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This aerial drone view shows flooding on the Withlacoochee River in the Talisman Estates area of east Hernando, south of Ridge Manor. The river is about 6 feet above flood stage, and its floodwaters are not expected to recede for days.LUIS SANTANA | Times

Work, threats continue as Hernando recovers from Irma

BROOKSVILLE Hurricane Irma's fierce winds are becoming a memory, but the water the storm left behind has become a real threat on Hernando's east side. The Withlacoochee River has crested just shy of 18 feet at Trilby — about 6 feet above flood stage — and will remain high for several more days. Floodwaters have inu …

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  1. Arrests made in Spring Hill bank robbery; suspect admits to others

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — Two men from Alabama were arrested Wednesday after Hernando County deputies said they robbed a Spring Hill bank.

    John Goff, 46, was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he admitted to robbing a Spring Hill bank, as well as others in Florida.
  2. Hernando budget for 2017-18 includes slight increase in tax rate

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Commission has given tentative approval to a $452.9 million budget, funded partially by a property tax rate that is slightly higher than last year.

    Wayne Dukes’ 
plan to trim the general fund rate was approved.
  3. After sheltering thousands, Hernando schools are back in business

    Education

    BROOKSVILLE — As Hurricane Irma bore down on Hernando County, more than 5,000 people and 700 animals huddled together seeking shelter inside six local schools.

    Volunteers serve lunch on Sept. 10 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, one of the Hernando schools that opened as a public shelter during Hurricane Irma.
  4. Work, threats continue as Hernando recovers from Irma

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE

    Hurricane Irma's fierce winds are becoming a memory, but the water the storm left behind has become a real threat on Hernando's east side.

    This aerial drone view shows flooding on the Withlacoochee River in the Talisman Estates area of east Hernando, south of Ridge Manor. The river is about 6 feet above flood stage, and its floodwaters are not expected to recede for days.
  5. Hometown Hernando for Sept. 22

    Human Interest

    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. You can contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean …

    Local contractor donates repairs of fire station:  After learning that Hernando County Fire Rescue was in the process of selecting a contractor to complete repairs at Station 5, at 9490 Eldridge Road in Spring Hill, Richard Dannenmiller, owner of Paul Davis Restoration, stepped forward and offered to complete the repairs free of charge, donating both services and materials. Station 5 is a mobile home that is being used as a temporary facility until a permanent fire station is completed. As part of its Hometown Heroes Project, Paul Davis Restoration crews began repairs on Sept. 1 and planned to complete the project in one day. Work completed included repairs to the flooring substructure, new flooring, insulation and interior painting.
  6. School Board approves budget, tax rate for 2017-18

    K12

    Times staff

    The Hernando County School Board on Tuesday gave final approval to a $285.9 million budget for 2017-18.

  7. Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 22

    Pets

    Lovey is a sweet, 1-year-old domestic shorthair. As her name implies, Lovey enjoys being pampered. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Lovey or other dogs and cats may be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast