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Larry’s Shoe Repair, a landmark in Hernando County, continuing to restore loved and damaged shoes to practically new.

Summer is a prime time for the great American tradition of road trips.

Last week the topic was to write a story about the painting "The Jolly Flatboatmen" by George Caleb Bingham, 1846

Sit in cool comfort for a tour of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where your tour director will be retired Army Major Randy Coppola.

Located just east of historic Homosassa Springs, in Homosassa, Florida, Alpaca Magic USA is home to about 50 Suri alpacas.

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Early days of Spring Hill

Spring Hill Drive and 19 April 25, 1967 submitted by Janet Croft

The 50th anniversary of the grand opening of Deltona Corp’s Spring Hill community was on April 30 of this year. The county and Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will be commemorating the anniversary on July 27th at The Lake House, which was once Spring Hill’s community center. It was here where early residents gathered for community picnics and celebrations.

Local News

County offers $250,000 settlement to BRW, Inc. for Osowaw Bike Trail project

BRW Contracting Inc. filed a lawsuit against the county on May 26, 2016 for “CONTRACT AND INDEBTEDNESS” in relation to the Osowaw Blvd. Bike Trail/ Sidewalk Project. An agreement for the project was signed between the county and BRW Contracting Inc. on February 10, 2015.

The project was put out to bid in 2014 and BRW was chosen by the county as the “lowest responsive responsible bidder” in December 2014. BRW bid $571,797.18 for the project, beating out Goodwin Bros., Pave-Rite, DAB Constructors and AJAX Paving Industries of FL.

State News

GOLDMAN SACHS REACHES OUT TO SCOTT ON VENEZUELA

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 20, 2017......... Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which has taken heat for its purchase of $2.8 billion in bonds for Venezuela's state-run oil company, is working behind the scenes as Gov. Rick Scott seeks to prevent Florida from doing business with entities supporting the Maduro regime.

Scott hasn't outlined details of the proposal he intends to put before the state Cabinet on Aug. 16. But just saying he wants to make a change that could affect the state's investments has drawn attention from the Wall Street firm.

Sports

Spring Hill Minors come home with state title in tow

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Spring Hill American White displays its championship banner following Wednesday's final of the Dixie Baseball AAA Minors All-Stars State Tournament in Marianna. Photo provided

Roughly 34 miles separate the home fields of the Spring Hill and South Sumter Dixie Baseball Leagues.
Yet teams from those two organizations found themselves up in the Panhandle on Wednesday, playing in the final of the AAA Minors (age 9-10) All-Stars State Tournament at the MERE Complex in Marianna.

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Latest Issue: July 21 - 27, 2017

Technology

County revises hardware replacement policy

Technology Services Manager Karolyn Anthony presented to the Board of County Commissioners revisions to a Hardware Replacement Policy ( No. 34-01) that was approved in September 2011. The Hardware Replacement - Internal Service Fund Policy essentially requires all county departments to budget 20% of replacement costs annually for the Internal Service Fund, resulting in a self-sustaining fund that provides the Board of County Commissioners stable funding through the normal budgeting process.

Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Brooksville City Council Meeting ; Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00PM
Location City Hall

Brooksville Housing Authority Meeting; Tues, July 18, 2017, 5:00PM
Location City Hall

Great Brooksvillian Meeting Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location City Hall
Contact Deputy City Clerk 352-540-3853

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
7/25/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

School Board Meetings
7/25/2017
10:00 AM Informal; 2 PM Workshop; 5:01 PM 1st Public Budget Hearing; 6PM Reg Mtg
District Office-Board Room
919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
8/8/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601