This man, and A bag of cash, sought by deputies
Hernando sheriff's deputies were still searching Thursday for the man who picked up a bank bag containing thousands of dollars Monday from the parking lot of a Circle K convenience store on Broad Street. Investigators released a video showing the man walking briskly from the store to his truck, stopping only momentarily to bend down and scoop up the bank bag. Sgt. Donna Black of the Sheriff's Office said the man should have notified authorities as soon as he found the bag. If the man doesn't return the bag, he could face charges of grand theft. The bag belongs to George Sudyam, 46, of Spring Hill, who accidentally dropped the bank bag when he got out of his car. He said the money was to be used to pay taxes on property he owns. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Stentz at (352) 754-6830. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (352) 797-8477 or visit hernandosheriff.org and click on the Crime Stopper link.
Code office changes hours
The Hernando County Code Enforcement Department will offer new service hours, effective Monday, at its new office at 19150 Oliver St., which also houses Animal Services. Office hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Staff can be reached by phone, however, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 754-4056. The fax number has changed to (352) 796-3746.
Hospice needs volunteers
HPH Hospice is in need of volunteers, and two days of training will be offered: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and April 2 at the hospice office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Some volunteer opportunities available include visiting hospice patients and providing a few hours of respite for family members, preparing meals at the Hospice House, as well as making lap robes, slippers or crafts to cheer patients. The training will include an overview of the nonprofit agency, which will help trainees decide in which areas they would like to serve. Preregistration is required. Call Mary Kay Sandell at (352) 597-1882.
AARP workshop Long Term Care — What is Your Plan?: 10-11 a.m., Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 597-6331.
Barbecue fundraiser for Relay for Life: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 18915 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $5 per meal. (352) 799-6322, ext. 51199.
Congressional Art Exhibit reception: 6-8 p.m., Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.