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November 22, 2017 - 01:06

By Hernando Co. Gov.

(L to R) Hernando County Aquatic Services Manager Keith Kolasa and Chairman Wayne Dukes spearhead the Hunters Lake tussock removal project.     Photo by Silvia Dukes

(Brooksville, FL) — The Hernando County Aquatic Services and Waterways Division and the Department of Public Works are working cooperatively with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) on a tussock removal project located at Hunters Lake in Spring Hill. This project will improve fish habitat, water quality as well as navigation and recreation within the lake.

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The Hernando County Aquatic Services and Waterways Division and the Department of Public Works are working cooperatively with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) on a tussock removal project located at Hunters Lake in Spring Hill

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Spring Hill ex-parachuter receives honor award

November 14, 2017 - 00:40
Mel Greene with his Medal of Honor

A Spring Hill man was recently honored as the 2017 82nd Airborne-All American Medal of Honor Award Winner.

Mel Greene, a resident of Hernando County since 1992, was "shocked" when notified of the award at the 82nd Army Airborne Association Convention this past August in Orlando. Greene's honor included leading a parade of approximately 300 troops and Veterans through Disney World down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Later that night, Greene addressed the convention, attended by more than 700 people, where he received the special medallion and official honor award.

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Cemex mining expansion resurfaces

November 22, 2017 - 01:00

Cemex mining expansion resurfaces with the yellow rezoning signs re-appearing on Cortez across from Bayfront Hospital. In 2014 and 2015 Cemex went through the process to attempt the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment for 730 acres along Cortez Blvd (across from Bayfront Hospital) adjacent to their current mining operation. The 730 acres would be leased to Cemex for 20 years for mining purposes. Following the 20-year mining period, the owners, prominent residents including Tommy Bronson, Jim Kimbrough, Robert Buckner, Joe Mason and others, plan to create a residential development.

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In massive thriller, Hernando almost pulls off major upset

November 14, 2017 - 00:07

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

HHS No. 53 Hayden Griffith before battling Clay on Nov. 10, 2017

For the first time in five years, the Hernando Leopards varsity football program was one of the 32 teams selected in the 5A class of the FHSAA playoffs. This time around, the team was district champions, riding a 7-2 record to 38 points in the new system. On Friday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium, fans packed the stands to watch Hernando take on their opponent in the first round, the Clay Blue Devils, who are located roughly three hours from Brooksville.

What transpired during this game arguably made it the game of the first round.

Business Spotlight

Cole's Farm Market expands to 3 locations

October 07, 2017 - 09:13

Hernando Sun Staff

Kim and Jim Cole, owners of Cole's Farm Markets.

To those traveling east on County Line Road or south on US19, Jim Cole’s produce stands are a familiar sight with their bright red and green tents. Now, the Cole’s have opened a new stand located at the junction of Twin Dolphin Drive and Sunshine Grove Road just off Cortez Boulevard.

Cole’s Farm Markets have been in Hernando and Pasco counties selling fresh fruit and vegetables for more than 11 years and have become an important part of local communities.

Cole has been in the business of selling produce all his life.

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Fact Check Labels

October 07, 2017 - 09:01

One of the new additions to the search aggregator Google News, Bing News, and others is a new fact check label. They are using a select group of news sites and including their articles marked as fact checks.

Fact checking can be very subjective, since often the statements are not purely measurable. To determine true or false, there is interpretation that is required to arrive at something that is measurable. This interpretation of the statement and distilling it down into something that can be verified is an area where these fact checkers fail.

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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Brooksville Council Meeting
Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00PM
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Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/5/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Planning and Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
12/11/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/12/2017 9:00 AM
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John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

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Dining Out

Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

October 20, 2017 - 02:58

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.