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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.

Dr. Paul Farmer, world renowned humanitarian from Hernando County

October 24, 2017 - 01:31
Dr. Paul Farmer in Bayalpata Hospital, Nepal- by Nyaya Health via Flickr

Dr. Paul Farmer is a world famous physician and humanitarian, who was raised in Hernando County. He graduated from Hernando High in 1978, where he served as class president. By 1983, prior to entering medical school, he was in Haiti laying the groundwork for what would become a revolutionary way to bring healthcare to impoverished communities. He graduated from Harvard with an MD and a PhD.

Citrus season is upon us

October 10, 2017 - 04:36
Hancock groves just over Pasco countly line

Fall means Oranges are in season in Florida. We have oranges year round in the grocery stores thanks to fruit from other areas, but food that has traveled so far is usually lacking in taste.

There are still local groves where you can enjoy liquid sunshine. Boyett's Grove & Citrus Attraction sells oranges from their groves and many other items. They also sell trees in case you want to grow your own citrus. Boyett's also has a zoo where you can feed the animals. Boyett's is located on Spring Lake Highway a little south of state road 50 at 4355 Spring Lake Hwy.

Fact Check Labels

October 07, 2017 - 09:01

One of the new additions to the search aggregator Google News, Bing News, and others is a new fact check label. They are using a select group of news sites and including their articles marked as fact checks.

Fact checking can be very subjective, since often the statements are not purely measurable. To determine true or false, there is interpretation that is required to arrive at something that is measurable. This interpretation of the statement and distilling it down into something that can be verified is an area where these fact checkers fail.

During disasters, beware of criminals

October 04, 2017 - 07:58

During the recent disaster there were many people in need. There were many good people who set out to help those in need. There were also people who see an opportunity to take advantage.

We had a local reader relate her experience with a handyman that led her to press charges. She was looking for help after the storm and responded to a Facebook post with the picture of a young man holding his daughter.

The assassination of Judge William Center: one of many murders after reconstruction

August 29, 2017 - 10:07
Oldest portion of the current county courthouse, built in 1913 by J.F. Jenkins and Company

County Judge William Center was assassinated outside his home in Brooksville on June 4, 1879 in the early morning. According to his family and newspaper accounts at the time, Judge William Center was about to reveal who had set fire to the Hernando County Courthouse in 1877 when he was assassinated.

Local legend Jerome Brown

August 08, 2017 - 10:34
Tim Jenkins’ photo of Jerome Brown.  Jenkins, former owner of Red Mule Pub and Brown were good friends.

Willie Jerome Brown III was a National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl Defensive Lineman who grew up in Brooksville, where he is a local legend. He was a standout football player during his entire playing time. As a high school player he dominated with his strength and speed. He was a Parade All American in High School which is a list of top high school football players in America.


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