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Superintendent encourages summer reading in regular update

The Superintendent's update is an overview of the happenings within the school district over the past two weeks, delivered by Karen Jordan, Public Information Officer to the Hernando County School Board on May 30th.

Karen Jordan, Public Information Officer, shared highlights of events at county schools over the past two weeks. The first event was a visit by the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of School Improvement and Differentiated Accountability.

Rogers Rezoning Petition Approved: a slice of Chocolate pi in Brooksville's future?

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Chocolate pi logo

Chocolate pi Bakery Boutique out of Tampa is seeking to purchase a 1300 square foot building in downtown Brooksville in order to open up another location. The property is located at 110 S. Saxon Ave. Owner of Chocolate pi, Kim Yelvington states, “Chocolate pi will offer a nostalgic variety of pies, cookies, ice cream and hand crafted coffee drinks… as well as specialty gift items...”

Pies will be sold by the slice and the store will also feature a soda fountain for “crafted sodas made in house.”

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.

Update on local state appropriation requests

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Two appropriation bills sponsored by Representative Ingoglia were vetoed by the Governor last week. A $425,000 appropriations request to help fund the construction of The Arc Nature Coast Life Skills Center on their Neff Lake Campus was vetoed along with The City of Brooksville’s $350,000 request to fund the Horselake Creek - Southeastern Branch Drainage Restoration Project.

Governor Scott also vetoed $4 million in funding for a wellness center for St. Leo University. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Daniel Burgess.

Early Morning Residential Fire Displaces Man

HCFR release

27192 Roper Rd Brooksville HCFR

(Brooksville, FL) @ 00:46 Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to a reported structure on fire at 27192 Roper Road. Initial reports stated that neighbors could see flames through a window at the house. The first HCFR unit arrived on scene within 7 minutes of alarm and reported to have a single story residential structure with smoke showing from the residence. Fire crews coordinated a rapid search for the fire and any persons in the residence. No residents were home during the fire. A family dog was found inside the residence, but had succumbed to the smoke.

Hurricane season begins. Here are some ways to ready yourself

Hurricane Frances from the International Space Station 2004

In a press conference last week, Governor Rick Scott stated, “Last year, our state was impacted by two hurricanes … We haven’t experienced something like this in over a decade. These hurricanes clearly heighten the awareness for everybody in our state about the need to be prepared, and the damage it can do to your house, or to your business and our economy.”
With so much at stake, a solid preparedness plan is important.

How To Prepare

Will you need to evacuate? Do you have pets? How much food and water will you need for an extended power and water outage?

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