Thursday, April 19, 2018
News Roundup

Winning Fantasy 5 ticket bought at Hess in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL

Winning ticket for Fantasy 5 bought at Hess

One of the three winning tickets in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing on Thursday was purchased at Hess Express, 4707 Commercial Way. The numbers were 8, 21, 32, 33 and 34. The other winning tickets were purchased in Miami and Haverville. Each winner will receive $74,163.88.

IRS as comedy? Yes, at Stage West

The comedy Love, Sex and the IRS opens at 8 p.m. Thursday on the Forum Stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Mayhem ensues when same-sex roommates are caught trying to file their taxes as a married couple. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. each Sunday through April 21. Tickets are $12. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

SHADY HILLS

Wine tasting to benefit museum

A wine tasting event to benefit the Hernando Historical Museum Association will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive. The event will include music, appetizers, wine tasting, raffles and an auction. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Proceeds will go to the museum association's one-room schoolhouse project in Brooksville. Call (352) 385-8463 or (352) 799-0129.

BROOKSVILLE

Remembering the victims of violence

The "Victims' Voice 2013 — A Time of Remembrance" program will be at 3 p.m. April 24 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The purpose of the program is to remember victims of crime, in recognition of National Victims' Rights Week, April 21 to 27. Those who have a loved one they would like remembered during the program are asked to contact Mary Johnston in the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.

Today's picks

'Butterflies of the Sandhill' presentation: 9-10 a.m., Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-6722. myfwc.com/calendar.

Spring Fling Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Vista Grand at Spring Hill, 10380 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (727) 825-0018.

Storybook Forest: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. Free. (727) 233-8291.

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale: Gates open at 1 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission, $8; $4 for ages 4 to 12, and free for ages 3 and younger. (352) 796-4552. hernandocountyfair.com.

High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary lasagna dinner and dance benefit: 6 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $7. (352) 596-1601, 596-4436.

'Once Upon a Mattress': 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $12 for adults and $6 for students, available at the door. (352) 476-9086. shstickets.com.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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Editorial: Why single-member districts would be bad for Hillsborough commission

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Tech Data names Rich Hume to take over as CEO

Tech Data names Rich Hume to take over as CEO

CLEARWATER — A longtime IBM executive is becoming the new leader of Tampa Bay’s largest public company. Tech Data on Thursday named Richard "Rich" Hume as its new CEO effective June 6. Hume joined Tech Data two years ago and is currently the chief op...
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Sally Bradshaw, Kathleen Shanahan column: Barbara Bush was role model who loved Florida

Barbara Pierce Bush loved Florida.With a son as governor, she was practically an honorary Floridian! No one was prouder of former Gov. Jeb Bush than his mom, and no one a more honest critic when she felt he needed some constructive feedback! But we t...
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Hundreds mourn Durant High athlete killed at Brandon gas station

Hundreds mourn Durant High athlete killed at Brandon gas station

PLANT CITY — Many remembered Durant High School football player Grover Wills, 18, for his talent on the field, but almost as many remembered his penchant for bursting into dance and song. After practice or on team trips, Wills would mesmerize those a...
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Child, 19 months, hospitalized after being found in New Port Richey pond

Child, 19 months, hospitalized after being found in New Port Richey pond

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 19-month-old child was transported to a local hospital Thursday after being found unattended in a pond, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies said they were dispatched to a pond behind a home in the 4700 block of...
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Column: No-win fishery bills would undermine businesses and innovation

The federal government delivered good news for anglers this week. Under newly approved two-year pilot programs, Florida and the other Gulf Coast states will manage red snapper fishing for private anglers. This means states can test ways to improve ac...
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Hernando County Commissioner arrested on prostitution charges

Hernando County Commissioner arrested on prostitution charges

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, was arrested midday Thursday by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on multiple prostitution charges.Nicholson was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center on one count of operat...
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St. Petersburg police remove disabled adults from ‘deplorable’ assisted living facilities

St. Petersburg police remove disabled adults from ‘deplorable’ assisted living facilities

St. Petersburg Police on Thursday closed two assisted living facilities, citing "deplorable conditions," including no running water. The facilities are run by Tampa Bay Behavioral Health, located at 3434 Second Ave. S and 3418 Second Ave. S, accordin...
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FHP: Distracted driver plunges more than 50 feet off I-275 in St. Petersburg

FHP: Distracted driver plunges more than 50 feet off I-275 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A distracted driver from Pinellas Park walked away unscathed after his car plunged 50 feet off Interstate 275.Thomas Highhouse, 61, of Pinellas Park, was driving his 2016 Chevy Camero along Interstate 275 around 11:10 a.m. when he lo...
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