November 2018

Fried maintains hold in Ag race after manual recount

November 18, 2018

by Jim Turner


TALLAHASSEE --- Former medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried is on the verge of being the only Florida Democrat to capture a statewide win, gaining votes over Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for agriculture commissioner after a manual recount was completed Sunday.

The manual recount also had no effect on the outcome of three razor-thin legislative races, in which Democrat Janet Cruz flipped a state Senate seat and House Republicans picked up one seat and held onto another.

Embracing the Beard


In the beginning there was man and folks- they had facial hair.

When you hear the word beard you may think of Abraham Lincoln, Vikings, Lumberjacks or even ZZ Top, but the beard is becoming increasingly popular for today’s young men.

With a lack of quality beard care products available in the marketplace, two friends from Hernando County saw an opportunity for a business venture.

Oct. 23, 2018 Hernando County Regular School Board Meeting Run Down


The meeting opened honoring Mark Johnson and Beth Narverud for their service on the school board.  It was the final meeting of their elected terms.

Students from Deltona Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced themselves to the school board afterward. Superintendent John Stratton thanked the students and told them to wave during his visit planned for Nov. 7, 2018.  

Obituaries published Nov. 16, 2018

Stout John “Stan” Stanley, passed away s on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. John was a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; and daughters, Heather, Holly and Hope.  Src; Merritt

Sellers Diane Charlotte passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Src; Turner

Goodman  Julie Ann, age 51, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  She is survived by her husband: Joe; children: Dustin; Ashley, Amber; stepchildren: Brandon, Heather, Samantha and Cyndi; 4 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.  Src; Merritt