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It's all relative On March 14, a Brandon deputy responded to the 100 block of N. Narrin Street for a drug complaint. The complainant said he observed his nephew speaking to his aunt at a nearby pet store and he suspected she sold his nephew drugs....more >>

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Monday, March 28 - A suspicious circumstance was reported when a caller saw two men standing near the Market Plaza sign early in the morning. After police investigated, it was determined the two men were putting in a new sign....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
741: Charles Martel of Gaul dies at Quiezy. His mayoral power is divided between his two sons, Pepin III and Carloman.
1746: Princeton University, in New Jersey, receives its charter.
1797: The first successful parachute descent is made by Andre-Jacqes Garnerin, who jumps from a balloon at some 2,200 feet over Paris.
1824: The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending Davy Crockett's state political career. Crockett died at the legendary siege of the Alamo in 1836.
1836: Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. In March 1843, 176 members of an unauthorized army of Texans captured in Mexico drew beans from a jar to determine which 17 among them would die for their alleged crimes.