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Allisa Babor’s favorite photo is her shot of a North Carolina forest in the clouds. Hers and other local artists’ works are offered at Swap-n-Shop/Roots Creative Co. in Brooksville.

Mother, daughter pair interests with tandem shops in downtown Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — Typically, clothing on sale will attract shoppers off the sidewalk. Art, not so much. So, clothes hound Terry Babor and her art photographer daughter, Allisa Babor, have paired the two at Swap-n-Swap/Roots Creative Co., which opened this month in downtown Brooksville. "I like to find a bargain," said  …


  1. Hernando deputies make arrest after finding body of dead woman Wednesday


    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who they say killed a woman.

  2. Brooksville City Council leaning toward no longer paying for sheriff's services

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — City Council got a step closer to a decision on how to provide law enforcement services into the future during a workshop this week and they are again leaning toward asking the County Commission to establish a special taxing district for Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

  3. TreeUmph! navigates its own obstacle course in opening Brooksville location

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The point behind the adventure park east of Brooksville is for visitors to challenge themselves to overcome obstacles to gain a sense of personal achievement.

    Kelsey LesKinen, 17, traverses hanging logs at TreeUmph! in Bradenton in July, 2016. The Brooksville location has had several setbacks including damage from Hurricane Irma.
  4. Hometown Hernando for Nov. 24

    Human Interest

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    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 …

    Veteran returns from 
Honor Flight trip: Brooksville resident Charles McCaffrey, 91, a World War II veteran, was among the participants in the final Villages Honor Flight for 2017 on Oct. 18. McCaffrey was one of 70 area veterans to travel to Washington, D.C., to see the WWII Memorial and other monuments. The flight, the organization’s 37th, serves veterans from the Central Florida counties of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter. Each veteran received a volunteer guardian to assist them. The trip is free for veterans; guardians and staffers pay their own way. The day-long trip concluded with a welcome home celebration at American Legion Post 347. Shown with McCaffrey is his guardian, Debbie Diroff.
  5. Details emerge in suicide of Hernando school volunteer accused of sexual abuse

    Public Safety

    A former Brooksville school volunteer accused of sexually assaulting teenage foreign exchange students who were under his care was found dead last week, a day before he was due in court on the charges.

    Bruce P. McAllister was found in West Palm Beach.
  6. Future of Hernando Beach water tower up in the air

    Local Government

    HERNANDO BEACH — Perched high above the coastal neighborhood, the water tower at Hernando Beach has been a unique watchman and highly visible welcome sign for drivers and boaters although it has not held water for years.

    Hernando County Commission is discussing the future of the Hernando Beach Water Tower.
  7. 28-year-old man shot dead in Spring Hill home, deputies say

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — A 28-year-old man was shot and killed inside a Spring Hill home Monday night, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.