Business and Community

Eye Witnesses to History

On January 15, Martin Luther King would have been ninety-two years old – if he were alive. Sadly, he was assassinated before his 40th birthday on April 4, 1968.  He spearheaded the Civil Rights movement with his tactics of non-violence and has inspired three generations. 

A number of local African-Americans were involved in the Civil Rights movement. 

Local dignitary passes away at age 92

By LISA MACNEIL
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Charles R. "Chuck" Smith, 92, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home.

The former County Commissioner and member of the Florida House of Representatives was  born January 20, 1928 in Webster, Florida. During his political career, Chuck focused on Florida’s agricultural issues and personally addressed issues in the farming community.

VITA Tax Prep Volunteers Needed

Although the stresses of the tax season always weigh heavy on the minds of many, this year presents particular challenges for those who are not sure how and when to pay their taxes in a time of global transition, one in which all the rules have changed--and especially for those who, in a time of great economic strain, may feel unsure about their ability to pay for quality tax preparation services--let alone pay their taxes.

Doctors Mark Denner and David Miller of Access Medical Group Retire

Doctors Mark Denner and David Miller, both Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) thank their patients and staff as they plan their retirement.  “They have made it not only possible, but enjoyable,"  the doctors remarked.

Visiting with the two doctors in their office with an underwater mural spanning floor to ceiling, and on three walls, Dr. Miller said, “No one’s stressed in Key West.”  The building’s architecture is of the same design.

Courthouse Prayer Service

On Wednesday evening, September 16, more than 300 people gathered in downtown Brooksville for a UNITED Courthouse Prayer Night. The event, spearheaded by Youth Pastor Chris Fullam from Grace World Outreach Church and his wife Analysa, was organized by United Youth Hernando. This inter-denominational group is made up of young people and youth pastors of various faiths.