'Sea Gate Village' development aims for mixed use designation, city council approves first hearing

The Sea Gate Village subdivision was first platted and approved by Hernando County on July 24, 2007. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped, except for sidewalks and water service that was installed to serve the future residential and commercial development.

Brooksville Faces Budget Shortfall

The July 6th, 2017 Brooksville City Council Meeting ended with a budget update. Interim City Manager Lyndon Bonner called on Finance Director James Lasch to present estimations of the 2018 fiscal year with and without changes to the millage rates and expenditures. After introducing the issue of “being $600,000 upside down”, Mr. Bonner answered the “how did we get here” question by saying, “Last year, a number of reserves were used to fund this year’s budget, and those reserves are no longer available.”

Brooksville T-Ball team goes 1-2

Hernando County had just one entrant into this year’s Dixie T-Ball (age 5-6) All-Stars District 6 Tournament, taking place in Wildwood starting last Saturday and going on this past week.
The Hernando Youth League Brooksville branch sent a squad that finished 1-2, an improvement from recent seasons when Brooksville has typically gone winless in the double-elimination event.
On Saturday, the tournament got underway and the local crew suffered a 38-8 loss to South Sumter. The next day, though, was a much different story.

Ridge Manor Majors make history

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Ridge Manor pitcher Bryce Saltsman throws to the plate in Thursday's district title game against South Sumter. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

RIDGE MANOR – Throughout its history, Ridge Manor Dixie Baseball has struggled to overcome the obstacles that plague such a small program.
That’s why even in losing the AAA Majors (age 11-12) All-Stars District 6 Tournament final on Thursday night at Ridge Manor Community Park, 19-0 in three innings against a loaded South Sumter squad, the host team had plenty to celebrate.
As the district runner-up, this Ridge Manor team became the first in league history to earn its way to a state tournament. All previous state appearances came via automatic berths.

City of Brooksville recognizes Moton High School reunion

Moton High School was the only African-American High school in Hernando County, located at 835 School Street.

In the early 1950’s one room schoolhouses around the county were consolidated into larger public schools. The Moton School was one such example of this. The Moton School campus had both an elementary and high school on the same site.

Moton High School alumni, years 1942-1968, were honored by the Brooksville City Council on June 5th for the occasion of their 7th Reunion. Reunions have been held regularly over the years.

Spring Hill ‘B’ team delivers A-plus performance

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Brody Hedick of Spring Hill American takes a swing at a pitch in Thursday's District 6 Tournament game against South Sumter. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

BROOKSVILLE – Spring Hill American may have entered the Dixie Baseball AA Machine Pitch (ages 7-8) All-Stars District 6 Tournament last weekend as something of an afterthought.
The less seasoned of the two squads from Spring Hill in the double-elimination event held at Ernie Wever Youth Park, SH American nonetheless found its way to the championship game on Friday night.
Defeating South Sumter two nights in a row proved a difficult challenge for the local club, which fell 17-0 in 3 ½ innings yet nonetheless earned a trip to the state tournament July 1 in Sebring.

City considers increase to overtime parking fees

On May 15th, the Brooksville City Council held a meeting to discuss current parking and fine policies through the Brooksville Police Department. Cliff Taylor, on behalf of Hogan Law Firm, went before the Council to propose an ordinance regarding an increase to parking fees from five dollars to ten.

The ordinance would apply to all municipal city lots and will include any overtime parking.


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