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  1. Joe Henderson: Leaders can't job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers


    Sometimes, people in authority need a reality check before they can recognize a problem that should have been obvious.

  2. Ernest Hooper: Restoring rights after prison is about redemption, not politics


    Desmond Meade says everywhere he goes in Florida, he hears the stories.

  3. Hillsborough High tight-end earned Bill Minahan Award on, off gridiron


    TAMPA — Martha Minahan didn't just shake hands or give pats on the back to the award winners Monday night at the Columbia Restaurant.

  4. 'Dream builders' mark MLK Day of Service by building new homes in Brandon

    Human Interest

    BRANDON — Victoria Richards could think of no better way to spend the holiday than to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

  5. Valley National launches 'Pop-Up Moments' campaign for Tampa Bay nonprofits


    Leaders from Valley National Bank/USAmeriBank surprised the students of two local schools, Ybor City's Academy Prep, 1407 E Columbus Drive, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, 1401 N Governor St., with donations of much-needed supplies. This happened during their newly announced Pop-Up Moments at the schools on Jan. …

  6. Excellence in Education: Hillsborough school district celebrates best


    Teacher of the Year

    Bonnie Bresnyan

    Lewis Elementary

    Bresnyan has taught for 31 years, 20 of those in Hillsborough County, and currently serves Lewis as an ESE specialist. Her accomplishments include National Board Certification, 2006-07 Ida S. Baker Distinguished Educator of the …

  7. Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties


    Getting to the bottom of the shootings that left two people dead after a New Year's Day teen party, one a 15-year-old girl, is the job of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Investigators so far have said that the two security guards who fired the fatal shots feared for their lives.

  8. Howard Altman: Gasparilla to honor first female four-star general


    The military's first female four-star general will serve as the Community Hero for the 2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest.

  9. Church leader seeks to start first ministry in Forest Hills


    FOREST HILLS — For Keith Babb III, the opening of the Way Church of Tampa Bay, represents the fulfillment of a calling.

  10. South Tampa's Baby Boomerang owner looks to retire, but keep shop open


    After serving the Bay area for more than 25 years, popular baby and children's consignment shop Baby Boomerang put a "for lease" sign up early this December.

  11. Gibtown Bike Fest expects to draw thousands with music acts, entertainment


    GIBSONTON — Tens of thousands are expected to flock to the Gibtown Bike Fest this weekend at the International Independent Showmen's Association, 6915 Riverview Drive.

  12. C.A.T.E. formed to battle opioid epidemic


    APOLLO BEACH — On the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2016, Bobby Iafelice dropped by his mother's Apollo Beach house to pick up furniture for the apartment he had just moved into with his new girlfriend.

  13. Mint Condition member headlines Heritage fest

    Music & Concerts

    Stokley Williams is the Grammy-nominated session musician who's backed up some of the best in the business, including Elton John and Toni Braxton.

  14. Hillsborough Republicans off to a rocky start in 2018


    The Hillsborough County Republican Party is having a shaky start to election year 2018.

  15. Hooper: Brockovich inspires local women to be 'heroes'


    They came to Temple B'Nai Israel on Sunday, drawn by a beacon one woman casts as an environmental warrior.