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Popular Off Air Radio Station Employee Dies

Popular Off Air Radio Station Employee Dies

  MR. WAYNE GREGORY JENKINS August 9, 1955 — April 30, 2017 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A popular off air radio station employee lost his battle with cancer on April 30, 2017. Mr. Wayne Gregory Jenkins, Sr., was 61-years-old. A Tampa native, Mr. Jenkins attended the local schools of Hillsborough County. He…

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Two Enlistees Complete Basic Military Training

Two Enlistees Complete Basic Military Training

  AIRMAN WILLIAM E. MARBLE AIRMAN 1st CLASS MALIA WILLIAMS Two enlistees with ties to the Tampa Bay Area have completed basic military training. They participated in their respective graduation ceremonies at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. Air Force Airman William E. Marble and Airman 1st Class Malia A. Williams completed…

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Ammerida Coffee: Black-Owned And Operated In East Tampa On THAP Campus

Ammerida Coffee: Black-Owned And Operated In East Tampa On THAP Campus

  From left to right: Abdul Merida, Kynesha King, Arielle King, and Evan King. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer For Abdul and Quay Merida success smells like a medium dark roast with hints of Merlot and chocolate, also known as Oh-Jo. It’s just one of the flavors produced by Ammerida Coffee, a Tampa-based company…

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Attorney Elected New President Of Tampa Chapter Of The Links, Inc.

Attorney Elected New President Of Tampa Chapter Of The Links, Inc.

  Attorney A. Renee Lee .. has been elected the chapter’s new president Attorney A. Renee Lee was  elected the new president of the Tampa Chapter of The Links, Inc. Attorney served as Vice President, and Membership Chair for 4 years, and prior to that served as the chapter’s recording secretary.  She succeeds Link Kay…

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Tampa ‘Princess’ Vying For Coveted Pageant Title

Tampa ‘Princess’ Vying For Coveted Pageant Title

  PRINCESS ALLEN … Finalist in “National American Miss” Pageant BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The family of little Miss Princess Allen is ecstatic and they should be. The 6-year-old has already captured one pageant title. And, she is well on her way to capturing another. Princess enjoys dancing, singing, doing hair, shopping,…

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Student Has Dream of Becoming An Architect

Student Has Dream of Becoming An Architect

  DELVIN “DJ” COLLINS, JR. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor For all practical purposes, Delvin “DJ” Collins, Jr., is a typical teenager. He knows what he wants to do with his life. And, most likely, “DJ” will accomplish his goals. But, the 16-year-old may take a less traditional path to achieving his goals….

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Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

  State Attorney Aramis Ayala has been a target since making a decision to not seek the death penalty in the case of Markeith Loyd followed by Gov. Rick Scott getting involved. The Orange County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a racially motivated hate crime after a noose and multiple threatening letters were sent to…

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‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

  MS. DARLENE JOHNSON … Member of the Positive Images Committee MARVIN KNIGHT … Founder of the Positive Images Committee BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As the final week of April comes into view, members of the Positive Images Committee are making final preparations for their upcoming event. The event is just five…

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Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

  CARL SHACK, JR. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, a Tampa man was recognized for his volunteerism with a special award. The award was presented to him during the National Volunteer Week, which is April 23 through April 29. Carl Shack, Jr., is employed as a Systems Administrator with AT&T. However, in…

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Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

  ARTHENIA JOYNER BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously approved the language for the possible ballot initiative to automatically restore voting rights of convicted felons.  This decision means that the initiative could be on the election ballot as early as next year. The decision came about after…

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Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MICHAEL DUDICH Two young adults with ties to the Tampa Bay Area recently completed all requirements and graduated from basic military training. Their respective graduation ceremonies were held at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. Airman 1st Class Michael R. Dudich and Reserve Airman 1st Class Jose A. Sanchez…

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Artists Visit Florida Colleges To Inspire Students

Artists Visit Florida Colleges To Inspire Students

  Shown at the University of South Florida, during a performance on the campus are from left to right: Jonilda, Marketing Manager of Beyond the Box Unlimited, Brie, Ashly, both of June’s Diary; USF student Ayla; and the other three members of June’s Diary, who are Shyann, Krystal, and Gabby. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel…

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Annual Spring Fling And Talent Show

Annual Spring Fling And Talent Show

Sligh Spring Fling Sligh Middle Magnet School will have its Annual Spring Fling and Talent Show on Monday, April 24th. The show begins at 3 p. m. and concludes at 5 p. m. There will be lots of food and many games. There is however, an admission fee of $5 for the talent show.  …

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Shooter In Death Of Athlete Will Not Be Prosecuted

Shooter In Death Of Athlete Will Not Be Prosecuted

  JAYQUON JOHNSON 7/8/1999 to 1/1/2017 CODY QUINN … Admitted shooter, surrendered on Friday HEIDI QUINN … Mother of shooter, surrendered on Friday BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The person responsible for the shooting death of a high school student will not be prosecuted. On Friday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced the…

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Dedication Ceremony For Dorothy I. Height Commemorative Forever Stamp

Dedication Ceremony For Dorothy I. Height Commemorative Forever Stamp

DOROTHY I. HEIGHT …Civil Rights, Women’s Rights Activist The United States Postal Service, the Tampa Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Tampa Alumnae Chapter/Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter) and the YWCA of Tampa Bay invite the community to attend the stamp dedication ceremony of the Dorothy I. Height…

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Rep. Castor Recognizes Congressional Art Students

Rep. Castor Recognizes Congressional Art Students

Rep. Castor with the student winners from Blake High School Alonso High School senior student, Norys Curbelo-Bermudez, was awarded the top prize in U. S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) annual high school congressional art competition with a beautiful reflection of a French horn titled, “Le Blues.” Norys competed against her peers from public and private…

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Judge Barbara Twine Thomas Is Guest Speaker For WMU-Cooley Law School Spring Graduation

Judge Barbara Twine Thomas Is Guest Speaker For WMU-Cooley Law School Spring Graduation

JUDGE BARBARA TWINE THOMAS On Saturday, April 15, WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus will host its spring commencement ceremony at the University of South Florida’s School of Music, 3755 USF Holly Drive Tampa (33620). During the ceremony, Judge Barbara Twine Thomas of Hillsborough County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Division will provide the keynote address….

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