Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hernando News

In Spring Hill, 9-month-old baby boy dies after being left in car

In Spring Hill, 9-month-old baby boy dies after being left in car

SPRING HILL — A 9-month-old infant died Friday after the boy was left in a hot car at the family home, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.Keyton O’Callaghan was found in a car seat inside the vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. by his father, ...
Published: 08/17/18
Spring Hill tool man builds national business, expands local offerings

Spring Hill tool man builds national business, expands local offerings

SPRING HILL — As a youngster, Ronnie Manuele scrubbed so many old tools for his dad, a professional tool fixer, that he swore he’d never do such work when he grew up.Today, at R & R Tool Repair Inc., owner Manuele repairs tools for major companies fr...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/17/18
Massive Spring Hill development gets two county approvals in one week

Massive Spring Hill development gets two county approvals in one week

BROOKSVILLE — Plans for a large housing and town-center project proposed in Spring Hill got two critical nods of approval this week.On Monday, the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended rezoning 450 acres to make way f...
Published: 08/16/18
FHP: Brooksville pedestrian killed while trying to cross State Road 50

FHP: Brooksville pedestrian killed while trying to cross State Road 50

BROOKSVILLE — A 35-year-old woman died Wednesday after she was hit by a car while crossing State Road 50, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Laura Kennedy, of Brooksville, was walking across SR 50 near Fort Dade Avenue when she stepped in front ...
Published: 08/15/18
Veteran Hernando politicians take oversized contributions, run afoul of campaign finance laws

Veteran Hernando politicians take oversized contributions, run afoul of campaign finance laws

BROOKSVILLE — With primary Election Day at the doorstep, two Republican candidates vying for seats on the Hernando County Commission found themselves in uncomfortable spots over potential filings with the Florida Commission on Ethics.And a third Repu...
Published: 08/15/18
Report card on ousted Hernando schools superintendent shows little change from last year

Report card on ousted Hernando schools superintendent shows little change from last year

BROOKSVILLE — Two months after firing superintendent Lori Romano, the Hernando County School Board on Tuesday reviewed results of a second district-wide survey to evaluate her performance, finding that little changed from last year.Romano’s overall a...
Published: 08/15/18
Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 17

Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 17

Hernando County Animal ServicesPhoenix is a red, male terrier mix and a volunteer favorite. He is participates in "Project Protege," a basic obedience training program, and is doing well. He loves to play and has settled into the routine at the shelt...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/14/18

Hernando Business Digest for Aug. 17

Business digestBrieflyAUGUST IS ANIMAL MONTH AT TRACTOR SUPPLY: Tractor Supply Co., 18741 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, is dedicating the month of August to showing its appreciation for animals. During August, the store will host its Out Here With Anima...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/14/18
Hometown Hernando for Aug. 17

Hometown Hernando for Aug. 17

We want your news!Hometown Hernando 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. Yo...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/14/18
Early voting to start for Hernando’s primary election

Early voting to start for Hernando’s primary election

BROOKSVILLE — Early voting for this year’s primary election opens Saturday (Aug. 18) and runs through August 25. Election Day is August 28.Voters must present identification, which includes photo and signature.Early voting will take place at four pol...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/13/18