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Posted on: August 1, 2014

From the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency: How to Avoid Credit Repair Scams

Credit repair scams are alive and well. Consumers are being inundated with telemarketing calls and social media posts claiming they can reduce interest rates on outstanding credit cards and loans and repair bad credit... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Commissioner Sandy Murman's South County Job Fair 2014: It's time for businesses to register!

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College, will be hosting a South County Job Fair on Friday, October 3rd, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous Health and Wellness Programs for Seniors in August

Hillsborough County Aging Services offers a variety of activities for adults age 50 and over. FREE Wi-Fi access is available for wireless Internet service at all of the County's Senior Centers. Visit the Aging Services... Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Hillsborough County Extension Offering Green Industry Certification Training

Hillsborough County Extension is inviting green industry professionals to attend an upcoming Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) educational course on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the... Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Pet Resource Center Kicks Off Monthly Adoption Event Series: First Saturday Celebrations

Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center, the County's animal shelter, will kick off First Saturday Celebrations beginning Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in... Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2014

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications For Citizen Boards And Councils

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Water Connection Public Information Meeting for Sun City Mobile Home Park

Hillsborough County has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, August 4, to inform Sun City Mobile Home Park residents of the expected changes to their drinking water when the community connects to Hillsborough County's... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This August!

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this August. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit Read more »

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Launches the Discovery Pass Program July 22

On Tuesday, July 22 at 10:15 a.m., the Library Takes You Places: Discovery Pass Program will begin offering Hillsborough County library cardholders the opportunity to checkout family museum passes (allowing 2 adults and 2... Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2014

Hillsborough Commissioner Miller to Hold Lucy Dell Community Area Meeting on August 6

Hillsborough County Commissioner Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr., will hold a Community Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Freddie Solomon Boys & Girls Club, 4805 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa.... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

County Commission Votes to Draft Amendment to the Hillsborough County Human Rights Ordinance

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a motion today to authorize the County Attorney’s Office to prepare an amendment to the Hillsborough County Human Rights Ordinance 00-37. The ... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Community Invited to Meet New Hillsborough County Development Services Director

A series of informal "meet and greet" open house sessions will be held in several areas of the county for residents and other interested persons to meet new Hillsborough County Development Services Department Director... Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

New NACo Report Highlights Hillsborough County with Leadership in Economic Growth

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released a new report highlighting Hillsborough County and its best practices in the field of economic development. The county’s success in spurring the local economy is... Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Receives Improved Insurance Services Office (ISO) Ratings

Hard work has paid off for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue with improved ratings by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). Unincorporated county residents and businesses can rest assured that not only are they well protected... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Hillsborough County Earns Top Recycling Rate in Florida

The communities of Hillsborough County have the highest overall recycling rate in the state, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection report released last week. Hillsborough County, inclusive of Tampa,... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summer Safety Tips as We Approach Fourth of July Weekend

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching and summer in full swing, Hillsborough County urges residents to be safe while lighting or watching fireworks, enjoying swimming or other recreational activities, at a picnic or... Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2014

2014 Hillsborough County Hurricane Guides Now Available Throughout Community

To help residents prepare for the hurricane season that runs through Nov. 30, Hillsborough County has released the 2014 Disaster Planning Guide, The Official Guide for the Tampa Bay Area. Guides are available in both English... Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2014

Apply Now For 2015 Hillsborough County Neighborhood Mini-Grants

Neighborhoods may now apply for mini-grants up to $2,500 to fund projects to improve their communities and increase civic involvement. The purpose of the grant program is to strengthen neighborhoods, associations and the... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Apply Now for Summer of 2014 Lifeguard Jobs at E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G.... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory of Locally Grown Food Products

Shoppers and chefs looking for locally grown and produced food products can now find them more easily thanks to the new Hillsborough-Grown ... Read on...


Library News

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Launches the Discovery Pass Program July 22

On Tuesday, July 22 at 10:15 a.m., the Library Takes You Places: Discovery Pass Program will begin offering Hillsborough County library cardholders the opportunity to checkout family museum passes (allowing 2 adults and 2... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This August!

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this August. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit Read more »

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Parks, Recreation & Conservation News

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Posted on: March 4, 2014

Apply Now for Summer of 2014 Lifeguard Jobs at E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G.... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

Working Parents Don’t Have To Scramble On No-School Days For Sitters

Don’t let no-school days become a logistical nightmare of scrambling for last-minute sitters, paying high prices for drop-in day care centers, or using up vacation days. Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation... Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2012

Portions Of Alderman's Ford Park Trail To Be Temporarily Closed Starting Jan. 2

Hillsborough County announces that portions of the trail at Alderman's Ford Regional Park, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop... Read on...


Public Utilities News

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Water Connection Public Information Meeting for Sun City Mobile Home Park

Hillsborough County has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, August 4, to inform Sun City Mobile Home Park residents of the expected changes to their drinking water when the community connects to Hillsborough County's... Read on...


Solid Waste News

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Hillsborough County Earns Top Recycling Rate in Florida

The communities of Hillsborough County have the highest overall recycling rate in the state, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection report released last week. Hillsborough County, inclusive of Tampa,... Read on...