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1 hr ago | Osprey Observer

Artists Needed For The Hillsborough County Fair

The Hillsborough County Fair runs Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26 and Thursday, October 30 to Sunday, November 2. The fair is held at 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover .

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Dover, FL, Brandon, FL, Plant City, FL

5 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

EditorialsEditorial: Keep tourism promotion in the public eye

The Pinellas County Tourist Development Council made the right call this month when it rejected the idea of converting the county's public tourism agency into a private-public partnership.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Clearwater, FL, Kissimmee, FL, Osceola County, FL, Opinion

8 hrs ago | ABC Action News

Birthday hit-and-run driver still at large

A family is pleading for justice for a Wimauma man killed in a hit-and-run crash on his birthday.

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Related Topix: Wimauma, FL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Crashes prompt Hillsborough to activate signals

Crashes prompt Hillsborough to activate signals 10 News is getting answers about a dangerous intersection in Hillsborough County, where there's been two serious crashes in the past two days.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Ask the Locals: Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough trailblazer

Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is in his sixth year in office. A financial planner and former police officer from Michigan City, Indiana, the 43-year-old Democrat famously ousted Republican incumbent Brian Blair in 2008.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Tampa, FL, Citrus Park, FL, Dining, Life, Food, Seafood

Capital Soup

Second Annual Bulls Walk and Bike Week, September 2-5, 2014

The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida has received support from the Florida Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Office to conduct the third annual USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week educational campaign.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.29.14 -Vanquished candidates, tear down your signs, please

Florida law says political signs 'shall be removed by the permittee within 30 days after the date of revocation or cancellation of the permit for the sign,' but I'm hoping those candidates whose candidacies died on Tuesday night can take a couple of hours away from their Labor Day weekend to pull out their signs that are scattered throughout ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Tampa, FL

SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL, St Johns County, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Scam Alert: Flipping Money Scams

The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency is warning people of flipping money scams that are showing up on social media sites.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Ruth: Florida environment needs more Roger Stewarts

In his time as a civil servant, Roger Stewart's business card may well have indicated his official position as the director of Hillsborough County's Environmental Protection Commission.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Opinion

St. Petersburg Times

Valrico doomsday prepper pleads guilty to federal charges

Winters, 55, of Valrico, was the subject of a June manhunt in eastern Hillsborough County before he surrendered at an FBI field office on June 18. He led a group called the River Otter Preppers, which advocated survival preparations in advance of an end-times event foretold in the Bible's Book of Revelation, court records state.

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Related Topix: Valrico, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Multi-vehicle crash at Big Bend, Lincoln roads

The westbound lanes of Big Bend Road have been closed and motorists are being diverted to Old Big Bend Road.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL

News Talk Florida

Power Lines In Road After Serious Accident In Riverview

Hillsborough County, FL - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says deputies are investigating a serious accident with injuries at Big Bend Road and Lincoln Road in Riverview.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL, Apollo Beach, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Best of the Bay lowdown: How the beverage bizes are doing

There are three days left to vote in this year's CL Best of the Bay Readers Poll.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Beer

St. Petersburg Times

News and notes for Hillsborough County

Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely pay the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, University of South Florida, Wedding

ABC Action News

Fire burns mobile home to the ground

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says a fire early Thursday morning completely destroyed a double-wide mobile home.

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Related Topix: Thonotosassa, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Find a friend: Roosevelt the 3-month-old kitty

Most 3-month olds don't undergo hip surgery, but Roosevelt is one tough little strawberry-colored cookie.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Former Tampa principal Larkin accused of second sexual assault on child

Allegations of child sexual abuse against a once-beloved private school headmaster now span 34 years and, potentially, two institutions.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Citrus Park, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.27.14 - We now return to the Crist-Scott bash-athon, already in progress

You have to forgive the casual political observer in Florida this morning, who are waking up to headlines informing them that the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott battle is now 'on,' as opposed to what's been going on since springtime.  Well, Crist is now the official nominee for one thing, so the story for the next couple of days will be can the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

St. Petersburg Times

Tampa man charged with murder in Gibsonton shooting

A suspect surrendered to authorities Wednesday to face charges in the shooting death of man found in Gibsonton last month.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gibsonton, FL

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