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Hernando County Sheriff's Office Alert: armed burglary suspect at large

3:53PM Dec. 10, 2019- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a robbery to a person took place at Oak Hill Medical Complex.  They give the following description of the suspect:

White/Male - 30's - Dark Hair - Light Colored Blue Jeans - Grey Shirt

Suspect ran west (toward US-19 area) from the medical complex.

Please call 9-1-1 if you see someone matching this description in this area.

Suspect is reportedly armed with a knife. - Do not approach.

The Sheriff's Office provided an update at 5:21PM:

Dawn Center is one of 100 agencies nationwide to receive Mary Kay grant


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More than 72,000 adult and child abuse victims in the United States receive domestic violence services in a single average day, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. And locally, the Dawn Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence served more than 1,900 survivors in Hernando County last year alone. Now, the center who helps so many itself will receive a helping hand.

Chair, Vice Chair chosen in School Board Organizational meeting


BROOKSVILLE, Fla, NOV. 19, 2019- 
School Superintendent John Stratton called the meeting to order, explaining that he was presiding over the meeting as the school board was selecting a new chair. He introduced each board member. Stratton asked for a moment of silence and led the pledge of allegiance. 

Item #4066 – Adoption of the Agenda. Stratton asked for a motion to adopt the agenda, which Gus Guadagnino made, and Jimmy Lodato seconded. The agenda was approved 5-0.

Brooksville City Council directs committee review of splash park

Parks and Recreation Director Angie Whisnant reviewed the Parks Master Plan information with council members during the Nov. 4 council meeting. Elliot Barth, a University of Florida student studying Landscape Architecture, took on the project. 

With the coordination of the previous Parks and Recreation Director Mike Walker, Barth gathered information from Brooksville’s citizens at four public meetings. Whisnant summarized the results of those meetings.