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Confederate monument issue prompts Kimberly Overman to enter race for Hillsborough County Commission

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Certified financial planner and Seminole Heights activist Kimberly Overman has filed to run for the countywide District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission.

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Save Southern Heritage to file lawsuit blocking Confederate monument move

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While advocates supporting the removal of a Confederate monument in Tampa were celebrating on Thursday afternoon after meeting a fundraising goal required to move the statue. proponents of keeping the monument where it is say the issue isn’t over yet.

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Fundraisers appear to have reached goal to move Confederate monument from Tampa

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Led by two Major contributions, the private sector has raised the $140,000 required by the Hillsborough County Commission to move a controversial Confederate monument in downtown Tampa. Bob Gries, the founder and managing partner of Gries Investment Funds in Tampa was watching CNN Wednesday night when he learned that county commissioners  had reversed their position yet again on their decision regarding moving the monument. The report said that unless the private sector came up with half the estimated $280,000 needed to…

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Bob Buckhorn ponies up $1,000 to fund to remove Confederate monument

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has contributed $1,000 to the private fundraising effort to pay for removing a controversial Confederate monument. “Not a City statue but I have a moral obligation to do my part. Now take it down,” the Mayor tweeted Thursday morning. “This monument represents a dark time in America; It’s time for County Commission to stop playing politics with people’s very real emotions and remove this monument immediately,” he said in a statement issued later by his office.…

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Without private funding, Confederate statue won’t be moved

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The topsy-turvy saga regarding a Confederate monument in Tampa took yet another turn Wednesday when Hillsborough County Commissioners voted that the monument will stay in front of the courthouse annex unless the private sector raises $140,000 in the next 30 days.

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Fundraising for moving Hillsborough Confederate monument spikes

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The private fundraising website created to pay to move a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County saw a surge of contributions over the past 48 hours, but still has only raised a total of $7,025, far short of its $100,000 goal. Most of the contributions came in after the racially-motivated violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some of the contributions came in after the individual who created the GoFundMe site, attorney Tom Scarritt, made a request Friday morning before a group of…

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John Dingfelder wants to return to Tampa City Council in 2019

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It’s been seven years since John Dingfelder had to abruptly leave his Tampa City Council seat after more than seven years of service, and he has the itch to return.

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