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South Shore & Brandon

  1. Football: Brandon 29, Spoto 2


    BRANDON — The Brandon Eagles (5-1) recorded another dominating win Friday night, defeating non-conference opponent Spoto 29-2 behind their stellar defense and running game.

  2. There's no need to suffer pregnancy loss in silence


    Miscarriage and infant loss happen. A lot.

    Neither are talked about enough.

    his is a head shot of Kelsey Sunderland, Times correspondent. She's written a column about suffering two miscarriages.

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Sunderland.
  3. Mary & Martha House proves a beacon to domestic violence survivors


    RUSKIN — Kim was in her late 40s, beaten down, desperate and broken.

  4. Concerts for a Cause nurtures donations for Seeds of Hope


    LITHIA — In Florida, outdoor concerts in the fall are an enjoyable breath of fresh air when the weather finally cools down.

    Seeds of Hope president Leda Eaton and her husband, Kevin Eaton, collected food donations for the nonprofit at the Concerts for a Cause on July 4 in FishHawk Ranch.
  5. Ruskin native returns home to plant church, revitalize community


    When his ministry career began, pastor Joey Adkins envisioned someday opening a church in his hometown of Ruskin.

  6. Comedy series points toward SouthShore Music Festival


    RIVERVIEW — It began innocently enough as a fundraiser to become Riverview's honorary mayor in 2010 and concurrently fulfill a dream to be in the music business.

    On Oct. 16, magician/comedian Nathan Coe Marsh will headline the final chapter in a series of comedy nights at the Regent.
  7. Football: Brandon 27, King 10


    TAMPA — Visiting Brandon was opportunistic on defense — forcing a pair of fumbles (the first on the opening drive) and a fourth-quarter interception — and Jordan Chavers had a big night on the ground to ruin King's Homecoming.

  8. Hillsborough Sheriff's Office recruitment effort focuses on diversity

    Public Safety


    The Emergency Community Help Organization's first job fair last week was relatively small in scope, but the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office delivered a big presence: three recruiters and HCSO recruitment and screening manager Richard Lozada.

    Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carl Sylvain, a detention deputy recruiter, talks with Yaterah McDaniel of Tampa during the Emergency Community Help Organization’s Job Fair at the Boys & Girls Club of Brandon on Thursday.
  9. The Big Draw continues to draw a crowd in Ruskin


    RUSKIN — John Ruskin, the English writer, naturalist and namesake of this SouthShore community, coined the term Big Draw because of his interest in art and his love for the way drawing allowed him to connect with nature.

    Big Draw planning committee members Karen Olds, Cristina Villagomez, Nina Tatlock, Linda Smith, Sandy Council and Natalie Bisciglia prepare for another arts celebration.
  10. East Bay Fishing Report


    Cool change: The water temperature is dropping as fall is around the corner, so the fishing grows better every day. The cooler morning temperatures will have a notable impact on inshore fishing, especially the snook, redfish and trout roaming the flats. As the water temps drop, snook may start to migrate toward …