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Hernando County Commission to consider buying Tampa Bay Times building

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The Tampa Bay Times is selling the building that houses its Hernando bureau. Hernando County government will consider buying that building in order to provide more courtroom space. The move is ironic. In 2011, the Tampa Bay Times wrote an in-depth investigative piece making the argument that Hernando County didn’t need more courtroom space. They surveyed the existing courthouse twice a day for several days and found an overwhelming number of empty courtrooms. The 7.6 judges had seven courtrooms to split…

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Physical therapist John Allocco files to run for Hernado County Commission

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The first candidate for Hernando County Commission District 3 has jumped into the race. Earlier this month physical therapist John Allocco filed paperwork with the county supervisor of elections to run for the seat currently occupied by longtime commissioner Diane Rowd. “I came to Florida to pursue a college education and moved to Hernando County following graduation,” Allocco said. “As a healthcare professional, I opened a practice, met and married my wife, Randi, and together we’ve built a small business…

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