The Hernando Sun all local Christmas gift list

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.

HCSO Loses One of Its Own

Sheriff Al Nienhuis is saddened and deeply regrets to announce the sudden passing of retired Lieutenant Colonel Royce M. Decker Jr.

Lt. Colonel Decker dedicated his life to law enforcement, serving the citizens of Hernando County from November 1983 until he retired in July 2013.

In addition to proudly serving as a law enforcement officer, Lt. Colonel Decker taught criminal justice courses in various colleges and universities throughout his law enforcement career and into retirement.

Sheriff's Vice Unit Shuts Down Drug House

On 12-10-19, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Vice and Narcotics Unit with assistance from the Hernando County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant at 2279 Rio Circle in Spring Hill.

Deputies have responded to calls for service or initiated activity at this residence over 200 times since January 1, 2019. Most calls for service involved illegal drug activity or wanted persons.

UPDATE - Robbery to a Person - Oak Hill Medical Complex

Deputies are still in the area of the medical complex speaking to the alleged victim and checking the area.

At this point in the investigation, K-9 teams and the Aviation Unit have conducted a very thorough search of the entire area and have been unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious Deputies have also reviewed video surveillance from the area - again noting nothing suspicious.

A preliminary investigation reveals there is no danger to the community. Deputies expect to be clearing the scene shortly.