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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There is no difference between the Internet and the outside world

April 25, 2017 - 16:12

Since 1999 Amazon has used a patent on “one click buying” of products to sue other retailers. It expires in 2017, so you may be able to buy things more quickly online. The idea behind this patent is you allow a customer to buy a product as quickly as possible by using only a single click.

The only thing that is really unique about this patent is that it is on the Internet. Retailers have been trying to remove obstacles from customers’ purchases as long as there has been retail.
Just because something is on the Internet, it does not change the way the world works.

Bases loaded in Hernando

April 21, 2017 - 19:30
Mike Walker coaches a group of players at the MLB Legends Baseball Clinic on April 1, 2017.

Hernando County is an amazing place for children to learn the game of baseball or softball. We have many experienced coaches, some who have even played in the Majors.

Hernando Youth Leagues runs Dixie baseball leagues in Brooksville, Ridge Manor, and Spring Hill. The Brooksville Dixie Baseball and softball leagues have a long tradition of success. The Spring Hill league has had lots of recent success winning several World Series titles in different age groups.

Only Bank in Ridge Manor Closing

April 02, 2017 - 09:28

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

March 25, 2017 - 13:41
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.

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