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Kmart turning off blue light in Zephyrhills

Pasco County is losing yet another Kmart store, and it’s going to affect nearly 70 jobs in Zephyrhills. Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Kmart, told The Laker/Lutz News it will close its location at 7422 Gall Blvd., in early December. A liquidation sale began Sunday, and will continue for the next two months […]

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Zephyrhills kicker No. 15 Zach Gleaton punts as he gets protection from Bulldog’s Lorine Parker, 32, as he blocks South Sumter’s Carson Wells during game action Sept. 19 at Zephyrhills. South Sumter was up at the half, 28-10.
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Bulldogs pick up pieces after tough South Sumter loss

At least they know where they stand. The Zephyrhills Bulldogs are a very good football team, as evidenced by their first three games — winning by a combined score of 146-44. But they’re clearly not the class of their district after taking a 45-10 loss at home to defending Class 5A-District 6 champion South Sumter. And […]

The new storefront for the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce on Fifth Avenue, has a mixture of stucco and brick, as well as new front doors and windows provided by K&K Glass.
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Businesses create new beginnings at Zephyrhills chamber

As she read the long list of businesses and community leaders listed on a plaque in the main lobby of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, Vonnie Mikkelsen had to smile. “Many of these people are still around, and they’re still thriving in the community,” said Mikkelsen, the chamber’s executive director. The plaque was erected […]

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Business Digest 10-01-14

Grand opening in style Kalista Sprague, left, along with Lilly Boudin and Kate Boudin of Land O’ Lakes show off some of their face painting creations at the grand opening celebration for ME Hobbies. The store is located at 1904 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz. To learn more about the store, visit MEHobbies.com. The Laker/Lutz […]

Political Agenda 10-01-14

Littlefield joins forces with Moore They may have been foes during the primary, but former state Rep. Ken Littlefield has taken sides in the November election, joining the campaign of Republican candidate Mike Moore in his efforts to replace the retiring Pat Mulieri on the Pasco County Commission. Moore, who faces Democrat Erika Remsberg in […]

Construction already has begun on the retail portion of Bexley Ranch, part of a massive new community moving forward on State Road 54 just off the Suncoast Parkway.
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Newland wants Bexley Ranch to be next FishHawk

People have driven by construction work on State Road 54 east of the Suncoast Parkway and wondered what might be happening there. A lot of those details were unveiled last week when Newland Communities vice president Tom Panaseny presented some of the first details of the recently resurrected Bexley Ranch project that will include about […]

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Castor wants to restore voting rights to felons

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has sent a letter to outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, urging the Justice Department to conduct an inquiry related to civil rights restoration in Florida. The state sees most non-violent offenders never regaining their civil rights and voting rights, due to multi-year and bureaucratic requirements imposed by the Florida Clemency […]

Saint Leo collecting necessities for veterans in need

Saint Leo University once again is partnering with Two Men and a Truck, as well as local schools, businesses and other organizations, to collect items critically needed by veterans. As part of its annual Movers for Military community outreach program, the university and local organizations are accepting essential care items they will distribute to veterans […]

Pasco launches sports tourism survey

Pasco County residents waiting for that chance to have a voice in tourism can do it now through a new survey offered by The Sports Facilities Advisory. The survey is designed to help the advisory group develop a set of recommendations to the development of a sports tourism industry in the county. The goal will […]

The furniture in Sanders Memorial Elementary School will be easy to move around, so students and teachers can easily cluster together in groups to work on learning projects.

In Print: New baseball, new schools, a new rivalry?

On a Wiregrass Ranch site where Pasco County officials had once dreamt about a massive tennis complex, developer James Talton has put together a new dream. And with a little help from the county — about $11 million worth — he might be able to make plans for a massive baseball complex come true instead. […]

Fact Check: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s campaign visit to Zephyrhills

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera made a campaign stop on behalf of Gov. Rick Scott in Zephyrhills Sept. 22, speaking in front of the Conservative Club of East Pasco. Throughout his stump speech, Lopez-Cantera attacked Scott’s Democratic opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, but also made some other claims as well.  For the complete story of Lopez-Cantera’s […]

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Kmart turning off blue light in Zephyrhills

Pasco County is losing yet another Kmart store, and it’s going to affect nearly 70 jobs in Zephyrhills. Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Kmart, told The Laker/Lutz News it will close its location at 7422 Gall Blvd., in early December. A liquidation sale began Sunday, and will continue for the next two months […]

Corley’s voting message to Sunlake hits Twitter

Brian Corley visited Sunlake High School Tuesday to talk to upperclassmen there about the importance of voting. The Pasco County supervisor of elections emphasized local elections over the more popular presidential elections. Midterm elections, like the one coming up Nov. 4, typically have much lower voter turnout because there are no national candidates on the […]

Swiftmud offering hog hunting permits

It’s time again to try and reduce the hog population in Florida, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District — more commonly known as Swiftmud — is gearing up for a new season of hunting on lands it controls. Wild hogs are not native to Florida, and feed on roots, tubers and grubs by rooting […]

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