Input welcome on changes to the bus service
Starting Tuesday, for 30 days, the Hernando County Commission will accept public comment regarding proposed changes to THE Bus, the county's fixed-route transit system. Proposed changes will increase the frequency of bus travel along the routes, extend routes to include PHCC's Spring Hill Campus and provide for uninterrupted service between Brooksville and Spring Hill by adding another bus to the Purple route. Minor adjustments to the Spring Hill Red and Blue routes are also planned. Send comments to Dennis Dix at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Diez at email@example.com. Comments may be mailed to: Hernando County Planning Department, 20 N Main St., Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601. Call (352) 754-4057.
Learn about water agencies' duties
Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for Water will present the next session of the Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. "Understanding Our Water Agencies" will include information about the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority. The program will include what each organization's areas of responsibilities, efforts and actions are, and their importance. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but interested residents are asked to RSVP to waterconservation@co. hernando.fl.us or (352) 754-4705.
Meeting details trash transition
Starting Monday, Republic Services, also known as Seaside Sanitation, will begin providing trash collection for all subscribing Hernando County residents outside the city of Brooksville. The company replaces Central Carting and Waste Management. An informational meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., where residents may ask questions and get information about the transition. Information is also available online at hernandocounty.us/utils/SolidWaste_Recycling/franchise.htm.
Help needed to put on prom benefit
The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast needs sponsors and donors for its upcoming "A Passion for Fashion" prom show. The event will include a fashion show of prom dresses, suits and tuxedos. However, the main purpose is to help make the prom affordable for Hernando County high school students, who will have a chance to win a variety of prom-related services and items. The show will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Businesses and individuals interested in assisting may contact Pat Herrmann at (352) 345-4427 or Rose Rocco at (352) 686-5183.
Event encourages praying for nation
Aglow International's Spring Hill Lighthouse will host a "Pray for the Nation" event at noon Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. For information, call Rachael Van Nostrand at (352) 848-4182 or Barbara Wenke at (352) 666-5600.
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