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Second man dies of injuries from Polk County plane crash


Second man aboard plane dies of injuries

A man who was aboard a single-engine plane that crashed in central Florida has died. The Polk County Sheriff's Office on Friday said that George Azize died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, reports the Associated Press. He was hospitalized in critical condition after the Thursday morning crash. Eyewitnesses said the plane appeared to have lost power before going down and hitting a tree. The crash happened shortly after the plane took off from Winter Haven airport. The pilot, Jim Trefz, 45, of Brooksville was killed in the crash. Trefz's dog survived.


Football team hosts flea market

Springstead football will host a flea market fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Vendor spaces are available for $10 (bring your own table). Setup begins at 6 a.m. For information or vendor reservations, call Greg at (352) 683-3528.


Boys will be girls on the catwalk

Tickets are available through Monday for the Wo'Man Fashion Show fundraiser to benefit Hernando County Crime Stoppers, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. The show features men dressed as female models who strut the catwalk and display their creative fashion design style. A panel of judges and the audience will vote for their favorite. A dinner catered by John Mason Catering is included. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased between 9 and 11 a.m. Monday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, or call Jon Hathorn at (352) 346-5914 or Chris Scavuzzo at (352) 796-8200. For information, call Dave Mickelson at (352) 428-7508.


The construction and demolition debris landfill proposed for eastern Hernando County is near the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Information about its location was incorrect in a photo caption Sunday.

Today's picks

Hernando Beach Club second annual Chili Cook Off: 4 p.m., 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. $3 to sample all chilis; additional chili for $3 per bowl. RSVP to Pat Galante, (727) 862-7356.

Blackberry Smoke headlines tonight at Journey Fest 2010: Gates open at 10 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $20 at the gate. or (352) 754-3082.

Junior Birding Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. For youth 16 and younger. (352) 754-6722.

Relay for Life Motorcycle Show and Cruise-In: 7-9 p.m., Sonic Drive-In, 4667 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Signups start at 6:30 p.m. and close at 8; the cost to enter a bike is $25. Loren, (352) 573-0950.

Suzuki Strings Nature Coast Children's String Orchestra to perform: 2:30 p.m., Forest Oaks of Spring Hill, 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd., Free. RSVP to Ruth Gruhn, (352) 683-3553.

Second man dies of injuries from Polk County plane crash 02/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2010 8:57pm]
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