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ALLEN TEMPLE A M. E. CHURCH HONORS LOCAL CUSTODIANS

ALLEN TEMPLE A M. E. CHURCH HONORS LOCAL CUSTODIANS                        Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church invited and recognized custodians in the Hillsborough County School System. The recognition was done during the 11 a. m. worship service on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Pastor Glenn Dames spoke from Mark 5, Verses 17-20, “I Came […]

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SPRING TIME TAMPA BLACK BUSINESS BUS TOUR

SPRING TIME TAMPA BLACK BUSINESS BUS TOUR   Three bus loads of passengers traveled with Candy Lowe throughout the city for the Spring Time Black Business Bus Tour on Saturday, April 27, 2019. After the tour, there were vendors and live entertainment at Tampa Park Plaza for those on the tour. Among those who joined […]

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PHLEBOTOMY CLASS HAS GRADUATION CEREMONY

PHLEBOTOMY CLASS HAS GRADUATION CEREMONY  The Phlebotomy Class at Erwin West Technical College held its graduation last month at A. P. Leto High School. The ceremony included graduates from January to April 2019. The class consisted of 14 graduates. Graduates shown with school administrators are: Mirabu Carr, Clara Diaz, Qiana Francis, Phyllis Gilliam, Jacqueline Gomez, […]

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PRESENT YEA! AWARDS TO STUDENTS

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PRESENT YEA! AWARDS TO STUDENTS   Recently, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners recognized several students for their accomplishments. The YEA! (Youth Excellence and Achievement) Awards were presented in the categories of Leadership, Volunteer or Community Service and Success Despite Difficult Odds. The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women selected the […]

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Nine Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges

     These 8 individuals have been arrested and charged in a human trafficking case. The 9thperson has not been identified. TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Ashley Moody, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrests of nine individuals on charges related to human trafficking. Authorities began the human trafficking investigation...

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Police Locate Missing Endangered Man

FRANCIS JOSEPH Located               The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has located a man who was reported missing last week. Francis Joseph, 41, was last seen last Wednesday around 6:30 a.m. He reportedly left the Shady Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 2208 E. 138th Avenue....

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Rally At Emera Shareholders Meeting In Halifax Draws Protesters

Group of Protesters Joe Robinson of Tampa attended the meeting. (Photos by Robert Devet)   Environmentalists discuss the climate crisis   KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) — One recent afternoon some 40 environmentalists, including, folks from Florida and Labrador, rallied at the new convention centre in Halifax to deliver a message of climate justice to Emera shareholders meeting inside....

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Rider Charged In Stabbing Death Of Bus Driver

THOMAS DUNN  JUSTIN RYAN McGRIFF … Charged with first-degree murder   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   A 35-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a HART bus driver. The incident took place Saturday afternoon. According to the Tampa Police Department, the unidentified male Hillsborough Area Regional Transit driver was...

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Police Investigate Fatal Shooting At Tampa Mosque

            A deadly shooting took place at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque, 7326 E. Sligh Avenue. The man found holding the gun is cooperating with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.   Detectives are investigating a shooting that took place early Monday. An off-duty deputy was at the location when the incident took place....

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Woman Charged With Making School Threat

JULIANA COTE   Police arrested a Tampa woman last week after she reportedly made a public posting on her Facebook account. She was charged with written threats to commit a mass shooting or terrorism. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Juliana Joy Cote, 26, admitted to making the posting. It contained a photograph of...

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Teacher Charged With Child Abuse

SHEILA VAKILI   A Hillsborough County middle school teacher was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with child abuse. She is accused of slapping a student in her classroom. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Giunta Middle School, 4202 Falkenburg Road, in Riverview just before noon. A 13-year-old male student reported...

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Couple Wanted For $4,000 Shoplifting Spree

BOTH HOME DEPOT SUSPECTS   The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two people involved in several thefts. The thefts, which have a total value of more than $4,000, took place at two Brandon businesses. According to police, the thefts took place between April 25thand May 15th. The two individuals reportedly removed several items...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Faking For The Gram’

Faking For The Gram   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   What you see on social media isn’t real. Unfortunately, though, there are a number of people out there who haven’t caught on to that yet. According to a recent Modern Wealth Survey conducted by Schwab Investments, 35% of Americans feel pressured to spend more than...

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