Tuesday, February 20, 2018
News Roundup

New Hernando County administrator will host town hall meeting on budget

SPRING HILL

Administrator will host town hall meeting

Hernando County Administrator Leonard Sossamon will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Residents will have an opportunity to meet the new administrator and comment on the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The county is facing a $7 million deficit, and the County Commission is considering various options to balance the budget, including deep cuts in programs and services. Residents are encouraged to contribute their thoughts and ideas about the budget and county services. The commission's next budget workshop will be July 10. For information, call (352) 540-6780.

Rep. Nugent offers career fair July 12

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. All employers are welcome to participate at no cost. To register for a booth, contact Steve Wilson at (352) 293-1123 or email to [email protected] Job seekers can also attend at no cost, and should dress professionally and bring resumes; preregister online at nugentjobfair2012.eventbrite.com. For information, call Nugent's district office at (352) 799-8354 or visit nugent.house.gov.

COUNTYWIDE

July's Stuff the Bus benefits students

The United Way of Hernando County will conduct the sixth annual Stuff the Bus school supply event July 27 to 29 at locations throughout Hernando County. Hernando County teachers are invited to sign up to receive free supplies for their classrooms. The deadline is July 13. For information, call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedway hernando.net.

BROOKSVILLE

Win an award for a nicer property

The city of Brooksville's Beautification Board is now taking nominations for the Margaret R. Ghiotto Residential and Commercial Improvement Awards. The awards are presented to city homeowners and businesses in recognition of improvements made to their properties. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 31. Forms are available online at cityofbrooksville.us (select "Downloads" tab, then "Board Agendas and Minutes"). The Beautification Board also wants to be notified of any properties now in the beginning stages of renovations, so photos may be taken during the transformation process. For more information, contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810 or [email protected]

Today's picks

VFW Post 9236 Breakfast: 9 to 11:30 a.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $7. (352) 596-9236.

'Yesterday Broadway, Today Stage West' Musical Revue: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Eat and skate fundraiser: 5 to 8 p.m., Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. $7 at the door, includes all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers and hot dogs. (352) 796-0040.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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