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Friday, September 23, 2016 - SPRING HILL– Nature Coast Technical High School Senior Allison Selg was elected to serve as the student representative on the Hernando County School Board for the 2016-17 school year. Selg will be a resource to board members v

Women of Red On Wednesday September 21st at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida the stage was set for the 2nd annual Women of RED Invasion. The RED program is designed for women to learn what happens behind the scenes of the Buccaneers, from drafting

On Thursday night at the school’s gym, Hernando High’s Sports Hall of Fame welcomed eight new inductees. The following night, they were honored at halftime of the Leopards’ home football game against Citrus.

So far this season, the same narrative has followed Central’s De’Vonta Smith. He has tried to escape the shadow of his cousin DeShawn Smith, who led the nation in rushing and scoring during a historic campaign with Nature Coast in 2015.

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Earning their independence

The Arc Nature Coast successfully placing its customers with employers consistent with their needs, interests and abilities.

Life Skills Instructor Kathleen Cooper with The Arc Nature Coast shares a joke with program participants Christopher, Ann and Lorraine as they package the Senior Voice community magazine for distribution. Photo by Sue Quigley

I’m doing this really fast,” said Christopher Chalmers, “because when I get paid I’m going to Walmart to buy some new DVDs,” he said.

Chalmers is a program participant at The Arc Nature Coast, an organization that serves people with developmental disabilities in Hernando and Pasco counties.

Along with fellow participants Ann Jaman and Lorraine Lella, the group had gathered to complete their regular task of preparing Senior Voice papers for circulation — Senior Voice targets residents age 55 plus and provides community and health related information.

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Nature Coast Technical High School Senior Elected Student Representative of the Hernando County School Board

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Allison Selg, Nature Coast Technical High School Senior, is the new School Board Student Representative

Friday, September 23, 2016 - SPRING HILL– Nature Coast Technical High School Senior Allison Selg was elected to serve as the student representative on the Hernando County School Board for the 2016-17 school year. Selg will be a resource to board members voicing student concerns and perspectives.

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Sports notebook: Central’s Smith sets new county mark

Photography by Alice Mary Herden and Cheryl Clanton

Bears Devonta Smith breaks county record during the game against the Hornest Friday night at Central High School. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

So far this season, the same narrative has followed Central’s De’Vonta Smith. He has tried to escape the shadow of his cousin DeShawn Smith, who led the nation in rushing and scoring during a historic campaign with Nature Coast in 2015.
On Friday night, the senior running back managed to put together a statistical performance even his cousin never quite matched, setting a new county single-game rushing record in the Bears’ 63-28 thumping of Weeki Wachee.

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Florida Friendly Plant of the Week: Florida Coontie plant

Hernando Sun Staff

The Florida coontie plant, Zamia floridana

The coontie plant is a Florida native cycad. (Cycads are known as living fossils since they can be traced back 280 million years.) The coontie attracts a rare butterfly called the atala. Plants are either male or female and produce a certain type of cone based on the sex of the plant. Male cones are thinner and shorter than female cones. Female cones are around 6 inches tall and are covered in fuzz.

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Pine Island Park re-opens, cash only to park

Hernando County Government

(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces that Pine Island Park reopened Saturday, September 10th. Parking will be temporarily operated by county staff.

Parking payments should be made in cash only until normal pay station services are restored.

Limited credit card payments will be accepted when available.

Efforts to ensure public safety in Pine Island and all other County parks affected by Hurricane Hermine continue to progress.

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Tech Talk: Looking for a job? Learn cybersecurity.

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

A constant refrain is that the Tampa area is in need of cybersecurity talent. The problem is that most job openings are for people with experience, so how do you start out? There are many college programs to get you started, but most likely it will require more than a college degree to get your first job in cybersecurity.

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