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Barbara Behrendt - Hernando County Reporter

Hernando County Reporter

The North Suncoast and the Times have been my home since I graduated from the Ohio State University 35 years ago. Every day I get to come work for one of the country’s finest newspapers with talented co-workers who share my passion for informing our readers about their community. From the latest development plan near their neighborhood to the price of their garbage service, there is no more relevant journalism than what we do here in Hernando County. I cherish your input, suggestions and story ideas.

  1. LUIS SANTANA | TIMES
Aerial of the road work at the I-75 interchange at State Road 50 east of Brooksville.
    Race Trac plan includes fueling for cars and trucks and a bigger convenience store.
  2. Hernando County Government Center
    Home builder gets Spring Hill property for $10,000 an acre.
  3. Hernando County Government Center    Times (2018)
    Adjacent residents of Oak Hills golf course said they didn’t want their green space to disappear.
  4. Debbie Paulavage and Joe Stevenson enjoy the early morning light fishing from the Bayport Pier. Manatee and dolphins are often seen around the pier.
    An Army Corps of Engineers permit and archaeological concerns delayed the project, according to Hernando County officials.
  5. Road work is nearly complete at the Interstate 75 interchange at State Road 50 east of Brooksville. Hernando County planning commissioners gave a nod to a large Race Trac truckstop on the southeast corner of the interchange.
    The Race Trac expansion plan on State Road 50 gets a boost from county Planning and Zoning Commission.
  6. Hernando County Government Center    Times (2018)
    County commissioners have pushed to get rid of county-owned real estate. They plan to sell six lots in Spring Hill to state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia’s Hartland Homes.
  7. Elvis Presley gets a close-up look at one of the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids during a visit to the park in 1961.
    From its iconic mermaids to its signature statue, Weeki Wachee Springs will be considered for historic designation.
  8. Hernando County Government Center
    Neighbors worry about the impact on their equestrian community.
  9. Hernando County School District
    Local officials’ requests for legislators also include sewer project funding and teacher bonus reforms.
  10. ANGELIQUE HERRING   |   Times
From left to right, Racheal Shaefer, Victoria Asencio and FLG X guide Jessica Seitz watch and encourage Ashley Concepcion, top center, as she starts out on the first course at FLG X on July 5 in Brooksville. With four courses ranging in difficulty, the adventure park previously called "Treeumph!" officially reopened with a charity event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County.
    Hernando County commissioners want to encourage the park operator to buy the property.