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Former member's husband to run for commission

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 20, 2008


COUNTYWIDE

Michael J. Robinson has joined the race for the District 5 seat on the County Commission. Robinson, husband of former County Commissioner Hannah "Nancy" Robinson, pre-filed paperwork Tuesday. He is the third Republican seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Chris Kingsley. Robinson's home address as given to the Supervisor of Elections Office is not in District 5. When his wife was unseated from the commission two years ago, she sued successful candidate Rose Rocco, claiming that she didn't live in her district at the time of the election. The courts have upheld Rocco's victory. Robinson's literature indicates his platform includes support for charter government and reduced government spending.

PINE ISLAND

Health advisory issued for beach

The Hernando County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for Pine Island Beach effective immediately. Bacteriological test results received Monday indicate water quality is poor and may pose an increased risk of disease exposure, especially for very young children, older adults and those who have weakened immune systems.

BROOKSVILLE

Code compliance review March 6

Hernando County Development Services will accept comments through Friday for the code compliance review at 9 a.m. March 6 at the Hernando County Engineering Department, 1525 E Jefferson St. On the agenda: Shoppes at Glen Lakes/Walgreens on Commercial Way, Portal Hospitality on Flight Path Drive, U.S. 19 Commercial Way Development across from the Glen Lakes, Suncoast Industrial Park off Edward R. Noll Drive and Retail/Walgreens/Starbucks at Northcliffe and Mariner boulevards.

WEEKI WACHEE

Flea market setfor Saturday

Weeki Wachee North Crime Watch will have a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the community center at 10401 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Proceeds will benefit the crime watch group. Call Bobby at 596-8949.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Fine Arts Council, Bandshell Bash Committee, 4 p.m., Main Street Eatery, 101 N Main St., Brooksville.

Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority, 4:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Brooksville Elks host Steak Shoot: Elks Lodge 2582, 4 to 6 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.