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After bowing out of politics, Dave Russell announces another run for Hernando commission

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Springstead High wants to replace its aging, cracked and pitted blue polyurethane floor. With funding tight, officials at Springstead and other schools in the district are looking to private funding to help with public school needs.WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2009)

With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators. "It's more dangerous and impactful than a wooden floor. … It's reached the end of its life expectancy," said basketball coach and sports marketing teacher Tim …

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  1. Brooksville council votes to increase speed limit on right turns at intersections with cameras

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Making right turns on red lights in the city of Brooksville should soon be less stressful, at least for those who fear receiving red-light camera tickets.

  2. After bowing out of politics, Dave Russell announces another run for Hernando commission

    Politics

    BROOKSVILLE — Just three months after collecting a plaque for his years of public service and declaring that he wanted to spend more time with his business and his family, former Hernando County commissioner and state Rep. Dave Russell is running for office once again.

    Dave Russell completed his second four-year term on the Hernando County Commission in December. 
  3. District wrestling: Pasco wins third straight title

    Wrestlingpreps

    BROOKSVILLE — Pasco wrestlers held up three fingers following Saturday's Class A, District 6 tournament, signifying the Pirates three-peat of district titles.

  4. With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators.

  5. Hernando deputies investigating fatal stabbing in Spring Hill

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — A 32-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times died from his injuries on Saturday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

  6. Fox Chapel students help fill bags with food for families in need

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Hairnets are not considered stylish in middle school. But well over 100 students willingly donned them recently because they knew they were about to do something important.

    Fox Chapel Middle eighth-graders Destiny Harvey, 14, front right, and Samantha Miller, 14, start an assembly line for the Feeding Children Everywhere project to fill bags of food. 
  7. DeWitt: Time to mark Hernando's history of lynchings with a monument

    Public Safety

    Some of the darkest pages in one of the darkest chapters in American history were written right here in Hernando County.

    And now we need to own up to it.