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Public Hearing For Expansion of Valrico Rec Center

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE USE March 5, 2009 Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss the Proposed Phase II of the Development of the Valrico Recreation Center Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting to discuss Phase II of the Development of the Valrico Recreation Center.

YMCA Names Miller Dowdy For Campo Award

Longtime community advocate and developer Miller Dowdy, of Trinity Advisory Group, recently won the YMCA’s Ray Campo Leadership Award, named after Ray Campo, a developer who donated the land for it and two other YMCA facilities. Campo served on the YMCA’s board of directors and, upon his death, also donated more than $1 million toward […]

First Big Box Opening In February

The SouthShore area will soon be home to its first department store, Bealls. According to its Website, the corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates over 560 retail store sites in states across the Sun Belt, from Florida to California, with annual sales over one billion dollars.

County Celebrates Groundbreaking of U.S. Hwy. 301 Project

The northeast corner of U.S. Hwy. 301 and Big Bend Rd. in Riverview marked the site of the beginning of another long-awaited project, soon to alter the flow of traffic in Riverview. Hillsborough County and Florida Department of Transportation officials,

Lithia Pinecrest Road Widening Public Meeting Draws Crowds

Hundreds attended a recent public meeting concerning the proposed widening of approximately an 11 mile section of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. from its current two travel lane roadway to a six travel lane roadway, affecting the Brandon, Bloomingdale and Lithia communities from S.R. 60 in Brandon to C.R. 39.

Community Remembers Fallen Officer

“There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think about Ron,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson J.D. Callaway, as he talked about his friend and longtime colleague on the force Ronald “Ron” Harrison, the veteran Hillsborough County sergeant who was killed by a gunman while sitting in his patrol car on […]

Public Meeting To Discuss Lithia Pinecrest Road Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study

Public Meeting To Discuss Lithia Pinecrest Road Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study Hillsborough County, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will hold a public meeting to discuss the Project Development and Environmental Study for Lithia Pinecrest Road in the Brandon area. The Study evaluates the proposed widening of Lithia Pinecrest Road […]

County Pledges To Improve On Bus Safety Issues

It is safe to say that the start of every school year is the most hectic time for parents, students, teachers and school administrators all around the county. But nothing seems to stir the emotions more than student transportation and bus stop issues which were once again a hot topic at the recently held series […]

New Library On Schedule For 2008

“I think the new library will prove to be a wonderful edition in the community,” said chief librarian Marilyn Shynett, as she talked about the soon to be completed new Seffner-Mango Branch Public Library located at 410 N. Kingsway Road, in the heart of Seffner. Local residents are currently visiting the twice-moved existing and much […]

Sydney Dover Trails to get Water Reservoir

According to a press release from Hillsborough County, consultants were hired by the Hillsborough County Water Resource Services Department to conduct a land survey and geotechnical study at Sydney Dover Trails Park. The work is part of the next phase of the county’s project, studying the feasibility of using the “old mine pit” located within […]