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Brandon & South Shore

  1. Brandon's legendary wrestling coach will pass the torch


    In his little office next to Brandon High's gym, surrounded by team photos and a faded framed "State Champions" t-shirt from 1977, I reminisced with wrestling coach Russ Cozart.

  2. Henderson: Young's anti-fracking bill holds promise


    The campaign to represent District 18 in the Florida Senate was nasty, with charges and counter-charges flying to the point where voters might have been tempted to hide under the covers.

  3. Valrico girl rises over own problems to create toy mission

    Human Interest

    VALRICO — Nine-year-old Addison Kapustiak is all about putting smiles on the faces of kids being treated at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

  4. Limona Village Chapel celebrates a century of faith


    On Dec. 4, Limona Village Chapel in Brandon celebrates 100 years.

  5. Brandon's Center Place plans series of holiday events


    BRANDON — Celebrate the holiday season with upcoming events at the Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Drive.

  6. Apollo Beach Elementary's 'Run Hard' kids learn fitness, character


    APOLLO BEACH — While classmates spent Thanksgiving morning lolling in bed or watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, a group of boys from Apollo Beach Elementary School were on a mission to achieve a goal they had been working toward for months.

  7. Cookson Hills Toy Run perseveres after death of co-founder's 'soul mate'


    TAMPA — Out of the numerous charitable events he and his motorcycle buddies regularly take part in, Jose Ramos ranks the annual Cookson Hills Toy Run at the top of his list of favorites.

  8. Brandon's Holiday Charity Ball brings together an unlikely pair


    BRANDON — In another time and place, Bob Savage and Tatyana Frost probably wouldn't have formed a friendship.

  9. Owners bring life to Sun City Center Funeral Home


    SUN CITY CENTER — Think for a second about funeral homes and you probably don't want to contemplate mortality for much longer than that.

  10. Garden at Lutz home fills with rare plant

    Home and Garden

    The gardens of Barry Schwartz and Debby DeGraaff in Lutz have been growing for 21 years with gorgeous and very unusual plants.