July 2019

Ransomware: The hostage taking virus

Article by Aaron Cleveland, 
Wilson Technologies
460,000 Dollars. That’s how much money Lake City, FL just paid out to get their files back. Files that were previously accessible to them were now being held for ransom by bad actors. Files that contained the entire city’s records for the 12,000 people that live there.  Files that are more than likely considered irreplaceable to the city are held hostage for a sum of money that would be of much better use elsewhere. 

Rotary Club of Spring Hill donates supplies to PAW Warriors


On Thursday, July 18 members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill paid a visit to PAW Warriors, a facility that offers care and shelter to abandoned, stray, sick and injured cats. 

The club delivered $400 worth of cat food, kitty litter, detergent, bleach and other supplies. The facility off County Line Road at the moment houses approximately 143 felines. 

Star athletes, NFLers among coaches at youth football camp

Article and Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Free food. Live DJ. Free football camp. NFL players. You couldn't go wrong last Saturday July 13, 2019 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville, FL.  NFL Tyrone Goodson, HYL coach Fabian Burnett Sr. and the USA Football organization desired to give back to the Hernando County sporting community through a free fundamental football camp.   The camp featured special guests - NFL Darren Hambrick and Bill Saffore with VertiMax (a sports training equipment company). 

Weeki Wachee High football preview

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

First year Weeki Wachee head coach Chris Cook realizes he has some work ahead, but the summer months have given him some time to make significant headway. 
“Coming up here, I knew it was going to be a little bit of a challenge,” Cook said. “I knew the numbers were low, and I knew there were some things the administration wanted to change as far as the culture of the team.”

What matters at the Brooksville City Council meeting? 07.15.2019

Recognitions MATTER

Brooksville City Council recognizes Smokey the Bear and his mission to prevent forest fires and celebrated Smokey's 75th Anniversary. 

Assessments MATTER

Consideration of proposed resolution and Assessment Report for FY 2020 Fire Protection Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Study  (Resolution No. 2019-06)

The votes on this resolution did not pass any changes to the fire assessment methodology, only to approve the reports presented and schedule a public hearing.