Thursday, July 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando Government Meetings for July 22

Government meetings

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

Tuesday

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

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