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Officials don't think fire was suspicious

BROOKSVILLE

Officials don't think fire was suspicious

Fire officials say a blaze on Monday that killed a person does not appear to have been suspicious, but they were still unable Wednesday to confirm the victim's identity. Hernando County Fire Marshal Richard Tincher said it could be some time before authorities positively identify the victim of the blaze, which destroyed sheds and a quarter of the house at 21423 Powell Road, south of Brooksville, about 6 p.m. Monday. The Medical Examiner's Office managed to gather some dental information from the body, but the gender of the victim could not be determined. "Right now it's anybody's guess until the medical examiner comes back with the report," Tincher said.

Freedom Fest begins at 3 today

Freedom Fest 2008 will start at 3 p.m. today at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Bands will take the stage starting at 4 p.m. Entertainers will include platinum-selling recording artist Matthew West, with special guests Urban D and My Brother's Scars. The free concert will be immediately followed by a fireworks display. There will be entertainment for children, as well as food and drink concessions. For more information, call Brian at (352) 796-6791 or visit the Web site at freedomfestonline.com .

SPRING HILL

Music show is for McCartney fans

Tickets are available for "Live and Let Die, the Paul McCartney Concert Experience" on Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. The multimedia music show will be presented by Eddie Toye's Live and Let Die band, which is dedicated to honoring the music of the former Beatle. Tickets are $15 each. A full menu and bar will be available at an additional cost. For more information or tickets, call (352) 796-0398 or (352) 684-3094. Visit the Web site at www.livenletdieonline.com.

COUNTYWIDE

United Way seeks more volunteers

The United Way of Hernando County needs volunteers for its Volunteer Hernando program and to staff the United Way's volunteer reception center, which provides assistance to those in need when a disaster strikes Hernando County. A discussion group for those interested in volunteering will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Capital City Bank, 14302 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Representatives from Hernando County Emergency Management and GPI Southeast Inc. will attend. Light refreshments will be served. Those interested are asked to RSVP to the United Way at (352) 688-2026 or uway@tampabay.rr.com.

Hernando deaths

Isaacs, Lura

Kucks, Martha R.

Lenza, John W.

Leonard, Walter W.

McIlvain, Loretta P.

Neuhauser, Charles A.

Sico, Sebastian S.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Officials don't think fire was suspicious 07/02/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 2:11pm]
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