Local and State

Brooksville City Council sets tentative Brooksville Fire Department assessments

The fire assessment fee is a “non-ad valorem special assessment.” There are two tiers. Tier 1, for developed properties, is based on a fraction of improved value and tier 2 is assessed a flat rate ( for vacant parcels). The fire assessment fees have been increasing steadily since they were implemented in 2012. FY 2016 fire assessment for tier 1 properties was $.80 per $1000 of improvement value and $100 per parcel for tier 2 properties. FY 2017 approved fire assessments for tier 1 was $.85 per $1000 of improved value and $125 per parcel for Tier 2.

Principal Crognale describes positive results for Endeavor and Discovery Academies

Endeavor Academy is a program for students with ongoing documented behavior problems from grade 6 through high school seniors. It has been in operation since 1976, with a one year hiatus in 1992.  Some students come to the program after committing student code of conduct infractions as a second chance before expulsion. Others have committed felonies in the community and are referred to the program by committee.

Missing Endangered Adult - Anna Bartram- found in good health

July 13, 2018 3:45PM- The Sheriff's Office provided the following update in reference to Ms. Bartram:


Ms. Bartram has been located in good health. She is being returned to family members. Thank you for all the assistance.

Original Information:

July 13, 2018- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from our media partners and the community in locating a MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT. 

Governor Scott meet and greet at downtown Brooksville bistro

The Bistro in historic downtown Brooksville, owned and operated by Catherine Reeves is a popular gathering place. On Tuesday July 10, 2018, it was hopping with local officials and dignitaries in honor of special guest Governor Rick Scott who is on a campaign tour of small towns across the state in his bid for US Senate.  

County Commissioners and county staff members walked across Main Street during their lunch break to greet Governor Scott.  State Senator Wilton Simpson and Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis were also among those in attendance.