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Salvation Army feeling chill at Red Kettles, donations down this Christmas

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One charity in Florida might be feeling a bit of winter chill, as people in the Tampa Bay area are keeping wallets and purses closed at iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles this season. As the holidays approach, Salvation Army donations are down by more than 12 percent across the Tampa Bay Area, according to Capt. Andrew Miller, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Tampa and Hillsborough County. “With less than three weeks left before Christmas, we’re hoping that shoppers will…

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Jeb Bush makes stops in upstate South Carolina

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Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is coming back for South Carolina for a series of events in the Upstate. The former Florida governor is starting his swing Tuesday with a Salvation Army event in Greenville at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., he stops by Spartanburg’s Beacon Drive-In, a restaurant that has become a must-see for presidential campaigns as they visit South Carolina’s northwestern areas. At the end of his day, Bush is stopping in Rock Hill for a town-hall meeting…

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4th Floor Files talks with Shawn Foster about fried chicken, gratitude and ballin’ with Bousquet

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The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with lobbyist Shawn Foster, a government relations consultant with Sunrise Consulting Group. Foster represents about a dozen clients — mostly in the Tampa Bay area — including the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Sarasota County and the City of Brooksville. Here is the file on Shawn Foster. Significant other? Children? Grandkids? My wife Teresa and I have been married for 10 years. We have three children: Christian, 23; Andrew, 20; and Kaylee, 14…

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Jim Norman speaks: The former Hillsborough county commissioner is plotting a comeback

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Former Hillsborough County Commissioner and state Sen. Jim Norman wants you to know one thing — that everything you thought you knew about what happened to him in 2010 is wrong. “The media put a message out there that is just inaccurate, and I’m really burned about that, so I’m pretty fired up with setting the record straight,” he said in an interview conducted earlier this week. In case you’ve forgotten or weren’t around five years ago, “the message” that Norman says…

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