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The Arc Nature Coast Celebrates the Opening of their Neff Lake Group Home

August 03, 2015 - 16:16

The Arc Nature Coast recently opened a new 6 bedroom group home on their 30 acre Neff Lake Campus. They were awarded a $350,000 grant through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for the construction of the home built by Palmwood Construction and originally designed by PAR drafting. They also received supplemental SHIP funding through the Hernando County Housing Authority. The Arc Nature Coast has been serving intellectually and developmentally challenged individuals and their families in Hernando County since 1973.

SWFWMD Headquarters Not Moving to Tampa Yet, but Resources Are

July 22, 2015 - 13:08

On July 17th, Robert Beltran sent another memo to SWFWMD employees explaining that the Headquarters of SWFWMD will not be moved to Tampa due to the ample feedback they received from cities, counties and organizations against the move. Beltran wrote, “After completion of our budget process and further discussions with our Business Plan consultant, local officials and community leaders, staff concurs with the Governing Board’s action to approve the Business Plan except for the designation of the District headquarters.”

McDonalds on Mariner Closed Due to Electrical Fire

July 19, 2015 - 17:33

Hernando Sun Staff

Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds located at 4166 Mariner Blvd in Spring Hill this afternoon at 2:22pm. They found a fire contained to a kitchen fryer and the situation was quickly mitigated. Two civilians were injured in the fire, with one being transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. There was kitchen contamination due to the discharge of the fire extinguisher. The restaurant will be closed due to the extensive clean up needed. An electrical short in the kitchen fryer was found to cause the incident.

Sheriff Substation Opens in Kass Circle

July 19, 2015 - 15:48

In the photo above from Left to Right: Pat McNeese HC Planning, Bindu and Steve Eriksson (plaza owners), Lil Smith of Papa Clyde's, Donald Wagner Owner of Papa Clyde's Ice Cream, Ginger Latinka Habitat for Humanity Assistant Manager, Chad Shaver Habitat for Humanity Manager, Lynn Van Meter Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Sheriff Nienhuis, Beatrice Hernando Sun-Shine Kid

County Welcomes Commercial Jet Retrofitting Company to Airport

July 17, 2015 - 20:59

Hernando Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved a lease agreement at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport to Project TAS (Transportation Aviation Services), a company that retrofits commercial aircraft for corporate or head of state use. The lease agreement provides TAS with a 3 year payment incentive with a total value of $377,028. Funds are available through the economic improvement fund and will be paid directly to the airport.

Brooksville Vice Mayor Joe Johnston III Remembered

July 16, 2015 - 15:20

The City of Brooksville as well as Hernando County at large lost an upstanding citizen and public servant on July 5th 2015. Brooksville Vice Mayor Joe Johnston III passed away after a long battle with cancer. From 1993 to 2006, he served as council member, Vice Mayor, as well as Mayor. He took a 2 year hiatus and served on the council again from 2008 to the present time.

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