holiday Season

By Alissa Bridges ‘Tis the season to be both jolly and generous as we enter the holiday season. Before making up your gift lists this year and running off to the stores, keep in mind that the Brandon and Tampa areas offer several ways to give back to the community as well.   Honor Flight(…)