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This photo, taken in 1967, shows Spring Hill’s signature waterfall at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and U.S. 19. The community will celebrate its 50th anniversary on July 27. Times (1967)

Spring Hill to mark golden anniversary with celebration at Lake House

SPRING HILL It was 1967 when the Deltona Corp. began selling homes in western Hernando County, a rural area that previously had been little more than a vast forest of oak and pine trees. The small community of Spring Hill included winding roads and small homes, many along lakes. The main hub was Spring Hill Drive,  …


  1. Elderly Brooksville woman dies in Wednesday crash


    BROOKSVILLE — An 87-year-old woman died following a Wednesday morning car crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Back to school: What you need to know in Hernando


    Hernando County parents can find back-to-school information at Click on the heading "Students & Families," then click on "Enrollment Requirements."


    School buses line the parking lot of the Hernando County Schools Transportation Center earlier this month. Detailed bus route information is expected to be available July 31, and can be found on the district website, (select "District," then "Transportation". [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  3. Hernando County Schools 2017-18 calendar


    Aug. 7: First day for instructional staff]
  4. Hernando County Schools: by the numbers



    largest district in Florida (out of 67)


    students, K-12 based on May 2017 headcount



    $173.3 M

    total budget for 2016-17


    graduation rate


    elementary …

    Kindergarten student Sebastian Pullen puts his backpack away at Westside Elementary on the first day of school in Hernando County last year. This year, the Hernando school system will welcome an estimated 21,000 students.
  5. Hernando retains all of its school leaders for 2017-18


    Unlike many school systems around the state, Hernando County's roster of principals remains unchanged going into the 2017-18 academic year. Here is a look at the district's school leaders:

    Elementary schools


    Jill Renihan

    885 N Broad St., Brooksville

    (352) …

    Photo illustration. []
  6. Back-to-school events in Hernando and elsewhere


    School orientations/ open houses

    Elementary schools

    Classroom supplies will be collected or distributed as part of several local back-to-school events over the next two weeks. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times]
  7. Hernando Commission to ponder Weeki Wachee River water woes

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Water-based recreation in western Hernando County is a hot topic among county commissioners, but planned discussions about ongoing problems on the Weeki Wachee River and a new proposal for a potential swimming area in the Weekiwachee Preserve slowed to drip Tuesday.

    Kayaks crowd the Weeki Wachee River. A former Southwest  Florida Water Management District executive believes Hernando County should focus its spending on protecting the river, instead of developing a center and beach at the Weekiwachee Preserve.
Times files (2016)