Rocco Maglio

Rocco Maglio is a former Town Commissioner and Mayor of Melbourne Beach, FL. He grew up in Brooksville and is a graduate of Hernando High School as well as PHSC. He current works as a software architect with a strong interest in computer security.

The Hernando Sun, now an award winning newspaper

The 2017 Florida Press Association (FPA) Weekly Newspaper Contest winners were announced in random order on Friday, May 4, 2018. The actual awards and whether we placed first, second, or third will be announced noon on Friday, August 10 during the 2018 Florida Media Conference. The Florida Press Association is the preeminent newspaper organization in the state.

Statewide candidates join Hernando County Republicans for Lincoln Day Dinner

The Hernando County Republican Party held their 48th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday April 13, 2018. The event was held at Silverthorn Country Club and was well attended.


Several Republican candidates for statewide office made appearances: candidate for Attorney General Ashley Moody, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Denise Grimsley, and candidate for Governor Ron Desantis. The event provided an opportunity to see and speak with these candidates in person.


Hernando High School Bus Overturns in Crash

A school bus carrying Hernando High Students was traveling westbound on SR-50 when a tractor trailer hauling toilet paper exiting State Road 75 failed to fully stop at a red light and collided with the Bus. The impact of the collision caused the school bus to overturn on its side. 

The School bus was transporting 18 high school students at the time of the accident. Six of the 18 students were treated for minor injuries. None of the students were transported for their injuries by EMS.

The driver of the tractor trailer was cited for violation of the traffic signal.


Tech talk: Tips to avoid cybercriminals

You need to be careful where you go on the Internet. There are many places that are not safe. One of the easiest things to look for is the registrar or country code of the domain. If the registrar is Eastern European, Asian, or from an unknown country you may want to find a different source of what you are looking for. You should also be wary of emails coming from these domain registrars.

Tech Talk: Five free MP3s a day from your library

Freegal app

The Hernando County Library provides the ability to download a few mp3 songs each week. These songs are yours to keep forever. This is through an app on your phone Freegal or via their web site If you know your library card number and your pin, you can use this service and start building a collection of songs today.

"Tech on Tap," a tech networking event

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The idea behind Tech on Tap is that in Hernando County we have business and government employers that struggle to find candidates for technology positions. We also have a number of technology professionals that work remotely from their homes or in Tampa. If they lose their job they look for a job in Tampa, because they are not aware of what is available within the technology sector in Hernando County. We are doing an event at Marker 48 on Wednesday June 29 at 6pm where professionals and businesses can meet one another.