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Mosquito control taking precautions for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Sandra Fisher-Grainger, Mosquito Control Director, gave a presentation to Hernando County’s Board of County Commissioners on July 13, 2021, regarding public safety awareness concerning Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. Fisher-Grainger has had spray trucks running since Thursday morning July 8 for mosquito control as they have had three sentinel chickens come up positive in June.

Representing Brooksville on America’s Top Dog

Those residents who saw the July 20 episode of A&E’s canine competition series, “America’s Top Dog” saw a story about a girl and her dog that, in actuality, is so much more. Indeed, Brooksville Veterinary Technician Andrea Reid and her dog Knots are far more than just trainer and pet; They're best friends. "Knots gets me out of bed in the morning," said Reid of her 3-year-old Ibizan hound. "He runs to my bed and looks at me as if to say, 'Let's go!'"

The Miracle of Returning to Life After COVID

When Ronald "RJ" Wilkins Jr was diagnosed with COVID in May, the 30 year old was not expected to survive; and if he did, he was predicted to spend the rest of his life contending with long term brain injuries, this owing to the lack of oxygen reaching his brain during his illness.  Breathing and feeding tubes were inserted, and he was bed bound in his room at Bayfront Health Brooksville.