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Plant City Courier

State lawmakers tout successes, vent frustrations at annual breakfast

State lawmakers tout successes, vent frustrations at annual breakfast

PLANT CITY – The audience got to hear first-hand from area lawmakers about what’s happening in Tallahassee at the annual Eggs n’ Issues Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast.
Published: 08/30/15
Neighbors raise stink over strawberry farm’s pesticide

Neighbors raise stink over strawberry farm’s pesticide

Ronnie Young spent hours over the past couple of weeks knocking on neighbors’ doors. He was not making social calls.
Published: 08/29/15
Updated: 08/30/15
Volunteers deliver 1,000 backpacks to help needy kids

Volunteers deliver 1,000 backpacks to help needy kids

PLANT CITY – More than 1,000 needy youngsters in the Plant City area will have the school supplies they need thanks to the efforts of a civic club, charity and car dealership.
Published: 08/29/15

Local ranch owner staging rodeo Saturday at Florida State Fairgrounds

PLANT CITY Gus Trent, who operates a horse ranch in Plant City, is sponsoring a rodeo Saturday at the Florida State Fair.
Published: 08/27/15
Plant City’s ‘Billy the Kid’ earns mention in book about infamous outlaw

Plant City’s ‘Billy the Kid’ earns mention in book about infamous outlaw

PLANT CITY — A new book on Billy the Kid includes a lengthy passage of a Plant City resident who, for a time, made a living portraying the infamous outlaw.
Published: 08/27/15
Work getting under way on Walden Lake improvements

Work getting under way on Walden Lake improvements

PLANT CITY – Motorists who encounter long waits when they exit Walden Lake at Timberlane Drive and Alexander Street will soon be getting some relief.
Published: 08/27/15
John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

TAMPA — Council members, mayors, congressmen, all revered John F. Germany.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Two men killed in Thonotosassa identified as brothers

Two men killed in Thonotosassa identified as brothers

THONOTOSASSA — The man who was killed in his Thonotosassa mansion on Tuesday was identified Wednesday as Scott Tomlinson, one of the owners of a successful stucco company.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15

Tickets on sale for Sept. 12 dinner theater benefitting Bruton Memorial Library

PLANT CITY — Food, fellowship and fun for a good cause will be part of a mystery dinner theater for Bruton Memorial Library.
Published: 08/26/15
Longtime finance director known for penny-pinching ways looks forward to retirement

Longtime finance director known for penny-pinching ways looks forward to retirement

PLANT CITY – There’s a saying around City Hall that a penny of taxpayer money doesn’t leave city coffers without Martin Wisgerhof’s scrutiny.
Published: 08/26/15