Friday, June 22, 2018

Hernando News

Roof leaks close Brooksville Huddle House

Roof leaks close Brooksville Huddle House

BROOKSVILLE — The doors at Huddle House, the "Any Meal, Any Time" diner-style restaurant opened in early March, are now closed. Pervasive roof leaks are said to be the culprit."Repairs are being made," said Sidney Thompson, public relations spokesper...
Published: 06/20/18
Brooksville City Council abandons idea of closing fire department

Brooksville City Council abandons idea of closing fire department

BROOKSVILLE — After months of discussion ending in a three-hour debate Monday night, Brooksville City Council abandoned the idea of closing its fire department and contracting with Hernando County for fire services.City Council Member Joe Bernardini,...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/19/18

Reopening date still elusive for Palace Grand facility

SPRING HILL — Palace Grand, an upscale event facility closed in 2016 because of sinkhole activity beneath the structure, remains shuttered. A reopening date remains elusive.Originally advertised as a "luxurious" setting for weddings, corporate events...
Published: 06/20/18

Hernando Religion Calendar for June 22

Religion calendarBrooksvilleProvidence Church is offering a free weekly water-themed Kid’s Summer Fun Series that features Biblical stories, worship music and activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. W...
Published: 06/18/18
Hernando center to help women rebuild their lives after incarceration

Hernando center to help women rebuild their lives after incarceration

BROOKSVILLE — Paul and Sheri Haulk want to take their 15-year-old Christian prison ministry to a new level. Mizpah Ministries, an outreach of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spring Hill, purchased 21 acres in northern Hernando County last year to build...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/18/18
For now, commission balks on more Weeki Wachee River business

For now, commission balks on more Weeki Wachee River business

BROOKSVILLE — Last week, just as the Weeki Wachee River carrying-capacity study was about to start, a local business was before the County Commission hoping to use Rogers Park as a base for a night-time paddleboarding business.But before Harry Johnso...
Published: 06/20/18

Hernando Briefs for June 15

COUNTYWIDEElections office sets voter outreach eventsShirley Anderson, Hernando County supervisor of elections, has announced the schedule for voter registration and outreach events during June.• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21, Weeki Wachee Springs State ...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Central’s air rifle team prepares for national competition

Central’s air rifle team prepares for national competition

BROOKSVILLE — Historic Camp Perry is where it’s at. Located near Clinton, Ohio, the National Guard training facility is where the nation’s top shooters go to compete.Next week, some of Hernando County’s top shooters compete there in the Civilian Mark...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Brooksville man found guilty of killing girlfriend, others in 2014

Brooksville man found guilty of killing girlfriend, others in 2014

BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando County court convicted George Mason III Wednesday of three 2014 murders that investigators called one of the most horrific shooting rampages in Brooksville history.Mason, 46, was found guilty by a jury of three counts of firs...
Published: 06/14/18
Authorities seize more than 60 dogs and cats from Hernando home

Authorities seize more than 60 dogs and cats from Hernando home

BROOKSVILLE — Authorities took more than 60 dogs and cats Wednesday from an animal rescue southeast of Brooksville, after they said the number of animals had overwhelmed their caretaker.Staff from Hernando County Animal Services and the Sheriff’s Off...
Published: 06/13/18