What we are thankful for

November 28, 2017 - 00:40

This is the time to remember what you are thankful for. We, at The Hernando Sun, would like to take a few moments to remember some of the people who helped us to build this paper.

It all started on Nov. 11, 2014 when Hernando Today closed their doors after almost 28 years. There were a number of us that felt a void had been created in our community. A local paper is so important for the identity of a community.

Cemex mining expansion resurfaces

November 22, 2017 - 01:00

Cemex mining expansion resurfaces with the yellow rezoning signs re-appearing on Cortez across from Bayfront Hospital. In 2014 and 2015 Cemex went through the process to attempt the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment for 730 acres along Cortez Blvd (across from Bayfront Hospital) adjacent to their current mining operation. The 730 acres would be leased to Cemex for 20 years for mining purposes. Following the 20-year mining period, the owners, prominent residents including Tommy Bronson, Jim Kimbrough, Robert Buckner, Joe Mason and others, plan to create a residential development.

SBA Approves Over $100 Million Disaster Loans in Florida; Physical Damage Applications Deadline Nov. 9

October 31, 2017 - 11:22


The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that over $100 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for Florida businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida.

“Currently, 3,466 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $129,290,900 for affected survivors. The SBA encourages anyone who has not applied to take action right away. Our mission is to help businesses and residents rebuild and resume their normal lives as quickly as possible,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

Travelers' Alert: SkyMed to offer free lunch seminars this week in Brooksville and Spring Hill

October 29, 2017 - 17:00



Representatives of SkyMed, a company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona which provides emergency air medical transportation services to its members will be presenting information about their services during several free lunch seminars in Brooksville and Spring Hill this week.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

October 24, 2017 - 01:25

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”

Honoring 20 years of books

October 24, 2017 - 01:16
The Little Red Schoolhouse located on Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

The month of October marks the 20th Anniversary of the Little Red Schoolhouse, and they are having a 20 percent off sale to celebrate. Prior to becoming the bookstore it is today, it was the original Spring Hill Library Branch before the building of its current location was constructed.

The location served as the library the first 9 years and has only been a bookstore for the past 11 years.


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