The "Crown" of Hernando County


BROOKSVILLE- The Hernando county courthouse has quite a history. Jimmy Carter spoke from the steps of the courthouse while campaigning in 1975. William Jennings Bryan a former presidential candidate and cousin of William Sherman Jennings, the Florida Governor from Brooksville, also spoke from the steps while campaigning in the 1900s.

100 years of Hernando High Baseball


One hundred years ago, Hernando High first fielded a baseball team. The team has had a number of players that have learned how to compete, lead, and persevere. Some of the players have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, marines and even a few professional baseball players. Ernie Chatman noted that baseball allowed many players to go to college that otherwise would have not had the chance.

From the Sea to the Springs

Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) Joe Pete and George Selee

WEEKI WACHEE- Henry E. Gadreault and George C. Selee are just two of many, many Veterans that served to protect our country, but their service was not on land, not on air and not above water, but below in the depths of the sea, in a submarine.

“We dive an experimental submarine, we went to four thousand feet. No other sub has done that,” Gadreault said.

Statements from the County Commission District 1 Candidates


These are the 4 candidates for County Commission District 1. The three Republican candidates will face off in the primary August 30th with the winner facing off against Jimmy Lodato in the general election on November 8th.

Joseph Swilley Sr.(R):

For nearly 130 years, local newspapers have served Hernando County


For nearly 130 years, local newspapers have served Hernando County. When Hernando Today closed their doors in November of 2014, many were saddened by the loss. That is why we ventured into the world of newspaper publication. A newspaper serves to bring a community together and keep community members abreast of recent changes in government, education and business as well as significant events. It also provides an avenue for recollection, giving new residents an opportunity to learn about the history of their home.

Monument Re-Dedication does not dwell on past

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Major General Hartsell, USMC-U.S. Pacific Command stands with Hail Skoglund (Violinist) along with MCL Detachment 708 Members Tony Ackers: Adjutant (l) Frank Glassford: Commandant (r) and Thomas Flynn: Commandant Elect. with Color Guard present. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

In April of 2015, the Marine Corps League Detachment 708 monument was vandalized, the reason is unknown. As the news of this devastating action spread throughout the community last year, members of Detachment 708 were flooded with donations both in volunteerism and contributions. Turner Funeral Home was a major contributor for the new monument.

Hernando Sun to Print Weekly Starting April 1st... No Joke.

Hernando Sun Staff

The Hernando Sun-Shine Kids learn how a newspaper is printed at the Citrus Chronicle.

The Hernando Sun began printing nearly one year ago. Since then we have grown tremendously. We started with an eight page newspaper and two writers. Now we are printing twenty pages and have around nine writers. Our total readership has climbed to tens of thousands. We received our Periodical designation by the US Post Office. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to provide local news coverage for the Hernando County community. With that in mind, we are ready to take the next step. On April 1st, 2016 we will be printing once a week.

A Giant of a Man

Mark Swiconek delivers a speech

On your daily commute along Mariner or Northcliffe, you may have noticed a tall man walking along the road. You may have passed him within a corridor of Oak Hill Hospital, where he worked as a linen and sanitation specialist. If you were fortunate enough to have known him, then you know that this was not just any man.

Although he was content to let you believe otherwise. "No one hardly knew of his achievements until after his passing because he never spoke of himself," stated Gene Collins, a close family friend.


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