Pasco deputy who shot man is identified
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy who shot and killed a man last week while serving a search warrant on a suspected drug house in Holiday. The deputy's name is Clinton Cabbage. He is 44 and has been with the agency for eight years, said Kevin Doll, spokesman with the Sheriff's Office. Doll said Cabbage is part of the gang unit and a member of the SWAT team, which is why he was at the scene. According to reports, Luther Hudson, 38, fired at the SWAT team with a handgun from a bedroom and hit Cabbage in the chest, destroying his radio. Cabbage's bullet-resistant vest saved his life. Cabbage returned fire, wounding Hudson, who later died at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. Doll said Cabbage is on paid administrative leave, which is routine in this type of case, while the State Attorney's Office investigates the incident.
New York picnic will be Sunday
The 49th Annual New York State Picnic will be held at the Zephyrhills Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road, on Sunday. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with a registration fee of $2 per person. Raffle tickets will be sold. Bring your own table service and sit with people from your county or at the table of your choice. Alcohol is prohibited. Eating starts at noon, followed by a short meeting, music and dancing.
Join library group at luncheon event
The Friends of the Pasco Library System will present Chris Kahl and his Orange Blossom Memories at a luncheon at noon March 11 at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Tickets can be purchased at any east branch of the Pasco County Library System. Call (727) 861-3040 for more information.
Three Florida poets to give readings
Three Florida poets will read their works at a special literary event at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Saint Leo University. The featured poets will be Peter Meinke, Kurt Wilt and Gianna Russo. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Pittsburgh Press — which has published Meinke's work — such readings are designed to provide smaller communities with access to nationally known poets and allow local poets to reach an audience as well. The reading, free to the public, will be in the university's Cannon Memorial Library, 33701 State Road 52. For more information, call (352) 588-8258.
A jobs workshop will be at 2 p.m. May 19 at South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. A brief item Thursday listed an incorrect date.
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