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When he became AD, Bob Levija focused on girls’ sports, which are seeing unprecedented success.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Bob Levija, synonymous with Springstead sports, retiring

SPRING HILL — The name Bob Levija has been synonymous with Springstead High almost since the school opened. But after almost four decades, Levija, 65, is retiring once the current school year ends. The Chicago native came down to Florida in 1979, less than four years into Springstead's existence. None of its athlet …


  1. Hernando Religion Calendar for Feb. 12



    Northbrook Church of Christ, 1325 Brook Drive, will host a three-day Gospel meeting with guest speaker Kevin Presley of Dothan, Ala., at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 5 p.m. Feb. 20 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 21. Call (813) 918-6063 or (352) 650-7156.

    Spring Hill

  2. Retirement on hold for new pastor at Turning Point Church of the Nazarene


    BROOKSVILLE — The Rev. Kenneth McLellan may be 82 years old, but he's still going strong. Last month, he accepted the position as pastor of Turning Point Church of the Nazarene.

    The Rev. Kenneth McLellan, right, is the new pastor of Turning Point Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife, Ginger, had ministered at the church previously.
  3. Hernando Business digest for Feb. 12


    Business digest


    POWER LUNCH: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch, a health care industry networking event, at noon Friday at Gator's Dockside, 4329 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The event is sponsored by Westbridge. The cost is $13 prepaid or $15 …

  4. Hernando Briefs for Feb. 12


    Quartets offer serenades for loved ones

    Members of the Hernando Harmonizers men’s barbershop chorus surprised Lisa Peranio at Publix in Spring Hill in 2014.
  5. Hometown Hernando for Feb. 12

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county. Contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hamilton at: PHONE (352) 848-1438, FAX (352) 754-6133, EMAIL

    Computer club elects new officers: The Hernando Computer Club has elected the following members to serve on its board of directors for 2016. Standing in back, from left, are: Christa Ryan, membership; Brigitte Haag, president; Ron Conkle, programs; Joann Frucchione, education; Priska Steidlerova, director at large; Pete McEntee, director at large; Linda Evans, community service; Roy Smith, director at large, and Ron Purkhiser, vice president. Standing in front, from left, are: Wally Murphy, director at large; Gail Hines, secretary; Jeannine Foster, director at large, and Pat Turek, treasurer. Angela Bennett also is a director at large.
  6. Hernando Government meetings for Feb. 12


    Government meetings

    Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

  7. Hernando Blood Mobile for Feb. 12


    Bloodmobile locations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.