July 3, 2003

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The Changing Face of South Hillsborough - Part 3 of 3

It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Home Depot!

By Mitch Traphagen

RUSKIN - "It’s kind of like watching a clock," said one environmental consultant. "If you stare at the hour hand it doesn’t appear to be moving. But it is moving and it keeps moving. Maybe that’s how the development is in South Hillsborough." More

Part 1 - Welcome to SouthShore
Part 2 - Meet the Neighbors

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Promotions Bring Changes at HCSO

By Mitch Traphagen

SUN CITY CENTER - During a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office retirement event a few weeks ago at the District IV office in Ruskin, Sheriff Cal Henderson mentioned having to fill more than 40 open positions through promotions.

In District IV, two outstanding members of the HCSO were recognized and became part of those promotions. More

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Honorary Mayor of Apollo Beach Devoted to Community

By MItch Traphagen

APOLLO BEACH - When John MacDonald decided to run for the honorary mayor of Apollo Beach, he approached that decision in the same way he seems to have approached all challenges in his life: He intended to succeed.

In this case, he measured his success not only by raising enough money to earn the title but rather by raising money for his chosen cause, the Children’s Burn Center at Tampa General Hospital.  More

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Ruskin Chamber Notes

By Daniel Kushmer

Happy Birthday America! Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence freeing our nation from oppression and tyranny. Compared to other nations around the world, the United States of America is considered a toddler; however, this nation is educated far beyond our youthful exterior.  More

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