Graduating Senior Joins The Force

To get more high school students on their career paths in law enforcement on Tuesday, Nature Coast Tech graduating senior Dakota Barlow signed an offer with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office to work as a Public Service Technician (PST) cadet. Marking an expanded partnership between Hernando Schools and HCSO, the signing ceremony included Barlow's family, friends and representatives from the sheriff's office, including Sheriff Neinhuis. 

Internet cafes & gambling under scrutiny

Sheriff Al Nienhuis presented to the Board of County Commissioners on May 25, 2021 an item on area internet cafes and “simulated Gambling Devices and Internet Cafes.” Defined as an “educational presentation,”  no ordinances have been developed, and there was no vote on the subject.  The matter at this point is a dead issue, unless the board decides to resurrect it at a later time. 

Woman charged in auto theft


A Spring Hill woman is facing felony charges after being accused of stealing a car last week.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) , on April 8, law enforcement personnel stopped the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle on Mariner Blvd. In Spring Hill. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day.