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Help Volunteer Way Food Bank while listening to sounds of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson


Help food bank while hearing country greats

Tribute artists performing the songs of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson will be part of a Valentine's Day fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Way Food Bank. The "Legends on the Road" concert starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the grassy field at Starkey Boulevard and Town Avenue. Attendees should bring folding chairs or blankets to sit in the park while enjoying the show, sponsored by Town Ground Espresso Cafe. Everyone should bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Volunteer Way, and there will be a $1 suggested donation for the music acts. Horse-drawn carriage rides also will be available for $35, with seating for up to four people. For information, visit or

Tire shop owner dies after wreck

Thomas McCormick, the owner of George's Wholesale Tires, died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained after his motorcycle collided head-on with a car on Little Road near Bourbon Street. The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. The Florida Highway Patrol said McCormick — riding his 2007 Harley-Davidson without a helmet — struck a 1996 Chevrolet coupe while driving the wrong way in a northbound lane. Two people in the car were treated for minor injuries. McCormick, 55, of New Port Richey was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died hours later. FHP is awaiting toxicology results. McCormick's memorial service is at 7 tonight at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey.

Man accused of robbery at bus stop

On Monday morning at a bus stop on Little Road, one man told another: "You think I'm not afraid to kill you?" And then David J. Spencer, 22, of Tarpon Springs pulled out a knife, punched the victim in the face and stole $100, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities say the two men knew each other. Deputies found Spencer later that day visiting a friend at Community Hospital. He denied hitting the victim, or stealing his $100. But at that point, deputies had not said how much money was stolen — only the assailant would know. Spencer was charged with armed robbery and is being held in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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