The Shops at Wiregrass sold to QIC

The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel is among 10 regional malls that will be sold by Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., for a total of about $3.2 billion, according to an announcement by Forest City. The buyer is Australia-based QIC, an investment partner of Forest City. QIC currently owns about 49 percent of the Wiregrass mall, with Forest City holding 51 percent ownership, according to Greg … [Read more...]

Graduation rates in Pasco, Hillsborough, near state average

Pasco County Schools is making progress toward raising graduation rates in its system, but a new report from the GradNation campaign shows that there is still some ways to go. Pasco is graduating 77 percent of its high school students while the Hillsborough County School District is graduating 73 percent — both nearly in-line with the state average of 75 percent. Yet, there is some silver … [Read more...]

Florida ranks fourth in best taxpayer state survey

There are a lot of reasons to live in Florida: sunshine, beaches, Walt Disney World ... and taxes? When it comes to the best states to be a taxpayer, Florida is ranked among the best with an average annual state and local tax payout of $3,648. That makes Florida fourth in the nation, according to a new survey from WalletHub. Only Wyoming, Alaska and Nevada are better. It's some good news, at … [Read more...]

Bellamy Brothers sing for Pasco High School

When they attended Pasco High School, they were simply David and Howard. Nearly a half-century later, they're back, but now as the popular country music duo The Bellamy Brothers, all to raise money for their alma mater's sports programs. The Bellamy Brothers are the featured guests of Pasco High's Reunion of the Decades taking place April 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at the school's W.F. Edwards … [Read more...]