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Hernando residents help each other through Hermine

Hernando Sun Staff

Hernando County Sheriff's Office captured the scene of Deputy Mike Woodward assisting a gentleman from his Aripeka home early Friday morning 9/2/2016.

Hurricane Hermine left a mark on coastal Hernando County last week by way of flood damage and power outages.

On Friday morning, power companies reported approximately 4000 residents without power. They worked quickly to get the power back on in homes around the county. Flood mitigation companies responded to homes in Hernando Beach throughout the weekend.

The fascinating stories of Aripeka's Littell family

Littell fishing cabin in Aripeka

George Washington Coon Littell and his wife Amanda came to Hudson from Missouri in 1886. George Littell was born in Illinois and served in the third Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. They came to Florida hoping the climate would improve the health of their son Weaver. Weaver sadly passed away that same year. The family settled in Aripeka in 1891. He served as Argo postmaster and teacher at the Argo school. The couple had 13 children and lived to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in 1932.

Female inmates train dogs for adoption

Dolly, currently one of the 5 trainees.

Several counties throughout Florida have implemented Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Dog training programs. And no program is alike, explained Cris Johnson, Director of the Pen Pals inmate dog training program in Hernando County. She explained that some programs focus on particular breeds, while others aim to train the dogs using a certain method.

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