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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. County-owned parcel being considered as a future site for a developer to build a gas station and convenience store. The site is north and west of the intersection of County Line Road and Cobblestone Drive in Spring Hill.
    They send plans for a separate controversial housing development back for more work.
  2. A camera operator with 'Live PD,' left, tests his gear before a shoot with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.  [Times (2018)]
    Sheriff Al Nienhuis says the cable TV series shows what happens when they go after a fugitive.
  3. Hernando County Government Center
    Commissioners will appoint members with expertise in real estate, financial services, development, education and other fields.
  4. Hernando County Government Center    Times (2018)
    County Commission later this month will discuss creating an economic development advisory committee.
  5. Former Hernando County human resources director Cristi Charlow
    Cristi Charlow says she resigned last month at the request of the county administrator.
  6. Times (2011)
Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis gets a laugh out of his new chief deputy, Michael Maurer, right, during a meeting with a Sheriff's office supervisor.
    Officials applaud Col. Mike Maurer’s vast experience and positive approach.
  7. Kass Circle redevelopment area
    Commissioners approve plan for disadvantaged neighborhood without one element — a proposed park they had already sold to a state legislator.
  8. Campaign signs sit outside a voting precinct at the Hernando County Utilities Department ahead of the close of polls on a previous primary Election Day.
    Constitutional officers, county and city officials will be on the ballot later this year
  9. Hernando County Administrator Jeff Rogers, left, and new deputy administrator Tobey Phillips, at North Main Street and West Jefferson Street, downtown Brooksville, on Dec. 4.
    Hernando County administrators talk about their full plate for 2020.
  10. Brooksville City Hall
    Earlier this month, the Florida Commission on Ethics ruled that no laws were broken in the cases of two former Brooksville mayors.