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Making sense of the Hawaii Incoming Missile Alert

January 20, 2018 - 09:49

The alert sent out to everyone in Hawaii warning them that “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL” was apparently set out by a wrong button push. I doubt this means there was an actual button that sent out that alert. Most likely it was a computer program and the person thought that they were sending to a small group of testers.

Checking in with JT

January 10, 2018 - 10:34
Following a devastating car wreck one year ago, leaving him paralyzed, Joseph Trafford, JT, is  hoping to walk again soon.  Photo by Cheryl Clanton

On Dec. 29, 2016 at 8:37 am, JT (Joseph Trafford) was involved in a single vehicle rollover accident on Mondon Hill Road and Atlantis Lane in Brooksville. No other vehicles or persons were involved. JT had veered off the road into wet grass and lost control of his F150 truck.

He tried to correct his truck but was unable to. He hit a couple of mailboxes and then hit the concrete culvert and that is what sent his truck into a rolling motion. JT was ejected from his truck right into the path of his rolling vehicle.

Our six predictions for 2018

January 08, 2018 - 23:32

1. Development is heating up again. We expect more growth in 2018 than has been in any of the previous 5 years. This past year saw significantly more growth than previous years. The lack of subcontractors (plumbing, electrical, block, etc) is one of the limiting factors on growth in Hernando County. When speaking with contractors, they are having to delay projects because they are not able to find subcontractors with availability in the near term. Many of the subcontractors are booked for months in the future.

It is nearly impossible to remain anonymous online

December 15, 2017 - 08:30

In Privacy laws and cyber-security the term Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is used to refer to information that can be used to identify, locate or contact an individual. This can be your name, phone number, social security number, address or other information that can be combined to identify you. PII is a legal term more than a technical term.

Buffet City: All You Can Eat

December 14, 2017 - 09:07

The locally owned Buffet City is located in the Coastal Way Plaza on Cortez just northeast of Mariner Boulevard. They have a very large assortment of choices.

Although there is a huge variety of Chinese food and soups, they also offer sushi, American favorites like pizza and a hibachi grill. The buffet is all you can eat. There is a menu you can order from if you are not in the mood for all you can eat. They also offer to go foods priced by the pound.

Hernando County entries in the National Register of Historic Places

December 05, 2017 - 12:35
The Chinsegut Hill Manor House is set on top of Chinsegut Hill

There are eight entries in the National Register of Historic Places for locations in Hernando County. The listing that has been there the longest is the May-Stringer House which was added on March 8, 1997. The newest listing was added a little over a month ago on October 12, 2017 and is the Richloam General Store and Post Office. In addition to those two, there are the Chinsegut Hill Manor House, William Sherman Jennings House, Judge Willis Russell House, Frank Saxon House, South Brooksville Avenue Historic District, and the Spring Lake Community Center.


December 02, 2017 - 00:35

A few years ago there was not a single representative of the fast casual mexican restaurants that are sweeping the nation. Then in the last quarter of 2015 a Moe's Southwest Grill opened in Hernando County. Since then a Chipotle Mexican Grill and a Tijuana Flats have opened up as well as Wraps Mexican Grill. All of these provide burritos, tacos, and bowls of Tex Mex creations.

Get to know us: Julie B. Maglio

November 07, 2017 - 02:31
Julie and her son Max on a hike

Julie B. Maglio is not just the editor of the Hernando Sun. She also owns and publishes the paper. She has learned the newspaper business on the job and is becoming very knowledgeable on full truck ads, above the fold, and all things related to the business.

Julie is from a family of artists and is pretty accomplished as a large oils and mixed media painter. Her artistic talents were displayed in some of the earlier papers in the form of cartoons, but currently are only displayed in portions of the layout and some of the ads.


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