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May 3, 2000
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[Times photo: Maurice Rivenbark]
Brush fires break out
Firefighters from East Hernando Fire Department and the Division of Forestry, douse a brush fire that burned less than 5 acres Tuesday at Raley Road and Cortez Boulevard east of Brooksville. Several brush fires were reported Tuesday, but none damaged buildings. Sheriff's deputies made an arrest in this fire.

Hopes are high for grant to aid downtown
The City Council supports an application for federal revitalization aid, but final approval awaits action.

Local projects still in budget
Now time will tell if state aid for a fairgrounds auditorium and Brooksville water and sewer lines will sidestep a possible veto from the governor.

Parks to have parking permits
The County Commission approves issuing $35 vehicle parking passes for Rogers and McKethan parks, valid June through November.

One term is enough for School Board's Milby
The 51-year-old former theology professor says he won't seek re-election but will instead try his hand at electrical work.

Deputy injured in single-car wreck responding to call
WEEKI WACHEE -- A Hernando County sheriff's deputy was injured Monday when her patrol cruiser's brakes failed as she was speeding to an emergency call.

USF women, Lagedrost off to East Regional
The University of South Florida women's golf team will be one of 24 participating in the NCAA East Regional at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University May 11-13. The team learned of its assignment Monday.

Tower ordinance rewrite in the works
Changes to the ordinance related to communications towers are on the horizon after the County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday for staff members to draft revisions.

Sports
Springstead loses prospective coaches
Three of the four finalists to replace Greg O'Connell withdraw their names and the fourth has not responded to calls.

Mahr, Hearl vie for all-time high average for county
The race for the county's highest bowling average this season also could be a two-bowler pursuit of the best mark in Hernando County history.

Spring football is treated at Central as new beginning
BROOKSVILLE -- It's only for three weeks, and on Tuesday afternoon, players hadn't even donned pads yet, but Central coach Steve Crognale is hoping that spring football can be a springboard for his Bears.

Letters
A moratorium on new building would save lots of water, too
Editor: As means of conserving the water here in Hernando County, has it never crossed the minds of the commissioners to limit all new building now, or is it the greed of the National Association of Realtors who have objected to limits?

 


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