Zephyrhills Police chief talks crime, initiatives and more

Arrests are up in Zephyrhills, but overall crime trends are down citywide. That’s according to Zephyrhills Police Department Chief Derek Brewer, who was the featured guest speaker at the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce July breakfast meeting. Brewer said arrests in Zephyrhills have increased each of the last three years, topping out at 1,077 in 2018. That’s up from 1,047 … [Read more...]

Panel sheds light on youth drug use in Pasco

Speaking before a roomful of adults, a panel of teens offered their insights and observations about drug use among youths in Pasco County. Marijuana use appears to be the biggest drug-related issue among youth across Pasco County, said the panelists, who are members of Safe Teens Against Drugs (STAND). They said kids are increasingly turning to marijuana as a way to escape their personal … [Read more...]

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for more than a few good men

Big Brother Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Is seeking more male mentors. Its goal is to enroll 100 men in 100 days. In announcing its campaign, organization officials said the need has never been greater, as there are hundreds of children on its waiting list. And, the vast majority of those waiting for a positive role model are boys. These are boys who, with the approval of their parent or … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02-26-14

Process server comes to Wesley Chapel Archangel Services has opened a new office in Wesley Chapel, providing the legal community with process service business. The company is licensed in Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. For more information, visit ArchangelServices.us, or call (813) 358-6390.  Costine retires from tax collector’s office Cindy Costine, a longtime … [Read more...]

Shoot some clays, make a Big difference

Being a Big Sister has always been one of those things that Elisabeth Butterfield wanted to do, but just couldn’t make the commitment. That is until a friend who had already volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters talked about everything involved, and how it can make a difference. And Butterfield was sold. “I always wanted to get involved with the program, but I was noncommittal being … [Read more...]

Casino night will make one charity a lucky winner

Forget reality television. The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has developed a competition that gives four solid charities a chance to raise a lot of money, but only one can win. Havana Casino Night is slated for Aug. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. at Quail Hollow, 6225 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel. Presented by Rivera Chiropractic, the evening will include hand-rolled cigars, a cash … [Read more...]