2016 marked by rapid growth, touching moments

The national election captured headlines and attention, but 2016 was an eventful year in many other ways, as well, across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. The big story is the region’s growth. New houses are popping up all over the place, with developments such as Long Lake Ranch, Estancia at Wiregrass Ranch, Connerton, Bexley and Asturia, just some of the residential communities … [Read more...]

Seventy years of marriage, and going strong

They were teenagers. She was visiting her brother and his wife in Tampa, and she took the streetcar over to the Sulphur Springs swimming pool. He was at the pool to relax. He spotted her. “He came over and started talking to me, and he was cute, so I talked back with him,” said Nellie Bailey, of Lutz. “I was 16,” said Nellie, now 87. “I was 17,” said Gains Hugh Bailey Sr., … [Read more...]