Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

Swiftmud to use controlled burns on Weekiwachee Preserve

WEEKI WACHEE

Many controlled burns Scheduled for preserve

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting controlled, prescribed burns in the Weekiwachee Preserve during July, August and September. Approximately 400 acres will be burned in small, manageable units. The burns are part of routine maintenance of lands managed by the district in order to avoid uncontrolled wildfires and to enhance the area's natural conditions. Burns will be conducted only when weather conditions are favorable. Efforts will be made to ensure that smoke will not affect homes or highways, but motorists should use caution in cases when smoke reduces visibility. For information, call (352) 796-7211 or toll-free 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4467.

COUNTYWIDE

Free water testing offered till Tuesday

The Hernando County Health Department is providing free bacterial water testing through Tuesday for residents whose private drinking wells were flooded as a result of Tropical Storm Debby. Sampling bags and instructions are available at both Health Department locations: 300 S Main St., Brooksville (open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Tuesday), and 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill (open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays). Water samples can only be submitted at the Spring Hill environmental health office between 7:30 and 11 a.m. today and Tuesday. The free testing is available only for homes in documented flood areas. For information, call (352) 540-6839.

BROOKSVILLE

Help choose 2012's Great Brooksvillian

Brooksville is seeking individuals to serve on a screening committee to review nominations for the 2012 Great Brooksvillian and make a recommendation to the City Council. The council will review the names of those interested and make appointments to the committee, which will meet at least twice during regular business hours at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Anyone interested in serving must provide a submission of interest no later than 5 p.m. Friday at the city clerk's office. For information, call (352) 540-3853 or send email to [email protected]

Camp open for special needs kids

Unified by Autism will offer a summer camp for special-needs children ages 6 to 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 through 9 at Golden Rainbow Ranch, 14412 Snow Memorial Highway, north of Brooksville. The cost is $100 for each camp. Space is limited. For information, call Ali Baylor at (352) 799-5425.

Today's picks

It's a Haiku Life: Haiku Poetry: 10 a.m. to noon, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Library to show 'Joyful Noise': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Rated PG-13. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Reading is Fun summer youth program: 5 p.m., New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (727) 808-4096.

VFW Post 8713 Ladies Auxiliary dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. $6. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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None injured in Trinity rehab center fire

None injured in Trinity rehab center fire

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Updated: 16 minutes ago
Part of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard closed through at least 5 p.m.

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Updated: 1 hour ago
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Updated: 1 hour ago

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Updated: 3 hours ago
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Updated: 4 hours ago
FHP: 30-year-old motorcyclist killed in Hudson crash

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Updated: 5 hours ago
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Updated: 7 hours ago
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Updated: 4 hours ago
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Updated: 6 hours ago
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Published: 05/26/18
Updated: 05/27/18