application online for homestead exemption
Hernando County homeowners can now apply online for a homestead exemption, the Property Appraiser's Office has announced. A homestead exemption is available for anyone who has purchased a new home that will be a permanent, primary residence and who does not get a tax benefit on any other home. To apply, visit hernandocounty.us/pa. Click on "exemptions" and "apply online" for the list of documents needed to complete the process. Applications are also accepted in person at the Property Appraiser's Office or by mail. Applications submitted between now and March 1 will be accepted for the 2013 tax year.
County seeks candidates to join Workforce Board
The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from people interested in volunteering on the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board, where there is a vacancy for a representative of economic development agencies. The board is a nonprofit organization that serves Hernando and Pasco counties by administering local workforce development and welfare reform programs through state and federal initiatives.
The board meets every other month, alternating between New Port Richey and Spring Hill locations. Members serve four-year terms. Applications are available in the county administrator's office at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or at hernandocounty.us/bocc/committees.htm, and must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Applicants must be registered voters and residents of Hernando County. Call (352) 754-4002.
Men's softball, flag football meet today at Delta Woods
The Hernando County Recreation Department will host organizational meetings for the upcoming men's softball and flag football seasons at 6 p.m. today at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. For information, contact Harry Johnson at (352) 540-6356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6 adults. For details, call (352) 799-3605.
Stage West presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee': 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. Final performance today.
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