December 2020

Commission requests audit of Hernando County Fair Association Inc

At the December 15, 2020 regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, the board individually listed their requests of items to be discussed at the upcoming Legislative Delegation meeting, scheduled for January 29, 2021.  Commissioner Jeff Holcomb presented a request that the Hernando County Fairgrounds be audited due to the state of the property and its buildings, and questions about accounting practices.

DeSantis orders that seniors, healthcare workers get vaccination priority

by Pat Raia

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Those 65 years of age and older and anyone who resides or works in a long term care facility will top the priority list for receiving COVID-19 vaccinations under an Executive Order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week. Health care personnel who have direct contact with patients also get priority under the order.

The desire to save a cemetery leads to historic preservation mission

by JULIE B. MAGLIO and ROCCO MAGLIO

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.