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Hernando County Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 - 19:19

HCSO

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Officials are alerting residents that Hernando County has been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch. As a result, a local state of emergency has been declared for Hernando County, effective at 5:30 p.m. on 10-05-16.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the path of Hurricane Matthew has shifted west. On Friday, 10-07-16, impacts to Hernando County may include:

Silo erected as symbol for Brooksville

October 05, 2016 - 18:59

by HERNANDO SUN STAFF

Brooksville Silo

The first of five welcome silos envisioned by local business owner Blair Hensley, has come to fruition. The silo was erected at the former location of Jim's Tires, 1510 E. Jefferson St late last month. The idea is to brand the city with a unique identifier so that visitors to the city remember Brooksville long after they've gone.

Brooksville CRA rejects public improvement project agreement with SunTrust

October 04, 2016 - 20:27
Brooksville Doctors Mural, location of proposed public improvement project

A goal of the City of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency is to encourage beautification and pedestrian uses of properties within the business district. A proposed improvement project is being negotiated between Suntrust Bank and the CRA. The project location is at the SE corner of the intersection of W Jefferson St. and N Orange Ave. The project would provide bench seating facing the street and "Brooksville Doctors" mural on the back of the Hogan Law firm building.

REPORT LOOKS FOR WAYS TO UNTANGLE I-75 TRAFFIC

October 04, 2016 - 20:15

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 4, 2016.......... A state task force has recommended a series of changes to improve safety and relieve congestion on Interstate 75 between Tampa Bay and North Florida, but it stopped short of calling for a new toll road in the region.

The I-75 Relief Task Force, appointed last year by Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, looked at traffic improvements in Alachua, Citrus, Hernando, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties.

Tentative approval for citizens input at end of school board meeting

October 01, 2016 - 09:47

Hernando Sun Staff

At the School Board Workshop on September 13th, school board members again broached the subject of citizens input during regular school board meetings. Karen Jordan, Public Information Officer for the school district came to the workshop with changes to the citizen input form that had been discussed previously. The school board members hashed out some additional changes and clarified their positions on the issue.

Brooksville council members remain steadfast on reverting one way streets

September 30, 2016 - 20:48

by Hernando Sun Staff

Dennis Dix, Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, addressed the Brooksville city council On September 19th in regards to the project of reverting the one way streets back to two way in the City of Brooksville: The one way streets are Broad Street and Jefferson Street.

Vice and Narcotics Unit Busts Drug House Located Just Feet Away From Elementary School Playground

September 29, 2016 - 11:53

HCSO

Photo by HCSO

On 09-28-2016 at approximately 09:47 a.m., detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a drug search warrant at 5509 Roble Avenue in Spring Hill. This residence is located directly across the street from Spring Hill Elementary School. Sheriff's detectives became concerned with the activity that was occurring at the residence, particularly because of the close proximity to the school. Over the past year, the Sheriff's Office received 54 calls for service, for various reasons, to this residence.

Foundation gives $25K to school based dental sealant program

September 25, 2016 - 16:34

Hernando Sun Staff

The Renaissance Family Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Renaissance Dental Insurance company recently donated $25,000 to Hernando County's Florida Department of Health school based dental sealant program.

Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Once applied, they can dramatically reduce the risk of tooth decay.

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