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The Florida Bluegrass Classic will once again be home to many music fans who love bluegrass, real country music and having a great time with others.

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Take Stock in Children (TSIC) for Hernando County will hold the fifth annual Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, February 24 at 8 a.m. at the PHSC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

The 2018 Sunwest Crab & Shrimp Festival includes free bounce houses, free crab races, free photo booths, open play corn hole, a crab claw eating contest, tons of food, carnival rides and live bands all day

For over a year the Observation Tower at Linda Pederson Park had been closed due to a fire that occurred on October 14, 2016.

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CRISCI, LAURA THERESA
(09/25/1966)
Arrest Date:
02/19/18 23:32
Arrest Location::
1485 COMMERCIAL WAY
Offense:
817.52(2) - HIRING WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD

Public Service Announcements

Three county parks soon to accept credit cards only at meters

February 16, 2018 - 18:17

(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces that effective March 30, 2018, credit cards will be the only form of payment accepted at parking meters located at the following locations:

Rogers Park

Hernando Beach Boat Ramp

Bayport Park

Staff members at the Alfred McKethan/Pine Island Park will continue to accept cash or credit card at the gate.

Flags at half-staff to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims

February 15, 2018 - 07:00

PSA

Gov. Rick Scott, "In honor and remembrance of the victims of the senseless violence committed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on Monday, February 19, 2018."

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Secretary Detzner Designates Brooksville Main Street as Florida Main Street Program of the Month

February 18, 2018 - 11:42

TALLAHASSEE –
Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced that Brooksville Main Street has been designated the Florida Main Street Community of the Month for February 2018. Communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.

Sports

Sharks start off slow, then pull away to win another title

February 19, 2018 - 10:49
Nature Coast Tech #21 Orien Adams

For the better half of the 2017-2018 varsity basketball season in the North Suncoast, one headline came from right here in Hernando County: “Could Nature Coast erase the sting of losing the district championship to county rival Central last season?” While it is true that NCT won when it mattered most last year, defeating Central on their court in the Sweet 16, that feeling of hosting the regional playoffs means so much to these young athletes. Like most years in the past, NCT entered the tournament as the #1 seed and the favorite to win, with almost every other team still playing catch-up.

Community

P & Z recommends approval for Njoy Spirits special exception use permit change

February 19, 2018 - 02:21

By Leslie Stein

Njoy Spirits is a family operated Florida Whiskey distillery on 80 acres in the middle of the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. They purchased their property in 2002 and have had many obstacles in order to produce 3 different award-winning products, all Florida grown. The Wild Buck American Rye Whiskey uses 100% rye whiskey with no artificial flavorings or color. It is aged in custom made charred American oak barrels and allowed to develop in the Florida Climate.

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Florida Cancer Specialists
Kids Central, Inc.
Airport Farmers and Flea Market, Brooksville
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center

Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Planning and Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
2/12/2018 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
2/13/2018 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

HC School Board Meetings 2/13/18
Informal 11AM
Workshop 2PM
Regular 6PM
District Office-Board Room
919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601

City of Brooksville
Beautification Board
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5:30PM
Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Brooksville Planning & Zoning Commission
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:30PM
Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Technology

GDPR is going to affect us all

February 07, 2018 - 09:41

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the European Union (EU) in April 2016. The GDPR requires that businesses protect EU Citizens’ privacy and personal data on transactions that take place in the EU.

The GDPR is going to start being enforced May 25, 2018. Companies are required to protect an individual’s IP address, browser cookie, and RFID tags in the same manner as they would secure that person’s name, address and Social Security number.