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Sportsplex, medical center, 4,000-seat arena and more slated for Bullfrog Creek area

The five partners in this 123-acre project set for Bullfrog Creek Road are quick to say that the design is not completely set in stone. What attractions, sports pros, restaurants…

At the dawn of the new school year, chambers honor new teachers

South County chambers of commerce and local businesses honored new teachers last week with breakfasts in Ruskin and Riverview.  At the event in Ruskin, held at the Destiny Church, teachers…

Divers swim back in time in North Port spring

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net Dr. John Gifford prepares to dive to the 90-foot deep ledge at Little Salt Spring. Mitch Traphagen photos NORTH PORT, FL — Just a few miles from…

School year kicks off in Hillsborough County

South County students joined approximately 190,000 children across Hillsborough County in kicking off the 2010-2011 school year on Tuesday. At far left, Ruskin Elementary teacher Darleen Johnston welcomes a student…

Condo community wants to golf cart at night

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net KINGS POINT – Resident retirees in this gated condominium community now are driving for legalized use of golf carts at night on private roadways in Hillsborough County.…

Rezonings alarm and arouse residents to action

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH – Proposed development of more professional office space here has riled some area residents to resistance. Hillsborough County staff in several departments raised no objections…

A senseless and violent act; lives change forever

She felt the first blow as a crowbar struck her in the back of her skull. She didn’t feel the second blow. In that instant, something incomprehensible had happened. Cindy-Lou…

Last promise to dad leads down new path

Earl Morrill praying with Haitians on his mission trip in May 2009. By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net WIMAUMA- One local woman is preparing to get out of her comfort zone and…

Good Samaritan Mission hosts back to school day

Hundreds of people wait outside to eat hot dogs and nachos on Back to School day at the mission. Area churches, individuals and service organizations collected both food and money;…

School Begins Tuesday —

Slow down to save a child and your walletMitch Traphagen File PhotosSouth County schools return to session Tuesday, August 24 and school speed zone limits will be strictly enforced by…