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.

Got garbage? Then in Hernando County, you probably have questions.

Republic Services is set to deploy new garbage cans to customers in Hernando County as part of its program to automate pickup. Courtesy Jay Rowden
County swamped with customer calls as automated garbage service approaches.

Hernando County commissioners agree to feasibility study on four parcels

Times graphic
Land would provide additional parking for the Hernando Beach boat ramp

Hernando County official approved nearly $42,000 payment to her husband

The Hernando County Government Center in downtown Brooksville. [JUSTIN TROMBLY | Times]
Conflict questions arise in county employee payment case

Squabble among Hernando County commissioners leads to chairman vote

Jeff Holcomb
County Republican Party chief Jeff Holcomb named chairman.

Teamsters say they will not let Hernando County commissioners' mismanagement strip worker pay

The Hernando County Government Center in downtown Brooksville. [JUSTIN TROMBLY | Times]
County's $12 million budget deficit has administrators pressing unions.