Julie B. Maglio

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Julie B. Maglio has experience in art, graphic arts, web design and development. She also has a strong scientific background, co-authoring a scientific paper on modeling the migration and population dynamics of the monarch butterfly, while attending the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute at Cornell University. She holds a B.A. from New College of Florida, majoring in Biology.

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Innovative Alzheimer's Treatment Studied at Meridien Research


When you pass the nondescript sign on Cortez Boulevard for Meridien Research you may wonder what goes on there. Well, there is an interesting answer to that question. Meridien Research is currently one of 90 medical research facilities nationwide that will be conducting a study on a pharmaceutical drug called AC1204 that treats alzheimer's disease in a way unlike traditional medications.

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.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis Proposes Percentage Based Budget

Sheriff Al Nienhuis

Many may recall that determining the Sheriff's office budget for the current fiscal year was not a smooth process. The county discussed implementing a Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for the Sheriff's office on two occasions which would give the office its own line item on the tax bill. The Sheriff has been in opposition to this move, stating it puts all of the burden on those who pay property taxes.

Nature Coast Students win scholarship at automotive technology competition

L to R: Braedon Santella, Devan Morgan, their instructor Kevin Moglia, Wayne Lehnert, UTI – Orlando, Director of Operations/Education and Steve McElfresh (far right), UTI – Orlando, campus president.

ORLANDO – A two man team from Nature Coast Technical High School, Braedon Santella and Devan Morgan recently placed 10th at the 2016 Top Tech Challenge hosted by Universal Technical Institute – Orlando. Twenty teams from 11 high schools around the state entered the competition, which tested prowess in automotive technology. For their 10th place finish, Santella and Morgan each received a $1,000 scholarship to the Universal Technical Institute in Orlando.

Students transform themselves into historic US figures

Mrs. Maher's 2nd grade class at Winding Waters K-8

On February 18, 2016, Mrs. Maher’s second grade class at Winding Waters K-8 transformed themselves into historically significant figures from the United States. Parents, administrators and school board members came face to face with “wax” impersonations of Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jonas Salk, Benjamin Franklin and many others.

How high should Airport Minimum Operating Standards be?

Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

The Brooksville Tampa-Bay Regional Airport minimum operating standards were last updated in May of 2004. These standards determine if a business qualifies to operate at the airport. Kevin Daughtery, airport manager, explained at the February 9th 2016 commission meeting that the airport is seeking to update those standards to bring them on par with current FAA recommendations. Concerned citizens argued that the current standards already meet what the FAA recommends and placing the bar any higher will ward off smaller businesses looking to grow.

Family of Missing Woman Offers $15,000 Reward for Information Leading to her Recovery

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Donna Sumners six months before her disappearance

Twenty-two years ago, Donna Sumners disappeared from the Candleglow apartments in Brooksville. Now that both of her parents have passed away without finding closure, Donna's family is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

Donna grew up in Heflin, Alabama where her sister Deborah Bright still resides. Donna met her husband Monroe Sumners while attending high school in Heflin. The two married and had a son. Monroe Sumners joined the Army and served in the Persian Gulf War. After his deployment, he worked as an Army Recruiter in Brooksville.

Centralia Today

This area was once the float pond, where logs were floated to the sawmill.

Today, it's hard to tell that Centralia was once a community of about 1800 people. The trees which were cleared at the time to make way for a mill, town, housing and rail have taken a strong hold once again. There are relics from the past like brick used in the furnaces, glass and burnt wood/charcoal fragments.

More impressively, the ramp where the logs were rolled up into the mill from the float pond remains as well as the base of the double band saw itself.


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