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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wonder Women: Pamela Bowden  Plant City Observer

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

Durant football youth camp coming soon  Plant City Observer

Durant High School is ready to host the eighth annual Mike Gottman Youth Football Camp in early June. The four-day camp, held at Durant's football practice ...

Durant Calendar Girl 2019  Plant City Observer

Thirty-nine girls competed for 13 spots in the Durant High School calendar in Saturday evening's Calendar Girl 2019 pageant. Kiersten Struth was crowned 2019 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Durant High School Prom  Plant City Observer

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

Durant hosts eighth Mike Gottman football camp  Plant City Observer

The youth camp ran from June 4 through 7.

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

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

Meet the top high school grads in Hillsborough County for 2018

Through tests and assignments, projects and reports, they met the challenge. Now we salute the best and the brightest: Hillsborough's valedictorians and ...

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. ...

Area athletes participate in National Signing Day  Plant City Observer

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

Durant High School valedictorian and salutatorian 2016  Plant City Observer

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

Basketball rivalry spills over into violent confrontation  ABC Action News

Plant City Police say a fight between rival groups at a high school basketball game spilled over into a violent confrontation with officers, leaving one man shot.

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

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

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.

Kashing In: Durant kicker pushing limits  Plant City Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

2018 Florida Strawberry Festival winners  Plant City Observer

Results courtesy of the Florida Strawberry Festival. FFA EXHIBITS. First: Mulrennan Middle FFA. Second: Turkey Creek Middle FFA. Third: Durant High School ...

FRIDAY MORNING BLITZ - Sister Showdown: Durant vs. Plant City  WFLA

The two principals at the two rival high schools in Plant City have a whole lot more in common than just their job title.

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.

Plant City teen dies after high-speed chase  ABC Action News

Police are charging a 16-year-old driver with manslaughter after his 15-year-old passenger died from injuries suffered after a crash following a half hour police ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Empty Bowls draws hundreds downtown  Plant City Observer

The annual Empty Bowls Project brought hundreds of attendees to downtown Plant City on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Armwood 35, Durant 6  Plant City Observer

The Hawks overcame an early Cougars lead Friday night.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

Haley family builds wrestling legacy  Plant City Observer

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

Still Standing, Still Empty: An inside look at Historic Turkey Creek High School  Plant City Observer

Nearly 20 years after being saved from demolition, historic Turkey Creek High School awaits new life.

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.

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.

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.

Gobblers reunite  Plant City Observer

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

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.

Game of the Week: Newsome at Durant  Plant City Observer

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

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.

John Stamos welcomes son, names him after father

Actor John Stamos is a father, son Billy named after actor's dad.

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.

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 ...

2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Winners List  Plant City Observer

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

20 For 20 New Inductee: Trae Williams  The Daily Stampede

Surprised to see him here? Don't be. Trae made teams pay over and over again for trying to pick on him instead of Mike Jenkins.

Students get life wisdom at Great American Teach-In

Schools in Plant City and throughout Hillsborough County hosted the Great American Teach-In Thursday, Nov. 19. By listening to professionals in different fields, ...

Angry Donaldson rants at umpire at Monte Carlo Masters

Jared Donaldson ranted at the chair umpire over a line call during his 6-3, 6-3 loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

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 ...

PCHS hosts FHSAA cheer regionals  Plant City Observer

Strawberry Crest's team once again won first place.

Meet the 2016 Salute to Ag Winners  Plant City Observer

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

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 ...

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.

Crest, Plant City win district titles  Plant City Observer

A mercy-rule win and a grinder made up Friday's slate of softball action.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Middle School Student, 11, Dies After Hillsborough Crash  TB Reporter

The boy, a middle school student, ran into traffic, Hillsborough deputies said.

Obituary: Wayne Larry Hall  Plant City Observer

Wayne Larry Hall, 20, of Plant City, died April 6, 2017. He enjoyed playing basketball and video games. He also loved being a bartender at Twisted Sisters Bar ...

Obituary: Perry Varn, Sr.  Plant City Observer

Perry Varn Sr., 66, of Plant City, died April 15, 2017. A native of Plant City, he was the son of Lamar and Martha Holbrook Varn. He was a member of Faith ...

Cedar Lee's Kim Matthias named Fauquier Teacher of the Year  Fauquier Times

One could argue that Latin is behind Kim Matthias' selection as the 2017 Teacher of the Year for Fauquier County Public Schools.

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?

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 ...

It's a hobby for Bobbi: Longtime SCHS volunteer to step down  Plant City Observer

Bobbi Camp doesn't do things halfway. Since Strawberry Crest High School opened in 2009, Camp has been involved. She helped form the International ...

Exchange Student Killed While Crossing Street in Hillsborough  TB Reporter

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Chenxin Jing, 25, an exchange student from China died Monday (May 15) when she was hit by a car while crossing the street, the ...

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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