Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Hernando Government Meetings for Dec. 9-15

Monday

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Tuesday

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County School Board, 11 a.m. informal board meeting, James K. Austin Training Room, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville; 2 p.m. workshop and 6 p.m. board meeting, School Board Meeting Room, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville.

Brooksville Beautification Board, 5 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Thursday

Brooksville Good Neighbor Trail Advisory, 5 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

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Photo test: Tennessee eager to move forward after Florida fiasco

Photo test: Tennessee eager to move forward after Florida fiasco

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Four games in, USF unbeaten but hardly unblemished

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Top 5 at noon: Rick Scott: a model of inconsistency as Florida governor; if Brett Kavanaugh falters, could it open the door for this Florida justice? and more

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A doctor was sued for malpractice. He tried to fight it. It cost him nearly everything.

A doctor was sued for malpractice. He tried to fight it. It cost him nearly everything.

Scott Plantz remembers the exact date he received notice he was being sued for medical malpractice.His wife, Cynna, gave birth to their only child that day in 2009. They had spent five years and more than $100,000 on in vitro fertilizations to have H...
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FEMA to hold meetings to unveil new flood zones in Pinellas County

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CLEARWATER —The anxiety over flood insurance in Pinellas County could increase now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a years-long study to update flood zones and create new hazard maps.While still in the review stage, the upd...
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Editorial: Florence shows why flood insurance must be fixed

Editorial: Florence shows why flood insurance must be fixed

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SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

A three-vehicle crash brought southbound traffic on I-75 to a standstill early Tuesday morning after a vehicle struck a semi-trailer hauling fruit trees, spilling its contents onto the interstate.Jerome Coleman and Wendy Sweat, of Douglas, Ga., were ...
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Nature Coast volleyball enjoying quite the resurgence

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A post-Florence tropical disturbance could further soak the Carolinas

A post-Florence tropical disturbance could further soak the Carolinas

It's been an busy hurricane season in the Atlantic and this week the National Hurricane Center is monitoring three tropical disturbances that have chances of strengthening -- including one that could affect the Carolinas as it continues to cope with ...
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