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Special business section coming this Sunday

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 15, 2007


BEER TAPS, RACE CARS, EVEN ICE CREAM - THEY'RE ALL MADE RIGHT HERE IN HERNANDO COUNTY. SEE WHAT ELSE IS MADE HERE AND HOW THINGS ARE GOING IN HOUSING, JOBS AND MORE IN OUR ANNUAL LOOK AT HERNANDO COUNTY'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

Girl Scout cookie sales start Sunday

Girl Scouts of the Spring Mermaids Service Unit are launching the annual cookie sale. Starting Sunday, troops will be selling cookies at various locations throughout Spring Hill and Brooksville. Booths will be set up from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 11 at the following locations: Publix and Winn-Dixie stores, Sam's Club, Lowe's, Movie Gallery, Nellie's Restaurant, George's Appliances and Wal-Mart Supercenters. Cookies are $3.50 per box. For information on the cookies or becoming a Girl Scout, call 799-3020 or toll-free at 1-800-881-4475, ext. 230.

Black history event slated for Feb. 24

A black history celebration will begin at noon Feb. 24 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. The speaker will be Ronnie McLean of UFL Prevention Center, who will speak on "Black Wall Street - A Moment in Time." The celebration will also include a showcase provided by Mable Sims. There is no cost to attend. For information and reservations, call 544-5498.

Karate 4 Kids available Mondays

The city of Brooksville Recreation Department offers Karate 4 Kids for children ages 4 to 15 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. The instructors include grand master Jay Blanton and Robert Blanton. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $25 per month, per child. The first lesson is free. For information, call 544-5498.

Public meetings

Hernando County School Board: 1 p.m. today, workshop to discuss finalists in superintendent search, School Board meeting room, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Ch. 14.

Hernando County Groundwater Guardian Team: Noon to 2 p.m., Hernando County Utilities, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.