Thursday, January 18, 2018
News Roundup

Suncoast happenings

Around the Suncoast

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

College Connection seminar on mental health services: 3 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Learn about Hernando County Adopt-A-Road program: 3 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

PASCO COUNTY

'Sassy' Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gulfview Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 514-9797.

Native American gardening: 6:30 p.m., Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Preregistration requested. (352) 518-0156.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Brooksville City Council, 6:30 p.m. workshop, council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition Chill Smart-Don't Start youth group, 6:30 p.m., BayCare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 7 p.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County School Board, 9:30 a.m., district headquarters, 7227 U.S. 41, Land O'Lakes.

Pasco County Commission, 10 a.m., historic courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., Dade City.

New Port Richey City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

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Popular Spanish cuisine restaurant joins Hyde Park food scene

Popular Spanish cuisine restaurant joins Hyde Park food scene

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In Hernando, overnight cold ‘really sets us on our heels,’ farmer says

In Hernando, overnight cold ‘really sets us on our heels,’ farmer says

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Updated: 1 hour ago
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Updated: 1 hour ago
Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

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After half a century, World Liquors sign may finally come down

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

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Updated: 2 hours ago

Two treated at hospital after fire at Apollo Beach home

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Updated: 3 hours ago
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Updated: 4 hours ago