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Officials search for prisoner who escaped from Hernando County landfill


Marina Rose Enterprises is proposing to operate a scenic dinner cruise boat out of Hernando Beach. [Times file photo]

Uncertainty delays consideration of plan for cruise boat in Hernando Beach

BROOKSVILLE — A last-minute effort to keep his options open delayed the public hearing this week for the operator of a proposed scenic dinner cruise boat in Hernando Beach. Randall Rossi had proposed lunch and dinner cruises on a 45-foot boat from a 7,562-square-foot lot at the northwest corner of Gulf Coast Drive  …


  1. Hernando's assistant county administrator over public works resigns

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County has taken another hit in its public works operation with the resignation this week of Brian Malmberg, the assistant county administrator over several departments.

  2. In a word, Hernando school leaders say, first day was 'smooth'


    Over and over on Monday, school district leaders used the same word to describe the unfolding of the first day of school in Hernando County.


    Third-graders Teagan Ferguson, left, and Brianna DeLaine deliver attendance figures to the office at J.D. Floyd Elementary School on Monday. Superintendent Lori Romano and other district administrators toured a handful of schools and classrooms throughout the day,
  3. 25 things to remember on the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew


    Twenty-five years ago today, Andrew was born.

    Aerial of a mobile home community in the Homestead area, destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. [Times (1992)]
  4. Hernando commission to seek state audit of sheriff's spending

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The politically volatile idea of using a separate taxing district to fund Sheriff Al Nienhuis' budget is once again off the table.

    OCTAVIO JONES   |   TimesTo clear up questions about the way Sheriff Al Nienhuis accounts for his agency's money,  county commissioners have asked for a formal audit through the state Auditor General's Office.
  5. Religion Calendar for Aug. 18


    Spring Hill

    Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Information will be given about future events and activities available for the congregation and religious school students. Those attending will be able to tour the synagogue and meet the rabbi …

  6. Hernando Government Meetings for Aug. 18


    Government meetings

    Public meetings this week:


    Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.


  7. Hernando Bloodmobile for Aug. 18


    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.