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Panther Trace school boundary changes

Panther Trace school boundary changes

Panther Trace in view for Barrington Middle School boundary changes By LINDA CHION KENNEY In voting to consider yet another option for redrawing Barrington Middle School attendance boundaries, Hillsborough County…

Observer News sales staff gets down and dirty

Observer News sales staff gets down and dirty

Observer News ad consultants represent South Shore in MUDGIRL 5K The Observer News ad consultants, Desi Ferreira and Melissa Roberts, ran in a MUDGIRL 5K in Dade City on Saturday,…

EBHS cheer team wins state championship

EBHS cheer team wins state championship

East Bay High School Cheer wins first ever state championship East Bay High School’s coed cheerleading team has won the school’s first-ever state championship. Team accolades include two first place…

Church looking for new home

Church looking for new home

SCC church looking for new home, all invited to fundraising benefit By LOIS KINDLE Sometimes losing one’s home can be a good thing, at least that’s how The Revs. Sue…

Florida State Fair is here!

Florida State Fair is here!

Florida State Fair highlights through Feb. 17 By LINDA CHION KENNEY The Florida State Fair opened with the time-honored tradition of a Fresh From Florida Breakfast on Feb. 6, in…

Local nonprofits’ wish lists

Local nonprofits’ wish lists

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS Local nonprofits’ wish lists Remember we talked last week about A Leap of Kindness Day in honor of the extra day Leap Year will give us…

Southern Rock & BBQ Festival

Southern Rock & BBQ Festival

Rock the night away Feb. 21-22 at this year’s Southern Rock & BBQ Music Festival By LOIS KINDLE If you’re into one heck of a good time, you won’t want…

C.A.R.E. hosts Paws for a Cause fundraiser

C.A.R.E. hosts Paws for a Cause fundraiser

Paws for a Cause to feature animals, art and nationally known animal rights advocate By LOIS KINDLE One of the biggest names in the world of cats is coming to…

New school’s naming pushed back in 4-2 vote

New school’s naming pushed back in 4-2 vote

Former local principal Joseph Green’s name added to the mix; community votes are welcome By LINDA CHION KENNEY Set to name the elementary school under construction in the Belmont community…

Firefighters benefit from scholarships

Firefighters benefit from scholarships

Family tragedy leads to scholarship that helps firefighter students By CARL MARIO NUDI Two Manatee Technical College Fire Academy students recently received checks from the Richard Smail Jr. Scholarship Fund…

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