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Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of Boyett's Grove owner in Hernando


'Not guilty' plea in attempted murder case

Elijah Montgomery entered a not guilty plea to attempted murder and other charges at Tuesday's arraignment in Hernando Circuit Court. Montgomery is accused of shooting Jim Oleson, an owner of Boyett's Grove and Citrus Attraction, on Spring Lake Highway, during a robbery two years ago. Montgomery told authorities here he had never been to Hernando County. He will appear in court again March 19. Two other suspects in the shooting remain at large.

New date set for School Board talks

The School Board workshop scheduled for Tuesday to set budget-cutting priorities was postponed. It will now be at noon Monday at the School Board facility, 919 N Broad St. Call (352) 797-7000.


Woman on a walk is struck by SUV

A 35-year-old woman was critically injured Monday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking along Arnero Lane, authorities say. Danielle Sullivan was on the grass shoulder about 8 a.m. Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said, when she was struck by an eastbound 2005 Jeep Laredo driven by Michelle Nielsen. According to the report, Nielsen didn't see Sullivan because of glare and condensation on her vehicle's windshield. Sullivan was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa and was in fair condition Tuesday evening, according to a hospital spokesperson. Nielsen was charged with failure to use due care, the FHP said.

Dine with Knights

The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383, will host a Big Band Dinner Dance featuring the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra Saturday at the hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will be available at 5 p.m. The menu choice is chicken cordon bleu or salisbury steak. Dancing will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will include big band sounds, Frank Sinatra, polkas, waltzes, jazz, Latin, and cha-chas. The orchestra includes 18 musicians and two singers. Door prizes will be awarded. The cost for dancing only is $10. Dinner is $7. Dinner reservations are required by today . Call the Knights hall at (352) 686-2650 or Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Today's picks

Accordion Adventure hosts Valentine's Dance/Jam: 5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. $2. 442-5574.

Fit N Fun 4 Kids: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. For ages 7 to 14. Free. 540-3835.

"Weed Control for Your Lawn" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. 754-4433.

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of Boyett's Grove owner in Hernando 02/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 9:15pm]
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