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The Withlacoochee River has flooded Withlacoochee River Park and Canoe Rental. The river is expected to rise to 16.5 feet.CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Hernando: Withlacoochee River expected to rise through weekend

On Friday, only one riverfront resident inhabited the shelter opened at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center in Brooksville. But more could be coming in the days ahead as residents are driven from their homes by the rising waters of the Withlacoochee River. The county has issued a voluntary evac …


  1. Flooded Withlacoochee River nears crest


    The flooded Withlacoochee River neared its projected crest Wednesday, with expectations that the floodwaters will begin to recede by the weekend.

    LUIS SANTANA   |   Times This aerial drone view shows flooding in the Talisman Estates neighborhood along the Withlacoochee River.
  2. Financially strapped Brooksville raises tax rate and fire fees

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — After conducting an intensive examination of the city's financial position over the past couple of months, the Brooksville City Council has settled on its 2017-18 budget and a tax increase and fire fee increase to help pay for it.

    City Council member Joe Bernardini voted against the budget and the tax rate increase, saying it contained no employee raises and almost no capital expenses.
  3. Lacking support, lobbying ordinance gets no hearing in Hernando

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — A push to publicly identify people who lobby top county officials was rejected by a majority of the Hernando County Commission this week when commissioners decided to pull a proposed lobbying ordinance from the agenda.

    Commissioner Steve Champion said there was not a consensus to bring a lobbying ordinance forward so the item should not have been placed on the agenda.
  4. Deputies find 24 dogs, 2 birds, 2 cats, 1 child in Hernando home

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL —A woman was arrested Monday on charges of animal cruelty after deputies said they found injured animals at her Spring Hill home.

    Jennie Card, 44, was arrested on two counts of animal cruelty after deputies said they found her injured animals at her Spring Hill residence.[Courtesy of Hernando County Sheriff's Office]
  5. PHSC Performing Arts Series harkens back to times past

    Music & Concerts

    It's a blast from the past for the 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Season tickets go on sale Sept. 26, with single-show tickets on sale Oct. 10. The first performance is Dec. 1.

  6. The photography business has changed, but Woodside's carries on


    SPRING HILL — A bit of immortality is attached to nearly every student who has attended Hernando County public schools since 1986 — a photograph snapped by a camera in the hands of a professional at Woodside's Photography Studio.

    Independent sports leagues are a big part of the business for Woodside's Photography Studio. The studio, represented by co-owner Terry Sbani, donates these and other trophies to the teams in gratitude for their business. [Photo by Beth N. Gray]
  7. Major flooding along Withlacoochee, officials urge evacuation


    BROOKSVILLE — Major flooding is threatening residents along the Withlacoochee River, emergency officials reported Sunday.

    Rising Withlacoochee River water floods the Withlacoochee River Park and Canoe Rental at SR 575 in Dade City, along the river's Pasco County stretch, on Thursday. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]