Rocco Maglio, is a writer and co-founder of The Hernando Sun. He grew up in Brooksville and graduated from Hernando High School, where he ran an underground weekly newspaper, which was comical in nature.
by ROCCO MAGLIO
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.
By: Jessica Williams
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You could see their faces light up with smiles as the three girls walked into the room and spied the table covered with an assortment of hair care items. The hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, barrettes and other “goodies” were a gift from the Hernando/Citrus Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee to the young ladies at the Pace Center for Girls in Spring Hill.
Can ornaments be empowering? In the case of a special teen enrichment program coming up next week in Spring Hill, the answer is yes.
The Board of County Commissioners acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency met on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to approve the Community Development Area Plan, as well as adopt the 2020 budget and meeting schedules.
The Agency unanimously approved all of the items, with the modification that the Area Plan be approved without a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) option. The simplest definition of a TIF comes from Wikipedia: “A public financing method that is used as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects.”
Finding a gift is often a difficult task, many of the people we buy gifts for can afford to buy any of these gifts themselves, so if they really wanted it they probably already have it. One way to find a unique gift is to stay local. A gift from where you live will be unique in another area, so it is more likely to be appreciated. Local gifts are usually handmade by individuals living in your community or are the products of small businesses.
By Megan Hussey
Publishers Weekly called it “One of the best Christmas books ever.” The book holds a five-star rating at Amazon.com. The movie featured Loretta Swit of MASH fame and a young Fairuza Balk, and still shows up on cable stations this time of year. And now, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is coming to Brooksville.
By MEGAN HUSSEY
More than 72,000 adult and child abuse victims in the United States receive domestic violence services in a single average day, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. And locally, the Dawn Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence served more than 1,900 survivors in Hernando County last year alone. Now, the center who helps so many itself will receive a helping hand.