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We are  updating the Observer News online edition to bring you the best news of South Hillsborough (and beyond) faster, better and more convenient - for you.  Over the coming weeks we will be offering a variety of new services including RSS feeds and a customized site for mobile users (soon you'll be able to read the Observer News on your cell phone or PDA).

Click here to visit the new

Aug 22, 2007, 23:16

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Affordable Housing Has Multiple Appeals

RUSKIN — Affordable housing here is growing… up, out and beyond old limitations.  [more]

Aug 16, 2007, 23:51

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'Operation Patriot' Now Underway

Aug 16, 2007, 21:38

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Are Our Bridges Safe?

While the sudden focus on potential problems is welcome by many, the task is daunting.  In Hillsborough County, 78 bridges are considered structurally obsolete and five bridges are considered structurally deficient...[more]

Aug 9, 2007, 23:14

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Ruskin the City Gives Way to Downtown Renewal
RUSKIN - Incorporation of this historic community as a city has taken a backseat as its downtown redevelopment once again is in the forefront.  [more]

Aug 9, 2007, 22:23

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Some Elected Officials Take Lead in Resolving Backflow Controversy

Aug 9, 2007, 21:27

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The (Somewhat) Changed Face of South Hillsborough

— Four years ago, in July of 2003, the Observer News concluded a three-part series entitled The Changing Face of South Hillsborough.  At that time, a real estate boom that had begun a year or so previously in other parts of the country was just beginning to reach this quiet corner of paradise.  The series told of what was happening and offered insight in to what would come. 

Now, with the perfect vision of hindsight, did we really understand what was to come - and did things turn out as planned? [more]

Aug 2, 2007, 23:30

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Freeway Bridge Collapses in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - The entire span of an Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis has collapsed.  The tragedy occurred at approximately 6:05 Central Time during rush hour traffic - and only an hour before a Minnesota Twins baseball game at the nearby Metrodome. 

Click here for background on Bay area bridges.

Aug 2, 2007, 22:46


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