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Ron DeSantis Names Three New Judges

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced three judicial appointments: one to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Hillsborough County Court, and one to the Hernando County Court. Cynthia Oster, of Tampa, to serve as Judge on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Oster has served...
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Wastewater spill at city lift station

Spillage of 252,000 gallons of wastewater occurred on July 20 – 21, 2022, from the “50 Lift Station,” located on the north side of Cortez Blvd, just west of Broad Street / Hwy 41. According to Director of Public Works Paul Booth approximately 248,000 gallons were recovered and the remaining amount was diluted by heavy rains.
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Trailer dumping to be denied at West Hernando Convenience Center

If you own a truck, you’re in luck. If you have a car and haul waste on a trailer to the West Hernando Convenience Center on Osowaw Boulevard in Spring Hill, starting Aug. 8 you’ll be turned away and advised to make the nearly 50-mile roundtrip to the main landfill on U.S. 98 at the Citrus County line.
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Destination Mermaids- The Tail Trail

The appearance of an enchanting sea creature drew many admirers and on-lookers to Hernando Park over a weekend in late June, as kids and families stopped to gaze upon a beautiful mermaid perched on a rock. In 2020, the Florida Mermaid Trail introduced mer-magic to Hernando County implementing the creation of twenty-one handcrafted miniature mermaid figurines to be placed around the historic City of Brooksville. Now, Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau, Brooksville Main Street, and the Hernando County Fine Arts Council have marked the inaugural shipment of the life-sized mermaid statues that are included in Destination Mermaids – The Tail Trail.
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School Board races in Hernando have incumbents on the hot seat

School board incumbents have been sweating across the country, the state and the county as angry and engaged parents turn to challengers and seem to want an end to the status quo. Hernando County’s school board has been the scene of heated rhetoric. Board members have been told that...
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Governor Makes Three Judicial Appointments

Tallahassee - Tuesday August 8, 2022: Governor DeSantis has made three new judicial appointments; one to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Hillsborough County Court, and one to the Hernando County Court. They are:. Cynthia Oster, of Tampa, to serve as Judge on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court...
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School Board touts achievements amid culture wars

District 3 incumbent Jimmy Lodato had pushed for many years to have a vocational-technical school built, and he always has a big smile when you ask him if he’s proud of his work. He credits that school, which someday will be open at the airport, to former Senate President...
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'Technology is one of the best tools...': Missing elderly man found through Bluetooth tracking device

HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. — An elderly man in Hernando County is back safe and sound with his family after being found through a tracking device planted by his wife. On Monday morning, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing adult in the area of Hernando Beach. According to the agency, the elderly man, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing by his wife at 7:36 a.m.
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Fatal crash leads to power outage in Hernando County

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — Florida Highway Patrol is handling a fatal crash in Hernando County that led to a significant power outage on Sunday afternoon. FHP said they were dispatched just after 3:30 p.m. to an accident on Preston Road between Mondon Hill and Richbarn Road. Troopers said someone died as result of the crash.
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Man held on $1.6 million bond in drug case

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday, Aug. 4, that its Vice and Narcotics Unit was made aware of a possible drug dealer who was selling large amounts of a variety of narcotics within Hernando County. Subsequent investigation revealed that Ismail Tillman, 35, was living at 14209 San Antonio...
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Special School Board meeting canceled

BROOKSVILLE – The special Hernando County School Board meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, was canceled suddenly. At district headquarters, the explanation given was “health reasons.”. According to a recent report in the Tampa Bay Times, Circuit Judge Lawrence Semento stopped the board’s lawsuit to...
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Missing adult located with Bluetooth tracking device

During the morning hours of Aug. 8, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing adult in the Hernando Beach area. The elderly male, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing by his wife at 7:36 a.m. and units were dispatched within moments. As this is not...
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Ribbon cutting to be held at Rogers Park

BROOKSVILLE – Join Hernando County Government and Parks and Recreation on Friday, Aug. 12, as they hold a ceremony to celebrate the new installed playground, seawall and seawall cap, and additional upgrades to Rogers Park. The ceremony is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by guest speakers County...
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Missing – Jacob Bedson

Do you now the whereabouts of this missing 17 year old?. Hernando County Deputies continue their search for Hernando County resident, 17-year-old Jacob Bedson. Bedson, who is under the care of Youth and Family Alternatives (YFA) was out shopping with a YFA staff member on May 17, 2022, when he slipped out a back door. According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), YFA described Bedson as a habitual runaway. Bedson is 5’9 110 with blue/grey eyes and curly blond hair. According to an HCSO press release, Bedson may be at a homeless camp located near 13508 Hicks Road in Hudson.
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