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New Homeland Security regulations to affect driver’s license renewal

  Locate your paperwork or you may not be able to renew your driver’s license or ID cardBy PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netWere you born in a rural region many years ago and…

Salvaging old school now questionable

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netGibsonton — Upon review and despite the best of intentions, this community’s 85-year-old brick schoolhouse may be history.Initial estimates for recovery of the Gardenville School on Symmes Road…

Storm surge warnings raised in time for hurricane season

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net“Run from water; hide from wind.” This part of a common seasonal warning often is emphasized by emergency management specialists as they try to prepare the public for…

Failed dam leads to ownership issues

By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net Apollo Beach – Who owns our pond?It’s a critical though seemingly simple question here this week among about 40 households along Lookout Drive who treasure and…

What you’ll need to renew your driver’s license or ID card

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net     Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, new documentation requirements took effect for Florida residents wishing to obtain a driver license or state-issued identification card. Those wishing to…

Obituaries May 6, 2010

KORSCH, Margaret   Korsch, Margaret L., 73 of Sun City Center, Fla passed away April 30, 2010. She was preceded in death by father, Louis DesRosier, and mother, Margaret DesRosier.…

Southshore’s HCC striding toward another sign of success

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netRUSKIN – What does a new college site become when it grows up?It’s recognized as a real college campus… officially, undisputedly, and ceremonially. This is exactly what’s…

Winning in a losing game

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Within a span of months, Americans went from being awash in cash to being misers searching out stray pennies. The villains were cast with the…

Gulf oil disaster: Is Tampa Bay at risk?

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.netRUSKIN — It began as a definitive story of human tragedy — 11 workers were killed in an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, roughly 52 miles…

Betty Morrow retires from Observer News

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.netRUSKIN — Over the past two decades, thousands of people have come in contact with Betty Morrow at The Observer News. She handled much of the “news” that…

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