Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando GOP candidates for sheriff to square off in debate

gop sheriff's debate to be streamed live

One of the most hotly contested races in the Aug. 14 primary election in Hernando County is the Republican contest between incumbent Sheriff Al Nienhuis and challenger Bobby Sullivan. At 11 a.m. Monday, the two will meet face-to-face at the Tampa Bay Times for a debate, and you will be able to watch. Each candidate will ask his opponent four questions — no restrictions. Tune in at tampabay.com/hernando as the debate is streamed live. The video will also be available to view after the debate.

COUNTYWIDE

Half-staff flags will honor fallen soldier

At the direction of the governor's office, flags at Brooksville City Hall, the Hernando County Government Center and the capitol in Tallahassee will be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Army Spc. Specialist Clarence Williams III of Brooksville, who died July 8 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Williams was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Bliss, Texas. He will be laid to rest during a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell.

Angels in Adoption seeks submissions

The office of U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent is accepting submissions through Tuesday for this year's Angels in Adoption program. To nominate an individual or organization, submit a letter to Nugent's office at 16224 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34604. Nominees must be residents of the 5th Congressional District. The winner will be invited to attend the Angels in Adoption gala later this year in Washington, D.C. The winner will be responsible for airfare and accommodations. The Angels in Adoption campaign is a national movement to raise awareness about adoption. For information, call Shirley Anderson at (352) 799-8354.

Spots vacant on Fine Arts Council

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling several vacancies on the Fine Arts Council. The purpose of the council is to promote the arts and support groups associated with the arts in Hernando County. Applications may be downloaded from the website at hernandocounty.us/bocc/committees.htm or obtained from the county administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 3. Eligible applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County. For information, call (352) 754-4002.

Today's picks

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 397-3351, 796-4552.

Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle 'Christmas in July' sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Spring Hill, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1114.

'Annie Jr.' concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay girls swim teams

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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay boys swim teams

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