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Boy arrested in attack at STAR Education Center


Boy arrested over attack at STAR center

A 13-year-old STAR Education Center student was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he choked a fellow classmate from behind and later ran off school property. A Hernando County Sheriff's Office report said the boy attacked another student in a sixth-period class. The student's name is being withheld because he is a minor. After the boy and the others involved were taken to the office, the report said the teenager ran away from STAR and fled south toward Hernando High School, where he was stopped by a deputy. He was arrested on three charges including battery, disruption of a school function and escape.

Spring Hill

Invasive plants on garden club radar

The Spring Hill Garden Club will host a "Weed and Feed" event at 9 a.m. March 19 at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Hernando County master gardener Rita Grant will speak briefly about invasive plants. Volunteers will then work either in the botanical gardens or at the Spring Hill waterfall to remove invasive plants and vines. A brunch will be served by Garden Club members at 11 a.m. in the gardens. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastbotanical


Get help growing fruits and veggies

A free class series, "Fruit and Vegetable Production," will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, March 15-29, at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. Topics include: Deciduous Fruit Production on Tuesday, Vegetable Production on March 22 and Fertilization of Fruit and Vegetable Crops on March 29. For information or to register, call (352) 754-4433.

Western party for a good cause

The American Cancer Society's fifth annual Cattle Barons' Ball will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at the American Aviation Hangar, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville. The theme is "Jeans, Jewels and Jets," a Western party featuring food, silent and live auctions and games. Numerous items and gifts will be auctioned, such as a seven-night stay at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C. Tickets are $100 each; call Jean Harberts toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610, or e-mail For cancer-related questions, call the ACS toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Today's picks

Library to show 'You Again': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rated PG. (352) 540-6391.

Brookridge Entertainment presents Fernando Varela: 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Tickets are $15. (352) 610-4901.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' opens at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults; $8 students 17 and under. (352) 683-5113.

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