Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Hernando Government Meetings for Oct. 21

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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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Matt Bakerís takeaways from Florida-UAB

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1. A milestone Florida probably doesnít want to celebrate: Johnny Townsend became the schoolís all-time leading punter with his 232rd career punt. But Townsend has legitimately been one of the teamís MVPs.2. It took far too long, but UFís tight ends ...
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Central Florida Animal Reserve ready for public tours

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Florida back on track with non-conference blowout of UAB

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