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Hernando County School District announces event cancellations for remaining school year

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports writer 

BROOKSVILLE- If there were any lingering ideas about students and student-athletes taking part in any scheduled or make-up events for the 2019-2020 school year, the Hernando School District has made up its mind. 

Saturday morning, parents, students, teachers and coaches awoke to the news that the Hernando School District would be canceling all of its events for the remainder of the academic year. With the cancellations go any chances of making up any athletic events, prom dances or grad bash trips. 

Many Facets of a Crisis

By LISA MACNEIL
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...‘fear and anxiety.’  Those aren't good terms to make government policy after… you want to make the most calm,  rational decision that benefits the greatest amount of people.” 

- Commissioner  Holcomb

At the regular meeting on March 24, 2020, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed the latest changes in everyday life for both the county government and the citizens of Hernando county -- as well as the rest of the country.

Local organizations during coronavirus crisis

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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As Hernando County joins the world in facing a severe health crisis, the global pandemic known as Coronavirus, many residents are stocking up on those basic, essential items that will help them and their families maintain good health. Basic items like bathroom tissue, hand wipes and sanitizers, are increasingly tough to find, and homeless and disadvantaged people in particular are turning to area charities and social aid agencies for critical help.

Four Teens Arrested for Commercial Burglary at Hernando High

March 23, 2020

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Alert

On 03-20-20 just after 4 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Hernando High School, located at 700 Bell Avenue in Brooksville, regarding possible stolen golf carts.

An individual who was in the area of the baseball field at the school called 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity behind the school.  The individual reported hearing a loud bang come from the rear of the school, then moments later, seeing golf carts driving away from the same area.

Weeki Wachee Coach Answers the Call

Article by 
ALICE MARY HERDEN
HERNANDO SUN

Orlando- Patrick Skipper, Weeki Wachee High school cross country and track and field coach, gets a call from a long time friend, Chris Dunn.

Patrick Skipper’s long time friend and Hernando High Alumni, Chris Dunn, reached out to him in need of help, but Patrick didn’t realize it was a call that may help change many people’s lives throughout Florida.

Chris Dunn’s company (disclosure) was activated to help with logistics during this state of emergency, the COVID-19.

Hernando Schools to offer free meals to children starting the 23rd of March

This week, Hernando Schools are on Spring Break. However, next week's required school closure could place a hardship on our families whose children depend on the meals they receive at school. Hernando School Food and Nutrition Dept staff have worked to create a plan to offer meals at no cost to children under 18 starting on the 23rd of March. Review the poster for specifics.