Kenneth Anton

Central Bears perfect season tarnished

by KENNETH ANTON

Hernando Sun Reporter

The Central High School Bears seemed poised to continue on a flawless winning streak on Friday night.  Prior to entering into the game against the Lecanto High Panthers, the Bears were at 3-0 for the season.

The Bears won the coin toss and the game was off to a great start.  Both teams came out to play hard. The first half was an aggressive match of strong defense and hard charging offense.  

Habitat Hernando

On Thursday August 7th, on the 1600 block of Daytona Street in Spring Hill, Habitat for Humanity of Hernando, a Christian based organization, held a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the culmination of their two newest home building projects in Hernando County.  Through Habitat’s “Homeowner Program,” two families applied and were approved for housing through Habitat’s home building program.

Hernando Leopards shutout in first game of the season.

by Kenny Anton

Hernando Sun Reporter

If their 7 – 4  record last year was any indication, the Hernando High School Leopards football team seemed poised to sprint effortlessly into the postseason.  Their opening game loss against the Lake Gibson Braves, however, proved they have a little bit of work to do to make that happen. The game also gave the coaching staff, led by head coach Robert Kazmier, some good insight into what refinements are needed in order to make the Leopards the well-oiled winning machine they have the potential to be.

Fuller Center’s First Home for a Hernando Family in Need Breaks Ground

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, on a secluded, wooded lot in a Weeki Wachee neighborhood, a relatively new-to-the-area nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable workforce housing broke ground on their first residential construction project.  Alongside several community members, local businesses and elders from Community Church in the Wildwood, The Fuller Center for Housing Nature Coast (FCHNC) ceremoniously began construction on a new home for a family in need in Hernando County.

A celebratory send off for Future Soldiers

Once high school graduation has come and gone, many graduates are faced with this question: “What do I do now?”  While some young men and women apply for and are accepted to colleges and universities early on, others decide to enter the job force directly.  Furthermore, some young people heed the call to service and enlist in one of the five branches of the military. Occasionally, those who directly entered the job force or matriculated to college consider and accept enlistment later in life.  

Hoods 4 Heroes

As our society advances in regards to the production of manufactured goods and materials, so advances the threat of cancer in our world.  Nowhere does this ring truer than in fire stations across the country. Word of mouth and personal experience show that almost any firefighter you speak with either has direct experience with cancer or knows someone in the line of work who has battled it.

People Helping People celebrates 10 years and Help Center grand opening

by KENNETH ANTON
Photography by ALEX ANTON

This year marks the 10th anniversary of People Helping People (PHP), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation dedicated to ending hunger and breaking the cycle of poverty in Hernando County.  A celebration was held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 to recognize this landmark in the organization’s  history and the grand opening of their Help Center.  PHP provides a myriad of programs providing warm food, dry goods and much needed supplies to those in need.

Officer Valor: End of Watch

by KENNETH ANTON

Hernando Sun Reporter

On Tuesday April 30, 2019, I was honored with the opportunity to attend a memorial service for a fallen Hernando County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officer: Officer Valor.

I entered the Hernando County Emergency Management building approximately twenty minutes before the ceremony. The family and officers close to Valor were already seated and reminiscing, a delicate air of mixed emotions (joy, sadness, trepidation) enveloped the mourners as they prepared for the ceremony.  

Gulf Coast Academy avoids charter revocation

by KENNETH ANTON
Hernando Sun Reporter

Gulf Coast Academy, one of three charter schools within the Brooksville / Spring Hill area, avoided imminent shut down on March 15th as school administrators finally entered into a contract with Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to provide a full-time “School Resource Officer” (SRO).  According to a media release from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office: