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First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite

First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) – The first female soldiers to complete the Army’s rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a graduation ceremony Friday, capping their history-making week and putting a spotlight on the...
Published: 08/26/15

Upcoming coastal cleanup seeks volunteers

BRANDON — When asked, Emily Schwartz reflects on why her commitment to environmental issues that she developed while growing up on the barrier islands of New Jersey — and that underlie her work with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful — mat...
Updated one month ago
Honorary mayor’s race nets hefty sum for charities

Honorary mayor’s race nets hefty sum for charities

BRANDON — More than $75,000 has been collected in this year’s race for honorary mayor of Brandon, a position given to the candidate who raises the most money for charity, primarily through the month of June.
Updated: 2 months ago

Everybody into the pool! Why is the 2016 GOP field so big?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Who yelled “everybody into the pool?”
Updated: 2 months ago

Walker reminds voters of union wins as he enters 2016 race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media Monday morning that he’s running for president, tweeting “I’m in.”
Updated: 2 months ago

Diplomats: Iran nuke deal expected Sunday

VIENNA (AP) – Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are expected to reach a provisional agreement Sunday on a historic deal that would curb the country’s atomic program in return for sanctions relief, diplomats told The Associated Press...
Updated: 2 months ago

8 die, 12 hurt as fire sweeps through Spanish nursing home

MADRID (AP) — Eight elderly residents have died and eleven others were injured as a fire swept through a nursing home just outside the northeastern city of Zaragoza, officials said Sunday.Regional Interior Ministry spokesman Gustavo Alcalde sa...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local business owners indulge Everyday Blessings caregivers

Local business owners indulge Everyday Blessings caregivers

TEMPLE TERRACE — What unfolded on a recent Monday morning was anything but the norm for a cluster of caregivers at Everyday Blessings, a Thonotosassa-based Christian live-in foster care facility for children displaced from their families due t...
Updated: 2 months ago
Another gas station coming to Bloomingdale Avenue

Another gas station coming to Bloomingdale Avenue

RIVERVIEW — Construction was set to begin on a long-vacant piece of property along one of the area’s most heavily-traveled roadways, Bloomingdale Avenue, with additional acreage up for sale, zoned for office, townhouse and commercial pu...
Updated: 2 months ago
Cool family fun is the draw at ice cream social

Cool family fun is the draw at ice cream social

BRANDON — The second annual ice cream social is in the works for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon, a fundraising effort that benefits the work of one of the town’s oldest service organizations.
Updated: 2 months ago