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Tracey Suits had been a teacher for 27 years before she quit.

Teachers, new and experienced, leaving at higher rates

BROOKSVILLE — The highly publicized complaints of Florida teachers leaving the profession — most recently 27-year veteran Tracey Suits of Pasco County — were reflected in statistics recently released by the Hernando County School District. Over a period of three school years ending last summer, teacher departures m …

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  1. Teachers, new and experienced, leaving Hernando at higher rates

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    BROOKSVILLE — The highly publicized complaints of Florida teachers leaving the profession — most recently 27-year veteran Tracey Suits of Pasco County — were reflected in statistics recently released by the Hernando County School District.

    Tracey Suits had been a teacher for 27 years before she quit.
  2. Pine Grove students send warm thoughts to Alzheimer's patients with valentines

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    BROOKSVILLE

    There were no diamonds, chocolates or roses. But the Pine Grove Elementary School first-graders were ready with their crayons, glue and sparkly pink and red hearts to make Valentine's Day cards.

    Devyn Secor, a first-grader at Pine Grove Elementary, uses a red crayon on a Valentine’s Day card for a local senior.
  3. Clinical trials conducted in Hernando play vital role in research, approval of new drugs

    Business

    BROOKSVILLE — An opportunity to play a role in advancing medical knowledge, usually available only in university neighborhoods or bioscience parks, is firmly established right here in Hernando County.

    Most clinical trials at Meridien Research require blood analyses from patient volunteers. Medical assistant/lab technician Anita Poucher records sample data  needed to coincide with any of more than a dozen trials underway.
  4. A skating competition, a piano concert and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

    Events

    On stage

    A Valentine's Day show: The Ultimate Rat Pack, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $20, which includes a glass of wine at intermission. Call (727) …

  5. Hernando Religion Calendar for Feb. 12

    Religion

    Brooksville

    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

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

    Religion

    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.
  7. Hernando Business digest for Feb. 12

    Business

    Business digest

    Events

    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 …