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County Ordered To Recount Votes In Four Races

County Ordered To Recount Votes In Four Races

CRAIG LATIMER Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections ANDREW GILLUM Candidate for Governor   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     Last Saturday, the Secretary of State notified the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections that a machine recount has been ordered in 4 races. Those races are: U. s. Senate, Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture…

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Clearwater Native Serves Aboard Future Navy Warship

Clearwater Native Serves Aboard Future Navy Warship

  CHIEF PETTY OFFICER JONATHAN BRANCH   MARINETTE, WI – A Clearwater resident has been assigned to serve on a future Navy Warship.Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Branch is serving aboard the future USS Sioux City, a littoral combat ship home ported in Mayport, Florida. Chief Branch is a native of Clearwater and a 1996 graduate of…

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Partners Present Single Mother New-To-Her Vehicle

Partners Present Single Mother New-To-Her Vehicle

Denise Duggins sits in the driver’s seat of her 2002 Acura MDX   A Tampa mother got a New-to-Her vehicle right before the holidays. GTE Financial and Wheels of Success teamed up on Wednesday, November 7, at the GTE Headquarters to provide a gift of a lifetime to a woman in need of her own…

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Tampa Native Named Jack And Jill General Counsel

Tampa Native Named Jack And Jill General Counsel

LAKISHA M. KINSEY-SALLIS ROBERT L. JENKINS, JR.     WASHINGTON, DC Metro Area – Jack and Jill of America announces the addition of Lakisha M. Kinsey-Sallis and Robert L. Jenkins, Jr.,– two outstanding lawyers — as general counsels to the organization. Both Kinsey-Sallis and Jenkins will provide their services to the Jack and Jill of America pro bono,…

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Rights Restoration Goes Into Effect January 1st

Rights Restoration Goes Into Effect January 1st

YVETTE LEWIS President of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               More than a million people will have their right restored as a result of the passage of Amendment 4. Although it means automatic restoration, the legislature must still determine the manner in which the process will…

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Special Meeting Set To Discuss Changing School’s Name

Special Meeting Set To Discuss Changing School’s Name

ROBERT E. LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL   On Thursday, November 15th, the Hillsborough County School Board will hold a special board meeting. The purpose of the meeting, which begins at 4 p.m., is to consider names for Lee Elementary School. The board will also make some administrative appointments during the meeting. In June 2017, at the…

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‘Walk For Life’ Event On Saturday

‘Walk For Life’ Event On Saturday

ELLIOTT AND DARLA SAUNDERS …Founders of Advocates For Safer Communities, Inc.                   Advocates for Safer Communities, Inc. invites youth and their families to join the “Walk for Life: Health, Prevention and Safety Awareness Event”, sponsored by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9 a….

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Two Bay Area Marines Visit IB Middle School

Two Bay Area Marines Visit IB Middle School

Stanley Gray, USNA 1977, Is Shown With Major Cedric Jefferson.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Currently, two U. S. Marines “first” are residing in the Tampa Bay Area. Both have been trained with unique specific skill sets and qualifications. They are also “the First” within their respective Reconnaissance and Special Operations…

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Activist ‘Elated’ Her Right To Vote Restored

Activist ‘Elated’ Her Right To Vote Restored

TONYA LEWIS … Right to vote restored   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   The passage of Amendment 4 in Tuesday’s election restored the right to vote to more than one million Floridians. The amendment passed with 61.25% of voter approval. Ms. Tonya Lewis is one of those individuals whose voting right has…

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