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Conquering the Territory Central Florida Trail Riders held their 41st Annual Straight Arrow Enduro Event at Richloam Wildlife Management Area. Richloam WMA is one of seven large tracts of land that make up the Withlacoochee State Forest. The Richloam Trac

A week after both collected district championships, both Hernando and Springstead’s wrestling teams had to tangle with state title contenders in Friday and Saturday’s regional meets.

As his players filed out of a postgame locker room one last time, Nature Coast boys basketball head coach Dave Pisarcik made it clear he saw this season as a success.

On February 14th, Hernando County Board of County Commissioners agreed to terminate their agreement with Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department that had started on June 10th 2014. The termination came after substantial amounts of evidence of mismanageme

The accused is 35 year old Adam Michael Goodman of Hudson. The incident started at around 1:30 p.m. when Goodman started yelling at two men in a pickup truck in front of him that was stopped on Mariner Blvd. and Spring Hill Dr. preparing to make a left t

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Acupuncture: The crown jewel of alternative healing

A form of natural therapy, acupuncture is a respected, powerful alternative method of healthcare

Attitudes about acupuncture have changed dramatically. It wasn’t that long ago when the very thought of treating a condition with acupuncture, or perhaps hypnosis, would raise an eyebrow or two within the medical mainstream. But not any more.

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HOUSE MOVES FORWARD IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FEUD

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 8, 2017.......... A House proposal that would kill Gov. Rick Scott's prized economic-development and tourism agencies began moving forward Wednesday over Scott's growing public objections.

The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee voted 10-5 to back a 172-page proposal (PCB CCS 17-01) that would eliminate the public-private Enterprise Florida and tourism marketer Visit Florida, along with a lengthy list of tax-credit and grant programs designed to attract companies to relocate and build in the state.

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Sports notebook: County wrestlers advance to states

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Hernando's Josh Hulse collected a regional championship on Saturday, winning at 120 pounds as the Leopards finished second in 2A-2. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

A week after both collected district championships, both Hernando and Springstead’s wrestling teams had to tangle with state title contenders in Friday and Saturday’s regional meets.
With that in mind, each squad had to be satisfied with its performance and all four Hernando County programs will have some representation at the FHSAA Finals next weekend at Kissimmee’s Silver Spurs Arena.

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Dining Out

Chefs of Napoli

Chefs of Napoli turns out an impressive menu; the marinara is just perfect and the seafood is not only fresh but cooked perfectly thanks to the culinary skills of Chefs Antonio Cacace and Luigi Barile who grew up in Italy in the coastal town of Pozzuoli close to Naples.

I started with Carpaccio — an Italian term for raw beef filet. Yes, raw but so delicious. The beef is chilled and then sliced paper-thin and served with shaved Parmesan, capers, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. It's a classic.

Editorials

Corruption in politics does not exist

by Barry Durmaz

Just when you thought last year’s Presidential campaign had gotten as ugly as ever—think again. Only three weeks into the Trump Administration and from my perspective, the speeches, debates, and conversations in federal politics set new heights of “shock and awe.” Individual character and the maligning of such is all too often par for the course although not exclusively true.

Crime

Hernando County man terrorizes shoppers with sword play

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Shannon Schenck

Feb. 23, 2017 0130 hours - Shannon Schenck, 44, swung two swords, terrorizing shoppers at the Brooksville Walmart parking lot located at 7305 Broad Street. Appearing to be under the influence or drugs and or alcohol, Schenck threatened shoppers getting out of their vehicles. The store manager called the Brooksville Police Department who responded to the scene.

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Dredging boat access to Hunters Lake

Hunters Lake, photography by Elizabeth Dentato

(STAFF) Tussocks, or floating vegetation, has been a problem in Hunters Lake for years. The county has funded 14 acres of tussock removal in the lake ($150,000) and received funding from FWC for an additional 5 acres. Boat access to the lake has been limited by sedimentation.

The county has determined that they are unable to use Environmentally Sensitive Lands funding to complete the sedimentation removal. The canal is to be hydrologically dredged (1632 feet in length) to a width of 20 feet and an elevation of 11.5 feet.

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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
2/28/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

School Board
Meetings
2/28/2017
2 PM Workshop
6 PM Regular Meeting
District Office-Board Room; 919 North Broad St Brooksville

Brooksville Council Meeting 3/6/17 7PM

City of Brooksville Planning & Zoning Board Meeting Wed, March 8, 2017
5:30PM

Uptown Art Gallery - Touch of Blue Art Reception Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location City Hall

Planning and Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
3/13/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

City of Brooksville Beautification Board Meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30PM
Location City Hall

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
3/14/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Good Neighbor Trail Advisory Board Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:30PM
Location City Hall

Brooksville City Council Meeting; Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00PM
Location City Hall

Citrus Way and 98 Round About Public Meeting 3/21/17
5:00-7:00pm at the
Pasco-Hernando State College
11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.; Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville Housing Authority Meeting Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:00PM; Location City Hall

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
3/28/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601