November 2017

Council talks Quarry Golf lawsuit in closed session

Scenes from the now defunct Quarry Golf course in Brooksville.

In its 21 years, no one ever accused Quarry Golf Course of being an Augusta play-alike. Unfortunately the Masters never came calling to consider a change in venue from Georgia to Brooksville.

Now defunct since a late 2014 squabble between the operator and the city, the ignominy of going to the dogs, and/or to the discs, may be the final step for this once-entertaining golf course in the rolling hills and woods of Hernando County.

Niger Innis, Richard Corcoran keynote speakers at Reagan Day Dinner

Niger Innis speaks at the Annual Reagan Day Dinner, Hernando County Republican Committee

The 9th Annual Reagan Day dinner took place on Nov. 17 at the Silverthorn Country Club in Brooksville, Florida.  Reagan Day celebrations are fundraising events for the Republican party on local and state levels, and Friday’s speakers set the tone of diversity, with unified philosophy within the party.  

Christmas for Hernando County children in need

Blaise Ingoglia with wife Julie (left) and Legislative Asst. Ashley Hofecker at the Christmas for a Cause event.

On Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Rising Sun Market & Bistro in downtown Brooksville, State Representative Blaise Ingoglia for the fifth year running held Christmas for the Cause fundraiser to provide Christmas gifts for Hernando County children in need.

Rep. Ingoglia says this often, “It is as important to be a community leader as it is to be a legislative leader or political leader. We always say for everyone to get involved in your community, it's not rhetoric we actually get involved.”

Making Space for God

Adon Taft

At a time when space travel is taken for granted, many of us overlook the faith that made possible Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s walk on the virgin dust of the moon half a century ago on July 16,1969.

Even more so, the faith that prompted the first European settlers to found the colonies that became what we now know as the United States of America seems all but forgotten.

Local sculptor dabbles in the whimsical

A working lighthouse that local sculptor, Jeff Guzlas made from a discarded piece of pipeline. It is sited at Cody's RV park in north Weeki Wachee. Photo  by Sue Quigley

I just love this place,” said artist Jeff Guzlas of the 15-acres of natural old Florida land and small RV park he bought 15 years ago.

Located between a golf course community and thousands of acres of nature preserves, his park is located close to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the Gulf of Mexico.
A builder by trade from northern Illinois, Guzlas bought the property in 2004 and never wants to leave.

Men who made Towns

Map of Benton County with the town of Augusta

The origin of many of the towns in our area can be traced back to a single family or man. Sometimes it was the first man to make the river crossing easier. The settlers from miles around would use that river crossing and merchants would come to the river crossing and sell their wares. A town would start to grow where all the people gathered. Another origin of the these towns was protection. Newly arrived settlers would want to live near a well established family, so they could gather at that house in case of attack.

What we are thankful for

This is the time to remember what you are thankful for. We, at The Hernando Sun, would like to take a few moments to remember some of the people who helped us to build this paper.

It all started on Nov. 11, 2014 when Hernando Today closed their doors after almost 28 years. There were a number of us that felt a void had been created in our community. A local paper is so important for the identity of a community.


SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2017 9 AM TO 3 PM

Sportsman, hunters and target shooting enthusiasts will enjoy this day browsing and talking with Club members and vendors at the Hernando Sportsman's Club located at 16121 Commercial Way (US-19) Brooksville.Come see the outdoor range which includes areas for Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Trap and Skeet, and Archery. Ask about the gun safety and training classes. Admission: $6.00 per person Contact Randie at [email protected] Call 352-799-3605 or visit…

City vote on MSTU expected at Nov. 27 special meeting

The much-debated and much-discussed Law Enforcement MSTU (Municipal Services Taxing Unit) concept continues to have life and could still make it to the Hernando County Commission. Several hurdles remain in the proposal's path. One is that it first must be placed on the BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) agenda for an up or down vote. Another is the stiff opposition from the Hernando County Sheriff. And a third, which will be settled Nov. 27, is a letter of request to the BOCC for the MSTU from the Brooksville City Council.