Remembering Hernando County Educator Cynthia Moore

January 20, 2017 - 19:25

On January 7, 2017 Hernando County lost an educator who devoted her life to the students she served. Over Cynthia Moore’s 40 years of service to Hernando County Schools, she taught 5th grade, was the President of the Hernando County Teacher’s Association (HCTA) for two terms, and was a member of FEA-Retired. She served one term as an elected official on the Hernando School Board. Cynthia volunteered at Brooksville Elementary School and often gave to families in need. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 42 years.

FMX enthusiasts mourn the passing of a legend freestyle biker Paul Smith

September 17, 2016 - 17:48

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Paul Smith during Kids Day at Croom 2013

Smith was a legend in freestyle motocross, known to many as Smitty 333; Smith spent some time here in Hernando County and became well known in the area.

Smith was born in Nova Scotia, resided in Brooksville in 2012 then moved to Las Vegas with his wife, a couple of years ago. He tirelessly worked on obtaining a unique style as well as defining his skill in freestyle motocross.

Nick Ruggiero was dedicated to community, country and family

August 08, 2016 - 11:14

Photos submitted.

Nick Ruggiero, far left, former Spring Hill Fire Chief

Nick Ruggiero oversaw the growth of the Spring Hill Fire Department from "meager beginnings" to the establishment of three fire stations with paid staff, dispatchers, EMTs and up to date fire engines and ambulances.

Looking at the statement above in the year 2016, without prior knowledge of those meager beginnings, it is difficult to understand the progress that was made between the time Ruggiero started as a volunteer with the Department in 1968 and when he resigned as Fire Chief in 1985.

Four Star Admiral from Brooksville to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

May 04, 2016 - 10:23


Admiral George Kinnear

Admiral George E.R. “Gus” Kinnear, II will be interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, May 6, 2016. The distinguished naval aviator passed away peacefully at the age of 87 August 9, 2015 at his home in York Harbor, Maine surrounded by his loving family.

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