Rocco Maglio

Beware of Governmental Mandate Claims

When you hear a government official talking about mandates from another part of the government, you need to verify that it is, in fact, a mandate. Generally, the representative of the people paying the taxes will have the final decision, so you should be suspicious if your representative says that a new expense "mandated by another part of government" cannot be rejected. 

Capt. James McKay Sr. stuck between the Union and the Rebels

by ROCCO MAGLIO
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Captain James McKay Sr. had numerous connections to Hernando County. He was the father of Almeria Belle Mackay Lykes “Mama Allie,” the matriarch of the prominent Hernando County Lykes Family.  

The Lykes’ home was “the original Spring Hill” and is located off of Fort Dade Ave and Citrus Way. On Capt. McKay’s first voyage to the area, he was shipwrecked on the shoals in Chassahowitzka Bay.

Richloam Historic Marker Dedication

By ROCCO MAGLIO

The Richloam General Store celebrated the unveiling of their second Historic Marker. They have a Historic Marker at the general store. The second marker was a few hundred feet further down the road at the current ranger station. This marker denotes the site of the Schroder Land and Timber Company (SLTC) Clubhouse. The SLTC was a large timber and turpentine producer who also split up and sold small portions of their land to the public. The clubhouse was built in 1916 and was sold to the U.S.

T-Volt Technical Skill Development

Many of our skilled technicians are nearing the age of retirement. For many years there has been an emphasis on sending high school graduates to college, other options have not been emphasized. T-Volt is working on providing an alternate route by teaching entry-level technical skills for the building trades that can start individuals on a path to a successful and rewarding career.

Solid Waste Special Assessment increase letter sent to property owners

by ROCCO MAGLIO

A letter was mailed to the property owners in Hernando County providing notice of a public hearing to impose an increase to the solid waste disposal special assessment. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Chambers  at the Hernando County Courthouse. The purpose of this meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed assessment.