Kelly Castro: For the Betterment and Enhancement of Children's Lives

When the graduates of 2020 were told that--due to safety issues in the wake of a global pandemic--they would not be celebrating a public prom or graduation ceremony in Hernando County, Resilient Hernando nominee Kelly Castro felt compelled to help the kids; spearheading the planning and presentation of both events. Both milestones in the lives of young people. 

Hernando County Loses a True Renaissance Man

Dozens of local people were saddened to hear the news that beloved author, actor, playwright, blogger, and storyteller Jerry Cowling passed away on December 26, 2020, after a brief hospital stay. The cause of death was sepsis as a result of a gastrointestinal infection. Cowling is survived by his son, Joshua of Spring Hill; his daughter, Heather Cowling Dobkowski; son-in-law Anthony and grandchildren Olivia and Liam Dobkowski of Wappingers Falls, New York. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 44 years, Janet.   

Have a Laugh to Support Veterans

Many good laughs are sure to be had at the Veterans HEAT Factory Fundraiser, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at the VFW Post 10209, 14376 Edward Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

Opening with a spirited performance by Elliott Smith and his comedy magic, the show's main attraction will be "The Comedy Time-Tunnel" presented by Tony Belmont, founder of the National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum and veteran Broadway show promoter. 

Thank you to our Readers

The Hernando Sun Newspaper would like to thank our readers for their continued support. Every year we are increasing our circulation which is not something that many newspapers are achieving currently. One of our best sales tools is word of mouth, so please keep telling friends, neighbors, enemies, and family about Hernando's Local Newspaper.

The desire to save a cemetery leads to historic preservation mission


The Sumter County Preservation Society did not exist when Della Daughtry started the Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery project. Della is an independent citizen and freelance artist who wanted to save the forgotten cemetery in Sumter County and ensure it was being taken care of. 

Della and her husband John Daughtry started going out to the Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery to take photos, research, and eventually wrote historical nominations for the cemetery that has gone to the state and national registries.