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Sports notebook: Two county lifters win regional titles

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Central's Dominique Walker won a regional title at 199 pounds on Saturday, benching 320 pounds and lifting 260 in the clean-and-jerk for a 580 total. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

At least two Hernando County lifters are bound for states next month following Saturday’s Class 1A, Region 6 Meet at Belleview.
The winner of each weight division earned state berths, while the rest will wait to see if they receive at-large spots at the FHSAA Finals, taking place on April 8 at DeLand High.
For Central, senior Dominique Walker took first at 199 pounds, benching 320 pounds and lifting 260 in the clean-and-jerk for a 580 total. Walker actually tied with Austin Quandt from Citrus, but won due to weighing in four pounds lighter.

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Chamber to Host 43rd Annual Student Recognition Banquet

The 43rd Annual Student Recognition Banquet will be hosted by the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30pm-9pm.
This year’s Keynote speaker will be Lynn Mueller- Nissen, celebrated author and a 1984 graduate of Springstead High School. Our Master of Ceremonies will be Steve Schurdell , Managing Partner of HITS 106.

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Hernando County's contributions to World War II

A concrete bunker that was used in testing and alignment of aircraft machine guns during WWII at Brooksville - TB Regional Airport.

The genesis of the Brooksville Army field now known as the Brooksville–Tampa Bay Regional Airport came during World War II. A multi-county committee representing the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce met with US Senator Claude Pepper asking for his help in convincing the Army Air Force to create an army base on the lands controlled by the Withlacoochee Forest land use development program. The committee was comprised of John Wallace who served as Project Manager for the creation of the Withlacoochee Forest for the Resettlement Administration, Sheriff Neil F.

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Springstead closer Marrone collects MVP

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Springstead closer Dominic Marrone warms up during Friday's Farm Bureau Classic final against Central. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

BROOKSVILLE – In four Farm Bureau Classic games this week, Springstead allowed a combined total of six runs.
No question then that the Eagles finished with the championship trophy in hand on the strength of their pitching staff. Yet the hurler deemed most valuable didn’t start a single contest.
Senior Dominic Marrone may not have recorded the first outs for Springstead, but he was on the mound for the final one throughout the entire tournament. For that, he was awarded MVP honors.

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Construction to Begin on Quality Drive Sidewalks

The subject of building sidewalks on Quality Drive has been in discussion for quite some time. In February 2016, Congressman Richard Nugent attended a meeting, and asked the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to expedite construction of the sidewalks. At the time, Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg explained that the delay was a budget issue.

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Brooksville Special Master Hearing; Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:00PM
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Board of County Commissioners
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3/28/2017 9:00 AM
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John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville City Council Meeting Monday, April 03, 2017, 7:00PM
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Potential Bville City Council Workshop Monday, April 10, 2017; 5:00PM

Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting
4/10/2017 9:00 AM
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John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
4/11/2017 9:00 AM
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4/11/2017, District Office-Board Room
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