BATES, MICHAEL D.Hernando Today
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BROOKSVILLE - It started when a firefighter showed up for work with what his boss considered an offensive tattoo.
BROOKSVILLE - School board officials are urging county commissioners to reinstate educational impact fees at their Tuesday meeting to help them recoup some of the $2 million they estimate they've lost since fees were su...
BROOKSVILLE - Hernando County says a new wellfield and water treatment plant is needed near Ridge Manor to prepare for future growth and improve existing services for eastside homeowners.
BROOKSVILLE - Lisa Centonze, Hernando County Animal Services' managing veterinarian, will resign her position March 28.
BROOKSVILLE - The cost of luring the RVers back to Brooksville after 16 years of rallies appears to be insurmountable and not only from a financial standpoint.
BROOKSVILLE - Since 1975, the non-profit Arc Nature Coast has used its site off Neff Lake Road as its administrative office and skill training center for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
RIDGE MANOR - Library patrons on the east side will have somewhere to go until repairs are completed on the fire-damaged East Hernando Branch Library.
The house doesn't have a drawbridge or a moat, but in other respects it bears a striking resemblance to a castle. And it is right here in Hernando County.
BROOKSVILLE - Jeff Holcomb, Republican candidate for county commissioner in District 4, is asking his Democratic challenger, Dan Oliver, to resign his job with Hernando County.
BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County Fire Department has accrued $585,000 in overtime in an eight-month period and County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes said he wants answers because it seems excessive.
BROOKSVILLE - A certification from the Federal Aviation Authority will allow Corporate Jet Solutions to perform maintenance on more aircraft, which could mean more revenue for Hernando County, local officials said.
BROOKSVILLE -There will be no fluoride in Hernando County's water system.
BROOKSVILLE - County commissioners will find out Tuesday if they want to spend an estimated $800,000 to fluoridate the water supply for more than 60,000 households in Hernando County.
BROOKSVILLE - The purchasing department received only one bid from a company interested in providing benches at all of Hernando County's mass transit stops.
BROOKSVILLE - It's a wrap.
HERNANDO COUNTY - While other counties in the Tampa Bay area tweak ordinances to control panhandling, Hernando County does not seem to have a problem.
SPRING HILL - Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores are popping up at intersections throughout Hernando County.
BROOKSVILLE - County Commissioner Nick Nicholson said it happens every year about this time, when the Hernando County Fair draws near.
SPRING HILL - Five months ago, when crews started construction of a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on Waterfall Drive, resident John Perry was upset.
BROOKSVILLE - Bonefish Grill has submitted building plans to construct its first restaurant in Hernando County.
Although animal control officers say the cats are mostly well-cared for, the smell is so bad that neighbors have complained. Nicholson said there may be something in the county's animal ordinance that prohibits public nu...
BROOKSVILLE - County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes said Tuesday he stands by comments he made to News Channel 8 that there is no scientific technology available to definitely show where sinkholes are likely to form und...
BROOKSVILLE - Bonnie McDonald told planning and zoning commissioners Monday she would have brought more supporters of her dog training facility with her to their meeting if she had known she was facing a "lynch mob."
BROOKSVILLE - A four-year moratorium on educational impact fees for new homes will likely be extended for another year.
BROOKSVILLE - County commissioners Tuesday will get an update on the restoration of Chinsegut Hill Manor.
BROOKSVILLE - Since the 1990s, Bonnie and William McDonald have trained and assessed certain breeds of dogs, first in Hillsborough County and more recently on their Hayman Road property in Brooksville.
SPRING HILL - Spring Hill Plaza at Kass Circle is the oldest retail center in western Hernando County, dating to 1967 when the Mackle Brothers platted the community.
BROOKSVILLE - The first retailer has committed to locating in the new Cortez Commons, a massive retail complex slated for the southwest corner of Mariner Boulevard and State Road 50.
BROOKSVILLE - The sheriff's office has launched an investigation into the Hernando County Fair Association's finances.
BROOKSVILLE - County officials are hoping to woo the organizers of the annual RV rally back to Hernando County in 2016.
BROOKSVILLE - County commissioners last week approved an operating budget for the Little Rock Cannery of $54,102, which it will get through the rest of this fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
BROOKSVILLE - Brooksville restaurant owner Mary Smith said there was always one thing she could count on when the dreary and colder days of winter set: The arrival of scores of RV owners.
BROOKSVILLE - When the last RV rolls out of the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport rally Sunday, it will mark the end of a 16-year partnership that pumped millions into the local economy.
BROOKSVILLE - None of the county commissioners Tuesday challenged a planning and zoning decision on a proposed winery-cooperage outside of Brooksville so the project can now move forward.
BROOKSVILLE - Citing family issues, Democrat David Welch has dropped out of the District 35 State House race.
BROOKSVILLE - Fresh from his victory in Brooksville, dentist Johnny Johnson is ready to re-enter the fluoridation wars. This time he will fight for all of Hernando County.
BROOKSVILLE - Anna Kallai's request to open a winery-cooperage in Hernando County was met with resistance by neighbors at a recent planning and zoning meeting.
HERNANDO COUNTY - Hernando County's unemployment rate dipped again in December, to 7.4 percent.
BROOKSVILLE - County Attorney Garth Coller said his office has been struggling with only himself and another lawyer on staff.
BROOKSVILLE - Next week, hundreds of motorized juggernauts will roll into the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport to take part in the 16th annual RV rally.
BROOKSVILLE - The final month of 2013 was an active one for several election candidates who saw their campaign war chests increase significantly.