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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. Hernando officials will close the Spring Hill recycling center at Walmart due to too much contamination of materials.
  2. Artist's rendering of the proposed new Hernando County government center which could be built at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.
  3. Spring Hill welcome sign
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  5. Kayakers enjoy a morning paddle down the Weeki Wachee Springs River at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  6. Hernando County Government Center    Times (2018)
  7. Brooksville lawyer Bill Eppley, 67, gives a tour of the Weeki Wachee River while noting its decline compared to when he was a boy.
  8. Mark Kutney
  9. The Manor House at the Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Museum in Brooksville is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is the centerpiece for events held on the museum grounds.
  10. A short line of vehicles forms in the only lane open at a Suncoast Parkway toll plaza in Tampa.
  11. Hernando County Government Center
  12. Kayakers line up at the boat launch at Weeki Fresh Water Adventures, a kayak and stand-up paddle board rental facility in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  13. Hernando County's deputy fire chief has been chosen as the new fire chief in Groveland.
  14. ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
The Brooksville Blueberry Festival has attracted many visitors from outside the community.
  15. After a day spent out in the Gulf of Mexico, boaters pull their boats out of the water at the Bayport boat ramp in Hernando County.
  16. 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.
  17. A camera operator with 'Live PD,' left, tests his gear before a shoot with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.  [Times (2018)]
  18. Hernando County Government Center
  19. Hernando County Government Center    Times (2018)
  20. Former Hernando County human resources director Cristi Charlow
  21. 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.
  22. Kass Circle redevelopment area
  23. 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.
  24. 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.