Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Police seize marijuana in Plant City

PLANT CITY

Police arrest 6, seize cash and marijuana

Plant City Police arrested five adults and a juvenile Tuesday night at a home near Marie B. Ellis Park.

Police executed a search warrant and seized a large quantity of marijuana and cash at 405 S Lake St. The investigation stemmed from complaints of drug activity near the park. Detectives also found a toddler asleep in a bedroom where marijuana was being stored.

Eight of the 14 people in the home were released, but six were arrested on a variety of charges and outstanding warrants: Paul Lavone Wright, 27; Walter Jerald Wright, 26; Willie Mays, 21; Edgar Rodriguez, 20; Tony McDonald, 20. The juvenile's name was withheld.

YMCA, Bruton Library serve youth

Plant City's YMCA and Bruton Memorial Library are teaming up to trade youth programs.

Once a month, Youth Services Librarian Kate Change attends a YMCA "Kidsercise" class for storytime.

The following week, instructors from the YMCA present a youth exercise program at Bruton Memorial.

The partnership started in October. The next storytime at the YMCA is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Then a "Cardio Blastoff will be held at Bruton Memorial at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

For more information, call the Plant City YMCA at (813) 757-6677 or Bruton Memorial Library at (813) 757-9215.

Arts Council hosts Russian pianist

The Plant City Arts Council presents Russian pianist Eleonora Lvov tonight.

The world-renowned musician will perform classics from Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin at the Plant City Photo Archives, 106 S Evers St. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and desserts will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets cost $60. Call Marsha Passmore at (813) 245-2244 or Dodie White at (813) 927-0595.

'Jesus Christ Superstar' debuts

Plant City Entertainment presents the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Domin Pazo, Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 15-17 at 101 N Thomas St. For information, go to pce-inc.com or call (813) 677-8045.

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