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Hernando County under flood watch


Flood watch kicks in with more rain expected from Fay

A flood watch is in effect in Hernando County until this evening, with the National Weather Service projecting rainfall of 3 to 5 inches as a result of Tropical Storm Fay. Residents living in flood-prone areas as well as those living near small streams and creeks should be prepared to take action to protect property and move to higher ground. Sandbags are available at the Brooksville Fire Department, 85 Veterans Ave.; Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 3451 Shoal Line Blvd.; Spring Hill Fire Rescue, 1479 Parker Ave.; and Ridge Manor Community Center, Cortez Boulevard and Lakewood Drive. For more information, go to www.hernando, call the pre-recorded information line at (352) 754-4111 or call 754-4083.


'Little Buddies' baseball program

The city of Brooksville is offering a "Little Buddies" baseball program for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. The program will be from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 through Oct. 2, at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. The program targets parents who wish to help their children develop basic motor skills such as batting, fielding, throwing, agility course and base running. The cost is $50. For information, call (352) 544-5498.


Golf tournament benefits Toys for Tots

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a golf tournament to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Sept. 20 at Seven Hills Golf Coursed. Sponsors and golfers are needed. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $1,000. The cost to enter the tourney is $50 per golfer, which includes lunch. A shotgun start will be at 7 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest hole, closest to the hole, longest drive and shortest drive. The top prize is a golf cart for the competitor who gets a hole-in-one. There will also be a raffle for door prizes. For sponsorship details and registration forms, call Linda Rothenberg at (352) 688-0316 or e-mail a1pets@


Charity walk needs sponsors, volunteers

The Hernando-Citrus District of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul needs walkers, volunteers, pledges and corporate sponsors for the first Friends of the Poor Walk on Sept. 27 along the Suncoast Trail off Cortez Boulevard. The local event is part of a national effort to raise funds for use in direct service to the poor. All funds raised locally will be used locally. Individuals, community groups and corporations are encouraged to participate. Call (352) 688-3331 or visit online at www.svdpfriendsofthepoor

Today's pick

Cabaret Night with Norman Bernard's Southern Exposure and Kim Evans: 7 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Tickets are $25. (352) 666-4746.

Hernando deaths

Bruzdewicz, David Louis

DeWilde, Peter F.

Herring, Marcella "Mercy"

Hilbert, William "Bill"

Hopkins, Roy Jr.

Palaima, Joseph S.

Rappa, Josephine

Smith, Edith Irene Mumford

Hernando County under flood watch 08/21/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:34pm]
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