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5 store clerks cited for selling alcohol to minors

Five Hernando County convenience store clerks have been issued misdemeanor citations for selling alcohol to minors. The citations were written after sheriff's deputies conducted a sting operation Wednesday in which an undercover officer was sent into 18 convenience stores. Those cited include Suzzane Parrot of A-J Beverage, 5574 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee; Edward Schlotzhauer of Hedricks Grocery, 204 East Ave., Brooksville; Janet McCoy of Majik Market, 10455 Broad St., Brooksville; Clarethia Cole of Majik Market, 10455 Broad St; and Johnnie Hudson of Pick Kwik, 26260 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

4 teens arrested for role

in asphalt adhesive spill

Four teenagers have been arrested on charges of felony criminal mischief stemming from the spill of asphalt adhesive earlier this month from a county storage tank east of Brooksville. Two of the teens are 14 and the other two are 13; their names are being withheld by the Times because of their ages. All of them live in the Brooksville area. The Sheriff's Office said they all participated in opening a valve on the tank, which led to the release of more than 3,000 gallons of the non-toxic substance commonly used to fill potholes. Authorities said there was no significant environmental damage. The cleanup and cost of the adhesive are estimated at more than $4,000. The youths were released to the custody of their parents.

Correction

Normand R. Gaouette recently was elected state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An incorrect office was reported in Thursday's Good for You column.

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