Barbara Behrendt, Hernando County Reporter

Barbara Behrendt

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.

Planning commission rejects Rester Drive sand pit proposal

Hernando County Government Center
The unanimous vote follows passionate arguments by residents adjacent to the parcel.

Planning board balks at master plan revision sought for Trails at Rivard

Hernando County Government Center
The proposal to shrink lot sizes and increase density in the planned residential community drew a negative reaction.

Hernando County to explore a federally funded public shooting range

Hernando County Government Center
County Commissioner Steve Champion says the Withlacoochee State Forest would make a good home.

Hernando County housing authority gives a tentative okay to managing the Brooksville Housing Authority

Summit Villas, a property of the Brooksville Housing Authority.
Details of a formal agreement will come back for a final approval in July.

Planning commission delays hearing on Hernando Beach fishing expansion application

Don Lacey of Coastal Engineering, attorney Jacob Cremer and Hernando Beach crabber Tommy Evans answer community questions during a public information workshop on Evans’ rezoning request for his business.
The 4-1 vote puts a 90-day delay on the commercial fishing rezoning application.