Deployed service members can get tax break
A property tax exemption is now available to military service members who were deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska or Hawaii in support of: Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn. Proof of deployment, including dates, from the Veterans Administration or military branch is required. The new exemption is based on the number of days the service member was deployed. Visit hernandocounty.us/pa or stop by a Property Appraiser office at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville; or the Westside Government Center at 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4190.
Teens accused of burglarizing school
Two Hernando teens have been accused of breaking into Explorer K-8 School and stealing a handful of items after the school's surveillance system caught them on tape. Christopher Pettit, 18, and a 16-year-old, both of Spring Hill, were arrested May 25 in connection with the May 21 thefts, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report. The 16-year-old is not being identified because of his age. The pair entered the school on Northcliffe Boulevard through an unlocked door and stole a cellphone, a pair of sneakers and $300 in cash from various classrooms, the report states. The two admitted to the thefts and were arrested on burglary charges after being told they were captured on the surveillance tapes, the report states.
'NASCAR Nite' to celebrate dads
Brookridge Social Dance will host a "NASCAR Nite" in celebration of Father's Day from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Music will be provided by Diana and Mitch. Guests can bring their own refreshments. Ice and coffee will be available throughout the night. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Call Dot at (352) 597-0723.
Here are the photographs of Brooke Kahn, valedictorian, and Maggie LeDoux, salutatorian, of Nature Coast Technical High School, which were omitted from Wednesday's edition.
County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 8 a.m., Development Department, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville.
PHCC Staff and Faculty Summer Art Show opening reception: 4-6:30 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3329.