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Sports

An interview with Boston University Cross Country Coach Paul “Jody” Spangler

Paul Spangler, coaching at The University of Florida, photo by Tim Casey

Paul Spangler is a Class of 1993 Hernando High Graduate who excelled at distance running under coach Ernie Chatman. He won a state title in his Junior year in the 3200 meters and in his senior year was the runner up. Paul ran cross country for the University of Alabama and in his senior year was all SEC in cross country. He then went on to coach track/cross country at Florida State, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Florida, and now Boston University.

Why did you choose to coach at Boston University?

Crime

Two Juveniles Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries

Submitted by HCSO

On 07-20-17, a victim observed what he believed to be a vehicle burglary in progress at his residence, located at 15304 Shady Street in Brooksville. The homeowner exited his residence and confronted the two individuals who were rifling through his vehicle. Both suspects fled on foot. The homeowner gave chase, catching and detaining one of the individuals.

Business

Business Briefs 7-21-17

Cannery closed temporarily for repairs

Hernando County's Little Rock Cannery, located at 15487 Citrus Way in Brooksville, is currently closed for planned maintenance through July 30, 2017. During this temporary closure, please call the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 540-6357 or visit www.hernandocounty.us/cannery/ for general information about the cannery.

National Dance Day

Government

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.

Education