July 2021

Temple Beth David Event

TEMPLE ORGANIZES FAMILY EVENTS On Sunday, July 11th about 30 members and their families from Temple Beth David had a delightful day at Homosassa Springs State Park. This was the first of our monthly family events.  We have recently organized a program geared toward families with children of all ages. We will be scheduling a monthly activity to include Jewish families with children. Our next activity will be bowling on August 29th. For more information about this program and all of our other activities, visit our website at www.

Lowman law firm secures bandshell sponsorship

Parks and Recreation Manager Chris Linsbeck addressed the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) with an agreement between the county and the Lowman Law Firm.  The agreement allows the firm use of the bandshell at Hernando Park to advertise the law firm and host a number of events. In return, the firm has committed to enhance and maintain the bandshell and replace benches within the park.  The board approved unanimously. 

UPDATE - Shooting at the BioSpine Institute on the morning of Jul 26, 2021

In a release just moments ago by the Hernando County Sheriff's department the female shot this morning has died from her injuries.

According to the report the suspect and victim were related.

The victim, not being identified due to Marsy’s Law, was in surgery when she died.
The suspect, identified as Stanley Johns (W/M DOB 11-13-48) was charged with Murder in the First Degree/Premeditated/Domestic.  He is currently in custody, held on a no-bond status. 

Man Shoots Family Member at Spring Hill Doctor’s Office - Homicide Investigation

On 07-26-21 just before 10:30 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the BioSpine Institute, located at 7101 Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill regarding shots fired from within the building.

Operators in the Emergency Communications Center began receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired, a man in the building with a gun, people running out of the building, people screaming, etc.

Deputies along with Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene.

Council denies second funding request for Summit Villas affordable housing development

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At the regular meeting on Jul 19, 2021The Brooksville City Council voted 3-2 to deny a $340,000 funding request to kick off redevelopment of the property located at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive and Hale Avenue, historically named Summit Villas. Council Members David Bailey and Blake Bell were the two opposing votes.