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Duke Energy said the last two schools in Pasco with electrical outages — Pineview Elementary and Pineview Middle in Land O’Lakes — would be ready to reopen Monday. CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Pasco: Flood advisory brings shoulder shrug on county's west side

Pasco County advised residents of three flood-prone neighborhoods in west Pasco to seek shelter elsewhere, but residents responded Friday with a shrug. On Thursday night, the county recommended that residents near Bass Lake, Lake Worrell and in Crane's Roost evacuate for higher ground because the forecast for rainf …


  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. Pasco Events for Sept. 22


    22 Friday

    Havana Casino Night: Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce presents casino-style gaming to benefit Hurricane Irma victims. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Members pay $25 in advance, $30 at door; non-members pay $30 advance, $35 at door. White Room Bar and Lounge, 6472 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land …

  3. Pasco School Board suggests moving slowly with Ridgewood High


    LAND O'LAKES — Pasco County School Board members appeared Tuesday to put the brakes on an aggressive plan to transform Ridgewood High School into a technical education campus by next fall, suggesting that even if it is a good idea, slowing down will make it better.

    Pasco School Board member Steve Luikart, right, discusses options for Ridgewood High School as board member Alison Crumbley looks on. [Photo by Jeffrey S. Solochek]
  4. Zephyrhills residents to see higher water, sewer rates

    Local Government

    ZEPHRYHILLS — Residents can expect to pay more for water and sewer service after Zephyrhills City Council members this week unanimously passed an ordinance that would enact a rate increase.

    Ten years of static rates led to difficulty funding Zephyrhills' water and sewer systems, City Manager Steve Spina said.
  5. After Hurricane Irma, Tampa Bay officers headed south to help out

    Public Safety

    When Hurricane Irma was forecast to pummel Tampa Bay, Tampa police Cpl. Whitney McCormick was ready for the worst — to lose her home and all of her possessions.

    Tampa International Airport Police Department Sgt. Eric Diaz (left) stands next to Tampa Police Department Cpl. Whitney McCormick at the Collier County Command Post in the days after Hurricane Irma. More than 100 local law enforcement officers traveled from Tampa Bay to help out the county. (Courtesy of Whitney McCormick)
  6. Bowen: Water's rising? I must be in Worthington Gardens


    Take a drive up Old Cypress Creek Road from State Road 54 and you'll see where Old Florida is about to be encroached upon by the new.

    CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times Flood warnings like the recent one in Elfers usually also include a place called Worthington Gardens in central Pasco.
  7. 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.