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Workers place boards around a Confederate monument on Hillsborough County property in Tampa on Thursday, August 17, 2017. It took 24 hours to raise private funds in order to move the statue from its current location.EVE EDELHEIT | Times

In one day, fundraisers reach goal to move Confederate monument from downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners gave an ultimatum to the people who want a Confederate monument moved from downtown Tampa: Raise half the money yourselves or it stays. You have 30 days. It took 24 hours. A campaign to relocate the statue topped $180,000 by Thursday afternoon, well past the $140,000 goal,  …


President Trump offers prayers for Kissimmee police

President Donald Trump reacted to the police shooting in Kissimmee:...


Robert Blackmon is running against seven other candidates in the District 6 primary

Jim Kennedy endorses City Council candidate Robert Blackmon

Robert Blackmon, one of eight candidates vying for the District 6 seat, has been endorsed by City Council member Jim Kennedy. ...


Fifty Florida schools apply for 'Schools of Hope' grant

Mor than half of the Florida traditional public schools eligible to vie for newly minted "Schools of Hope" grants submitted applications by Tuesday's deadline, the Florida Department of Education reported....