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Spring Hill Fire Rescue commission chief plans to resign today, cites health issues


Fire rescue commission chief to resign

Spring Hill Fire Rescue commission chairman Leo Jacobs said he plans to step down from his post tonight, citing recurring health issues resulting from a recent car accident. Jacobs, who was elected chairman by the board last November, said he suffers from tinnitus, and has problems hearing certain voice tones. Recently, he has taken to wearing headphones, and, on at least two occasions, asked vice chairwoman Amy Brosnan to take over the chairman's duties. The fire district's bylaws call for officers to be elected each January; however last year the board opted to do so in November.

Winning Fantasy 5 purchased locally

One of two winning tickets was purchased locally in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing on Monday. The Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Hess Express, 4707 Commercial Way. The other ticket was purchased in Miami. The prize was $196,610.98, with each winner to receive $98,305.49. The winning numbers were 14, 15, 19, 28 and 32.


Radio marathon to salute vets, troops

The Operation Appreciation marathon call-in radio program will start at 4 p.m. today on WWJB-AM 1450. This is a live show to allow listeners to call in and share good wishes and appreciation to veterans and troops serving overseas. Listeners can call (352) 796-7272 and calls will be accepted until the last one is received. All calls will be recorded and converted to compact disc, then sent to troops. Also during the program, students will read their essays about Vietnam live on the air. For information, call Bill Pierson, (352) 556-3326, or visit

Today's meeting

Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

Today's picks

Florida National Cemetery's Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m., 6502 SW 102nd Ave., off Interstate 75, Exit 309, south of Bushnell. (352) 793-7740.

Veterans Field of Glory and ceremony: 9-11 a.m., Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 Veterans Day ceremony: 10 a.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 Veterans Day ceremony: 11 a.m., 18940 Drayton St., off County Line Road, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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