August 30, 2017 - 07:51


THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, August 29, 2017......... Duke Energy Florida on Tuesday began seeking approval of a wide-ranging settlement agreement that would eliminate the possibility of building nuclear reactors in Levy County, boost solar-energy projects and help set base electricity rates for the coming years.

Baby Steps to Baby Friendly in Hernando County

August 26, 2017 - 10:15

Brooksville, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County is pleased to announce Bayfront Health Spring Hill has been awarded a $20,000 grant to improve infant and maternal health through the Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Project. The hospital joins 56 Florida hospitals and birthing facilities from 31 counties with this designation.

Senator Bill Nelson and Grace Nelson speak at Chamber of Commerce events

August 26, 2017 - 10:07

“Orbiting Earth every ninety minutes, I didn’t see any political borders, any strife, just a whole world, with everyone all together,” said Senator Bill Nelson to the crowded room at the Hernando Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning, August 11th. He was referring to his 1986 flight as a crewmember on the spacecraft Columbia when he was a representative to the Florida House. Now the senior senator from Florida was back home from Washington, DC.

Dreams turn into reality

August 25, 2017 - 09:25
Barrett and Shawnda Rivera in their showroom.

For the majority of us, our dream kitchen is usually imagined as a glittering showplace, filled with granite islands stretching toward a faraway horizon and sparkling appliances that instantly make you a Michelin chef.

Truth is, unless you’re rich enough to be able to buy your home complete with these dream kitchens and bathrooms, remodeling is the affordable option.

This is where the experts come into play and the more expert help you can get to help you imagine your new dream spaces, the better your options will be on choices and cost control.

Lake Lindsey Mall under new ownership

August 20, 2017 - 08:57
Billy and Bridie Jones and their family. The Jones’ and their family are the new owners of Lake Lindsey Mall.

The iconic neighbor-hood store, Lake Lindsey Mall and Deli, is now under new ownership. Billy and Bridie Jones are the new owners. Billy is an electrician by trade who grew up down the road and always wanted to run the store. His wife Bridie is an 18-year veteran of the school system who taught first grade. The couple has 7 children, many of whom are helping out at the shop.

Fine-tuning online search options

August 20, 2017 - 08:53

It use to be if you wanted to find a local business you would grab the phone book and look up their name or their category. If you wanted a plumber you would look under plumbers and chose one of the listing to call. The business could buy a larger listing (ad) in the yellow pages to stand out. You would pick one of the business under the plumbing listings and call them.

Presentation about Florida’s affordable housing situation set for Aug. 21

August 20, 2017 - 08:50


Jaimie Ross, President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, will present a statewide perspective on the State’s affordable housing situation at the fifth Housing and Community Development Summit presented by the Pasco County Community Development Department. The Summit brings together local experts and hosts panel discussions on topics such as homeownership, homelessness, rental housing and neighborhood redevelopment.

Estate Sales Made Simple

August 20, 2017 - 08:47
Maggie Herrera with her American Indian statue she uses at every estate sale to welcome her customers.

When an elderly parent dies, their children are often left to ponder the future of the remaining parent and the parents’ lifelong family home — a typical three bedroom, two bathroom property — common in subdivisions found throughout Florida.

One probably envisages a tidy, well-kept property but often there’s an overgrown garden and peeling paintwork. Inside, though, is a different story. There could be a treasure trove of belongings the couple has gathered throughout their longterm marriage.

Brooksville Tampa-Bay Airport receives “Airport of the Year” designation, but financial situation could be better

August 18, 2017 - 16:18

Recently, the Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport was “Airport of the Year” by the Florida Department of Transportation.

“We are very proud of this recognition from FDOT,” County Administrator Leonard Sossamon said. “With FDOT and FAA assistance, we have worked hard to make airfield safety improvements and infrastructure upgrades for development.”

Richloam General Store aims for designation on the National Register of Historic Places

August 18, 2017 - 07:54

The Board of County Commissioners received a letter from Ruben A. Acosta, Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation, informing the county of the Richloam General Store’s nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The nomination proposal will be in front of a review board on Thurs. Aug. 10. If the board finds that the property meets the criteria, then a formal nomination will be submitted to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington D.C. for a final decision.


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