October 2018

Marion Jones inducted into Leopards' Sports Hall of Fame

Hernando High held their 2018 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction on Thursday, October 4 in the Leopards gym and for one special 1973 graduate it was a long time coming. 

“Let me introduce to you a great man, a great coach, a Hall of Famer in many places- Marion Jones,” Edd Poore said.

Poore was Jones’ former high school coach and felt honored to be selected to introduce him at the 2018 Hernando High Sports Hall of Fame banquet. 

Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down Part 2

Change in Board of County Commissioners meeting format:  

Starting with the October 9, 2018 meeting, 
citizens comments will be heard immediately following Resolutions and Proclamations, except when citizens are commenting on specific items on the meeting agenda for that day. 


• Hernando County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Adoption Public Hearing

Weeki Wachee quarterback Vaughn Sykora putting up big numbers

WEEKI WACHEE- In a year where potential record breaking numbers are being put up by players around Hernando County, one in particular is making a name for himself his junior season.

That player is Weeki Wachee quarterback Vaughn Sykora, who had career days when the Hornets faced Hudson Fivay and rival Central in back to back weeks. The unique part about Sykora’s two starts and wins against both teams is the fact that the signal caller threw for six touchdowns in each contest.

Seasonal Scents

I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from hunters all over the county, who have been having a tough time finding success so far this season.  It seems they’ve done their scouting, practiced and tuned their bows and are putting in long hours in the stand, with no antlers to show for it.  Mostly, I just encourage them to hang in there; it’s the early season and the early season is tough!

Former Superintendent appeals termination

On October 3, 2018, former Hernando County School District Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano appeared before the Hernando County School Board to appeal her termination, which was effective June 31, 2018.   Romano appeared with her attorney, Kathryn McHale.  The school board was represented by Tammie Rattray.  Dennis Alfonso was present for the appeal, facilitating the procedure, however did not present any arguments.  There was no board discussion.