Mar 24, 2009
Local Brandon resident and owner of local electric company, Morningstar Electric, Tammy Morningstar has been selected as the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year. Morningstar is co-owner of Morningstar Electric, located at 506 Shamrock Rd. in Brandon, with her husband, Ken. “I was completely surprised when I was announced as the winner(…)
Jan 20, 2009
With Durant High School Head Basketball Coach Jeffery Shotwell at the helm, athletes from the school’s basketball, track and field, soccer and cheerleading program were able take part in the holiday spirit of giving by helping those in need. “It was good for these student athletes to get involved in community projects and experience the(…)
Jan 20, 2009
It’s just about time for Fair time! The Florida State Fair will be back in town before you know it. The fair will run this year from February 5-16. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and closing time varies by the day of the week and weather conditions.
Jan 14, 2009
Every good story seems to start with a hero seeded in trying circumstances due to some foe’s doing, but good always perseveres. Every now and again, life mimics these stories as is the case with the victim of the Bloomingdale Library attack.
Dec 16, 2008
“If you have to wrestle Brandon you might as well get it out of the way,” said Riverview wrestling Coach William Sargable following a meet against the Eagles. That being said, the young Riverview team was ready to host its firs 2008-09 season six-way tournament in November, producing some impressive results. Just before the weigh-in,(…)
Nov 30, 2008
By Michelle Caceres Hillsborough County School Board named the Lithia elementary school located adjacent to FishHawk Ranch after Richard “Dick” Stowers, 79, a local civic leader and businessman that revolutionized the funeral business in the Brandon area. Born in Hillsborough County, Stowers grew up in the Palm River area when Brandon was just a sleepy(…)
Nov 24, 2008
While the Brandon Eagles (2-7) struggled to wrap up their 38-20, mistake-filled, second victory of the season against Plant City, history was being made just a few miles down the road at Newsome High School as the Wolves battled their visiting rival, the Bloomingdale Bulls for the 5A-District 7 Title. While there was noone who(…)
Nov 10, 2008
Many SouthShore residents eagerly anticipated the opening of the new Big Lots store in October. Maybe it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of finding that certain item at a discount rate.