Responders’ work praised in Dade City Business Center fire

Pasco County Commission Chairman Ron Oakley praised the work of emergency responders who converged on the Dade City Business Center, in Dade City, to put out a two-alarm fire, which began in the early afternoon on Jan. 18. It took about 18 hours to bring the fire under control, according to a report from Pasco County Fire Rescue. Pasco County Fire Rescue investigators attributed the … [Read more...]

All aboard for a bus tour of Pasco development

A bus tour through Pasco County connected the dots, and highlighted both new development, and notable educational institutions, such as Saint Leo University. The Central Pasco Association of REALTORS sponsored the tour to offer professionals in real estate and area residents an up-close look at what’s happening in Pasco. The bus tour on June 7 was the first, but CPAR officers say they plan for … [Read more...]

Superior Precast to bring 100 jobs to Dade City

Superior Precast plans to set up shop in Dade City and add about 100 new jobs to the area, according to an announcement from the Pasco Economic Development Council. The company supplies precast concrete products on behalf of The Reinforced Earth Company for use in major road projects in Florida. Superior Precast is a new supplier for the Florida Department of Transportation. Superior Precast … [Read more...]

Local computer whiz spins success

Friends and family knew about his geeky side long before he took the leap into computers and web design as a full-time job. As a teenager, Thomas Giella Jr., built his own computer. “I always helped out people on the side with their computer issues,” he said. He launched his web design and marketing business, Gear Spinners, more than a year ago. Now he has two offshoot companies, … [Read more...]

Both want jobs, but disagree on how to get them

One of the biggest challenges facing the Pasco County Commission in recent years is how to create more jobs here, and not force nearly half the population to travel elsewhere to find work. It’s likely a problem that won’t be fixed over the next four years, but that hasn’t stopped the two candidates looking for a seat on the commission to share their ideas on how it might happen. They are just … [Read more...]