elementary, middle school zones approved
The School Board late Tuesday approved new boundaries for elementary and middle school with a unanimous vote, but with one change — a portion of the Woodland Waters subdivision containing about 16 students will be included in the zone for the new Winding Waters K-8. Parents asked the board to include their section of the planned community, and superintendent Bryan Blavatt acknowledged the area should be included. The school is on U.S. 19 next to Weeki Wachee High. The elementary portion will open in the fall. To view the new boundaries, visit www.hernandoschools.org.
Boy shot BB gun at bus, deputies say
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on a felony charge after authorities say he fired a BB gun and shattered the window of a passing school bus filled with children. The boy and his friends were in a retention pond shooting at bugs and a bucket near the intersection of Pinehurst Drive and Cobblestone Road on Tuesday when a Challenger K-8 bus drove by, a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report said. The broken glass struck two students, the report stated. The boy's friends, the report said, saw him shoot the window. Authorities said he initially told them he didn't do it but later admitted to the shooting. The report said he was charged with shooting/throwing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance and later released to his parents and home detention.
Boy Scouts collect food on Saturday
As part of the Boy Scouts of America's annual "Scouting for Food" drive, local scouts dropped off plastic grocery bags on residential door knobs throughout the area Feb. 12. Residents can fill the bags with nonperishable food and place them where scouts can see and collect them this Saturday morning. Donations will also be collected from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Publix Supermarket at 19390 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. All donations will be brought to the Salvation Army in Brooksville, where the food will be distributed to food banks at area churches and outreach programs in the county. For more information, call Duane Rieker at (352) 556-3713.
Hernando County Tourist Development Bureau, informational meeting for prospective volunteers, 3 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 30307 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West.
PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Introduction to Microsoft Office': 9 a.m.-noon., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. $18. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.
Developing an Effective Spending Plan: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4433.