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Early morning threatening tweets land Moon Lake man in jail


Newspapers and mixed papers float to the ground to be bailed for recycling at Progressive Waste Solutions, St. Petersburg, where Pasco County sends its materials for recycling. [Times files, 2014]

Pasco to test weekly curbside recycling

DADE CITY — An overwhelming number of Pasco residents want weekly curbside recycling, according to a county survey, but nearly half don't want to give up their twice-a-week trash pickups as a trade-off. The recycling numbers, previewed for county commissioners Monday, just 48 hours after Earth Day, led the board to …


  1. Man wanted in Land O' Lakes arrested in Brooksville by Hernando deputies


    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested a 39-year-old Pasco County man wanted in a fatal shooting across the county line in Land O' Lakes.

    Jonathan Cobb, 39, was arrested Thursday by Hernando County sheriff's deputies in a motel parking lot in Brooksville. He was wanted for the fatal shooting of 52-year-old Bobby Jordan on Wednesday in Land O'Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. [Courtesy of Hernando County Sheriff's Office]
  2. Energy company plans solar farm in northeast Pasco


    DADE CITY – An alternative energy company is proposing to build and operate a 90-acre, 15-megawatt solar panel farm in rural Pasco County.

    ESA Renewables is proposing a 90-acre 15-megawatt solar panel farm in rural northeast Pasco. TIMES files (2016]
  3. Hometown Pasco for April 28

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean …

    Neighbors Saving Neighbors holds live exercise:  A year ago, a group of neighbors living in the gated community of Lake Jovita, formed the Neighbors Saving Neighbors program. Group members completed training, allowing them to help their neighbors in emergency situations before emergency personnel arrive. Americana Avenue was the first street to begin the program, and several others have followed suit. With the arrival of new residents to the community, training — a live exercise drill involving cardiac arrest —   was provided to those joining the program. By the time Fire Rescue arrived, the “victim” had received three separate shocks, one every two minutes. Randy Austin brought the automated external defibrillator and the “training victi”   from Bayfront Health Dade City. Fire Chief Tim Reardon was there to observe and provide guidance for the neighbor responders and to the rescue team. In a real cardiac arrest emergency, 10 percent of heart damage occurs every minute without CPR. Shown are Howard Runyon and new neighbor Joe LoCicero, taking turns performing CPR.
  4. Pasco panel resumes job of tackling SR 54 traffic congestion


    LAND O'LAKES — A group talked transportation in a college classroom (study) amid a crowd of onlookers who filled every seat (capacity) and looked for additional space (congestion).

    A Pasco County task force is studying long-term plans to relieve traffic congestion at the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 54 and elsewhere along the 54/56 corridor.
  5. Pasco committee recommends school impact fee increase tied to sales tax hike


    LAND O'LAKES — The question never was whether a committee of Pasco County builders and parents would back higher school impact fees for new homes.

    The need, they said, was clear.

  6. Pasco's Business Digest for April 28



    BANK BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW BRANCH: First National Bank of Pasco broke ground on its fourth location, at 23613 State Road 54 in Lutz, on April 20. The new branch represents a new direction for the 30-year-old banking institution. The 3,000-square-foot facility, slated for grand opening on Oct. …

  7. Faith inspires New Port Richey couple to turn fine art into a business


    Alone in a New Port Richey studio space, glassmaker Michael Hirsch lights the night, turning flame into custom religious keepsakes.

    Julianna and Michael Hirsch work at their home studio. The couple own Paradigm Shift Glass in New Port Richey.