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Appeals court won't rehear case against Hernando County commissioner

Court won't rehear case against Rocco

Hernando County Commissioner Rose Rocco hopes the latest ruling on her case before the 5th District Court of Appeals is the end of a 16-month odyssey. This week, the court declined to rehear the case brought by Hannah "Nancy'' Robinson, the incumbent Rocco defeated in 2006, and Janey Baldwin, a political supporter of Robinson's. The motion sought a written opinion on why the judges upheld a lower court ruling affirming that Rocco is qualified to take the commission seat. The issue was whether Rocco had moved into her district by the time she was actually elected. Any further appeal would be "just wasting the court's time and wasting the county's dollars,'' said Rocco, who is paying her own legal fees while the county is defending the Canvassing Board, which was also named in the suit.

BROOKSVILLE

Want to become a master gardener?

Free orientations for a master gardener training course will be at 10 a.m. today and 2 p.m. April 3 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. Attendance at one of the orientations is mandatory for those wanting to take the Florida master gardener course, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 8 through Aug. 7, alternating between the Hernando and Pasco Extension Service offices. The master gardener training course is $110. Individuals accepted into the program must agree to give a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer work the first year and 35 hours for subsequent years. To register, call 754-4433.

Today's meetings

Southwest Florida Water Management District, annual Soils and Water Table Depth Workshop, 9 a.m., 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, town hall meeting with school superintendent Wayne Alexander, 6 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.

Hernando deaths

Feldhaus, Herbert Harold

Menacher, Maximillian A.F.

Vanover, Billie Jean

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.



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