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Stubin’s Story

Stubin was found in a crate outside of Animal Services by the road. Photo provided.

CARES Rescue is an animal shelter in Brooksville, FL. One of their doggies, Stubin, was dropped off in front of Hernando County animal services in a crate.

A good samaritan found him and because of his condition, couldn’t identify what kind of dog he is.

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Stubin was dropped off in front of Hernando County animal services in a crate.

Entering 9th Grade in Sarasota, Dom Maglio, advises fellow students on the upcoming school year. Dom enjoys fishing and plays many different sports in his free time.

Sponsored by Brooksville Main Street, City of Brooksville and Hernando County, Back to School Bash kicks off the 2017-2018 school year with games, music, food, and fun.

The program has now graduated 100 individuals from agencies statewide.

During Correspondence to Note of the Tuesday Aug. 4, 2017 BOCC meeting, Commissioner Champion brought up for discussion the recent financial turmoil in the City of Brooksville.

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SMITH, PIERRE J
(03/20/1978)
Arrest Date:
08/16/17 22:06
Arrest Location::
RIDGE MANOR BLVD & KNOLLWOOD DR
Offense:
893.13(1)(a) - POSS OF MARIJUANA

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Seniors who love to help seniors

Sue Simone of Seniors Helping Seniors® — helping to make life easier for seniors who want to stay as long as possible in their own homes.  Photo: Sue Quigley

Sue Simone started volunteering over 30 years ago providing helpful care to homebound seniors who needed help in the house in varying degrees.
“It was a powerful experience and gave me a tremendous sense of purpose to serve others,” she said.

But then her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called “frontotemporal dementia” and their life together was plunged into a world of uncertainty. His prognosis was not good. 

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Members of K-9 Partners for Patriots help Congress see benefits of service dogs

Mary Peter and Ron Flaville with K-9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. in Brooksville attended a conference in Washington D.C. last month. Held by the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans, the meeting took place July 17-20.

Peter and Flaville had several purposes in attending the meeting.

“We wanted to identify service dog issues with other veteran service organizations in order to share ‘best practices’ and come up with solutions to those problems,” Ms. Peter states.

Who built it? Artist Lewis Watkins of Brooksville

Sculpture by Lewis Watkins at the West Hernando Library

Lewis Boone Watkins was an accomplished artist from Brooksville. Internationally, his artwork is part of permanent collections in the National Museum in Santiago, Chile and the Vatican Museum in Italy. Nationwide his work is displayed at the West Virginia Fine Arts and Cultural Center, John Davis Fine Arts Center in West Virginia, Leslie Stephens Fine Arts Center in Alabama, Florida State Museum, in the State Capitols of Florida, West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas and Tennessee, not to mention numerous other private, corporate college and university collections.

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Sheriff’s Office MSTU concept re-emerges with Brooksville budget woes

During Correspondence to Note of the Tuesday Aug. 4, 2017 BOCC meeting, Commissioner Champion brought up for discussion the recent financial turmoil in the City of Brooksville. The subject rehashed some old turmoil among commissioners in relation to a potential Sheriff’s Office Municipal Service Taxation Unit (MSTU).

State News

$50 million from the state for springs across Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Water Management Districts have identified 40 springs projects that will receive $50 million as part of the 2017-2018 state budget. While none of the 40 projects appear to be in Hernando County, there are projects in neighboring counties that have been funded. Hernando County did receive a $400,000 allocation for a Weeki Wachee River channel restoration project which does not seem to be part of 40 projects.

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Members of K-9 Partners for Patriots help Congress see benefits of service dogs

Mary Peter and Ron Flaville with K-9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. in Brooksville attended a conference in Washington D.C. last month. Held by the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans, the meeting took place July 17-20.

Peter and Flaville had several purposes in attending the meeting.

“We wanted to identify service dog issues with other veteran service organizations in order to share ‘best practices’ and come up with solutions to those problems,” Ms. Peter states.

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HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES 8-04-2017

In Plain View, A Clear Plastic “Gatorade” Bottle with a Liquid Meth

ABDALLAH, BRANDON ANTHONY
YOB: 1993
TATTOO: UNKNOWN WITH BUDDHA
CHARGES: TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Arrested on 7/27/2017 23:20 7144 DAVENPORT LN, SPRING HILL

Arrest Summary Excerpt: “On 07/27/17, at approximately 2251 hours, located at 7152 Davenport Lane, Spring Hill, FL, affiant made contact with the defendant in reference to a stolen vehicle investigation.

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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting
8/14/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville Vision Foundation Executive Board Tues, Aug 15, 2017, 3PM - 4PM; Location City Hall

Brooksville Vision Foundation Tues, Aug. 15, 2017, 4:00PM
Location City Hall

Brooksville Housing Authority Meeting Tues, Aug. 15, 2017, 5:00PM
Location City Hall

Metropolitan Planning Organization Regular Meeting 8/15/2017 1:00 PM
Lecanto Government Building 3600 W Sovereign Path Room 166 Lecanto, FL 34461

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
8/22/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

School Board Meetings
8/22/2017 Workshop 2:00 PM; Regular Meeting 6PM
District Office-Board Room
919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601