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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 Sheriff Al Nienhuis faces another contentious budget negotiation with the Hernando County Commission. [Times]
    Why are sheriff’s positions routinely left unfilled, and where does the money budgeted for them end up, asks the candidate challenging Sheriff Al Nienhuis.
  2. Hernando County Government Center
    Spending plan draws public rebuke and sharp words between commissioners, who are divided on the tax increase.
  3. Hernando County Government Center
    Why not include rental units for the rest of the work force, asks Hernando County commissioner.
  4. Heavy equipment works at the Cemex Construction Materials site in Brooksville. Soon the company will be expanding to new areas south of Fort Dade Avenue to continue lime rock mining activities. Times file
    After years of controversy, commissioners okay a 20-year mining lease, expanding the Cemex lime rock mine east of Brooksville
  5. Brooksville City Hall
    City Council decides to keep the same tax rate, despite the increase advertised on early tax notices.
  6. Hernando County community news
    Do you live in Hernando County? Here’s what you need to know about Hurricane Dorian.
  7. Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport & Technology Center
    Hernando County commissioners take steps to begin airport improvements
  8. County boat trailer parking lot on August 11 showing empty spaces, one of several taken by Hernando Beach residents.
    Hernando County commissioners also change funding source from recreational impact fees to gas tax funds.
  9. Brooksville City Hall  DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
    Mobile home and apartment residents will pay more under the new fire fees
  10. ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times Hernando County Commissioner Steve Champion