May 2018

June 1: Sheriff's Office replaces Brooksville PD

A faint outline of where the ‘Brooksville Police’ lettering was once boldly fixed is visible on the outside of the city department’s former headquarters.  June 1, 2018: the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will now oversee law enforcement within the city of Brooksville and several former Brooksville Police Officers will be sworn in to serve as Sheriff’s Deputies.

Graphic arts students use their talent to design patrol vehicle wraps

 Spring Hill, FL- “...Sometimes we think that kids aren’t going to be able to do the as good a job as adults but I’m happy to report I was wrong,” Sheriff Al Nienhuis admitted in front of Nature Coast Technical High School.


He was referring to the spectacular new designs wrapped on two deputy vehicles, courtesy of NCT’s Graphic Arts class. The finished product of the designs on the deputy vehicles were revealed to the public last Wednesday morning at 9AM at NCT.

Barclay Widening Project

On May 22, 2018, the Board of the County Commissioners met to approve the Barclay Avenue Widening Project. They are planning on widening the road from two lanes to four lanes. This project had been a part of Hernando County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan since around the year 2005. The Board was allowed to obtain property from Samir and Samar Shakfeh, residents of Barclay Avenue. The cost to acquire the Shakfeh properties which includes attorney’s fees, damages, and extra costs for additional right-of-way along Barclay Avenue is $325,000.

Springstead football players sign with colleges; Hernando’s Austin Legg signs with Missouri Valley

SPRING HILL- With the school year complete, graduating athletes around Hernando County are still in search of where they’ll play on the collegiate level and a few have found their new homes.


In the days leading up to the end of the school year, two of Springstead’s top athletes are now signing with universities and they signed letters of intent. Randy Morgan and Kyle Manuel signed with Advanced Prep Academy and Southeastern University, respectively. Both Morgan and Manuel played on Springtead’s football team this past 2017 campaign.

Oak Hill Hospital Recognizes Its Nursing Staff

Oak Hill Hospital recently recognized the hospital’s Nurse of the Year, New Nurse of the Year, Physician of the Year, and Resident of the Year at its annual Nursing Gala held at Silverthorn Country Club. The nurses are nominated by physicians who feel that nominees support the mission, vision, and philosophy of nursing, as well as for their dedication to provide excellent service to every patient, every time.

Event Previews June 1-7, 2018

Libraries Rock Join your local library at the Marker 48 local brewery for fun giveaways! A librarian emcee will test your musical knowledge as we kick off the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock. This is a FREE event for adults 21 and over only. Attendees may purchase drinks at their expense and registration is not required. Visit or call (352) 754-4043 for more information. Marker 48 Brewing is located at 12147 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34613, USA

Creating something valuable takes focus and effort

Many Americans have lived an idyllic life. We have had no war reaching our soil, have a solid economy and have sufficient credit or income to purchase almost any item we want immediately. This is truly a materialistic, instant gratification culture. Most adults like their children, want whatever they desire. This creates a lifestyle that too often places them on the edge of insolvency. These incessant purchasers scramble to maintain their lifestyle of spending.

New Home for Live Oak

Brooksville, Florida (May 10, 2018) –Live Oak Theatre is proud to announce that it now has a new home at 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The theatre company took possession of the former Hernando County Utilities Building on Friday, May 4. All future events will now take place at its new Center for the Performing Arts.
Live Oak Theatre undertook a capital campaign to purchase a home of its own and on January 23, 2018, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners agreed to sell the former utilities building to the theatre company.