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‘Overcomer,’ a new Christian film playing in Brooksville, addresses issues facing families today

BROOKSVILLE — Overcomer, the latest Christian film collaboration by the...

Priscilla Shirer plays high school principal Olivia Brooks in “Overcomer,” a new film from the Kendrick Brothers. Photo courtesy of Sony/Affirm Films

'We should be supporting them': Pasco County jail mental health coordinator helps inmates connect with services

Officials estimate a third of inmates at the Pasco County jail have a mental illness. The Sheriff's...

Stefanie Beetz, is a mental health coordinator for Wellpath at the Pasco County Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes. The center has opened a new mental health unit for low-level offenders. SCOTT KEELER | Times

Pasco mine fight ends amid rancor of new state law on citizen land-use challenges

A six-year dispute over limerock mines in central Pasco County ends as residents drop two lawsuits.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times (2013) 
A dump truck emerges from behind a pile of dirt and sand at the Lago Verde sand mine in rural, northern Pasco County. Residents challenging the county’s approval of the mine have given up their legal fight.

Call it Saturday school for dogs: Pasco County partners with nonprofit to prepare canines for service jobs

Southeastern Guide Dogs and Pasco County Transportation collaborate for a training session on bus...

Vita, a 7-month-old golden Labrador retriever, takes a ride on a Pasco County public transportation bus during a training exercise with Southeastern Guide Dogs. “It’s great. She is amazing,” said Madison Welch, a volunteer puppy raiser with Southeastern Guide Dogs. Puppy handlers temporarily adopt dogs to help them assimilate to the home environment and obedience training before the dogs more to formal training.

Family ties strengthen a small, but sturdy River Ridge roster

At River Ridge you’ll find brothers under center, the coach’s son at long snapper and...

Anthony Roussos of River Ridge is pictured during warmups before an officials scrimmage at Clearwater Central Catholic on Aug. 9. (LUIS SANTANA   |   Times)

Michele Miller: Ready or not, itís moving time

Come fall thereís a mass exodus of children leaving the nest to head off to college. This time for...

Michele Miller Douglas R. Clifford  |  Tampa Bay Times

Once small Hernando County firm now among the country’s Top 500

Monster Transmissions spawns three related businesses and moves into new facility.

Achilles Thomas, president of Monster Transmission, checks the work order to reassure that all was rebuilt in this transmission unit ready for shipment. BETH N. GRAY | Special to the Times

Pasco County news briefs for Aug. 23

News and notes from Pasco County


Hometown Pasco for Aug. 23

News and notes about your neighbors

Atria chefs from Atria Windsor Woods, Atria Evergreen Woods, Atria Lutz and Atria Park of Baypoint Village went head-to-head in the fifth-annual Chef Showdown held July 24 at Atria Windsor Woods in Hudson. The cooking face-off had only one rule -- all recipes had to include the pepper. The competition was judged by a panel of senior advisers, residents and guests. The winner was Chef Mike Tate from Atria Evergreen Woods, whose sweet cream stuffed chocolate dipped peppers won over the panel. Pictured, from left: Chef Tim Linstad from Atria Windsor Woods (3rd Place), Chef Cody Stevens from Atria Park of Baypoint Village (2nd place), Chef Carl Miller from Atria Lutz (4th place), and Chef Mike Tate and assistant Director of Culinary Services Daniel Chiarella from Atria Evergreen Woods (1st place).  Atria

Pasco Business Digest for Aug. 23

News and notes on local businesses

Sun Toyota’s Nael Barjas (left) and Rammie Hamdan have been promoted to finance managers.   Sun Toyota

Holes in the ground have opened up in Hudson

Pasco County first assessed the 16 depressions on Aug. 13, but they have grown.

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Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Aug. 23

Pasco and Hernando community events

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