Jack Evans, Hernando Schools Reporter

Jack Evans

Hernando Schools Reporter

I cover Hernando County schools and all kinds of other North Suncoast news. Nothing excites me more than finding and telling a compelling, human story that illustrates a complicated issue. If you've got tips or story ideas, I want to hear them. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college at Indiana University and started at the Times shortly after graduating in spring 2018, and I love Florida and its idiosyncrasies (except the 90-degree October days). When I'm not at work, I write songs and spend too much time on Twitter. Let's talk about books and what new (or old) music you're listening to.

Hernando County teachers set for bigger raise than last year, as union president lauds district's cooperation

Hernando County School District office  DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
The school district called a special meeting Monday night to offer a 3.5 percent salary increase.

Hungry for fry bread? Brooksville Raid returns this weekend for 39th year

Confederate re-enactors stroll through their camp at the 2018 Brooksville Raid. KAREN PETERSON | Times
The popular Civil War reenactment spans Saturday and Sunday.

FHP: Motor scooter driver, passenger dead after collision in Hillsborough County

The Chevrolet truck involved in a Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 accident that left two dead. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol
No charges were filed in the incident, according to the FHP report.

'He was my world': Mother mourns Tampa teen struck by undercover sheriff's deputy

Josiah Pinner, left, 15, was struck and killed by an undercover deputy on North Florida Avenue in Tampa on Friday, according to his mother Joanne Rojas, shown at right. Also pictured in this family photo taken in November are Rojas’ other three children, Jaliyah, 10; Iyanah, 7; and Diana, 12. Rojas said Josiah was protective of his little sisters. “He was my world, my only boy,” Rojas said. [Courtesy of Joanne Rojas]
Josiah Pinner, 15, was heading to his friend's house when he was killed trying to cross North Florida Avenue, his mother Joanne Rojas said.

Sheriff: Helicopter blade kills man at Brooksville airport

Hernando sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport after a man was killed in what is being called a “very serious aircraft accident” that took place on the airport grounds near the hangers. [JACK EVANS   |   Times]
Records show the aircraft involved in the fatal incident may be a helicopter. No one else was injured.