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No tornadoes reported in Dade City, officials say

DADE CITY

No tornadoes reported by weather service

The stiff winds and rain that whipped through the Dade City area on Thursday morning might have looked scary, but they didn't pack any twisters. "It was just some gnarly weather with the some straight line winds," said Annette Doying, the county's emergency management director. A resident called 911 about 11 a.m. to report a suspected tornado at Clinton Avenue and Fort Kind Road. No injuries or property damage were reported. Doying said they reported the call to the National Weather Service, which has the ability to "look backward" at these things. The weather service determined no tornado hit the area.

NEW PORT RICHEY

PHCC is offering GED prep program

Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering an adult education/general equivalency development (GED) preparatory program at the West Campus at 10230 Ridge Road. The program provides testing, instruction and tutoring options to prepare students for the GED exam. The program is flexible and offers online and one-on-one support options through weekly scheduled classes. The program is open to anyone 18 or older who has legally left the secondary school system and has not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. The fee is $30 for Florida residents and $120 for non-Florida residents. Hours for enrollment are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call (727) 816-3396.

TARPON SPRINGS

Gentle Yoga classes available

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department announces new Gentle Yoga classes at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. The 45-minute class incorporates traditional Chinese holistic health exercises and somatic exercises into yoga stretching and breathing. Call (727) 942-5628 or visit tsrdonline.com.

PORT RICHEY

Democratic club to talk to Corley

The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Club, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will review elections laws, and Pasco Democratic Party chairman Lynn Lindeman will discuss the party's plans. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (727) 372 9321.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Married couples can renew vows

Atonement Church is offering an open invitation to married couples who would like to renew their wedding vows. A special ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at Atonement Church, 29617 State Road 54. The vows will be led by Pasco County Clerk Paula O'Neil. There is no cost to participate. Those who wish to participate must call (813) 973-2211 by Feb. 4.

No tornadoes reported in Dade City, officials say 01/17/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:51pm]
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