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Seeking Christmas Carolers

December 07, 2017 - 09:07

The Brooksville MAIN STREET Promotion Committee is seeking groups of carolers for the 2017 “12 Days of Christmas” program.

Downtown Brooksville’s exciting Christmas tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. on Dec.7. The MAIN STREET program’s vision is to keep the excitement and anticipation of Christmas continuing. One way to assist in accomplishing this is with seasonal music from area churches and other groups in the downtown area each evening from Dec. 8 through Christmas Eve.

County plans to purchase generators for traffic signals

December 01, 2017 - 10:58

Hernando County plans to purchase 25 generators (for $896 apiece) in order to maintain the functionality of traffic signals during prolonged power outages. The county states, “Due to vast power outage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Department of Public Works (DPW) Traffic division was unable to maintain functionality of many traffic signals throughout much of Hernando County. There are currently 85 operational traffic signals in Hernando County, with an additional two signals going into service later this fiscal year (Mariner/W Landover and US19/Toucan).

Storm debris pickup update from the county

November 09, 2017 - 01:18

(Brooksville, FL) Grubbs Emergency Services and Tag Grinding continue to collect storm debris throughout Hernando County. The contractors currently have 24 trucks in operation and have significantly increased their rate of collection. Nearly 50,000 cubic yards of debris have been collected with approximately 20 percent being picked up this past week. The first pass is expected to be completed within three weeks; a second pass will follow.

CITY IN NEED OF CHARTER REVIEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

November 03, 2017 - 00:12

Every six years, the City of Brooksville’s City Charter is required to be reviewed. In January, 2018, Council will appoint a committee of seven (7) members who shall review the charter. The seven members are required to be City residents and their term of office shall run only through the 2018 Charter Review Process.

To apply, please fill out an application and return it to the City Clerk’s office:

Winners of Swamp Fest T-Shirt Logo Contest Announced

October 28, 2017 - 01:56

by HERNANDO SUN STAFF
PHOTOS by Sue Quigley

Swmp Fest committee members during the judging of entries for the 2018 T-Shirt logo design.

Members of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest T-Shirt Contest Committee gathered at the Weeki Wachee Area Club on Shoal Line Boulevard Oct. 12 to select the winners and runners-up of the annual contest.

For the 2018 Swamp Fest logo, entries were required to be in black and white, 8.5 x 11 inches in size and featuring a mermaid in a swamp scene with at least two swamp creatures. A total of 99 entries were submitted.

Ingoglia on Red Light Cameras: Taxation by Citation

October 24, 2017 - 21:42

State Representative Blaise Ingoglia is one of the sponsors of a Florida House bill that will get rid of red light cameras for good. The language included in HB (House Bill) 6007 is, “This means local governments will no longer have the authority to implement red light camera programs by local ordinance.”

Clean-up for schools used as shelters during Irma

October 12, 2017 - 09:11

After six of the district schools functioned as shelters during Hurricane Irma, there was a considerable amount of cleanup and sanitation needed before students returned. The school district used EE & G Environmental Services, Simpson Environmental Services and Pure Air Controls, Inc to perform the needed services.

Dr. Romano, Superintendent of Schools, followed Emergency Procurement Procedures in hiring the companies, enabling her to suspend the competitive bid process.

Captain Cyrus Robinson of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, 1 of 30 Executive Leadership graduates

August 16, 2017 - 11:15

(STAFF)

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Leadership seminar is “an educational opportunity for upper level managers within Florida criminal justice organizations and seeks to provide a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s criminal justice executives.”

Vertical Expansion Sought for Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Cell

July 12, 2017 - 12:35

The Construction and Demolition (C&D) landfill cell is a 12.4 acre area that contains 9,699 tons of debris per year. Opening in 1991, the area is now nearing the end of its 26 year life span. Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling is seeking permission to vertically expand the area to allow for more time to allocate a new C&D area.

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