Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

North Suncoast events and meetings for Dec. 11

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Open mic night with Terry Cole: 7:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Steak shoot: 1-3 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The first card is $8. (352) 597-7979.

PASCO COUNTY

Photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elf Nicholas: Noon-6 p.m., Santa's Florida Home, 5752 Main St., New Port Richey. $12, two for $20. (727) 808-2707.

'PHCC Waypoints — A 40-year Journey': 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Alric C.T. Pottberg Library art gallery, Pasco-Hernando Community College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit celebrates the college's evolution and history through photographs, news clippings and artifacts. The exhibit closes Thursday. (727) 816-3231.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 2 p.m. strategic plan workshop, 6 p.m. public hearing on search to replace retiring superintendent Bryan Blavatt, 7 p.m. board meeting, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Citizens Advisory Task Force, 5:30 p.m., meeting and fair housing workshop, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Dade City Commission, Community Redevelopment Agency work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by commission meeting, City Hall annex, 14150 Fifth St.

New Port Richey City Council, work session, 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

Port Richey City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road.

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Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
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Hernando Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITAL RECEIVES AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence...
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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

ST. PETERSBURG — In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together, dining on hotel room service with family friends Neil and Janet Armstrong.It was four months af...
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Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

TAMPA — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene on Sunday night.Police say the driver struck an unidentified woman near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh...
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Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

At the current rate of restoration work, some estimate it will be 550 years before certain types of coral are removed from the endangered species list."I don’t know if that timeline works for you," Scott Graves, director of the Florida Aquarium’s Cen...
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Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

A man who was swimming off Lido Beach got caught in a rip current and drowned Sunday night.According to the Sarasota Police Department, the unidentified man was swimming with a woman near Big Pass, a boater channel, around 10 p.m. before becoming cau...
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Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

RUSKIN — A 1-year-old child was killed Sunday night and four family members were hospitalized when their vehicle overturned into a ditch.Deputies, responding to the scene after receiving several 911 calls around 6:30 p.m., located the overturned vehi...
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Hernando Religion Calendar for June 22

Religion calendarBrooksvilleProvidence Church is offering a free weekly water-themed Kid’s Summer Fun Series that features Biblical stories, worship music and activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. W...
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Hernando Bloodmobile for June 22

BloodmobileLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.June 22: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surge Suppression, 15424 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sam...
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Hernando Government Meetings for June 22

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:TuesdayHernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville.Southwest Florida Water Management District, 9 a.m., district ...
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