Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster 2.0

Opening Day at Citi Field is in 10 days. And with the minor injury to Jason Vargas, there has been a wrench thrown into things. Below are the players I think the Mets will carry… Catchers (2): Travis d’Arnaud, Kevin Plawecki Since the season ended, it has been expected that d’Arnaud and Plawecki (though both […]

SE Louisiana opens postseason amid gun violence fallout

The sight of Southeastern Louisiana starter James Currington recuperating from a bullet wound from a shootout near student housing has provided the Lions with new perspective on their program’s best basketball season in more than a decade. Regardless of how the Southland Conference’s top seed fares this postseason, the Lions can be grateful no one […]

Brandon Says Goodbye To Scout Leader, Community Activist

BRANDON, FL – The man responsible for helping countless Brandon area boys surmount the hurdles to obtaining Boy Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout, has died. Longtime Brandon resident Stephen Irvin Saunders III died Monday, Feb. 26, at the age of 72. A well-known community activist in Brandon, Saunders was especially dedicated to the Boy […]

Brandon Drury plunked in the hand in his spring debut with Yankees

BRADENTON, Fla. – Brandon Drury had an eventful spring debut as a Yankee, which included a scare. Drury, the team’s third-base acquisition from Arizona, lined a single in his first at-bat, but was hit in the left hand during his second. The 25-year-old remained in the game, though, before being replaced by Miguel Andujar in […]

It’s still a crystal-ball business

George from Hutchinson, MN Welcome back from your Emerald City vacation, Mike. Did you ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to bestow upon you the gift of heart, brains or courage? Or did you just settle for those magical ruby red slippers you love so much? Just keep repeating, there’s no place like […]

Brandon, FL Real Estate: Rentals

There are a few big perks of renting a home. For starters, you’ll save money on monthly utility bills which are generally lower. Plus, having a landlord look out for general maintenance issues can be a huge load off. Oh, and yard work? Zilch. Whether you need a pet-friendly space or prefer a pad with […]

Commissioner To Meet With Residents To Discuss Traffic Congestion

VALRICO, FL — Brandon and Valrico residents fed up with increasing traffic congestion in the community are invited to discuss their concerns with Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp Tuesday, Feb. 6. Kemp, the District 6 countywide commissioner, is hosting a Community Conversation to discuss options for improving mobility and safety in Brandon. Residents will get […]

Infant girl dies from apparent drowning in apartment pond

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-month-old girl appears to have drowned in a pond at a Florida apartment complex. The Tampa Bay Times reports that deputies responded Monday to the Lucerne Apartments in Brandon. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the girl’s parents rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced […]