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Hernando County Commission rejects plan for waste-to-energy plant


At Country Rustic Decor, Kim Davis demonstrates a new use for a vintage door. Beth N. Gray | Special to the Times

Part of a trend, Country Rustic Decor specializes in reinventing rustic furniture

BROOKSVILLE — Sprucing up the commercial landscape, a flurry of local shops committed to rustic furniture have opened, fueling home decorators' yen to change up their indoor homescapes. The rustic conscience is beyond a fad, more a trend, said Kim Davis, who owns the year-old Country Rustic Decor, west of Brooksvil …


  1. Hernando sheriff: Middle school staffer accused of sexually assaulting student


    SPRING HILL — A staffer and coach at Fox Chapel Middle School was arrested Tuesday, accused of sexually assaulting a student on the school's campus.

    Marcus Wells worked at Fox Chapel Middle School.
  2. Hernando Briefs for May 26



    Groups may apply for outreach grants

  3. Vendors for May 26


    • Sponsors and raffle items are being sought for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast's Cruising for Critters poker run, which will begin at 9 a.m. June 3 at PetSmart, 1345 Wendy Court, Spring Hill. The top sponsor level is King of the Road for $1,000. Other levels include: Cruiser for $500, Side Car for $250 …

  4. Hernando Bloodmobile for May 26


    Bloodmobile locations

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

  5. Hernando Government Meetings for May 26


    Government meetings

    Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:


  6. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 26


    Pet of the week | Walter

    Walter, affectionately known as the love bug, is a handsome 8-year-old ready to warm any lap. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Walter or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  7. Hernando County Commission rejects plan for waste-to-energy plant

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — After several years of discussion, many hours of staff time trying to negotiate a contract and questions about viability, the Hernando County Commission this week voted unanimously to turn down a contract with Freedom Energy Hernando LLC and abandoned the idea of having the county spearhead a …

     Commissioner John Allocco made the motion to deny the contract to Freedom Energy.