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Former head of road contracting company found guilty on perjury counts


Cobra's Curse Spin Coaster at Busch Gardens

Everything you need to know about Florida theme parks this summer

Every summer we look ahead to what's new at Florida's theme parks and attractions. With prices at most parks hovering around $100 for a single day, theme parks have to give customers a "wow" factor. This year aims high. Busch Gardens is opening Cobra's Curse, a roller coaster with cars that twirl freely, the only s …


  1. Former head of road contracting company found guilty on perjury counts

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The former president of the road contracting company that botched several major county projects has been found guilty on 10 counts of perjury in connection with those projects.

    Phyllis Blank-enship was found guilty on 10 counts of perjury.
  2. Hernando churches hold summer Bible schools


    Summer is fast approaching, and churches are gearing up to welcome the children who will attend their vacation Bible school programs. There will be tons of fun through the use of Bible stories, games, crafts, songs, Scripture memorization and inspirational lessons, say church leaders. Snacks and prize incentives are …

  3. Hometown Hernando for May 27

    Human Interest

    PHSC grads celebrate achievements at spring commencement:

    Blue belt achieved:  Gerard Ferro, 64, recently passed the advancement test and was promoted to blue belt status at the Aikido School of Self Defense in Brooksville. Ferro has been studying Aikido for two years.
  4. Hernando Business digest for May 27


    Who's news

    NURSES CHOOSE PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Dr. Ashish Patel, an Access Health Care physician at Oak Hill Hospital, was recently presented the Nurses' Choice Award for Physician of the Year. Dr. Patel was recognized for his support of the mission, vision and philosophy of the hospital's nursing department and …

  5. Hernando Events for May 27


    27 Friday

    Butterfly ID Hike: Guided hike allows participants to photograph a variety of butterfly species. For ages 12 and older. Dress for outdoor hike, sunscreen, insect repellent and water. 10 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

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  6. Hernando Blood Mobile for May 27


    Bloodmobile locations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.

  7. Hernando sheriff: Man, 64, shoots two people, fatally wounds daughter


    SPRING HILL — An argument escalated into gunfire early Monday when Hernando deputies said a 64-year-old man shot two people — fatally wounding his daughter — and then stabbed his friend.

    Jose Walter Medeiros, 64, is accused of killing his daughter.