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Planners look years down the road at growth

By Times Staff
Published October 26, 2006


The Hernando County Planning Department will conduct a public workshop on its long-range transportation plans from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the County Commission chambers at Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. The workshop will begin with a short presentation on various alternatives for new and improved roads, including those needed to serve more than 10,000 new homes expected in the planned development district near State Road 50 and Interstate 75. After the presentation, members of the public will be able to look at maps of various proposals, said Dennis Dix, the county's transportation planning coordinator.

Today's picks

Pumpkin Patch Program for Kids: 11 a.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. For children ages 3 to 5 years. A program for toddlers is at 10 a.m., but requires preregistration. Free. Call 540-6374.

Casino Night at Atria Evergreen Woods: 5 to 8 p.m., 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. Free. RSVP to 596-2055.

Get Out the Vote Committee/JUST US Inc. Host Rally and Annual Community Forum: Rally, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; community forum, 6 to 9 p.m. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. Call 238-3500, 848-0154, 666-7576 or 442-1972.

Library to Show "An American in Paris": 1 p.m. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Ridge Road, Ridge Manor West. Free. Call 540-6391.

Early voting continues

Early voting continues through Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 general election. In Hernando County, registered voters may cast ballots at either of the elections supervisor's two offices: Room 165 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; or at the Westside Government Center, 7473 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Photo and signature identification are required. For information, call 754-4125.

Another cold night

For the first time this fall, the temperature dipped below 40 degrees early Wednesday in Hernando County. A temperature of 38 degrees was recorded at 5:15 a.m. at the University of Florida weather station near Nobleton, making it the coldest morning in Hernando since March 28, when a reading of 37 degrees was recorded. Warmer nights and early mornings are predicted the rest of the week and into the weekend.

[Last modified October 26, 2006, 06:57:01]

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