Monday, September 24, 2018

Hernando News

Hernando Business Digest for Sept. 21

Briefly EMPLOYERS 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 the Open for...
Published: 09/18/18
Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

BROOKSVILLE — The second half of the story of World War II hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini opened in theaters Friday. Unbroken: Path to Redemption begins where the 2014 Unbroken movie ends. It centers on the five years after Zamperini c...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
School buses, technology updates and teacher recruitment on Hernando schools legislative agenda

School buses, technology updates and teacher recruitment on Hernando schools legislative agenda

BROOKSVILLE — Busing concerns, security technology updates and teacher recruitment efforts could headline the Hernando County School District’s concerns in Tallahassee next year. As the district’s legislative picture for 2019 sha...
Published: 09/18/18
Brooksville approves city budget with lower tax rate

Brooksville approves city budget with lower tax rate

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville City Council has approved its 2018-19 budget with a tax rate 11 percent below this year's rate, thanks mainly to the city's decision to close the Brooksville Police Department and contract with Hernando County She...
Published: 09/20/18

Former regional water manager: State should limit its kayak rentals on Weeki Wachee River

On Sept. 25, Hernando County Commissioners will consider a request from the Florida Park Service concessionaire at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park to extend its use of Rogers Park as a downstream pull-out for its paddle-craft rentals.There are some t...
Published: 09/19/18
Hernando festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage, music and cuisine

Hernando festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage, music and cuisine

SPRING HILL — It started as a dance celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and featuring the Miss Hispanic Queen pageant. But the event quickly became popular, and organizers had a difficult time finding facilities large enough to accommodate eve...
Published: 09/17/18
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