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CENTRAL NJROTC PROGRAM SECOND BEST IN NATION

BROOKSVILLE

Central High School's NJROTC cadets fell just one notch shy in their quest to keep the title of best program in the nation. The Navy League of the United States has given the top honor to Southold High School in New York. No team has ever received consecutive No. 1 national rankings, but it's tough to be too disappointed when taking the long view, Lt. Col. Michael Ralph, one of three instructors at Central, said Thursday. For six of the last seven years, the Central unit has been rated as either the best or second-best in the nation, a feat of consistency unmatched by any other unit, Ralph said. "The really good thing about our program and how it's evolved is the seniors build a foundation and leave a legacy to the group behind them, and the group behind them is determined to do as good or better," he said.

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Chinsegut Hill group gets large donation

The Junior Service League voted this week to contribute $10,000 to the Friends of Chinsegut Hill toward its effort to keep the property in public use and reopen the manor house. The Friends have until June 10 to raise $75,000 for the cause to show public support to secure additional private foundation funds. The latest donation now takes the fundraising to the $25,000 mark. The League, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, helps projects and organizations that benefit Hernando County citizens.

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SPRING HILL

Three arrests made on drug charges

Deputies raided a Spring Hill home Thursday and arrested one person there after finding nearly 3 pounds of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia, a report shows. Ruben Sanchez, 29, was arrested at 7261 Toucan Trail on three charges related to possession and sale of marijuana, an arrest report says. Three other people who had warrants out for their arrest were also found nearby, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Scott Fox, 31, of 7269 Toucan Trail, was arrested on several counts related to possession and sale of marijuana and for unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bruce Woolsey, 44, and Sarah Fountain, 22, both of 7160 Sealawn Drive, were arrested on charges related to the sale and possession of oxycodone.

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