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  1. Winning high school essays urge balance in U.S. foreign, domestic spending

    K12

    Three winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 250 entrants to receive a $1,200 scholarship in the R.F. "Red" Pittman Tampa Tribune Scholars essay contest.

  2. William March: Sheriff Gee denies his resignation was timed to help GOP

    Local

    Sheriff David Gee is denying through spokesmen that he planned his 2016 re-election and subsequent resignation to help Republicans hold the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. But Democrats say it seems obvious he did.

  3. Students from rival high schools notch perfect ACT scores

    K12

    TAMPA — For anyone achieving a perfect score in American College Testing (ACT), a rigorous standardized examination used for college admissions, the odds are statistically staggering.

    John Felletter
  4. Bob Buckhorn: Expanding homestead exemption will endanger Tampa's progress

    Columns

    In the years leading up to my taking office, Tampa families experienced some of the hardest times in recent history. Homes were lost, jobs were cut, and optimism for the future waned.

    Critics say expanding the homestead exemption for Florida property owners will strain the resources of local governments as they recover from the Great Recession.
  5. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    Magnolia Ball

    In gratitude for lifesaving research and treatments, former Moffitt Cancer Center patients, their loved ones and inspired donors raised a record-smashing $4 million at the 24th annual Magnolia Ball, an elegant, $1,500-ticket dinner in a Tuscan garden setting Saturday at the Marriott Waterside. …

    Barb and Moffitt Cancer Center director Tom Sellers, from left, and Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton, a national advisory board member and cancer survivor, dine at the Magnolia Ball.
  6. Joe Henderson: Only unanimous jury vote justifies extreme act of execution

    Columns

    A ruling last week by the U.S. Supreme Court on Florida's death penalty law didn't generate a lot of chatter, but don't let that fool you.

    A jury recommended execution for Dontae Morris of Tampa by a 10-2 vote in one of his murder trials. The recommendation was unanimous when he was tried in the shooting deaths of two Tampa police officers.
  7. Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn acting 8 with his machine-gun joke aimed at journalists

    Columns

    It can be argued that much like in performing stand-up comedy, so too, in a political life it is important to know your audience.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn mans a .50-caliber machine gun during a special operations forces demonstration on the Hillsborough River downtown in 2014.
  8. Temple Terrace loses Leinbach, Plant City gains him

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Mayor Kim Leinbach has resigned from his post to take a job as interim city manager of Plant City.

    Mayor Kim Leinbach’s resignation as Temple Terrace mayor took effect Thursday to become Plant City’s interim city manager.
  9. Riverview 14 GDX kicks off summer season with sneak peak event

    Events

    RIVERVIEW — Deresa Mayes of Tampa loves nothing more than a day at the beach.

  10. Earl of Sandwich comes to Oldsmar

    Business

    Earl of Sandwich celebrated the opening of its third Tampa Bay-area location at 11721 W Hillsborough Ave. on May 9. Jim Stanley, Earl of Sandwich president and CEO, and Oldsmar mayor Doug Bevis attended.

    Earl of Sandwich has opened a new location in Oldsmar, it's third in Tampa Bay. A fourth Tampa Bay area location is slated to open in downtown Tampa later this month, and a fifth location is planned for Carrollwood in July. Photo courtesy Earl of Sandwich.