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Hernando Bar 5K

On March 25 the Hernando County Bar Association held their annual 5k race. They have been holding this event since 2011. Around 160 to 170 people ran in the 5k this year which was a significant increase over last year's participation with approximately 110 racers.

This event raises money for the scholarships awarded by the Hernando County Bar Association. This year the Bar is awarding four college scholarships for $1,000 to students of Hernando County interested in a law-related field (including law enforcement and paralegal studies)

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The Hernando County Bar Association 5K raises money for the Bar's scholarships.

The Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) to separate the Sheriff's Office budget from the general fund has been a contentious subject for some time now, being first addressed by Sheriff Rich Nugent back in 2001. The discussion of enacting an MSTU for the

No one expects to be at the scene of a Pulse Night Club incident, but unfortunately these “active shooter” incidents seem to be happening more frequently.

At least two Hernando County lifters are bound for states next month following Saturday’s Class 1A, Region 6 Meet at Belleview.

In four Farm Bureau Classic games this week, Springstead allowed a combined total of six runs.

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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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How to respond to an active shooter situation

No one expects to be at the scene of a Pulse Night Club incident, but unfortunately these “active shooter” incidents seem to be happening more frequently.

On March 14, the Hernando County Sheriff’s office held a seminar for citizens detailing what to do if you find yourself in the midst of any type of mass assault. These don’t always involve firearms. It could be a bomb, a box truck or even a fire. They can occur in a mall, workplace, or an open public area.

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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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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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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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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Brooksville Special Master Hearing; Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:00PM
Location City Hall

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
3/28/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville City Council Meeting Monday, April 03, 2017, 7:00PM
Location City Hall

Potential Bville City Council Workshop Monday, April 10, 2017; 5:00PM

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

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
4/11/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

School Board Meetings
4/11/2017, District Office-Board Room
Informal School Board Meeting 11AM
Workshop 2PM, Regular School Board Meeting 6PM

School Board Meetings 4/25/2017, District Office-Board Room
Workshop 2PM, Regular School Board Meeting 6PM