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Forever a teammate.

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On Sept. 12, 2019, Trevor Bowen was playing his heart out on the football field.  A Hernando High School junior varsity football player, he and his team worked hard and beat a very physical Springstead Eagles team 20-6 on their turf.  The next morning Sept. 13, 2019 Trevor Bowen was tragically hit by a van on California Street in Brooksville while walking to school.

Commissioner Champion asks county to go on record supporting 2nd amendment

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During final comments at the regular meeting on September 10, Commissioner Steve Champion requested the board send a letter in unity to Governor Ron DeSantis stating Hernando County supports the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution; the right to bear arms. 

Champion said, “We have no say over this, but I think we need to put it on record on what’s happening in our legislation with the state, and with the country regarding our second amendment rights.  Like it or not, (our rights) are under attack.”  

Dignitaries and community members gather to remember Sept. 11 terrorist attacks


Sept. 11, 2019

SPRING HILL- It does not take a large crowd of people in Hernando County to find someone who was deeply affected by the attacks on September 11, 2001. We have residents who worked in the buildings, others who lost relatives and friends. Many of our residents are from the New York area and still have family and friends living there.

Hernando county commissioners comment on Sept. 11 terrorist attack anniversary


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Sept. 10, 2019- At the end of every Board of County Commissioners meeting, each commissioner is given an opportunity to comment on a topic they choose.  At the end of the BOCC meeting on September 10, 2019,  two commissioners gave their thoughts on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Spring Hill residents unhappy about development proposal

Hernando Sun reporter

A large number of area residents gathered in a meeting room at the Northcliffe Baptist Church to learn more about a proposed development for an area on the southeast side of Oak Hill's golf club.  The majority of residents are opposed to the planned subdivision, consisting of 90 home sites with the average home size of 1200 - 1800 square feet.  In a 45-minute Q&A session following the presentation, most in attendance raised concerns about traffic, crime, school overcrowding and effects on property values.

Economic development director updates county commission on projects in the works

Hernando Sun Reporter

Valerie Pianta, Hernando County's Economic Development Director, provided an update regarding economic development activities and initiatives for FY 2019 at the Aug. 27, 2019 Hernando County Commissioners meeting.

Pianta reported that roughly half of her office’s efforts are spent on business retention, expansion and growth within the county.  Roughly 18% of the time is spent recruiting new business into Hernando.