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EDUCATOR CLOSES CHAPTER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE IT ALL BEGAN JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION
 
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EDUCATOR CLOSES CHAPTER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

EDUCATOR CLOSES CHAPTER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE IT ALL BEGAN             Several persons from the Hillsborough County School District joined Mrs. Rosemary Buchanan (center) and her family at her Retirement Celebration. The event was held at the high school she attended, graduated from and has worked for the past 16 years – Middleton […]

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JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD

JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD The Jurisdiction Of Southwestern Florida, Inc., of the Church of God in Christ held its “Gathering of the Saints (AIM/Convocation)” in Tampa June 2-9 2019. It was a week filled with a variety of services to include the entire fam- ily. The week concluded on Sunday, June […]

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WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION Last Saturday, members of the com- munity gathered for their Annual June- teenth Celebration. The event took place on Main Street and the festivities were shared by the young and the ma- tured. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. The celebration dates back to June […]

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WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION

WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION   Beginning last month, thousands of Hillsborough County seniors were presented their high school diplomas. The graduation ceremonies were held at the Florida State Fairgrounds. One of the graduates who participated in the Hillsborough High School Graduation Ceremony was Mr. Joe Perricone, a member of the Hillsborough […]

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Tampa-Born ‘Bishop Bullwinkle’ Dies Of Reported Heart Attack

Bishop Bullwinkle visited the Sentinel staff in late March.   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   Bernard Thomas, better known as Bishop Bullwinkle, is dead at 70 years old. The Floridian pastor, singer and comedian, is best known for the viral song Hell 2 Da Naw Naw. Bishop Bullwinkle, identified as the King of Comedy in Southern Soul,...

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Marley Wilkes

Mayor Appoints Director Of Strategic Initiatives

MARLEY WILKES Continuing her transition into office, Mayor Jane Castor has hired an individual to serve as her Director of Strategic Initiatives. Ms. Marley Wilkes will assume duties that include tracking and executing Mayor Castor’s strategic initiatives that she campaigned on. “Marley is a consummate professional with years of experience executing major projects, building non-profits and running campaigns,”...

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Entrepreneurs Join Forces In Real Estate Arena

            Andy Williams and Antonio Thompson joined forces as entrepreneurs in the housing market.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Several years ago, two men entered into the real estate market separately. Earlier this year, the two men, Andy Williams and Antonio Thompson, joined forces and created the business, Andy Buy Houses. The...

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Man Faces Murder Charge In Shooting Death

JONATHAN MILLAGE CRIST … Facing Murder Charge   A 24-year-old man was arrested over the weekend and charged with murder. He is currently being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bond. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Club 92, 10101 E. Highway 92, around 1:20 a.m., Saturday in reference to...

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Family Quarrel Ends In Deputy Involved Shooting

Scene of fight on Carl Boozer Road in Haines City                     The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting. The incident took place Saturday in Haines City. According to police, shortly before 5 p.m., the PCSO Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call from a man who was driving eastbound down...

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Woman’s Body Found On Side Of Road

KARA FAY HANVEY   The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a young woman. Her body was found on the side of the road on East Memorial Blvd. (Highway 92), in Lakeland. According to police, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call around 6:40 a.m., Sunday. The caller said a woman was unresponsive and...

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13 Men Linked To Cocaine Trafficking Ring Sentenced

  WILLIAM NORTON … Sentenced to 14 years   JESUS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ … Sentenced to 12 years, 7 months   AVISYS LEE JACKSON … Sentenced to 10 years, 10 months JOSE MENDOZA, JR. … Sentenced to 8 years, 1 month ANTONIO SOUL GONZALEZ … Sentenced to 7 years, 9 months   EDGAR HERNANDEZ … Sentenced...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘F. T. P.’

F. T. P.   BY CLARENCE BARR, II I don’t know about anyone else but, personally, I’m having a hard time right now viewing cops in America as anything other than a group of racist a–holes. For society’s sake I’m hoping that my perception is inaccurate. But overwhelming evidence suggests that, if I am wrong,...

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