May 2021

BOCC approves CEMEX mine rezoning petition

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The Hernando Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved the rezoning petition for a Sand Borrow Pit adjacent to the CEMEX mine. The decision was made during the regular meeting of the BOCC on May 11, 2021.

Submitted by Christopher T. Carollo, the petition sought rezoning of property located on eastern terminus of Rester Drive from Agricultural to a Planned Development Project (PDP) for special excavations with deviations.

Trump endorses Simpson for Ag Commissioner Post

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Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) to become the next Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture even though Simpson has not announced that he will seek the post.

A member of the Florida State Senate since 2016, Simpson served as Senate President during the last legislative session. His Senate term ends in 2022.