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March 7, 2001

Have bucket, will water
[Times photo: Maurice Rivenbark]
Donovan Lovelock, 7, prepares to give a cool drink to the oak tree he and other Scouts planted Tuesday afternoon on the grounds of the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville. Tiger Cub and Girl Scouts planted trees and flowers there as part of the city's 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration.
Sales tax may yield surplus of $5-million

Revenue from the half-cent tax intended to build a high school can be spent only on the new school.

Southern Brooksville gets council's attention
Joe Bernardini will represent the City Council in a group trying to increase services and control crime.

Deputy faces one-day suspension after telling racial joke
The sheriff says he hopes the punishment sends a message to all employees.

Ex-city attorney's license suspended for client neglect
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended former Brooksville City Attorney Douglas G. Bevins from practicing law in Florida for two years because he showed a pattern of client neglect starting in late 1999.

County raises water rates for some users
In an attempt to force more water conservation, commissioners institute seasonal increases.

Radios not worth the money
Editor: Re: Chairman defends Spring Hill fire board, March 1 letter to the editor from Spring Hill Fire Rescue District Commissioner Bob Kanner defending the Spring Hill Fire Commisioner decision to purchase radios:

Road to future has bumps
It was 'round midnight. Pitch black. And it was odd that, as I pressed harder on the accelerator, the speedometer limped past 55, 45, 35, then zero.

State's purchase of Citrus land will preserve sand hills
The state will spend $4.5-million to prevent development of the 1,900-acre hammock in Lecanto.

County fares well in GCAC voting
Five players of the year lead the list of winter honorees.

PHCC seeks consistency
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Win a couple, lose a pair. That's the way the baseballs and softballs have bounced this season for Pasco-Hernando Community College teams.

No deadline is set to replace Saint Leo men's coach Hanks
SAINT LEO -- The phones were ringing off the hooks Monday in Fran Reidy's office as the Saint Leo University athletic director fielded inquiries for a sudden vacancy.

Baseball: Spring Hill Christian team receives honor
The Spring Hill Christian Academy girls season was a storied one.  

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