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Revealing Truth Pastor, Greg Powe To Be Laid To Rest Monday

Revealing Truth Pastor, Greg Powe To Be Laid To Rest Monday

PASTOR GREGORY POWE, SR. …Pastor Revealing Truth Ministries January 25, 1955 – March 20, 2017 BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor When Pastor Gregory Powe came to Tampa back in 1990 with his wife, Deborah and their 4 children, in one of his interviews with the Sentinel, he said that they knew no one here, but…

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Judge Rejects Plea Of Former Detective In Tax Fraud Case

Judge Rejects Plea Of Former Detective In Tax Fraud Case

  ERIC HOUSTON BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor a federal judge rejected a plea agreement between the U. S. Attorney’s Office and a former police officer accused of tax fraud. The judge also recused himself from the case. Former Tampa Police Detective Eric Houston went before Judge Richard Lazzara Wednesday morning to determine…

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Mother Gets 18 Months In Prison  In Tax Fraud Case

Mother Gets 18 Months In Prison In Tax Fraud Case

  KEITH GODBOLT … Sentenced to 3 years, 6 months in prison PAUL JOHNSON …Sentenced to 4 years in prison A Tampa mother is the final member of a family sentenced to prison in a tax fraud case. Her 2 sons were sentenced earlier this month. According to the U. S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Elise…

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Illsol Space Gallery’s 1st Show To Feature 20 Artists

Illsol Space Gallery’s 1st Show To Feature 20 Artists

BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Yvonne Ferguson, 30, was a teenager when she first picked up a paintbrush. Over the years, Ferguson’s love for her craft has ebbed and flowed. At some point during high school, she stopped painting and didn’t return to it until she entered Virginia Wesleyan University, where she studied art…

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East Tampa Middle Magnet School Preparing Olympic Village To Reach Community

East Tampa Middle Magnet School Preparing Olympic Village To Reach Community

Charmaine Jennings BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Although Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts sits in East Tampa, a few blocks off 22nd Street and Lake Avenue, there are many in the Belmont Heights community who may not know about the school and what it offers. Why? It’s a Magnet School that attracts…

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Auto Repair Shop Gives Free Brakes For Food Donations

Auto Repair Shop Gives Free Brakes For Food Donations

  Manager Aaron Turner (far left), poses with his team and the donations collected during last year’s campaign.  The Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair Shop, 501 East Sligh Avenue, is giving away a free set of brake pads including the labor to install them, to anyone who brings in 8 Cans or Boxes of…

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HART Bus Operator Jumps To Action To Help Distressed Child

HART Bus Operator Jumps To Action To Help Distressed Child

ANGELA READ …Used Heimlich Maneuver to help distressed child On February 13, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Bus Operator Angela Read pulled into the Marion Transit Center where she proceeded to assist a patron in a wheelchair to disembark from the bus. A patron started screaming asking one of her daughters if something was wrong….

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Local Group To Perform African Version Of ‘Cinderella’

The Kuumba Dancers and Drummers will be performing an African version of Cinderella on Sunday, March 26, 2017, when they present Timini. The event will be held at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, 2005 N. Lamar Ave., 4-6 p. m. According to Myron Jackson, leader of the group, Timini is a Black History Month…

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Local Mom And Entrepreneur Crowned Ms. Mompreneur 2017

Local Mom And Entrepreneur Crowned Ms. Mompreneur 2017

Land O Lakes resident, Tia Young, was crowned during the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Competition in Orlando TIA YOUNG …Ms. Mompreneur Tia Young was crowned Ms. Mompreneur on March 4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale Hotel. The crowning took place during the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America (MCA) Competition. This is the 10th year anniversary…

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Urban Mystic Is Featured During 3-Day Weekend Music Festival

Urban Mystic Is Featured During 3-Day Weekend Music Festival

The Smooth Breeze Music Festival Weekend will kick off on Friday, March 31st with Too Smooth’s 20th Annual Birthday Bash. The event will be hosted by Chicago Queen of Blues Nelly “Tiger” Travis and the co-host will be KOLD The King of Line Dancing. Bounce Boy Event Factory has been selected at the site of…

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Event Planner’s Passion Has Made Her A Major Player In Entertainment World

Event Planner’s Passion Has Made Her A Major Player In Entertainment World

  TASH JOHNSON BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Four years ago when event planner, Tash Johnson hosted her first social affair – horseback riding – a whopping 15 people showed up. Last summer, a few thousand people accepted Johnson’s invitation to party the night away at a secret location in Orlando’s Lake Nona community…

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Progress Is Being Made At Failing School, But Support Needed

Progress Is Being Made At Failing School, But Support Needed

  MS. TAMARA SHAMBURGER School Board, District 5 Representative JEFF EAKINS Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public School District BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, an article in the daily newspaper highlighted the problems that continue to plague one of the Black community’s oldest elementary schools, Potter Elementary School. The negative article has led…

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Dr. Sheila Johnson Lives What She Believes: Women Should Think Outside Of The Box

Dr. Sheila Johnson Lives What She Believes: Women Should Think Outside Of The Box

  BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Long before becoming a billionaire and a media and hospitality mogul, Dr. Sheila Johnson was a Washington, D. C. music teacher and coach who struggled to make ends meet. In the early 1970s, Johnson – an accomplished violinist – was teaching music at the prestigious Sidwell Friends private…

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Detective Chosen As ‘Outstanding Employee Of The Year’

Detective Chosen As ‘Outstanding Employee Of The Year’

  Detective Roxanne Hunt is shown with Chief Michael Haworth at the presentation of the award. Last week, the Pinellas Park Police Department announced its “Employee Of The Year.” City officials joined members of the Pinellas Park Rotary Club to present the award. Of these five awardees, Detective Roxanne Hunt was the recipient of the…

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Tampa Police Veteran Dies After Brief Illness

Tampa Police Veteran Dies After Brief Illness

  SGT. JEFFREY L. WILKS 10/1/1962 — 3/10/2017 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The biological and the law enforcement families of a Tampa man are mourning his loss. He died on Friday at the age of 54 after a brief illness. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Sgt. Jeffrey L. Wilks was the son…

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Minority-Owned Contractors Have Been Awarded Roughly $160M Of $1B At Tampa International Airport

Minority-Owned Contractors Have Been Awarded Roughly $160M Of $1B At Tampa International Airport

  ATTY. ELITA MCMILLON …..TIA Dir. of Ethics, Diversity and Administration    Tampa International Airport is undergoing $1 billion in new construction. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Tampa International Airport officials say the airport is on track to exceed its projected spending with women-and-minority-owned firms it’s partnered with on its $1 billion expansion. With…

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Mayor Decides Not To Run For Governor

Mayor Decides Not To Run For Governor

  MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor For several months, rumors have floated about whether Mayor Bob Buckhorn was preparing for the governorship. Mayor Buckhorn would neither confirm nor deny the rumors. However, on Wednesday, he put the rumors to rest. He announced that he would not seek the office of…

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