North of Tampa

  1. Find A Friend: Sammie Davis

    Human Interest

    Dogma Rescue

    Dogma Rescue had this to say about today's pooch: Sweeter than The Candy Man himself, Sammie Davis is a 25-pound male basset hound-cattle dog mix that loves to be with people. This pup was rescued near Plant City's Timberlane Pet Resort. As a 2-year-old, Sammie Davis is active, playful, …

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    Country music writers to appear in concert

  3. Hillsborough supervisor confident about his first official 'Election Day'


    Craig Latimer and I have something in common.

    Craig Latimer is Hillsborough’s elections supervisor.
  4. Temple Terrace, developer reach settlement on stalled downtown project

    Local Government

    The city of Temple Terrace, eager to move on with its Downtown Temple Terrace project after years of dispute with its developer, is set to get back its undeveloped land from Vlass Temple Terrace by paying Vlass $2 million.

  5. Clean comedian Michael Jr. brings his act to Tampa church


    For the comedian known as Michael Jr., his standup career happened by accident. • Three decades ago, he went to see a movie and the film projector broke. • When a friend dared the 17-year-old Michael Jr. to entertain the crowd, he accepted the challenge and started telling jokes. • "I knew I was funny, …

    “I started to read the Bible. Now I clearly understand I am funny for a reason. This is what God has asked me to do,” comedian Michael Jr. said.
  6. Parking for SoHo's bar scene appears feasible on Platt Street

    Local Government

    TAMPA — As crowds of bar-hoppers on S Howard Avenue grow ever bigger, their appetite for parking is wearing out the patience of surrounding homeowners.

    Times files (2005)
  7. Westfield Citrus Park mall adding five new stores, restaurant


    CITRUS PARK — A Vietnamese eatery, a renowned cosmetology school and a highly sought after clothing retailer are among the new and anticipated arrivals at Westfield Citrus Park mall.

  8. Real estate band becoming hot property in local rock landscape

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — They could've been called Band of Brokers, these commercial real estate executives who dusted off the guitars of their teen years and started jamming. It was after the real estate collapse, so they had plenty of time on their hands.

    Members of Southern Train, a band formed mostly by real estate agents when they were idle during the real estate plunge, practice last month in an empty office building in Tampa. 
  9. Grand Brony Gala grows in its second year in Tampa


    They're galloping back into your hearts this weekend.

    Apple Blossom (voice of Michelle Creber) and Spike (Cathy Weseluck) in an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  10. Find a friend: Rebel, the 2-year-old hound mix


    Meet Rebel, whose name belies his easygoing manner. Full grown at 42 pounds, Rebel looks like a mini Rottweiler. This 2-year-old hound mix with caramel accents on a chocolate-colored coat is smart, affectionate, obedient and housebroken. Rebel (ID No. A23326095) is available neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, licensed …

    Meet Rebel, whose name belies his easy-going manner. This deserving pooch has been misunderstood. Full grown at 42 pounds, Rebel looks like a mini-Rottweiler. This 2-year old hound mix with caramel accents on a chocolate colored coat is a sweet companion waiting at the County shelter: smart, affectionate, obedient, housebroken. Adopt him fully neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, licensed and more from the Hillsborough Pet Resource Center on Falkenburg Rd., open daily 10 until 7. Rebel is ID#A23326095.