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Hernando Letters to the Editor for May 11

Go to impact fees before raising taxesAs the county is raising taxes and flat taxes in the 30-plus percent range, proposing imposing solid waste special assessments that almost triple current levels and proposing to raise the county sales tax, there ...
Published: 05/07/18

Richey Suncoast announces changes, 2018-19 seasons

NEW PORT RICHEY — Richey Suncoast Theatre has announced major changes for the 2018-19 season at its Grand Boulevard venue, as well as the return of a four-show season geared toward mature audiences in an intimate Black Box Theatre setting.The most ob...
Published: 05/07/18
Students overcome obstacles to graduate from Pasco-Hernando State College

Students overcome obstacles to graduate from Pasco-Hernando State College

NEW PORT RICHEY — When Kathryn McCarthy, 25, was growing up in Land O’ Lakes, she never thought she would go into the medical field. Both of her parents worked in medicine, but she thought it was "super gross."That changed in 2012 while McCarthy was ...
Published: 05/04/18
Updated: 05/08/18
Calendar Girls opens May 10 at Stage West

Calendar Girls opens May 10 at Stage West

SPRING HILL — Tim Firth’s British comedy, Calendar Girls, opens this week at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Based on a true story, the adaptation of the 2003 film tells the story of a group of friends who decide to make an "al...
Published: 05/04/18
Updated: 05/05/18
Hernando Pet of the Week for May 11

Hernando Pet of the Week for May 11

Humane Society of the Nature CoastBoone is an active 2-year-old border collie who exemplifies his breed. He is ready to learn agility, which would enable him to be a very good Frisbee or disc dog, or help herd your livestock. Inquiries about adopting...
Published: 05/03/18
Updated: 05/09/18
Hometown Hernando for May 11

Hometown Hernando for May 11

We want your news!Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Yo...
Published: 05/03/18
Updated: 05/09/18
State prosecutors to try Hernando girl, 17, as adult in Central High bomb threat case

State prosecutors to try Hernando girl, 17, as adult in Central High bomb threat case

BROOKSVILLE — The 17-year-old girl accused of making six false bomb threats against Central High over a four-day period in March will face adult charges in court, according to the District 5 State Attorney’s Office.Assistant State Attorney Rob Lewis ...
Updated one month ago
Residents sue over variances for Hernando Beach Motel addition

Residents sue over variances for Hernando Beach Motel addition

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Commission did not follow county rules when it voted in March to allow the Hernando Beach Motel to build an addition higher and wider than normal regulations allow, according to a lawsuit filed against the county las...
Updated one month ago
Hernando County’s broken budget could mean higher fees and a sales tax vote

Hernando County’s broken budget could mean higher fees and a sales tax vote

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County’s general fund coffers will be empty by October. Funding for county fire and emergency medical services is insufficient. And money set aside to lure new businesses will run out in a few years. County commissioners had a ...
Updated one month ago
Hernando school officials consider raising taxes to make schools safer

Hernando school officials consider raising taxes to make schools safer

BROOKSVILLE — In 1998, Hernando County voters approved a half-cent sales tax to fund construction of Nature Coast Technical High. The same tax passed again in 2004, helping the district build six more schools. Then again in 2015.Now, in the name of s...
Updated one month ago