Wheeler advances to Voice live round
Kenzie Wheeler’s cover of Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” on Monday night’s episode of The Voice was strong enough to get him through the show’s final Knockout Round.
Wheeler went head to head with teammate Avery Roberson, who sang Chris Young’s “Tomorrow,” and team captain Kelly Clarkson declared the Dover native’s spot on the show safe afterward. The win propels Wheeler into the show’s next phase, in which the competitions go live for the first time this season.
You can watch Wheeler’s latest performance online at youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0cz0CfYZA.
Stop signs installed at Evers, MLK intersection
The City of Plant City has made a change to the intersection of Evers Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, converting it into an all-way stop with two new signs along the MLK side.
The two new stop signs have been equipped with flashing beacons as a reminder to drivers who may otherwise forget the signs were installed and run them out of habit. According to a Plant City Police Department post on Facebook, the beacons were installed with the intent of remaining for 30 days before being removed.
PCPD reports Drug Take Back Day success
Plant City Police Department participated in the annual DEA Drug Take Back Day event over the weekend and reported getting its biggest haul yet.
The annual event, typically held on a Saturday, allows people with unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs and medicines to dispose of them safely with no questions asked. PCPD’s site at the CVS at 2302 James L. Redman Parkway collected 353 pounds of drugs this past Saturday — an all-time high for the department.
Earth Day dedication at PC Commons Community Garden
The Plant City Area Democratic Club hosted its Earth Day Dedication on Sunday afternoon in a small ceremony at the Plant City Commons Community Garden.
The event, in which the club donated and planted a lula avocado tree in the Food Garden, featured a keynote speech from Dr. Sonja Brookins, a board member of the Soil and Water Conservation District of Hillsborough County.