Monday, September 17, 2018

Hernando News

There’s no norm for how hot-car death cases play out, advocates say. What does that mean for Spring Hill baby case?

There’s no norm for how hot-car death cases play out, advocates say. What does that mean for Spring Hill baby case?

SPRING HILL — It’s been nearly a month since a baby died after he was left in a hot car, and officials still have not said if anyone will face charges related to the boy’s death.History suggests an answer could come any day, according to an advocate ...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Hometown Hernando for Sept. 14

Hometown Hernando for Sept. 14

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: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/12/18

Hernando School Board approves budget with lower tax rates, no cuts to student services

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board signed off Tuesday on a $291 million budget that boasts a decrease in tax rates and no cuts to student services while increasing spending only slightly from last year.After what she called a period of sl...
Published: 09/12/18
Woman who says she exchanged sex for rent with Hernando commissioner describes political alliances

Woman who says she exchanged sex for rent with Hernando commissioner describes political alliances

BROOKSVILLE — Valerie Surette, the woman at the heart of prostitution-related charges against former Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, told Sheriff’s Office detectives in March that he frequently talked to her about county business. In a r...
Published: 09/12/18
What’s a town without a post office? Tiny Aripeka might be there again soon

What’s a town without a post office? Tiny Aripeka might be there again soon

ARIPEKAOne day last week, as she does every three or four days, Diana Hohimer left her double-wide trailer home at the back of Aripeka’s RV park to make the walk, a little less than a mile, to the post office. She passed the home of a woman, now in h...
Published: 09/13/18
Hernando Commissioners approve 3,000-home development in Spring Hill

Hernando Commissioners approve 3,000-home development in Spring Hill

BROOKSVILLE — The large planned development known as Spring Center passed its last major hurdle Tuesday when the Hernando County Commission voted unanimously to rezone undeveloped land for the residential and commercial project billed as creating a d...
Published: 09/11/18
Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 14

Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 14

Humane Society of the Nature CoastLexi is a young and beautiful pup. She’s full of energy and loves to play. Lexi has an affinity for the water and would fit in nicely with a family that enjoys the beach or other water activities. Inquiries about ado...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
Italian family winery offers Hernando patrons a glimpse into another way of life

Italian family winery offers Hernando patrons a glimpse into another way of life

BROOKSVILLE — Ten acres of tender vines atop a high Hernando County ridge are growing toward fruition, but Joseph Sparacia and his siblings couldn’t wait for a sip of their grapes. With Joseph’s wine recipes in hand, they bought the best of Florida’s...
Published: 09/12/18
Hernando Business Digest for Sept. 14

Hernando Business Digest for Sept. 14

Business digestBrieflyEMPLOYERS NEEDED FOR JOB FAIR: Pasco-Hernando State College, CareerSource Pasco Hernando, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Hernando County Office of Economic Development are seeking employers to participate in...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

DADE CITY — The devices zipping and whirring over the Pasco-Hernando State College campus Monday might have looked like toys from afar.The students and instructors piloting the unmanned aircraft from the ground, however, considered them anything but....
Published: 09/10/18