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In split vote, Hernando commission settles contentious airport lease issue


Lori Romano has been superintendent of Hernando schools since 2013.

DeWitt: Superintendent of schools makes public relations way too difficult

If things are going well for a government agency, public relations should be a snap. The organization can and should highlight successes. And when bad things happen, leaders are on firm enough ground that they can discuss them thoroughly, honestly and — this being, after all, the state of the famous Sunshine Law —  …


  1. For Memorial Day, Breakfast Station wall pays tribute to those who served



    "I remember that day they came," Yvonne Benjamin recalled solemnly of a morning in April 1969.

    Yvonne Benjamin thought up the Wall of Honor at the Breakfast Station, where she has served “lots of veterans.”
  2. Religion Calendar for May 19


    Spring Hill

    Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, is offering a free Mega Sports Kids Camp, where children ages 5 to 12 will be taught sports fundamentals, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 5 to 9, with graduation at noon on June 10. Sports include flag football, soccer, basketball …

  3. Churches to offer fun ways to learn during vacation Bible school


    Vacation Bible school programs being offered by local churches this summer will offer children opportunities to travel through time and to unique destinations.

  4. New hurricane forecast predicts an above-average 2017 storm season


    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average Atlantic storm season this year, both in the number and the strength of those storms.

    This is a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) taken Oct. 3, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew and its 145-mph winds was about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. NOAA on Thursday released a forecast predicting an above-average hurricane season in 2017, which conflicts with an earlier Colorado State University forecast that calls for a below-average season. (NOAA via AP)
  5. Hometown Hernando for May 26

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean …

    Computer club donates refurbished computers:  At its March meeting, the Hernando Computer Club presented computers to Spring Hill and Westside elementary schools. Mini Ferrazano, STEAM site coordinator, accepted two Windows 10 desktops that will be used for an after-school program at Spring Hill Elementary. Linda Rothenberg, STEM lab coordinator, accepted one Windows 10 laptop as well as eight flat-screen monitors for Westside Elementary. The laptop will be used to assist students for special needs, and the monitors will replace old monitors in her classroom. The computer club accepts complete computer systems, Windows Vista or newer, which are refurbished by Gray Alexander and then donated to schools and charitable organizations. For information or to make a donation, call (352) 684-7171. From left are: Ferrazano, Rothenberg and Alexander.
  6. In split vote, Hernando commission settles contentious airport lease issue

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes made it clear Tuesday that he wanted to see the issue about who would get to lease and then buy the old Brooksville Air Center settled once and for all.

    Wayne Dukes adjourned without public comment.
  7. Brooksville's popular Florida Cracker Kitchen aims at statewide expansion


    BROOKSVILLE — Florida Cracker Kitchen's inverted cowboy boot logo — seemingly plastered on every pickup truck in Hernando County — may someday be just as ubiquitous across the state.

    Shrimp and grits is a signature dish at Florida Cracker Kitchen, which plans to open more restaurants in the state.