Tuesday, June 19, 2018
News Roundup

Government meetings in Hernando County Jan. 23-26

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

Monday

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Cemetery code change.

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 1 p.m., Department of Public Works, 1525 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

Tuesday

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Discussion of a special-use permit allowing gun sales out of a home in a residential neighborhood; resolution on the November mosquito control referendum.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, community transit workshop, 10 a.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B-105, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. The MPO will then meet at 1:30 p.m. in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Meeting agenda: Election of MPO officers and committee appointments.

Withlacoochee Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, noon, Lake Panasoffkee Parks and Recreation Community Center, 1582 County Road 459.

Wednesday

Hernando County School Board, 9:30 a.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Agenda: School Board counsel applicant interviews.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Election of vice chairperson and committee membership reappointments.

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Thursday

Hernando County School Board, 9:30 a.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Agenda: School Board counsel applicant interviews.

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 2:30 p.m., Microtel Inn and Suites I-75, 6298 Nature Coast Blvd., Ridge Manor West.

Comments
Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

The Rays made official after Monday's game that CF Kevin Kiermaier would be activated on Tuesday.And to make room on the 40- and 25 man rosters, they designated for assignment OF Rob Refsnyder.Acquired from the Indians for cash considerations just be...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

HOUSTON — The Rays brought up several of their top prospects so they can get as much experience as possible.And Monday that included seeing how the relentless defending champion Astros worked their way back from an early four-run deficit to sco...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

HOUSTON — Well before the idea of using a reliever to open games, as the Rays did against the Astros Monday for the 12th time, and then bringing in a starter was even a gleam in the eyes of the current Rays staff, former manager Lou Piniella wa...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pushing back against a social media post implying that a combat-wounded New Port Richey veteran has a Nazi symbol tattooed on his arm.In a tweet Monday afternoon, ICE officials denied the vete...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Protests were held on both ends of Pinellas County on Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border."Children are not pawns," "No kids in cages" and "I would...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Deadly Sunday for swimmers in bay area waters

Deadly Sunday for swimmers in bay area waters

Two people drowned and another suffered life-threatening injuries in the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.Investigators said all three cases appear to be accidents, but the incidents stand as a reminder that summer, with vacation ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

One of Florida’s biggest draws is also one if its biggest liabilities — its coastline. A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. And Tampa Bay faces some of the greatest ri...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Pinellas deputies arrest Mississippi man 31 years after sexual battery

Pinellas deputies arrest Mississippi man 31 years after sexual battery

SEMINOLE — She was 22 when deputies said a man forced her at knifepoint into the woods off Seminole Boulevard and sexually battered her in February 1987.The case went cold, but now the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested the man it ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Iceland World Cup Fever … catch it!

Iceland World Cup Fever … catch it!

TAMPA — Iceland isn't what it used to be. Literally. The Nordic island country is shrinking, what with global warming. Iceland's glaciers are getting smaller. If you took all that ice and laid it end to end, well, you clearly have nothing bette...
Updated: 8 hours ago