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Visitors from all over the world still flock to see the Mermaid Shows first performed in 1947.

Who doesn't love a good yard sale?

All blood donors these two Winn Dixie locations will get a free thanksgiving day pie from Winn Dixie

Sertoma Ranch is celebrating its 37th annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival beginning Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Lots of vendors, both outdoors and indoors, with artisan jewelry, minerals, gemstones, fossils and lapidary equipment.

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Spring Hill ex-parachuter receives honor award

Mel Greene with his Medal of Honor

A Spring Hill man was recently honored as the 2017 82nd Airborne-All American Medal of Honor Award Winner.

Mel Greene, a resident of Hernando County since 1992, was "shocked" when notified of the award at the 82nd Army Airborne Association Convention this past August in Orlando. Greene's honor included leading a parade of approximately 300 troops and Veterans through Disney World down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Later that night, Greene addressed the convention, attended by more than 700 people, where he received the special medallion and official honor award.

Local News

FDOT looks for ways to speed up roundabout solution to dangerous intersection amid protest

July 27, 2015- Citrus Way and 98- crash kills 5 and injures 2 when a box truck traveling south on Citrus Way did not stop at the intersection, barreling over a pick up truck traveling west on US 98. The 5 killed were in the pick up.

She was witness to one of the most brutal and deadliest crashes at the dangerous intersection in front of her store. She saw bystanders snatch the dead, charred body of the driver from the fiery crash of the battered pick-up truck. It was not until 30 minutes later that anyone realized another burnt, dead body was still inside the smoldering truck cab.

I never want to see anything like that again,"says Donna Dilling, owner of Des Champs, the country convenience store at the perilous intersection of US 98 and County Road 491 about eight miles northwest of Brooksville.



In massive thriller, Hernando almost pulls off major upset

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

HHS No. 53 Hayden Griffith before battling Clay on Nov. 10, 2017

For the first time in five years, the Hernando Leopards varsity football program was one of the 32 teams selected in the 5A class of the FHSAA playoffs. This time around, the team was district champions, riding a 7-2 record to 38 points in the new system. On Friday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium, fans packed the stands to watch Hernando take on their opponent in the first round, the Clay Blue Devils, who are located roughly three hours from Brooksville.

What transpired during this game arguably made it the game of the first round.

Business Spotlight

Cole's Farm Market expands to 3 locations

Hernando Sun Staff

Kim and Jim Cole, owners of Cole's Farm Markets.

To those traveling east on County Line Road or south on US19, Jim Cole’s produce stands are a familiar sight with their bright red and green tents. Now, the Cole’s have opened a new stand located at the junction of Twin Dolphin Drive and Sunshine Grove Road just off Cortez Boulevard.

Cole’s Farm Markets have been in Hernando and Pasco counties selling fresh fruit and vegetables for more than 11 years and have become an important part of local communities.

Cole has been in the business of selling produce all his life.

A guide to Small Business Saturday

SBS Map 2017
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Fact Check Labels

One of the new additions to the search aggregator Google News, Bing News, and others is a new fact check label. They are using a select group of news sites and including their articles marked as fact checks.

Fact checking can be very subjective, since often the statements are not purely measurable. To determine true or false, there is interpretation that is required to arrive at something that is measurable. This interpretation of the statement and distilling it down into something that can be verified is an area where these fact checkers fail.

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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Brooksville Council Meeting
Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00PM
Location City Hall

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/5/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Planning and Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
12/11/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/12/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

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Dining Out

Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville


First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.