Dickies Barbeque Pit Opens in Brooksville


by Hernando Sun Staff

Dickies opened its doors on Thursday at its Brooksville location, 19348 Cortez Blvd in the Brooksville Square Plaza next door to Publix. Dickies is a barbeque franchise from Dallas Texas, established in 1941. The proprietors of the new location are David Ambrose and Steven Phillips, friends as well as business partners who met in Brooksville over ten years ago. Ambrose, entrepreneur, and Phillips with restaurant experience teamed up when they saw a need for southern style barbeque in Brooksville.

Cemex Mine Expansion Advances


by Julie Maglio

Full House at Hernando BOCC to hear Cemex Expansion decision

For background information, read Cemex Expansion. At the December 9th Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners Dukes, Nicholson, Adkins, and Holcomb voted to send the issue on to the FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) with Commissioner Rowden voting against it. Shortly before they voted Rowden stated that she did not understand why the Commission did not agree with P&Z Commission findings.

County Commissioners to Decide on Cemex Expansion


by Julie Maglio

Fort Dade Ave

The Hernando Board of County Commissioners will decide on the Cemex expansion, comprehensive plan amendment December 9th. The issue has been ongoing for several months and is highly contentious.

Cemex is proposing to expand their mine to nine parcels totaling 730 acres located across from Bayfront/Brooksville Regional Hospital. The prominent businessmen who own the parcels plan to lease them to Cemex for a 20 year mining project, then develop the properties as a residential area.


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