Friday, April 20, 2018
News Roundup

Southwest Florida Water Management District board adopts proposed property tax rate

COUNTYWIDE

Swiftmud board adopts proposed property tax rate

The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board has adopted the district's proposed 2012-13 property tax rate of 0.3928 mills for the district's general fund, the same rate as the current fiscal year. However, due to a 2.9 percent decline in taxable property values across the district, the rate would result in a $3 million reduction in property tax revenue. For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the tax would be $39.28. The proposed tax rate will be used by county property appraisers when they mail Truth in Millage notices to property owners. The 2012-13 fiscal year will begin Oct. 1. For information, call toll-free 1-800-423-1476.

HERNANDO BEACH

Ceremony, social salute Purple Hearts

A ceremony to recognize Purple Heart recipients will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. A social will follow. For information, call (352) 596-9236.

Boating class teaches how to read a GPS

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 will offer a class, "How to Read Your GPS," from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the facility, 4340 Calienta St. Those who have a GPS device should bring it to the class; those who don't should not purchase one until after taking the course. This is a practical course that shows which buttons to push and how to get to one's destination and back. The cost is $35. For information, call Jeff at (352) 200-8385.

SPRING HILL

Church seeks food, toiletry donations

A food drive for the hungry will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. Both nonperishable foods and toiletries will be collected. For information, call (352) 686-4612.

Correction

New end-of-the-day bell times for two schools were incorrect in a chart in Thursday's edition. Nature Coast Technical High School will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m. Parrott Middle School will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:20 p.m.

Today's picks

Brooksville Lions Communitywide Flea Market: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Clover Leaf Plaza, 880 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 593-4063.

Stage West presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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