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Hernando briefs: District 4 School Board race draws 4 candidates


district 4 school board race draws 4

A fourth candidate has entered the nonpartisan race for the Hernando County School Board in District 4. Gene Magrini, 42, said he hopes to lend the board his skills as a human resources and sales executive, as well as his experience on two school advisory committees. He now serves as chairman of that panel at his children's school, Challenger K-8. Magrini hopes to "open up a dialogue" on the School Board that includes more advice from teachers and administrators. He will face a challenge from candidates James Yant, Courtney Rinier and Robert Neuhausen. The incumbent, Jim Malcolm, in January announced his plans to retire.


Mom faces child neglect charges

A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Monday after she left her 2-year-old child at home while she went to a neighbor's home to smoke marijuana, authorities say. Christy Lynn Higdon was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child neglect. She was being held in the Hernando County jail in lieu of $250 bail. Higdon's toddler was left alone at their home on Mead Drive for about an hour, a sheriff's report said. Authorities found Higdon with two of her other children at a neighbor's home about a block away.

Golf tourney seeks sponsors, golfers

The Hernando County Education Foundation's annual golf tournament will be May 2 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.; the shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. Dinner, award presentations and door prizes will follow at 5. The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome. Dinner-only tickets are available for $25. Various sponsorships are available, from $100 to $5,000. The $350 business sponsorship, which includes a foursome and tee signage, is only available through Friday. For information or registration forms, call Luigi at 238-2677 or Kathleen at 797-7029, or e-mail


The meeting of members of the Hernando SPCA scheduled for 7 p.m. April 30, is not an official or approved meeting of the SPCA and its board of directors. A brief in Monday's "In the Know" column was not clear on that point.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Enterprise Zone Development Agency, 1 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 1 p.m. workshop, 6 p.m. special meeting, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Earth Day celebration: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Green Bean Organic Market, 11020 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. 688-7979.

Hernando deaths

Ayala, Jose Raymond

Byrd, Hazel Fern

Dodd, Edythe M.

Joye, Rose I.

Miller, William R.

Minore, Antoinette

Moore, Susan Lyn

Orlicki, Maria

Shade-Mason-Tinker, Marca K.

Swirczynski, Gary Jude

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Hernando briefs: District 4 School Board race draws 4 candidates 04/21/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:40am]
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