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Hernando County Sheriff's Office wants help finding missing teen


Do you know the whereabouts of this missing teen?

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in finding a teenage girl who has been missing for more than a month. Jessica Duhaime, 17, was reported missing on May 13 after she left her home. She was last seen near Save-a-Lot in Brooksville on Sunday. Jessica has a boyfriend in Georgia by the name of Danny (no other information was available). Jessica is 5-feet-2, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, maroon dyed hair that is short and spiky in the back, and a tattoo of "JM" on the back of her right shoulder. Anyone with information should contact Detective Tinkham at (352) 754-6830.

Tell what you think of transportation plans

The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will conduct three public transportation workshops to give the public a chance to participate in the development of the MPO's major update of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan and 2010 Transit Development Plan. Workshops will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West; from 3 to 5 p.m. July 2 at the West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill; and from 9 to 11 a.m. July 14 in the atrium at Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Call Dennis Dix or Steve Diez at (352) 754-4057, e-mail or visit the Web site at


Learn to use GPS with Coast Guard Auxiliary

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer Navigating with GPS (Global Positioning System) from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the facility at 4340 Calienta St. Participants will learn how to use GPS to get to a destination and back safely and will learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. The cost is $35. For information, call (352) 754-1104 or visit online at


Community service board to meet July 8

The Mid-Florida Community Services governing board will meet at 10 a.m. July 8 at 820 Kennedy Blvd. Individuals needing auxiliary aids or services to effectively participate in the meeting should make their needs and preferences known at least one week prior to the meeting. For information, call Mid-Florida Community Services at (352) 796-1425.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program presents Didgeridoo Down Under: 10:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Geared toward children ages 5-12. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Southern gospel concert: 7 p.m., Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-3685 or (423) 677-5093.

Stage West presents 'Hot Coffee and Live Bait': 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $5. (352) 683-5113.

Wine and cheese reception

for artist Jana Withers: 5-7:30 p.m., Nanette's Spirit of the Hand Gallery, 13157 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 597-7391.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session: 9 a.m., Development Department meeting room, 789 Providence Blvd., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.




Hernando County Sheriff's Office wants help finding missing teen 06/25/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:16pm]
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