Local News

Marine deputies in the right place at the right time

by SARAH NACHIN
Hernando Sun Reporter

“Luck,” or coincidence, plus the quick action of two Hernando County sheriff’s deputies prevented an accident from becoming a tragedy when they rescued a baby from the Weeki Wachee River last Friday afternoon Jan. 3, 2020. 

Steve Snell, a seasoned Marine Deputy was training another officer - Patrol Deputy Zachary Burkhart for the job. Both men were operating sheriff’s office personal watercraft (PWC) to patrol the river. 

Busing, healthcare and community pool topics during part 2 of interlocal meeting

By LISA MACNEIL
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Last week, we ended our coverage of the Dec. 18, 2019 Interlocal meeting with Commissioner Steve Champion concerned about bus stops on major roadways with speed limits of 55 MPH, such as US Highway 41.  

(https://www.hernandosun.com/article/career-education-sidewalks-around-schools-lead-interlocal-meeting)

Career education, sidewalks around schools lead interlocal meeting

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2019, members of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Brooksville City Council, the Hernando County School District and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) convened to discuss matters of post-secondary education, bus stops, traffic and pedestrian issues surrounding K-12 schools.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss these matters, and their associated projects among the different agencies.  

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Re-enactors bringing history to life

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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The forgotten battle that started a war. This is how Bill Gruber, park manager of The Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, describes Dade's Battle of 1835; a pivotal battle in American history that will be reenacted Jan. 4 and 5 at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.

"What I hope people will take away from this reenactment is a real appreciation of Florida history and American history," said Gruber. "Many history buffs never have heard of this battle, let alone the general public."

Mermaid Trail and mini-murals, among Brooksville Main Street initiatives

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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Natalie Kahler, Executive Director of the Brooksville Main Street Program, reviewed recent activities as well as those in progress and upcoming.  The Main Street designation was granted by the state in 2016.  The purpose of the Main Street program is to revitalize historic downtown areas.  The program is run by the Brooksville Vision Foundation.   

Local Teacher Scores a Hit with Second Screenplay

You would think that being a teacher, mother and grandmother would be enough to keep anyone busy, but Terri Emerson also finds time to be a screenwriter. Her first film entitled “Bernie, the Dolphin” premiered a year ago. Now the sequel has just been released. It premiered in St. Petersburg on Dec. 13, 2019 and is also available on DVD and digital download on demand.