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Fourth candidate joins Spring Hill Fire Rescue commission race


Fourth candidate joins race for fire commission

The Spring Hill Fire Rescue commission race has a fourth candidate. Harry Chamberlain, a frequent critic of the board, is seeking one of the two seats on the five-member board that will be on the ballot in November. Chamberlain, 68, is a retired communications officer for the U.S. Department of State. He said he wants to bring a fresh perspective and some civility to a body prone to bickering. Other candidates are Sherry Adler, George Biro and Ben Edwards, who was appointed in February to fill the seat of retiring commissioner Gene Panozzo. Incumbent Leo Jacobs has not indicated whether he will run. The unpaid, four-year seats are nonpartisan and the winners are the top two vote getters regardless of the size of the field.


Task force for block grant meets Tuesday

A Citizen Advisory Task Force will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers at Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The purpose of the task force is to secure Community Development Block Grant funding. Hernando County is applying for the Florida Department of Community Affairs for a $750,000 grant under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. The project needs, estimated grant cost and benefit to low-to-moderate income households will be discussed. The application is expected to be submitted to DCA in July. Also, a Real Estate Professional's Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted at this meeting. Contact Jean Rags at (352) 540-4338 or

Today's picks

Gulf Ridge Quartet concert: 7 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive, Spring Hill. An offering will be taken. Call (352) 683-2863.

Hospital auxiliary Book and Gift Fair: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Pam, (352) 442-0169.

Wake Up Florida Music Festival: Starting at 9 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $50 at the gate. Continues through Sunday. Call (352) 754-3082 or visit

Spring Musical Concert with Journey into the Performing Arts and Kids Helping Kids: 7-9 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5. Call (352) 410-3355 or (352) 684-7455.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Fourth candidate joins Spring Hill Fire Rescue commission race 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:34pm]
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