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And They’re Off! 2018 Coyote Hare Scrambles

January 15, 2018 - 23:09

Photography by CHERYL CLANTON

Weekend fun for the whole family. Off-road motorcycles and ATV quads took to the tracks off Mondon Hill in Brooksville on Jan. 6, 2018.

“The Coyote Hare Scrambles have been going on for years at this location; it's one of the best tracks,” said Rob Swann with the Nature Coast Trail Blazers. “It challenges the riders with hills, turns, just about everything a rider will encounter is on this track.”

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.

New learning tool for visually impaired

December 29, 2017 - 00:35

Photos submitted by Maggie LeDoux

Eastside Elementary's 3D printer, newly acquired as part of their makerspace lab, was used to create the tactile cards.

When Moton Elementary School Speech Language Pathologist Maggie LeDoux first met one of her kindergarten students last year, she knew she would have her work cut out for her. The student has cerebral palsy, was on the Autism Spectrum and was born blind. Because of his multiple disabilities, resources that will help him learn are tough to find. “People don’t realize that there is a limited access to materials for multiple disability kids,” said LeDoux.

Boy, 13, makes wish to be President for one day

December 22, 2017 - 08:59
Preston Hennessey

Not many people would want to be President of the United States. For 13-year-old Preston Hennessey, diagnosed with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Marfan Syndrome just this past July, spending a week in the Oval Office is his fondest wish.

His mother, Helise Flickstein, has appealed to the Make a Wish Foundation. So far the organization has approved a “Meet and Greet” with President Trump, but Preston would still like to try his hand at governing the United States for a short time. His dream is one day to be President for real.

City stakeholders fight for Brooksville PD

December 19, 2017 - 00:05
Petitions to recall Robert Battista, Betty Erhard and  William Kemerer

While council members emphasize that disbanding the Brooksville Police Department is not something they are seeking to do, asking the Sheriff’s Office about what it would cost them to provide a level of service equivalent to the city police force would imply that the option may be on the table. Many community stakeholders came to that conclusion following the Nov. 27 special meeting. Council members stated on Dec. 4 that the inquiry is part of their thorough evaluation of the costs relating to law enforcement, due to the worrisome budget situation.

Remembering Doc Hensley: Service to God, Family, Community

December 12, 2017 - 13:13

Family, friends and community members gathered Monday night, Dec. 4, 2017, nearly filling the First Baptist Church of Brooksville to say goodbye to prominent Chiropractor Donald “Doc” Hensley. Doc was also known for his service to Brooksville in other capacities, serving for seven years as Director of Hernando Youth League, a member of the Hernando County School Board for eight years and football team doctor for over thirty years at Hernando High School.

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