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Ground Truth: In Dozier's neglected cemetery, a search for lost boys and the reasons why they died

M ARIANNA — The darkness started to fall on the pines and the kudzu-covered fiel …


If Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio both run for president, Florida loyalty belongs to Bush


Anna Maria Island excels at ecotourism


  1. Tell Me About It: Mom fears too much emphasis on beauty


    Q: How do I respond to the numerous adults who tell me, in front of my 10-year-old daughter, how pretty she is? I tend to just say thanks and move on (sometimes these are people I know, and sometimes not), but I'm beginning to worry how this is affecting her. She and her friends are starting to become much more …

  2. Railroad garden gives new life to Hernando ghost town, Centralia

    Home and Garden

    Never mind that Centralia has been a ghost town for nearly a century. Christmas lights twinkle, shoppers pour into Mr. Gamble's wonder-filled commissary, and logging trains chug past glowing campfires and piles of packages.

    One of Doug’s G-gauge trains rolls past citrus trees. The garden changes with the seasons. This time of year, Christmas trees and wagons loaded with gifts mix with cold-weather annuals.
  3. Neighborhood Profile: Belleview Island, Belleair

    Home and Garden

    Like an unkempt sentry with torn clothes and rotting teeth, the shut-down Belleview Biltmore Hotel stands guard at the entrance to the exclusive Belleview Island.

    Tampa Bay Sports Cars owner Charley Grose, with his standard poodle, Oliver, has both his Belleview Island home and his Porsche 356 replica decked out for the holidays. Grose purchased the home in 2010.
  4. From This Day:


    SOUTH TAMPA — If courage could be measured by the bucket, Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon would have boatloads.

    Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon were wed Nov. 8, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tampa. A reception at the Tampa Firefighters Museum followed.
  5. Editorial: Florida should not fail Barahona child again


    The state of Florida first failed twins Nubia and Victor Barahona when the Department of Children and Families placed them with abusive adoptive parents. Then the DCF failed to respond appropriately to suspicions the children were being abused prior to Nubia's death in 2011 at age 10. Now the state is failing her …

    The Legislature’s staff should stop acting like DCF’s legal counsel and lawmakers should pass this claims bill during the 2015 session.

    Jeb Bush confronts DNC's 'silly talking points'

    Jeb put a twist on the opposition research game....


    Bucs' Tedford, healthy, lands with CFL's B.C. Lions

    Two weeks after he was released from his contract by the Bucs, former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was formally introduced Friday as the new head coach of the CFL's B.C. Lions, saying he's healthy and eager to return to coaching....


    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...