September 2016

Brooksville council members remain steadfast on reverting one way streets

by Hernando Sun Staff

Dennis Dix, Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, addressed the Brooksville city council On September 19th in regards to the project of reverting the one way streets back to two way in the City of Brooksville: The one way streets are Broad Street and Jefferson Street.

SENATE BUDGET CHIEF BACKS SCOTT ON INCENTIVES

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 30, 2016.......... A fight involving the next state budget is already taking shape after Gov. Rick Scott called for lawmakers to provide economic-incentive money to help recruit businesses.

A day after incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran said he views incentives as "corporate welfare," incoming Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala said he intends to work for the governor's $85 million proposal if the money is available.

Storm Drain Stenciling Eagle Scout Project Increases Awareness

Recently, the Hernando Sun published an article about reducing nitrogen levels in Florida’s water sources. In an effort to help the environment, protect wildlife, and bring awareness to these environmental issues, one Eagle Scout made it his mission to organize a project to call attention to responsibly handling waste materials.

Vice and Narcotics Unit Busts Drug House Located Just Feet Away From Elementary School Playground

HCSO

Photo by HCSO

On 09-28-2016 at approximately 09:47 a.m., detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a drug search warrant at 5509 Roble Avenue in Spring Hill. This residence is located directly across the street from Spring Hill Elementary School. Sheriff's detectives became concerned with the activity that was occurring at the residence, particularly because of the close proximity to the school. Over the past year, the Sheriff's Office received 54 calls for service, for various reasons, to this residence.

Obituaries Sept 20-24, 2016

Thompson Doris “Scottie”, age 80 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Scottie was predeceased by her parents and brother. She is survived by her husband, Norman, son Steven, daughters, Lynne Jennings and Jacqueline (Daniel) Wilcox, grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter. Src; Brewer

Puleo Joseph C., age 91 of Spring Hill passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He is survived by his wife Josephine; 2 children, Rosele LaRocca and Anthony Puleo; 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Src: Brewer

Letter to the Editor: County Budget

It was great to see the county commissioners held the line on the significant budget increase requested by the sheriff and to a lessor degree other segments of government. I don't mean to imply that some of these requests were not needed (but) I think all governments should seriously consider the impact their decisions have on the citizens they govern. Sure county and city employees could use a raise, maybe even deserve one, agency heads always need more workers but look at who is providing the necessary funding.

Gator Tanglin' with Al Zaebst

One of the more interesting characters we have run across is Al Zaebst. He was brought to our attention when we found photos of him capturing an alligator in the Weeki Wachee River. His method was to stand up in the canoe and launch himself on to the back of the alligator (all while wearing loafers). I am sure it was quite a surprise for the alligator because once it reaches a decent size there is nothing in the river that would want to tangle with it.