Residents generally pleased with county services, surveys say

Overall, Pasco County fared well in recent citizen surveys intended to help inform the county’s planning in its allocation of resources, and to improve its programs and policies. “This is what we call our voice of the customer,” Marc Bellas, performance management director for Pasco County, told the Pasco County Commission during a recent meeting. In terms of overall government services, the … [Read more...]

Florida agency offers safety tips for holiday travelers

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, there is expected to be an influx of events, as well as travelers heading out on the road. To better prepare drivers for a safe and fun weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol is offering several tips for the road. With a 20-cent decline in Florida’s average gas price compared to last year, this is seen as an incentive for more motorists on the road, … [Read more...]

A show of compassion for the Ivie family

When Pasco High School has its talent show on May 8, it will be dedicated to Jordan Ivie, a 17-year-old whose death has caused hearts to break — as well as to expand — in Dade City. The high school senior was riding in a 2002 Ford Mustang being driven by Austin Thomas Council on the morning of April 24, when it was involved in a crash, according to a news release from the Florida Highway … [Read more...]