July 17, 2003

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Cool Ways to Spend a Hot Summer

By Mitch Traphagen

ELLENTON - The forecast shows a steady string of temperatures in the 90s. It seems that even picking up the television remote control is enough to make you break out into a sweat.

Believe it or not, however, there are things happening beyond the hermitically sealed windows of your air conditioned house.  More

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Accident Claims Three Lives

By Mitch Traphagen

RUSKIN - An automobile accident on State Road 674 near I-75 claimed the lives of three women on July 9.

Cleo Broome of Ruskin, Janis Creason of McDonough, Ga, and Amy Creason of Fairburg, Ga were all pronounced deceased at the scene. The three women were grandmother, mother and daughter. More


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Chamber Notes - Who Was John Ruskin?

By Daniel Kushmer

"There was a man sent from God whose name was John" that taken from an inscription on a simple wreath sent by a tailor of the village of Coniston after John Ruskin had died. Who was John Ruskin?  More

Self Portrait of John Ruskin

The Changing Face of South Hillsborough:  The rumors are flying about several big box retailers moving into south county. The facts, however, are few. Yet one in every ten new jobs created in the entire nation came from the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan area. South county communities are joining forces to become a strong player in that prospering market. How will all of the changes effect our communities and area businesses and what can south county shoppers expect from the future?

The three-part series is available on the web:

Part 1 - Welcome to SouthShore
Part 2 - Meet the Neighbors
Part 3 - It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Home Depot!


Coming Up

Scams and cons seem to be popping up all over Sun City Center.  Next week, the Observer News will hear from the HCSO about yet another way con artists have found to separate you from your money.

We are working to make the Online Edition of the Observer News your one source for local news and more.  Our new look will be available soon!  In the meantime, we've added a few new features such as the ability to search our archives.  While not every article from the print edition runs in the online edition, our new search feature may help you find the story you are looking for.

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