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Cemex has had serious problems with mercury emissions before, including being fined $525,000 in 2011 by the DEP for a series of releases of mercury which violated air quality standards at the Brooksville plant.WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2011)

Hernando commissioner questions Cemex mercury emissions

BROOKSVILLE — New health concerns about the operation of the Cemex Brooksville South Cement Plant were raised this week by County Commissioner Diane Rowden and members of Neighbors Against Mining. Rowden asked for the issue to be placed on Tuesday's commission meeting agenda after she learned that the information g …


  1. Hernando County Class of 2015


    Central High School

    Graduation: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, , Grace World Outreach Church, Brooksville

    Gregory Presing, Central High valedictorian
  2. Hernando High's 'Mr. Fix-it' on his way to high-tech career



    When Lizelle Williams walks across the stage at Saturday night's Hernando High School graduation, his fellow students will recognize him as their Mr. Fix-It.

    Lizelle Williams, right, helps sales manager Bill Williamson with a software question on May 22 while working at radio station WWJB in Brooksville. Lizelle provides IT and technical support, and assists faculty and students at his school.
  3. Shredded documents may cost Hernando schools as much as $3.7 million in state funding


    BROOKSVILLE — A recent audit of state money paid to Hernando County schools last school year found several small problems — and a very big one that could cost the already cash-strapped district as much as $3.7 million.

    “It’s a very serious concern. We’re waiting to see how the process plays out,” Hernando School Board member Matt Foreman said.
  4. Hernando Briefs for May 29


    Neighborhood news happenings


    Poker run benefits Humane Society

  5. Hernando Events for May 29



    29 Today

    Saint Leo hosts Higher Education Fair: Students are invited to visit and speak with representatives from Saint Leo University, Nova Southeastern University, Rasmussen College, St. Petersburg College, the University of Phoenix, the University of Alliance, the …

    Saturday Adult Beach Bash Buccaneer Bay opens for an adults-only evening party with music by Haymaker, craft vendors and food. Proceeds benefit park improvements. 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 293-6103.
  6. Hernando Business digest for May 29


    Business digest


    LIFEGUARD URGENT CARE OPENS: LifeGuard Urgent Care has opened at 491 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The facility offers an alternative to going to the emergency room, and the staff offers same-day care for nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries, with a bilingual …

  7. Hernando County real estate transactions for May 29

    Real Estate


    5145 Bone Ln., to Martha N. Gizynski by Thomas N. Cook & Karen Cook, $310,000, 04/01/2015.