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Sports

Eagles stay tough, never quit, finally get elusive win over NCT

January 19, 2018 - 10:11
#2 Randy Morgan

Coming into the game between Hernando County archrival schools Springstead and Nature Coast, Nature Coast head coach Dave Pisarcik joked that Springstead’s head coach Matthew McGarry always circled this game on the calendar because he hadn’t beaten NCT in a basketball game since 2009. And like all NCT-Springstead games, the Shark Tank was flooded with fans representing both sides, which made it clear that this game wasn’t any different than previous meetings.

That last statement is somewhat true, the only difference being how this contest ended.

Crime

Arrests Net HCSO with Wide-spread Credit Card Fraud Operation

October 18, 2017 - 13:13

What started out as a routine arrest for a fraudulent (merchandise) return/refund operation became a much bigger case for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). They had been investigating a complaint by Bed, Bath and Beyond against 33 year-old Jeansy Cuevas- Padron and 31 year-old Marileisys Rodriguez Serra since August. The pair were accused of using stolen credit card information to purchase items from the merchant, then returning the merchandise to other store locations.

Business

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, opening Brooksville location

January 06, 2018 - 16:54

STAFF

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen is opening a location in Brooksville on Cortez Blvd a little west of Mariner Blvd. They are located next to the Tijuana Flats that recently opened.

Cheddar's serves American Fare. They are a large restaurant with an expansive menu. The were founded in Arlington, Texas in 1979. Cheddar's was in the news recently for their March 27th purchase by Darden Restaurants for $780 million in a cash transaction. Darden's other restaurant chains are Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V's.

Government

KIDS’ HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FACES UNCERTAINTY

January 12, 2018 - 00:07

by Christine Sexton NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

January 10, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- A top Republican state senator is warning that Florida will not able to keep a major children’s health-insurance program running if Congress doesn’t authorize additional money in the near future.

Congress in December authorized a $2.85 billion short-term fix that is expected to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program until March for many states. Some congressional leaders have speculated that a five-year extension could soon be adopted.

Education

Saint Leo University Celebrates MLK Day with Spoken WordArtist

January 12, 2018 - 00:48

ST. LEO FL ­­– The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday, January 16.

The university will celebrate A Day On, Not Off, a spoken word event featuring Oveous, who has earned standing ovations on HBO shows and late night TV. He has won multiple times on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and is a three-time national poetry contest finalist.

Oveous was able to turn his brother’s suicide into a global mission for mental healing and providing an uplifting message for all people through his spoken word performances.