Pat Raia

House passes transgender athlete bill

by PAT RAIA, [email protected]

A bill that would prohibit transgender athletes from competing with biological female athletes was passed by the Florida House of Representatives on April 14 by a 77 to 40 margin. The vote took place just two days after the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) issued a statement on their position regarding transgender athletes and factors considered by the NCAA in determining where championships are held.

Hernando school board votes to end 'Digital Home Learning' option

by PAT RAIA, [email protected]

The Hernando School Board has voted to end the digital home learning option. The option was put into place last year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced young people out of classrooms and into home-based remote learning.

The decision to end the option was made on the recommendation of School Superintendent John Stratton. The vote took place during the Board's April 13 meeting.

Privacy measure advances

Legislation that would require some businesses that collect personal identifying information from consumers to disclose if and when they sell or otherwise sell that information to others, has been passed by the State Senate's Rules Committee. Under the measure, personal identifying information includes physical and email addresses, telephone numbers first and last names.

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.