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Teen accused of attack with brass knuckles
By Times Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2008
A 15-year-old student at Central High School faces charges of aggravated battery and possession of a weapon on school property after allegedly punching another student while wearing brass knuckles. The boy, whose name is not being published because of his age, was arrested Tuesday on the school campus along with his 16-year-old girlfriend. The girl was also charged with possession of a weapon on school property for allegedly stashing the brass knuckles in her purse. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reports that the teen hit the other student in the back of the head because of something he said to the girlfriend last week. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, needed stitches. The boy and girl were advised of their Miranda rights - the boy in the presence of the principal, and the girl with her mother - and then taken to the Hernando County Jail.
Learn lawn care during drought
Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for WATER will present the next session of the 2008 Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. The topic will be "Lawn Care for Drought Conditions," presented by Laurie Trenholm, urban turfgrass specialist with the University of Florida, IFAS Extension. Also, information about current watering restrictions and conditions will be presented by Lois Sorenson of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat or for information, call Alys Brockway at 540-4368, ext. 35121.
Kids baseball clinic slated Saturday
The city of Brooksville Recreation Department will host a free baseball clinic for children ages 7-14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane. Major League ballplayers will teach the children the fundamentals of the game. For information or to register, call 544-5495 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out pets to adopt in February
Petco will host adopt-a-thons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday and every Saturday in February at 7223 Coastal Blvd. All pets can be viewed online at www.halpetadoptions.petfinder.com and requests to have particular cats brought to one of the adopt-a-thons can be made. Fees vary and all are tax-deductible. Call 352 476-6832 or e-mail email@example.com
Arc needs used golf cart, trailer
The Arc Nature Coast is in need of a used, working golf cart for its job enclave program. Also, the POSSE equestrian program needs a used goose-neck horse trailer that would hold three to four horses. All donations are tax-deductible up to the limit of the IRS code. Those wishing to help can call Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org