Saturday, August 18, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

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
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: 5 hours ago
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
Signs of the time - new owner takes over Brandon Signs

Signs of the time - new owner takes over Brandon Signs

BRANDON — By the time he was 54, Tom Shirk had worked as a painter, electrician and plumber. He owned an auto shop and toiled in a machine shop. It wasn’t until 2000 that he saw signs he should pursue another business. And it happened organically, in...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Bank of America student leaders enjoy impactful summer

Bank of America student leaders enjoy impactful summer

TAMPADe’Naysha Mullings, 18, has not attended her first class at Florida A&M University, yet she’s already making a name for herself on campus.Mullings recently launched her campaign for freshman vice president, a sign that the future doctor is deter...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
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...
Published: 08/15/18