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HCSO opens new Bloomingdale office

Mitch Traphagen photo HCSO Major Ronald Hartley, Community Resource Deputy Curtis Warren, along with members of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and guests cut the ribbon for the new…

Wet subject means cold cash to some South County residents

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net It may be a subject that’s simply all wet, but South Hillsborough property owners can benefit substantially by getting involved in their upcoming collective “shower.” Flood plain…

The Forecast? Hot. Welcome to Florida

Mitch Traphagen photo. A hot (but typical) summer day in the Tampa Bay area looking out towards the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net RUSKIN — The headline of Monday’s…

Collector fills home with Christmas year round

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN – There isn’t a room in Sylvia and Robert Graves’ Ruskin home that doesn’t contain some kind of collection. Even the kitchen and bathrooms. While…

Obituaries August 5, 2010

FISHBACK, Velma Velma Fishback, 87, of Sun City Center, passed away July 23, 2010 at her home.  She was predeceased by her husband, Walt, whom she had been married to…

Young scientists come from all over the state for robotics program

Students come from all over the state for robotics program By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net RUSKIN — Last week I found some students in summer school because they wanted to be. Not…

Jeb Bush says ‘no’ to 2012 White House run

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net One year ago it would have been almost unthinkable, but a lot can change in a year. Florida’s former governor, the brother and son of former presidents,…

Entrepreneurial estate brokers value their experiences

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER – It’s probably not the shortest route to riches, but managing estate sales here as well as in other South County communities is a…

Whatever Happened About…

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net …AB’s drained pond Work is expected to begin within the next two weeks on repair of a failed concrete dam here which once held back the waters…

The secret city: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

By WARREN RESEN, Travel Writer w630@aol.com Warren Resen photo A modern rendering of the atom stands in front of the American Museum of Science and Energy at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.…

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