Rocco Maglio

2020 Predictions

Our predictions in 2019 did not work out very well. We would have been almost perfect, if we had chosen the opposite of our predictions. For our 2020 predictions we are going to make some wild predictions and some that are more likely to come true.

This will be the year that the county government finally makes the decision of the new government center they will build at the airport. This will have negative consequences for downtown Brooksville as many of the government offices and people that depend on them transition to the airport overtime.

2019 Year in Review

From a news perspective 2019 started off with a bang, on Jan. 29 the Hernando County Administrator Len Sossamon was let go. The county administrator is the executive branch of the county government, but he serves at the pleasure of the county commission who is the legislative branch. Len had served as county administrator since 2012. Deputy County Administrator Jeff Rogers was selected as the interim County Administrator. On May 14th, the county commission made Jeff Rogers the County Administrator

Royce Decker: a tireless contributor who always wore a smile

by ROCCO MAGLIO
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Royce Merrill Decker, Jr. passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Royce was only 64 years old, but his contributions to the county were numerous. On Thursday, Hernando County lost a tireless contributor. 

Royce started his law enforcement service in South Florida, before moving to Hernando County and spending nearly 30 years at the Hernando Sheriff's Office reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He retired from the sheriff's office in 2013.  In 2012, he was honored with the Kentucky Colonel distinction.