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Tuesday, July 27, is American Victory Day

{igallery 13} By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net TAMPA ­— Carlton Majette learned the value of work the hard way. He had to do his job or die. As an engineer during World…

Brandon 912 group welcomes South County members

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RIVERVIEW — Guyann Bracken-Fay has traveled to every one of America’s 50 states and many countries of the world. She didn’t know it while traveling, but…

Retired HCSO Major Larry Terry dies

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net HCSO Major Larry Terry in a 2002 file photo. Mitch Traphagen photo RUSKIN — Retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Major Larry Terry passed away on Tuesday, July…

Industrial expansion in Ruskin

The South Shore Corporate Park in Ruskin (Mitch Traphagen Photo) New 15,225 SF lease in South Shore Corporate Park RUSKIN – Richard Ellis (CBRE) is pleased to have represented landlord…

The Good Old Days are just up the road

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net There is no oil washing ashore at Cedar Key but peace and tranquility are in abundance.  (Photo gallery below) A full moon rises over the Gulf of…

Dying for water

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net Ralph Douglas, right, founder of Into Africa, a spiritual and humanitarian ministry, and Ezrom Bonambi, who runs the African side of the ministry, left, show others how…

Observations: Not past the point of rescue

By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net I turned around and caught a glimpse of myself standing on the little strip of island beach at low tide.  I was six years younger than…

Obituaries July 8, 2010

SEVERNS, Harriet A. Harriet A. Severns, 93, of Sun City Center, FL passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010.  Born October 31, 1916 in Williamsport, PA.  Predeceased in death by…

Next week – Cedar Key

Coming up in the Observer NewsWas life better when you were young? What ever happened to the Good Old Days? Did they really exist? Next week, come along with us…

SouthShore Roundtable asserts greenway support as funding landscape quakes

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   Concerned about a fast shuffle again stacking the deck against South County interests, a regional group of community leaders this week is lining up behind a long-promised,…

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