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Wonder Women: Pamela Bowden  Plant City Observer

Bowden is the longest-serving principal in Durant High School history.

East Hillsborough High Schools Sweep Battle Of Belts Challenge

3 East Hillsborough Schools Win Battle Of Belts - Plant City, FL - Students across Hillsborough County challenged other teen drivers to use their seat belts as ...

Durant High School football player shot to death at Brandon gas station

PLANT CITY — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death Sunday night of a senior on Durant High School's football team at a ...

Durant football youth camp coming soon  Plant City Observer

The Mike Gottman Youth Football Camp returns June 4.

Durant High School 2018 Graduation  Plant City Observer

Durant was the third of four Plant City-area high schools to bid farewell to its seniors. The Cougars of the senior class of 2018 finally got their diplomas in a ...

Durant Calendar Girl 2019  Plant City Observer

Kiersten Struth was crowned Cover Girl on Saturday evening.

Candlelight Service Planned For Popular Durant Student

Tributes Pour In For Durant Football Player - Bloomingdale-Riverview, FL - Emotional tributes continue to pour in for a Durant High School senior who was ...

Hundreds mourn Durant High athlete killed at Brandon gas station

PLANT CITY — Many remembered Durant High School football player Grover Wills, 18, for his talent on the field, but almost as many remembered his penchant ...

Emotional day as local students remember Parkland victims 1 year after massacre  WFLA

Students and teachers across Tampa Bay are remembering the lives of the 17 victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on ...

Officials: Student fabricated gun threat that prompted lockout at Durant High School  WFLA

Durant High School in Plant City has been placed on lockout status as a precaution after a child reported they may have seen a gun on campus Thursday ...

Athlete of the Week: C.J. Barnes  Plant City Observer

Durant's free safety is one of the area's top performers.

Sheriff Makes Arrest In Shooting Of Durant High Football Player  Brandon, FL Patch

20-Year-Old Riverview Man Charged With Murder - Brandon, FL - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Riverview teen for the fatal shooting of ...

City will soon have new look  Plant City Observer

Commissioners approved new city logo and to purchase signs congratulating Ashley Moody on winning the election for Florida Attorney General.

FNGLA Hosts More Than 350 Florida FFA Students Competing in Floriculture, Nursery and Landscape Career Development Events  PerishableNews

Haines City, FL – Hosted by FNGLA, more than 350 FFA middle and high school students from across Florida convened last week at the FFA Leadership ...

Meet the top high school grads in Hillsborough County for 2018

LUIS SANTANA | Times Middleton High School graduates cheer and turn their tassels at the end of the commencement exercise. Graduates for the Middleton ...

Durant community holds service for Grover Wills  Plant City Observer

A candlelight *service* was held at Durant High School's football stadium on Wednesday night.

Heres The Scoop On Hillsborough Countys High School Graduations

Time For Tassels and Tearful Tributes - New Tampa, FL - More than 11000 graduates will walk across the stage over the next 11 days during 34 different ...

News Briefs 7.26.18  Plant City Observer

News Briefs 7.26.18. Share This Post. Facebook · Pinterest · Twitter · Linkedin. American Legion Post 26 wins award. Plant City's American Legion Post 26 was ...

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Durant High School graduation  Plant City Observer

In the Plant City area's busiest week for high school graduations, Durant High School seniors got to walk first. The school held its graduation ceremony at 8 p.m. ...

Durant hosts eighth Mike Gottman football camp  Plant City Observer

Mid-week rains couldn't keep the eighth annual Mike Gottman Youth Football Camp from going strong. The camp, always held at Durant High School's football ...

Sheriff's office: Plant City football player killed in drug deal  The Ledger

Hillsborough Sheriff's officials make arrest in drug deal gone bad.

Durant High School valedictorian and salutatorian 2016  Plant City Observer

Damien Miyamoto is the valedictorian, and Cristina Llaneras is the salutatorian.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Durant High School Breakfast for Heroes  Plant City Observer

Durant hosted its annual law enforcement appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, April 19.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Durant High School Prom  Plant City Observer

Durant students went "Around the World" on Saturday, May 13.

One arrested after three-hour Durant Lockout  Plant City Observer

The student falsely reported seeing a gun one day after a PCHS student was arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' the school.

Area athletes participate in National Signing Day  Plant City Observer

Eleven Plant City-area prep athletes made college picks official Feb. 7.

Durant hosts fifth Breakfast for Heroes  Plant City Observer

The school's criminal justice program honored law enforcement April 11.

Kashing In: Durant kicker pushing limits  Plant City Observer

Kelly Kash achieved her goal of playing high school football this season.

Salute to Ag  Plant City Observer

The Chamber's annual Salute to Agriculture Luncheon recognized some key players in the local agriculture industry.

Shooting At Brandon Gas Station Leaves 18-Year-Old Dead  Brandon, FL Patch

Fight At Brandon Gas Station Turns Deadly - Brandon, FL - A Durant High School student was fatally shot during a fight at a Brandon gas station.

Durant freshman takes FFA speech to states  Plant City Observer

At only 14, Cole Hanson is possibly more versed on the Clean Water Act than the average adult.

Plant City honors veterans  Plant City Observer

Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens hosted its 33rd annual Veterans Day event on Saturday to honor those who served in the military.

News Briefs 4.26.18  Plant City Observer

Hillsborough 100 creates greener tomorrow, Plant City receives its newest history detectives and Bite Squad expands to Plant City.

Durant fishing places top 5 in state tourney  Plant City Observer

Two Durant boats found success the weekend of Saturday, April 8, in the B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship.

Charter school set to open doors in Plant City  Plant City Observer

ICan Lighthouse Charter Academy, led by Plant City native Theresa Williams, offers an art-infused curriculum that aims to prepare students for college.

3 Durant High School Students Injured In Pedestrian Crash

3 Durant High School Students Injured In Crash - Tampa, FL - The three students were struck by an SUV as they crossed the road to board a school bus.

May 2018 Year in Photos  Plant City Observer

The month of May was bittersweet for local high school seniors, who finally got their diplomas later in the month at the Florida State Fairgrounds. It was a good ...

FOOTBALL: Armwood 35, Durant 6  Plant City Observer

The Hawks overcame an early Cougars lead Friday night.

New Durant drama teacher puts program in the spotlight  Plant City Observer

Steve Arment, a 2000 graduate of Wharton High School, began leading the Durant High School drama department this year.

Top of the Class of 2017: Hillsborough County's valedictorians and salutatorians

It's marked by three digits and a decimal point, but the GPAs of these honorees don't fully reflect their diligence and perseverance. So, we offer tribute to the vals ...

Quizzing the new teachers  Plant City Observer

The annual New Teacher Coffee event brought a friendly spirit of competition to the breakfast as the new educators participated in a pop quiz.

2018 Florida Strawberry Festival winners  Plant City Observer

2018 Florida Strawberry Festival winners. Share This Post. Facebook · Pinterest · Twitter · Linkedin. Results courtesy of the Florida Strawberry Festival.

Game of the Week: Newsome at Durant  Plant City Observer

The Durant Cougars are honoring founding principal Ron Frost this season.

Joining the Ranks: Durant High School senior appointed to United States Military Academy at West Point  Plant City Observer

Ryan Johnson, a Durant High School senior, was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In August, he'll officially become a cadet and ...

Durant takes top honors at district creed, state citrus competitions  Plant City Observer

Durant takes top honors at district creed, state citrus competitions.

Local realtor thanks HS teachers with free lunch  Plant City Observer

Teachers from Durant and Plant City High Schools were treated to barbecue lunches this week, courtesy of Colette McEntire.

Tomlin student headed to FFA Nationals  Plant City Observer

Emma Poole took top honors in the state at the Creed Contest and will head to Indianapolis in the fall.

Parkland shooting victim, 14, honored at color guard competition in Plant City  WFLA

High school students in the Tampa Bay area and all across the nation have had heavy hearts this week following the Parkland school shooting.

Gobblers reunite  Plant City Observer

More than 300 people attended the sixth annual Turkey Creek High School reunion held Aug. 26.

Around the horn: Baseball, softball clinics pop up in Plant City  Plant City Observer

Saturday, Feb. 10, was a busy morning at the MLK Recreation Center and Mike Sansone Park.

She’s Got Style, She’s Got Grace: Meet the 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen contestants  Plant City Observer

Twenty-two girls will compete Saturday, Jan. 21, to be the next reigning royals as the 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen and Court.

Haley family builds wrestling legacy  Plant City Observer

Members of the Haley family will have wrestled at Durant High School for 12 consecutive years.

Area 5 School Superintendent Sherrie Sikes Retires After 43 Years Of Service  Osprey Observer

By Brittany Wallace. After 43 years working in the Hillsborough County Public Schools, Sherrie Sikes will retire as Hillsborough County School's Area 5 ...

Plant City Elks Club fights school lunch debt  Plant City Observer

Fifteen Plant City schools recently had their students' lunch debts cleared by the Plant City Elks Club.

Top of their class: Hillsborough County public and private high schools' valedictorians and salutatorians

It's marked by three digits and a decimal point, but the GPAs of these honorees don't fully reflect their diligence and perseverance. So, we offer tribute to the vals ...

UCA adds 19 football players on Signing Day  KATV

Coach Nathan Brown's University of Central Arkansas football coaching staff added 19 newcomers to the UCA family on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Head-on crash in Plant City kills 4, including Marine veteran

A former Marine and two passengers are struck by a speeding car in Plant City.

Local Cheer Squads Enjoy Success At 2016 State Championships  Osprey Observer

By Tamas Mondovics. Cheerleading squads, including those representing eastern Hillsborough County, got a chance to measure up their athletic skills last ...

Durant teacher among first American Geographical Society educator fellows  Plant City Observer

Durant teacher Kendall Nickerson will join 49 others at this Year's American Geographical Society Fall Symposium as the first group of educator fellows.

Durant football active on National Signing Day  Plant City Observer

Wide receiver Brandon Myers held his signing ceremony at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Meet the 2016 Salute to Ag Winners  Plant City Observer

The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce recognizes agriculture honorees every year.

Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the ...

2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Winners List  Plant City Observer

Check out the full list of agriculture, exhibit, horticulture and art winners, and more.

PCHS hosts FHSAA cheer regionals  Plant City Observer

Strawberry Crest's team once again won first place.

Hillsborough Postpones 2 High School Graduations

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Students at two Hillsborough County high schools who were prepared to receive their diplomas Monday night will have to ...

Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Tech at Durant  Plant City Observer

Durant fullback David Tabakovic came to the United States from Russia eight years ago and transitioned from rugby to football.

Scolaro signs with FSU baseball  Plant City Observer

The Durant senior signed his letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 18.

Anchor Tammie Fields emcees MLK Breakfast

PLANT CITY, Fla. -- The Improvement League of Plant City hosted its 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership breakfast Sunday morning at the John ...

Superintendent Jeff Eakins cites graduation rates as a top priority  Plant City Observer

Graduation rates were up last year, but Eakins wants all Hillsborough County students to cross the stage.

Faith in the fallout: Knights Baptist welcomes new youth pastor  Plant City Observer

Knights Baptist's new youth pastor, Felipe Ruiz, uses his past to help others.

Hillsborough summer camps abound

USF summer programs: USF Pre-College 2013 is offering high school students a chance to get a taste of college life with summer residential or commuter ...

Students get life wisdom at Great American Teach-In

Students learned about career paths Thursday, Nov. 19. Share This Post. Facebook · Pinterest · Twitter · Linkedin. Schools in Plant City and throughout ...

Braden River Marching Band wins state 3A title

For the Braden River High marching band, "The Human Experience" was about winning. The Pirates' 100-member band won the 3A title at the Florida Marching ...

Game of the Week: East Bay at Plant City  Plant City Observer

Sophomore Treshaun Ward is the centerpiece of the Raiders' offense, which is looking to help the team win its second district game this week.

Chelsea Baker dreams of pitching in college and MLB. Can she do it?

17-year-old Chelsea Baker is a Florida high school pitcher with a wicked knuckleball and dreams of MLB stardom. But can she blaze a trail for women in ...

He lost his dad not once, but twice. How has this pitcher kept himself in the game?  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Knights pitcher Tyler Danish has spent a good chunk of the past three seasons coping with hitters in the International League, but he's spent a good ...

Plant City's new Norma's Cuban Sandwich Shop opened last week  Creative Loafing Tampa

An "all-the-way" Cuban from Norma's Cuban Sandwich Shop features ham, pork, salami, Swiss, mustard and pickles, plus lettuce, tomato and mayo.

Will Jeremy Rosado Get Picked During American Idol Tonight?

Bloomingdale-Riverview, FL - The judges picked 14 contestants last night and will choose 10 more tonight. Will Valrico's Jeremy Rosado be one of the chosen?

Skin cancer can't slow down Pinellas Park football coach  WFLA

LARGO, FL (WFLA) - A Pinellas Park football practice is a cacophony of line calls, popping pads, and screaming coaches. Somewhere in the din, one voice ...

Ryan Raburn Stats, Fantasy & News

March 24, 2018, Washington Nationals released OF Ryan Raburn. February 13, 2018, OF Ryan Raburn assigned to Syracuse Chiefs. November 19, 2017 ...

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