Jack Evans - Hernando Schools Reporter

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.

  1. Stay with for the latest news and updates.
    The Challenger K-8 student didn’t have access to a gun, deputies said.
  2. ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times The Brooksville Blueberry Festival, held the last weekend of April in downtown Brooksville, brought visitors from locally and beyond.
    The Tourist Development Council heard proposals Tuesday and will vote on funding next month
  3. Hernando tourism director Tammy Heon places a sign in the new information center Monday.
    County tourism bureau moves into downtown Brooksville, saving thousands of dollars annually, the tourism director said.
  4. Trevor Bowen played junior-varsity football at Hernando High School. The 16-year-old died early Friday after being hit by a van while walking along California Street near Brooksville.
    The teenager died at the scene Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  5. Hernando County Sheriff's deputy Cory Zarcone talks to students during breakfast time in the cafeteria of Brooksville Elementary School in 2018. [Times (2018)]
    Five were arrested last week in a gun-theft incident on school grounds. Schools were locked down twice the week before. School board members want “zero tolerance.”
  6. Hernando County School District [Douglas R. Clifford | Times (2018)]
    The $310-million budget is projected to leave the School District with a $21-million reserve at year’s end.
  7. Hernando County School District [Douglas R. Clifford | Times (2018)]
    Central High assistant principal Thomas Kalament will move to Pine Grove after the current principal’s retirement.
  8. Hernando County School District [Douglas R. Clifford | Times (2018)]
    The Board began shaping its 2020 legislative platform last week.
  9. Evan Dickens, 4, mashes peaches in a bowl at the Hernando County Little Rock Cannery north of Brooksville in 2010. The cannery, a longtime attraction that's been closed for nearly a year, could soon reopen under operation by the Hernando County Growers Association. [Times (2010)]
    An attraction for locals and tourists on the north side of the county, the cannery has been inactive all year.
  10. A boy plays on the beach Saturday in Lake Worth, Fla. Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the northwestern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. Forecasters say Dorian is then expected to go up the U.S. coastline.
    Evacuations are underway in eastern Florida and the Bahamas, and northern states are also preparing for hurricane’s arrival.