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South Shore & Brandon

  1. Tampa streetcar concerts catching on

    Human Interest

    YBOR CITY

    Julie Latimer and her friends stood at the TECO Streetcar's Centennial Park Station stop on Eighth Avenue with a cool breeze and the crackle and boom from a distant thunderstorm.

     Fans and streetcar riders watch the TECO Line Streetcar rolling concert with indie folk-pop duo Good Graeff Saturday evening September 6, 2014.  Twin sisters Brittany and Brooke, 26, make up the duo group Good Graeff, a cello-driven group with guitar and vocals. The cost of the concert was $2.50 one way or $5 to attend the full two hours concert. This is the second in the "Streetcar Live" concert series that will take place on the first Saturday of each month.
  2. Changes needed in Florida's complex family laws

    Human Interest

    As she tries to envision her son — see his smile, recall his voice, remember his touch — tears fill her eyes.

  3. Seffner chamber honors Delaney Creek Lodge executive director

    Business

    TAMPA — Sue Smith learned she had kidney cancer at the same time the United States learned that Hurricane Katrina was about to strike the Gulf Coast.

  4. Hillsborough real estate transactions for Sept 12

    Hillsborough real estate transactions for Sept 12

    Real Estate

    APOLLO BEACH

    834 Symphony Isles Bv., to Eric L. Snyder & Tina Hazellief by Pattie W. Jenkins, $350,000, 07-02-2014.

  5. Koizi hibachi, sushi restaurant expands to Brandon

    Business

    BRANDON — Cheree Zhang wanted to build on the buffet dining model without having to worry about the negative concepts that sometimes accompany self-serve, open food bars.

    Hibachi meals, sushi, soup and more are available at Koizi Endless Hibachi & Sushi Eatery, which recently opened a second Hillsborough County location, at 11245 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon.
  6. Find a friend: Shelby the shelty

    Pets

    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    Shelby the shelty is now more than happy to pose for photos. When rescued by a Hillsborough County animal control officer, this abandoned pooch looked much older than her 5 years. Weighing less than 15 pounds, she overcame anemia. Today she waits patiently for her next yummy …

    Shelby the Sheltie is now more than happy to pose for photos. When rescued by a Hillsborough County animal control officer, this abandoned sweetie looked much older than her five years. Weighing less than 15 pounds, she overcame anemia and waits patiently for her next yummy meal or treat. She has a mild personality, gets along well with others and enjoyed a fabulous spa day to restore her pretty coat. Adopt Shelby (ID#23753328) fully spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and licensed from the County’s Pet Resource Center on 440 Falkenburg Road, open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Pets. Photo courtesy of Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.
  7. New pastor leads Bible Based Fellowship in transition

    Religion

    NORTHDALE — When senior pastor Arthur T. Jones, founder of Bible Based Fellowship Church in North Tampa, lost his battle with multiple myeloma in May 2013, a mournful congregation did not have to look to replace him.

    Pastor Anthony C. White strives to appeal to all generations.
  8. Durant High draws attention with steady improvement

    Footballpreps

    DURANT — One of the biggest surprises early in the high school football season hasn't been area powerhouse Armwood, nor standout national recruit RayRay McCloud III. Instead, it's a team that held the aforementioned attention grabbers in check

    “There’s no reason to have a huge play package if you can’t run any of them well,” says Durant High football coach Mike Gottman, who has coached the Cougars for 12 years. Durant plays Tampa Bay Tech tonight.
  9. Ruskin Elks Lodge delivers pizza for personnel in Afghanistan

    Human Interest

    Roy and Bobbi Gardner just wanted to send their son a taste of home this summer while he toiled in Afghanistan.

    Ed Gardner, a special agent for NCIS, prepares a pizza for personnel working in Afghanistan. The Elks Lodge in Ruskin provided the pizza goods.
  10. Salvation Army rings the bell over human sex trafficking

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Most consumers probably toss their bag of coffee into their shopping cart unaware of its origins.