Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Trio to vie for top teacher; announcement set for Jan. 28

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COUNTYWIDE

top teacher to be announced at Jan. 28 event

Three Pasco County teachers have been named finalists for the district's annual Teacher of the Year competition. They are: Carla Nolan, reading, Sunlake High School; Christina Page, science, Pasco High School; and Janet Tolson, math, Seven Springs Middle School. The winner will be announced at the Pasco Education Foundation's celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at River Ridge High School. She will be eligible to vie for the state teacher of the year honor.

SHADY HILLS

Birthday bash for cougars turning 21

Little Girl and Big Sister are turning 21. That's a big deal for "the girls," two cougars who live at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary for Wildlife, as cougars typically live about 17 to 20 years in the wild, and rarely make it to their teens in captivity. The nonprofit sanctuary will hold a birthday party for the all-grown-up cougars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $2 for children, plus refreshments available for purchase. The sanctuary is at 22005 Bowman Road, off U.S. 41 just a mile south of County Line Road. For information call (352) 799-2334 or visit www.soswildlife.org.

DADE CITY

Dealership to have Child Safety Day

Child Safety Day will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jim Browne Patriot Chevrolet, 10741 U.S. 301. This free event includes child car seat inspections, child IDs by the Pasco Sheriff's Office, face painting, hula hooping, gun safety and more. Doves will be released at 11 a.m. Food donations will be accepted for the "Love One Another" Food Bank. For information call (352) 567-1222

SPRING HILL

Democratic club to meet, talk politics

The Heritage Pines Democratic Club will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the clubhouse at 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. The meeting will feature a presentation on the 2012 legislative session and a roundtable discussion on the presidential election. The meeting also kicks off the club's annual membership drive; dues are $10 for individuals and $15 per couple. For information call Dr. Lynn Lindeman at (727) 697-3052.

COUNTYWIDE

Kids agency seeks WEDU award again

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Inc. is competing against top nonprofit organizations and companies within the Tampa Bay region in the hope of winning the "Be More Humble" award for the second time in the past three years at the WEDU "Be More" Awards. The award is driven by an online poll held in the WEDU viewing area in November and December. Winners will be announced at a Feb. 9 awards luncheon at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The agency oversees Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program for local children as well as programs that provide assistance with child care costs for lower income working families.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 9 hours ago