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A review of road paving projects in the county

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Road paving from BOCC agenda packet 1/10/17

Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg prepared statistics about road paving in the county between 2010 and 2016 to present to the BOCC on 1/10/17.

His presentation explains that when 51% of the citizens in an area are in favor of road paving, a proposal can go in front of the Hernando County BOCC for an MSBU road paving program. The county shares ⅓ of the costs.

INGOGLIA WINS SECOND TERM AS STATE GOP CHAIR

By BRANDON LARRABEE
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Blaise Ingoglia

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 14, 2017..........Following the state GOP's strong performance in the November elections, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia overwhelmingly won a second term Saturday at the party's annual meeting.

In a vote of the party's executive committee, Ingoglia defeated his only competitor by a 2-to-1 margin, taking 152 votes to 76 for Christian Ziegler, the Republican state committeeman for Sarasota County.

Hunters Lake tussock removal anticipated to begin Spring 2017

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Hunters Lake, photography by Elizabeth Dentato

Plans are underway to remove 19 acres of tussock from Hunters Lake which is located between Spring Hill Drive and County Line Rd, just east of Commercial Way. In 2015, the lake was estimated to cover 429 acres. It has grown over the years. In 1954, the lake covered 302 acres. A 2009 report indicated 100 acres of invasive tussock which poses a threat to native fish, birds and plants.

Interstate News Jan. 13- 21, 2017

FDOT

Hernando County

project news: I-75 Widening from south of US 98/SR 50 to the Hernando/Sumter counties line

Night lane closures on I-75 in northern Hernando County
Ridge Manor, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (January 15 - 19) nights.

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Gunfire on patrol car in South Brooksville

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On Jan. 11, 2017 11PM, while patrolling the South Brooksville area, two Sheriff's Deputies attempted to pull over a black Toyota for a routine traffic stop. The driver fled in the vehicle and the front-seat passenger fled on foot. Deputies were able to apprehend two individuals involved, but one is still on the run.

During the incident, the suspects fired a gun and hit the Sheriff's Deputies' patrol vehicle. The Deputies were not injured.

The Sheriff's Office will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Hernando County teen critically injured in rollover accident

JT, Joseph Trafford, catches a pass for the Anclote Pirates during the pre-season game on Nov. 27, 2016 against the War Eagles. JT was going to start his season with Anclote Pirates in January 2017. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

On Dec. 29, 2016, JT (Joseph Trafford) was involved in a single vehicle rollover accident on Mondon Hill Road and Atlantis Lane in Brooksville, Fla. No other vehicles or persons were involved. JT had veered off the road into wet grass and lost control of his F150 truck. He tried to correct his truck but was unable to. He hit a couple of mailboxes and then hit the concrete culvert and that is what sent his truck into a rolling motion. JT was ejected from his truck right into the path of his rolling vehicle.

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