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Man Gets 5 Years; Must Pay $450,000 In Tax Fraud Case

AARON TROUPE               A 30-year-old Tampa man was sentenced to prison earlier this week. He entered a guilty plea to charges filed against him on April 17, 2019. U. S. Judge Charlene Honeywell sentenced Aaron Troupe, of Tampa, to serve 5 years and 1 month in federal prison. The court also ordered him to pay…

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Sales Tax Holiday

2019 Back-To-School No Sales Tax Holiday Planned

  Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a three-day sales tax holiday. The “Sales Tax Holiday” will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 2, and end at midnight, Sunday, August 4, 2019. The sales tax holiday will include such items as clothing, shoes, handbags, backpacks, and other items that cost $60 or…

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Art Of Skaters

Back-To-School Event Is A Party And Live Concert

BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   Organizers are still in need of supporters.                 House of Woodbury Arts and Connecting Non-Profit Organizations are hosting a back to school event that will be like none other. Richard Woodbury of the House of Woodbury Arts says that the event will be the first of its…

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Bishop A. J. Richardson, Jr.

AME Church Senior Bishop Will Be FAMU’s Summer Commencement Speaker

Newly elevated African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Senior Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr., will address Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduates as the Summer Commencement speaker on Friday, Aug. 2.             AME Senior Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr. graduated from Tampa’s Middleton High School in 1965.   The commencement ceremony for graduates from all schools and colleges at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will be held at 6 p. m….

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Lillian Stringer

Women’s Council of Bay Area Association of Realtists Inc. 6th Annual Scholarship Banquet

Mrs. Lillian Stringer Mrs. Chloe Coney On August 10, 2019 Women’s Council of Bay Area will host their 6th Annual Scholarship Banquet at the Tampa Park Community Center located 1495 Tampa Park Plaza at 6:00 p.m. with networking and the Banquet to start at 7:00 p.m. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Mrs….

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Horace Drew

6th Annual Back To School Giveaway Planned

PASTOR HORACE DREW Rays Of Hope Outreach Ministries   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On Saturday, July 27th, a local organization will once again host its Annual Back To School Giveaway. The event will be hosted by Pastor Horace Drew and the staff of Rays Of Hope Outreach Ministries. This event will mark…

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Patty Smithey

New Tampa Players Present Disney Classic, ‘The Little Mermaid’

PATTY SMITHEY …Plays Ariel, the main character   THE CAST OT THE NEW TAMPA PLAYERS   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   Residents in 33612 and 33613 zip codes can attend the production for free   For the past 2 months, the cast of the Disney Classic, “The Little Mermaid,” have been diligently rehearsing. The…

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Sligh Railroad Track

Woman Wearing Headphones Survives Being Struck By Train

The accident took place in East Tampa on E. Sligh Avenue near Rowlett Park Drive, Monday night.   A 34-year-old woman is listed in stable condition after being struck by a train. The accident took place shortly after 9 p.m. According to the Tampa Police Department, the woman was on the railroad tracks at E….

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Dr. Dre Graham

Tampa Educator Is State’s ‘2020 Teacher Of The Year’

Among those in attendance at the presentation were from left to right: Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County School District Superintendent, Hillsborough County School Board member Cindi Stuart, Dr. Dakeyan ‘Dre’ Graham, Florida’s ‘2020 Teacher of the Year’ and Tamara Shamburger, Hillsborough County School Board Chairperson.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               In…

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