Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hernando News

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

Hernando Briefs for Sept. 14

COUNTYWIDECouples golf league seeks membersThe Couples of Hernando Golf League is seeking new members. The league travels to courses in and near Hernando County to play 18 holes of golf on the second Monday of each month from October through May. Pla...
Published: 09/10/18

Hernando Religion Calendar for Sept. 14

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg have announced plans for the construction of affordable housing over the next several years for those in need in eight to 10 communities within the diocese. On Sept. 7 a...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/10/18
Hurricane Irma swamped east Hernando County last year. After a rainy summer, Withlacoochee River flooding could be even worse.

Hurricane Irma swamped east Hernando County last year. After a rainy summer, Withlacoochee River flooding could be even worse.

RIDGE MANOR — For most of his seven summers at his home on Cyril Drive, 71-year-old Ralph Cocchi could walk across his back yard, down four stair-steps and over the three big rocks that lead to the edge of the Withlacoochee River, and pick his way to...
Published: 09/06/18