Friday, June 22, 2018

Hernando News

Hernando School Board fires Superintendent Lori Romano after member says she ‘lost the public trust’

Hernando School Board fires Superintendent Lori Romano after member says she ‘lost the public trust’

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County schools Superintendent Lori Romano will step down at the end of this month following a 3-2 vote by the School Board to terminate its contract with her amid increasing concerns about her ability to lead.Romano has suffere...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Hernando Pet of the Week for June 15

Hernando Pet of the Week for June 15

Hernando County Animal ServicesNadaysha is a beautiful 2-1/2-year-old red female terrier mix. She is a sweet and shy dog. Nadaysha is being treated for flea allergies, and has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and has a 1-year county animal licen...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Hernando Commission says yes to 20 more years of rock mining outside Brooksville

Hernando Commission says yes to 20 more years of rock mining outside Brooksville

BROOKSVILLEAfter seven years of discussion and a mountain of opposition, Cemex Construction Materials Florida and the ownership group of 730 acres of undeveloped property west of Brooksville got the approval Tuesday for a major mining expansion.Herna...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Unhappy with superintendent’s budget wish list, Hernando School Board shuts down talk of tax increase

Unhappy with superintendent’s budget wish list, Hernando School Board shuts down talk of tax increase

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County schools Superintendent Lori Romano presented to the School Board Tuesday nearly $53 million worth of budget priorities, asking them to choose which will be funded in the upcoming school year.The board voted 3-2 later Tue...
Published: 06/13/18

Hernando Business Digest for June 15

Business digestBrieflyHospital earns accreditation: Bayfront Health Brooksville was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology. The accreditation is awar...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Hernando County residents to pay flat fee next year for fire service

Hernando County residents to pay flat fee next year for fire service

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County will charge fire service fees differently in the next fiscal year after a unanimous vote of the County Commission on Tuesday.The move to make all property owners pay the same flat fee will be a better deal for those with...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Brooksville council to vote Monday on turning fire service over to Hernando County

Brooksville council to vote Monday on turning fire service over to Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville City Council on Monday is expected to consider shutting down its fire department and signing an interlocal agreement to have Hernando County Fire Rescue serve the city.County officials met with the City Council Monday to...
Published: 06/13/18
Commissioners delay vote on beach park near Hernando Beach

Commissioners delay vote on beach park near Hernando Beach

BROOKSVILLE — The county’s proposal to turn a portion of the Weekiwachee Preserve near Hernando Beach into a beach park generated a flood of opinions. But the Hernando County Commission’s hurried discussion last week about placing a park referendum o...
Published: 06/13/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for June 15

Opinion: Commissioners arrogant and incompetentMy wife and I live in Hernando County. As such, we are represented by a Board of County Commissioners where all the members manifest two common traits. Those traits are arrogance and incompetence.The arr...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Spring Hill craft brewer educating local beer drinkers

Spring Hill craft brewer educating local beer drinkers

SPRING HILL — The menu at the new Tidal Brewing Company so overflows with craft beer options that customers order by number: 1 through 15. But consider that owner and brewmaster David Peitzman chose what he believes will please a range of customer ta...
Published: 06/13/18