Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hernando News

Woman says Hernando County commissioner kept her as a ‘sex slave’

Woman says Hernando County commissioner kept her as a ‘sex slave’

SPRING HILL — A woman who answered the door Friday at the home of Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson said she served for months as a “sex slave” to the elected official. Valerie Surette, who called herself a 30-year-old st...
Published: 04/20/18
Hometown Hernando for April 27

Hometown Hernando for April 27

We want your news!Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Yo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hernando County commissioner arrested on prostitution charges

Hernando County commissioner arrested on prostitution charges

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, was arrested Thursday by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on multiple prostitution-related charges.Nicholson was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center on one count of opera...
Published: 04/19/18
Hernando County Fair spins to a close on Saturday

Hernando County Fair spins to a close on Saturday

The Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale wraps up Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., in Brooksville. Friday brings the lawn mower demolition derby, figure 8 and backwards lawnmower race, beginning at 7 p.m....
Published: 04/19/18
Undisclosed kayak contract for Weeki Wachee roils commissioners

Undisclosed kayak contract for Weeki Wachee roils commissioners

BROOKSVILLE — Last year, during discussions about the crush of kayaks taking a toll on the Weeki Wachee River, Hernando County commissioners quizzed their parks manager to be sure he wasn’t making the problem worse.Commissioners were preparing to ext...
Published: 04/18/18
Hernando clerk of the court announces resignation to run for judicial seat

Hernando clerk of the court announces resignation to run for judicial seat

BROOKSVILLE — Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Don Barbee this week submitted his resignation — effective Jan. 7 — to run for an open circuit judge seat.Barbee, who is in the middle of his second term, said he made the move "with a tremendo...
Published: 04/17/18
County incentives help business expand at Brooksville airport

County incentives help business expand at Brooksville airport

BROOKSVILLE — Another expansion is about to begin for a major employer at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Technology Center, thanks to a series of incentives and other agreements approved by the Hernando County Commission earlier this ...
Published: 04/17/18
Hernando Business Digest for April 27

Hernando Business Digest for April 27

Business digestBrieflyCHAMBER POSTPONES FESTIVAL: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Backyard Blues ‘n Brews Festival scheduled for May 26, has been postponed until Spring of 2019. For information, visit hernandochamber.com.EventsTAP F...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Hernando Briefs for April 20

COUNTYWIDEDriver safety program training availableAARP Driver Safety Program classes are available. The cost for each six-hour course is $15 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $20 for nonmembers.:• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, Brooksville Enric...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Hernando Business Digest for April 20

Hernando Business Digest for April 20

Business digestBrieflyNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate National Small Business Week from April 29 to May 5. The week-long event is dedicated to strengthening the communit...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/18/18