Florida sets up second highway checkpoint

March 28, 2020

by Jim Turner


TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday announced the creation of an Interstate 95 checkpoint on Florida's northern border to screen motorists traveling from the New York City area, in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Saturday's announcement came a day after DeSantis said he was setting up a similar checkpoint in Northwest Florida, targeting travelers from Louisiana.

Hernando County School District announces event cancellations for remaining school year

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports writer 

BROOKSVILLE- If there were any lingering ideas about students and student-athletes taking part in any scheduled or make-up events for the 2019-2020 school year, the Hernando School District has made up its mind. 

Saturday morning, parents, students, teachers and coaches awoke to the news that the Hernando School District would be canceling all of its events for the remainder of the academic year. With the cancellations go any chances of making up any athletic events, prom dances or grad bash trips. 

Focus on the Flowers

In times of crisis, we often find strength as a nation. Neighbors helping neighbors. We do what we can, and we focus on what we can do to help others. We may go shopping for friends who are scared to go out.

Currently, we are too focused on what others are doing or not doing. The college spring breakers are ignoring social distancing. That person is touching their face. Why are you going to the park? We are focusing on the wrong things. We are focused on finding blame with everyone. We are all aghast. We seem to be growing apart rather than coming together.

Many Facets of a Crisis

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...‘fear and anxiety.’  Those aren't good terms to make government policy after… you want to make the most calm,  rational decision that benefits the greatest amount of people.” 

- Commissioner  Holcomb

At the regular meeting on March 24, 2020, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed the latest changes in everyday life for both the county government and the citizens of Hernando county -- as well as the rest of the country.