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.

Hernando County Commission approves new projects at Oak Hill Hospital and Cortez Oaks

Oak Hill Hospital
The hospital’s overall square footage will increase from 193,483 to 1.3 million square feet.

Hernando Bus will run on Saturday. Service approved Tuesday by County Commission

Hernando County Commissioners vote to extend public bus service to Saturdays. Times file
BROOKSVILLE — Beginning in October, Hernando County residents will have longer hours and Saturday service added to their public bus system.The county commission on Tuesday approved...

Great Spirit Farm granted permit for spiritual retreat in Hernando County

Hernando County Government Center
The couple’s request was reined in from a previous application, which sought permission for events, cabins, recreational vehicles and more.

Country club residents get their way: Loop Spring Hill development won’t have golf cart access into Silverthorn

Silverthorn Golf Club
The Hernando County Commission approved Loop Spring Hill on Tuesday. The 90-home community will go up west of the Suncoast Parkway.

Planning commission recommends approval of Cemex mine rezoning

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
BROOKSVILLE — Expanded lime-rock mining by Cemex Construction Materials Florida cleared another hurdle this week when the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval..