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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.

HCSO implements cutting edge crime scene technology

February 17, 2018 - 13:15

On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) unveiled it's latest forensics technology. The FARO 3D Laser Crime Scene Mapping System documents a crime or vehicle accident scene in 3D. The HCSO is only the third agency in the state of Florida to use the latest version, the M70 version of the FARO.

Assistant Chief Deputy Bobby Jones with the Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, a a professional consultant on this system demonstrated its capabilities to members of the HCSO forensics team and representatives from the State Attorney's Office.

Repeal of Five Year Cumulative Provision Recommended

February 16, 2018 - 11:46

Hernando County residents affected by an ordinance with the potential to condemn their homes and businesses are relieved this week. At the Feb. 13, 2018 Board of County Commissioners meeting, interested residents packed the The John Law Ayers Room, prepared to address the board to ask the ordinance be repealed.

February Proclaimed American Heart Month

February 16, 2018 - 10:30

Brooksville’s Vice Mayor Robert Battista introduced February as American Heart Month at the February 5th City Council Meeting. The proclamation sets aside the month as a time to educate everyone about the risks of heart disease. American Heart Month began in 1963 to urge Americans to battle heart disease by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Teen Leadership Program preparing students for a bright future

February 14, 2018 - 10:52
Members of the Teen Leadership Program.

For twenty-six select middle school students in Hernando County, “leadership” is more than just a word in the dictionary. Through the Teen Leadership program, these seventh and eighth graders from Winding Waters K-8 School are learning first-hand what it means to be a leader. The school superintendent and administrators choose students based on their academic performance and other factors.

Policy changes on the horizon for community grants

February 12, 2018 - 01:26

On Jan. 9, 2018 commissioners voted on a policy for Providing Aid to Outside Organizations which will replace the current Community Outreach Grant policy starting for fiscal year 2019. The policy will apply to all organizations receiving county funds. Staff recommended the change in policy to improve accountability and transparency. Currently, organizations (not included in the Community Outreach Grant Program) are not required to submit documentation regarding expenditures for the requested funds.

Fine Arts Council announces 2018 community arts grant recipients

February 11, 2018 - 09:22

Hernando County Fine Arts Council began 2018 by announcing 10 local groups who received grants to support county art.

Beth Putnam, Community Arts Grant Program Coordinator said, "This year, we were so pleased that we not only had more applicants, but we also saw such a variety of projects! These grant recipients will support art education for a variety of audiences, art shows for adults and students, and a wide range of musical performances and acting opportunities. We are proud to support groups who help make Hernando County a more vibrant art community."

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