Sunday, August 19, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

TECO prepares to open solar farm in Balm

TECO prepares to open solar farm in Balm

BALM — Tampa Electric will open one of four new solar projects planned for Hillsborough County next month, with a goal of generating enough electricity for 12,000 homes in the area.TECO constructed its Balm Solar project on 548 acres in south Hillsbo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa Bay sports teams join forces to assist Times correspondent Joey Johnston

Tampa Bay sports teams join forces to assist Times correspondent Joey Johnston

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, Rays, Rowdies and University of South Florida have teamed up to host a two week, community wide Team Tampa Bay for Joey J 50-50 Raffle. The raffle began Aug. 13 and will ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
South Tampa’s Village Inn features a family affair

South Tampa’s Village Inn features a family affair

How Emma Walker spent her summer vacation:Visited Chicago.Gymnastics.Went to the beach.And, by taking a summer job as a hostess at the Village Inn at 215 N Dale Mabry Highway, carried on a decades-long family tradition."I just wanted to make money," ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Sunday Conversation: USF’s Joann Farrell Quinn keeps an eye on EI

Sunday Conversation: USF’s Joann Farrell Quinn keeps an eye on EI

As early as the age of 5, Joann Farrell Quinn observed people. • She just enjoyed watching them. Those days represented the infant stages of her interest in human behavior, but as an adult, she ended up working in investment management."Over the year...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa Bay History Center to launch environmental exhibit

Tampa Bay History Center to launch environmental exhibit

The Tampa Bay History center and Audubon Florida’s Coastal Islands Sanctuaries team up to present a new exhibit "A History of Conservation: A Bird’s Eye View.It opens Aug. 25 and runs through Feb. 10 at the Tampa Bay History Center at 801 Old Water S...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/19/18
Howard Altman: Afghan journalist struggles to work among hazards of his war-torn home

Howard Altman: Afghan journalist struggles to work among hazards of his war-torn home

From afar, Afghan journalist Massood Sanjer has been watching horrors unfolding in his homeland with great concern.During his time here in the United States as part of a State Department-sponsored visit, the city of Ghazni was besieged by the Taliban...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/17/18
Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Local governments across the land can find plenty of reasons to go after the drug industry over the crisis of opioid addiction.Hillsborough County can find more reasons than most.• In 2016, the county led the state with 579 babies born addicted to dr...
Published: 08/17/18
Do animals find a place in heaven? Yes, say some theologians

Do animals find a place in heaven? Yes, say some theologians

My 5-year-old asks a lot of questions. Sometimes the answers come easy.Other times, I need Google."Did the dinosaurs go to heaven?" falls into the latter category.I told him, "I think they did."Then another answer: "No, they don’t eat the cats and do...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/17/18
County upgrades SouthShore Community Resource Center

County upgrades SouthShore Community Resource Center

Hillsborough County recently hosted a grand reopening of the SouthShore Community Resource Center, highlighting multiple upgrades to the facility.The renovations created space for a Health Living Center that features a 580 square-foot fitness center ...
Published: 08/14/18
Updated: 08/17/18
Joe Henderson: Schools have catching up to do on revelations about lead in the water

Joe Henderson: Schools have catching up to do on revelations about lead in the water

At the Hillsborough school board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Jeff Eakins unloaded on the Tampa Bay Times.The normally affable Eakins was steaming about the Times report that the district knew some schools had high levels of lead in the drinking w...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/16/18