The Hernando Sun's first printed newspaper was produced two years ago on March 1st. Our first issue was an eight page broadsheet. It came out once a month. At the time it was a challenge to finish that every month and send it out and deliver to stores. We spent a lot of time getting into stores and talking to managers to get into the stores. The first issue was free and every issue since then has cost 75 cents. On April 1st, last year we increased our printing frequency to weekly.
The waterfall on US19 almost had a different name on it. Spring Hill was not the first choice of the developers. The original name of the development was Spring Lake after the twenty mostly spring fed lakes that were scattered throughout the development’s property.
Spring Hill was developed by the Deltona Corporation. The Deltona Corporation was the development company that was formed by the Mackle Brothers: Elliott, Robert and Frank Jr. They had developments started in Marco Island and Deltona Lakes at the time, but their main focus was Spring Hill.
With the development of Spring Hill and the numerous Italian families that moved down from the Northeast, it seems like Hernando County is a prime spot for a 'Little Italy.'
The community of Spring Hill was founded in 1967 by the Mackle Brothers’ Deltona Development Corporation. The Mackle Brothers had already successfully started developments throughout Florida.
Near where the Western Way Plaza now sits, in Brooksville, there was a replica UFO. It was built by John Reeves who reported that he frequently saw UFOs in that area.
He enjoyed taking walks through the sandy pine covered area around his home. He reported that on March 2, 1965 in the woods he came across a strange object sitting on the ground. The object was disc shaped and held up with four stilts keeping it a few feet off the ground. The disc was 40 feet in diameter and 9 feet tall at the center.
It is good to plan for computer failure. It will happen eventually and probably at the worst possible time. The first thing that you need to do is determine what you use your computer for and what information on it you need.
The Whitehurst-Whidden-Stevenson Feud started in Hillsborough (Tarpon Springs) and took place mostly in Pasco County. Although a prominent Hernando Citizen John Washington Crum is thought to have also been a victim of this feud. The feud turned deadly with the killing of Tarpon Springs Marshall William Erastus Whitehurst on July 4, 1893.