Rocco Maglio

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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.

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Only Bank in Ridge Manor Closing

The SunTrust Bank branch in Ridge Manor is closing after serving the community for many years. Several of our readers contacted us to inform us about this sad event, one even used its old name SunBank.

With online banking we are seeing the closing of many banking branches. The closing of the Ridge Manor SunTrust branch is different in that it is the only bank in that community.

Hernando County's contributions to World War II

A concrete bunker that was used in testing and alignment of aircraft machine guns during WWII at Brooksville - TB Regional Airport.

The genesis of the Brooksville Army field now known as the Brooksville–Tampa Bay Regional Airport came during World War II. A multi-county committee representing the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce met with US Senator Claude Pepper asking for his help in convincing the Army Air Force to create an army base on the lands controlled by the Withlacoochee Forest land use development program. The committee was comprised of John Wallace who served as Project Manager for the creation of the Withlacoochee Forest for the Resettlement Administration, Sheriff Neil F.

Millings provide improvement over lime rock roads

Anyone who has spent time on a limestone road knows the drawbacks of that particular road surface. When it is dry the dust from a limestone road covers cars and trees on the sides of the road. If you are outside as a car drives by it can be difficult to breath because of the dust. If it is rainy the road develops lots of pits as softer areas of limestone turn into potholes.

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