man, 77, crossing U.S. 19 is struck, killed by car
A 77-year-old Spring Hill man was struck by a car and killed while trying to cross U.S. 19 on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Carl E. Puckett was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 about 8:30 p.m. when he apparently stepped into the path of an oncoming 2001 Kia driven by Charles W. Quinter, 50, of Spring Hill. According to the FHP, Puckett failed to yield the right of way to the Kia and was struck by the vehicle. Puckett suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. Quinter and a passenger, a 6-year-old girl, were not injured. FHP is continuing to investigate the accident.
Work to interrupt some water service
The Hernando County Utilities Department has announced that water line improvements will be made on County Line Road starting at 11 tonight through 7 a.m. Tuesday. The work will require an interruption in service to about 100 customers in the surrounding area. Those affected have been given precautionary boil water notices and are advised to turn off their water heaters and shut off their sprinkler systems while water service is off. Affected areas include Commercial Way (from Caribbean Drive to County Line Road), County Line Road (from Commercial Way to Dartmouth Avenue), Austin Avenue, Caldwell Street, Callaway Avenue, Hamlet Circle and Darnell Avenue. For information, call (352) 754-4037.
Learn about birding, wildlife at festival
The annual Chinsegut Birding and Wildlife Festival will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The event will include bird banding, butterfly, wildflower and bird walks, a puppet show, birdhouse building, games for children, birds of prey programs, a bird-calling contest, vendors and exhibitors. There is no cost to attend. Food and refreshments will be sold. Call (352) 754-6722.
Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Hernando County Citizens Ordinance Advisory Team, 1:30 p.m., Room 461, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.