Local News

Moving Forward: Oak Hill Villas plan for residential-only development with larger homesites

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Attorney Darryl Johnston appeared before the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting on January 12, 2021 on behalf of the Benge Development Corporation.  In November 2019, Benge was denied a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM 1902) by a vote of 4-1 that would have allowed the company to develop the southeast corner of Oak Hills Golf Course for small-footprint homes and townhomes.

Measures would boost riot-related penalties, hinder law enforcement defunding

by Pat Raia
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With violence occurring at protesting events during the summer of 2020 as well as in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, a pair of Florida state lawmakers filed bills that would increase some penalties for rioters, and make it easier for residents to appeal their local government attempts to defund police.

Hernando County Health Department COVID-19 Update

Robin Napier, Administrator for the Hernando County Health Department with Danielle Taylor Senior Community Health Nursing Director, updated the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting on January 12, 2021 on the current status of of COVID-19 cases in the county, as well as the progress of the new vaccination program, which began on January 4, 2021.

Art Beat Creators Corner: Dance First

Recently I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Christy Chesnut, owner, and director of Dance First, a dance studio of which she has been owner and director for five years.  She, as well divides her time between her work as a dance instructor extraordinaire, and that of an HCCA Community Facilitator, and Children’s Week Local Coordinator.  “I am also a part of Hernando Fit Kids, a new health initiative featuring virtual activities and nutrition tips to teach and encourage healthy habits when school is not in session,” the soft-spoken, energe

Hernando Beach Art & Farmers Market

The Hernando County arts scene just expanded--spilling out beautifully across the golden shores of Hernando Beach.

The Lazy Lizard Hernando Beach will host the Hernando Beach Art & Farmers Market, 3192 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. This outdoor Sunday Funday Market will feature more than 20 vendors who include artists, crafters, and farmers.